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Snow Birds
« on: December 29, 2010, 10:02:57 PM »
Here in spokane, Washington, USA we had a snowy day, about 10 inches.  I setup a bird feeder last spring, and am trying to keep the big flock of birds that feed there well fed this winter.  I put a bucket heater in the fountain so they have fresh water, it has been down to -15 F this winter, and it keeps on running.

Here is a finch enjoying lunch this afternoon.  They do keep their feathers puffed up a little to keep warm.  The feeder was covered with about two dozen of them this morning.  I used my 100-400mm l hand held with flash and better beamer.  With the wind blowing, its not as sharp as it could be, but it was cold and blowing snow right into my lens, so I snapped off a couple and gave it up.

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Re: Snow Birds
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2011, 12:02:18 PM »
Needed a higher shutter speed, but we recently had a bunch or birds in the backyard in the snow also.  Shot was taken by my wife through the window.



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Re: Snow Birds
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2011, 08:21:04 AM »



This has been captured by my friend when he went on tour to Canada.

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Re: Snow Birds
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2011, 07:29:20 PM »
Nice captures . That first "finch" is actually a Pine Siskin. Very well captured, I must say, also.

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Re: Snow Birds
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2011, 09:05:37 PM »
Nice captures . That first "finch" is actually a Pine Siskin. Very well captured, I must say, also.

Thanks for the correction.  The Sinches and Siskins mix together, there can be 20 or more at a time, they are hungry early in the morning and can empty the feeder in nothing flat.


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Re: Snow Birds
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2011, 03:39:46 PM »
Heh, got them too. And yes, they empy a feeder w/in a day or two :)

 

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Re: Snow Birds
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2011, 06:29:47 PM »
Canon 5D MkIII, 7D, 300mm L IS f/2.8 and a few other L's

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Re: Snow Birds
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2012, 07:55:23 AM »
Nice captures . That first "finch" is actually a Pine Siskin. Very well captured, I must say, also.

Just for clarity, Pine siskins are a species of finch.

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Re: Snow Birds
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2012, 01:50:50 PM »
Never really done any birding but this is making me want to try it out...! 
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Re: Snow Birds
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2012, 02:04:55 PM »
Images of European Robins from a couple of Winters back - my first trip out with my then new 7D.








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Re: Snow Birds
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2012, 02:10:26 PM »
Images of European Robins from a couple of Winters back - my first trip out with my then new 7D.
What lens is this, Keith?
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Re: Snow Birds
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2012, 02:20:26 PM »
100-400m, Harley - handheld at 400mm/310mm/400mm respectively.

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Not really a SNOW bird..
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2012, 02:23:10 PM »
But a less-than-common Winter visitor to the UK - a Whooper swan - so it counts..!



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