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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3285 on: November 15, 2013, 02:01:35 AM »
A wise owl sat in a tree
The less he spoke the more he heard
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird ......  or something like that - it's been a really long time since I read it to my kids. :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3286 on: November 15, 2013, 02:12:39 AM »
A wise owl sat in a tree
The less he spoke the more he heard
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird ......  or something like that - it's been a really long time since I read it to my kids. :)

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That's a good saying. But on the other hand, when people are quite it is often because their mind is somewhere else and they're not listening either ...
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3287 on: November 15, 2013, 03:38:44 AM »
Ah, people have all kinds of problems, it's the birds who have it right.  I need to check - I'm sure there is more to that nursery rhyme.

But you're right we need to listen and not just be quiet.  Funny how these pictures speak to me so clearly without words.  OK, I better stop the nonsense here, sorry! :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3288 on: November 15, 2013, 06:37:19 AM »
Tawny Frogmouth with baby. A week ago, I found the body of one chick, on the ground, beneath this nest. Fortunately, they had a second one to show off :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3289 on: November 15, 2013, 07:25:40 AM »
Tawny Frogmouth with baby. A week ago, I found the body of one chick, on the ground, beneath this nest. Fortunately, they had a second one to show off :)
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Very nice shot Mr Bean.  That's a really strange looking bird.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3290 on: November 15, 2013, 10:55:09 AM »
Interesting owl comments, particularly the ones about India vs. the United States.  I liked that owl in flight shot, too.  I have a barred owl that lives in my area and he flew through my backyard one evening, just like that.  I was nowhere near my camera of course.  Wild owls are SO hard to spot, as illustrated by one of my favorite owl photos:
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3291 on: November 15, 2013, 11:29:09 AM »
Here are three owls: an Eastern Screech Owl, a Great Horned Owl, and a Barred Owl.
Great owl shots - are they all wild?  If so, I'm extremely impressed.  If not, they are still beautiful photos, but I will know you, too, are a mere mortal.  I love owls, but they are so freaking hard to find out in the wild!  Here's my best owl shot to date - a very noisy little Barred Owl:


That's a pretty cool little owl.  Would love to get one that close in the wild.

@Pugshot - Great shots.  I especially liked the last one you posted.  Rescue center birds and mammals tend to still have that spark of wild in their eyes, vice the zoo animals that are often born in captivity.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3292 on: November 15, 2013, 12:14:00 PM »
Here's the correct version from 1800's Britain, apparently used by the US army to suggest silence on secrets. :)

A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3293 on: November 15, 2013, 02:50:38 PM »
Tawny Frogmouth with baby. A week ago, I found the body of one chick, on the ground, beneath this nest. Fortunately, they had a second one to show off :)
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Very nice shot Mr Bean.  That's a really strange looking bird.
Thanks Click. And they have an even stranger "call" if I can call it that. Its a deep, but soft booming sound that you can hear at night.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3294 on: November 16, 2013, 01:26:42 AM »
Tawny Frogmouth with baby. A week ago, I found the body of one chick, on the ground, beneath this nest. Fortunately, they had a second one to show off :)
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And with a little one.  Pretty cool.  Reminds me of the Nighthawk and Whip-Poor-Will's.  Could always hear them at night but never saw one in person.
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« Reply #3295 on: November 16, 2013, 03:48:54 AM »
Thanks to all for the recent very interesting shots!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3296 on: November 16, 2013, 06:12:36 AM »
Tawny Frogmouth with baby. A week ago, I found the body of one chick, on the ground, beneath this nest. Fortunately, they had a second one to show off :)
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Nice shot!  At first glance I didn't even notice the baby in the shot. 

I wish I could blend in that well with my couch when the wife comes looking for me to do some chores...chuckle.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3297 on: November 16, 2013, 06:31:24 AM »
Tawny Frogmouth with baby. A week ago, I found the body of one chick, on the ground, beneath this nest. Fortunately, they had a second one to show off :)
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Nice shot!  At first glance I didn't even notice the baby in the shot. 

I wish I could blend in that well with my couch when the wife comes looking for me to do some chores...chuckle.
Thanks ERHP and Northstar.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3298 on: November 16, 2013, 08:02:20 AM »
Good shot Mr Bean. They sure are ugly looking baby birds, bush turkey babies give them a run for their money though.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3299 on: November 16, 2013, 12:35:19 PM »
I am sitting in a hunting blind and taking pictures of chickadees.... While I wait, I am browsing through this forum.....WOW are there ever a lot of fantastic pictures here! This is so inspirational! Thank you everyone for sharing with us your handiwork!
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