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« Reply #2311 on: August 19, 2013, 05:58:22 AM »
Going for the photographer, duck!
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« Reply #2312 on: August 19, 2013, 06:13:50 AM »
LOL....Nikon eagle trained to attack red rings ;D


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« Reply #2313 on: August 19, 2013, 12:32:01 PM »
Does anyone know what this bird is?

It's tiny, just a bit bigger than a chickadee, and there were two of them on the sand at the edge of the Ottawa river, near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It would use it's beak to quickly probe the sand.
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« Reply #2314 on: August 19, 2013, 01:18:18 PM »
Does anyone know what this bird is?

It's tiny, just a bit bigger than a chickadee, and there were two of them on the sand at the edge of the Ottawa river, near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It would use it's beak to quickly probe the sand.

I'm inclined to say it is a Least Sandpiper, which is the smallest of the shorebirds (and only slightly larger than a Chickadee). I almost said Baird's, however they have dark gray legs, and are slightly larger...and have maybe a slightly longer bill.

For reference, here are a couple shots of these birds. First is Bairds, second is Least:

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« Reply #2315 on: August 19, 2013, 01:27:18 PM »
I'm inclined to say it is a Least Sandpiper, which is the smallest of the shorebirds (and only slightly larger than a Chickadee). I almost said Baird's, however they have dark gray legs, and are slightly larger...and have maybe a slightly longer bill.

Actually, you did say Baird's, before the edit.   ;)

But I'm inclined to agree that it's a least sandpiper. 
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« Reply #2316 on: August 19, 2013, 01:29:12 PM »
I'm inclined to say it is a Least Sandpiper, which is the smallest of the shorebirds (and only slightly larger than a Chickadee). I almost said Baird's, however they have dark gray legs, and are slightly larger...and have maybe a slightly longer bill.

Actually, you did say Baird's, before the edit.   ;)

But I'm inclined to agree that it's a least sandpiper.

I took a closer look at the legs, which looked gray at first. Given that they are yellow, definitely not Baird's. And it was "almost"...I did edit. :P
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« Reply #2317 on: August 19, 2013, 02:16:37 PM »
I'm inclined to say it is a Least Sandpiper, which is the smallest of the shorebirds (and only slightly larger than a Chickadee). I almost said Baird's, however they have dark gray legs, and are slightly larger...and have maybe a slightly longer bill.

Actually, you did say Baird's, before the edit.   ;)

But I'm inclined to agree that it's a least sandpiper.

I took a closer look at the legs, which looked gray at first. Given that they are yellow, definitely not Baird's. And it was "almost"...I did edit. :P

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2318 on: August 19, 2013, 03:39:43 PM »
Does anyone know what this bird is?

It's tiny, just a bit bigger than a chickadee, and there were two of them on the sand at the edge of the Ottawa river, near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It would use it's beak to quickly probe the sand.

I'm pretty sure it's a Least Sandpiper, although I'm surprised to see it that far south at this time of year.  It's a bit early for the fall migration to have started.
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« Reply #2319 on: August 19, 2013, 04:15:41 PM »
Does anyone know what this bird is?

It's tiny, just a bit bigger than a chickadee, and there were two of them on the sand at the edge of the Ottawa river, near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It would use it's beak to quickly probe the sand.

I'm pretty sure it's a Least Sandpiper, although I'm surprised to see it that far south at this time of year.  It's a bit early for the fall migration to have started.

It's been pretty cold to the north this year. I wouldn't be surprised if birds start migrating a little sooner. I don't expect to see migrants until September myself, but it could be earlier in September than normal.
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« Reply #2320 on: August 19, 2013, 04:17:30 PM »
I'm inclined to say it is a Least Sandpiper, which is the smallest of the shorebirds (and only slightly larger than a Chickadee). I almost said Baird's, however they have dark gray legs, and are slightly larger...and have maybe a slightly longer bill.

Actually, you did say Baird's, before the edit.   ;)

But I'm inclined to agree that it's a least sandpiper.

I took a closer look at the legs, which looked gray at first. Given that they are yellow, definitely not Baird's. And it was "almost"...I did edit. :P

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« Reply #2321 on: August 19, 2013, 04:34:28 PM »

It's tiny, just a bit bigger than a chickadee, and there were two of them on the sand at the edge of the Ottawa river, near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It would use it's beak to quickly probe the sand.

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« Reply #2322 on: August 19, 2013, 07:29:12 PM »
Does anyone know what this bird is?

It's tiny, just a bit bigger than a chickadee, and there were two of them on the sand at the edge of the Ottawa river, near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It would use it's beak to quickly probe the sand.

It is a Least Sandpiper juvenile. I photographed one here on the 9th. (  Confirmed by local bird experts, and a new early arrival record for the area) My pict is almost identical to yours - it is spooky.

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« Reply #2323 on: August 19, 2013, 07:31:27 PM »
If you like birds, the best app purchase I ever made was Sibley's Bird Guide for mobile phones. It has some extensive information on how to identify birds, and has a huge catalog of over 800 species native to north america (and some very rare visitors from other continents.) It was what I used when I first identified the Least Sandpiper in the photo I linked.

+1 - it's how I knew it wasn't a Baird's.  ;)
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« Reply #2324 on: August 19, 2013, 10:31:16 PM »
I'm really in awe of the photos on here, especially the Hummingbirds over the last few pages.  And the Osprey.

So far this is the best I've done with an action shot.  A Cooper's Hawk in Downtown Denver.  It flung the squirrel off a tree trunk which gave me just enough time to point the camera and take a burst as it was going in for the kill.

Second one and third are the Hawk after stashing it's kill.

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