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    Late afternoon in the marsh. Caught a Great Egret preoccupied with fishing. The scene had interesting lighting. The bird was in the direct sun with dark marsh behind.
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    A visit to a local marsh by Kayak yielded a close encounter with a juvenile Spotted Sandpiper - a very tiny bird, and at the other end of the avian spectrum a Great Egret.
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    Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!

    Training Flight - touch and go.
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    Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!

    Some shots from a local grass strip.
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    A lone Short-billed Dowitcher (hendersoni).
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    Black Skimmer chicks have hatched here on Martha's Vineyard.
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    Doing Science ! In this shot Black Skimmer “A9” is seen on Norton Point (Martha’s Vineyard). She was banded in the same area in 2017 as a chick. It takes two years to mature for breeding. A number of ornithologists have been following the banded birds. This is the first re-sighting.
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    A Black Skimmer passes by my kayak.
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    Oystercatcher family in protected nesting area. Took picts from kayak. I have been supplying pictures (gratis) of the bird population to the environmental group who manages the area. I get access to the birds and a heads up when something is happening on the preserve.
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    Rest well Canon EOS 7D series [CR2]

    I am seeing a silver lining in this conversation. I use the ORIGINAL 7D. I also have a Canon full frame and lots of amazing glass. I use the 7D for wildlife. I live on an island so about 80% my shooting is in a salt water environment. All those years of rugged use are starting take their toll on...
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    Pict taken in a kayak at low tide the birds were on a sandbar that was a bit higher. I liked the angle also.
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    Common Tern Pair prancing as part of pair bonding.
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    Male Least Tern trying to entice a female with a scrumptious fish.
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    Black Skimmers return to nest.
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    A fearless male Piping Plover posed for a few closeups in afternoon light.