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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16875 on: June 18, 2018, 07:00:52 AM »
Great shots, ISv!  They look so well fed and content :)

+1 and Talys you too.  I also got out this weekend to Miquelon Lake Provincial Park, Alberta.  It's a reasonably large but very shallow lake that's alkaline and so it attracts quite a variety of birds.

Jack

Nice pictures Jack, nice reflections on the first and a (to me) new kind of duck in the second... Do those always have such a set of cocky tail feathers or is it just posing ;)?

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16876 on: June 18, 2018, 07:48:34 AM »
Nice pictures, Jack.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16877 on: June 18, 2018, 08:45:52 AM »
Talys, ISv and Jack,
You made excellent shots!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16878 on: June 18, 2018, 09:11:06 AM »
Fishing buddies down by the river yesterday afternoon...

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« Reply #16879 on: June 18, 2018, 09:12:57 AM »
Two point landing...

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16880 on: June 18, 2018, 09:14:48 AM »
Fishing...

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« Reply #16881 on: June 18, 2018, 11:08:21 AM »
Wow, cool shots dpc.  Thanks for sharing!

I think they might have caught more fish than you? :D

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« Reply #16881 on: June 18, 2018, 11:08:21 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16882 on: June 18, 2018, 12:56:43 PM »
Thanks guys.  Wiebe, I'm guessing that's breeding coloration.  The male was definitely showing off to a mate and quite at ease.  They are common there but I don't get them on my pond.

With new posters and the regulars this is becoming a very inspirational thread!

Help with this one - doesn't seem to fit Wilson's Phalarope but ... what else??

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16883 on: June 18, 2018, 01:37:36 PM »
Dpc and Jack,

Very nice pictures, guys.  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16884 on: June 18, 2018, 02:29:44 PM »
Thanks guys.  Wiebe, I'm guessing that's breeding coloration.  The male was definitely showing off to a mate and quite at ease.  They are common there but I don't get them on my pond.

With new posters and the regulars this is becoming a very inspirational thread!

Help with this one - doesn't seem to fit Wilson's Phalarope but ... what else??

Jack

Hi Jack, I don't understand why it should not fit the Wilson's?
For me it is a female Wilson's in breeding plumage (lucky you, I still have to see it in wild...).

Sorry guys but I have to run - busy day, will write more once I get back home in the evening.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16885 on: June 18, 2018, 04:01:32 PM »
Thanks click.

Thanks Isv for the ID.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16886 on: June 18, 2018, 08:54:12 PM »
Thanks Talys and Click!  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16887 on: June 19, 2018, 12:57:34 AM »
Great shots, ISv!  They look so well fed and content :)

Thanks Talys! These are fledglings of the Common Waxbill. In area full of grass with tasty seeds  :)! They were initially 4 on that branch but two of them didn't like me :)!

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« Reply #16887 on: June 19, 2018, 12:57:34 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16888 on: June 19, 2018, 01:01:18 AM »
Great shots, ISv!  They look so well fed and content :)

+1 and Talys you too.  I also got out this weekend to Miquelon Lake Provincial Park, Alberta.  It's a reasonably large but very shallow lake that's alkaline and so it attracts quite a variety of birds.

Jack

Nice shots Jack! I don't think I will ever see a male Rudy duck in breeding here, on the islands!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #16889 on: June 19, 2018, 01:03:49 AM »
Two from today - the first one at short distance - no atmospheric influence. For the second one I knew it's not going to be good (at least up to now I did'n succeed with these conditions) - about 30 meters/yards, very hot day, shallow layer of water, I call it "low quality air". On other hand it's my first White - faced Ibis (see the red iris, it separates it from the Glossy Ibis0

First one is really endearing ;) those two birds cuddling together...
Second one, although I understand what you mean with "low quality air", to me quality (and picture) look very good! (I've had worse in sunny, hot conditions) Maybe not at pixel peeping magnification, but who cares  ::)

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« Reply #16889 on: June 19, 2018, 01:03:49 AM »