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    American Oystercatcher ( 7D, 150-600mm Sigma C ). Summer birds just starting to show up !
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    Sanderling on a rock. Had good light and an ocean background.
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    Great cover ! I think it is time to start a Kickstarter campaign. Get that baby into production ! ( I can't sew and none of my fellow birders can.)
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    In one earlier post someone was asking for an id . Thought it might be a Dunlin. I shot a small flock Dunlin about a week ago.
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    American Black Duck. Usually very shy as they are hunted around here.Took a minute to figure why she was so preoccupied. She was drinking from a wide fan of fresh water from a spring that empties into a brackish tidal pond.
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    Eastern Bluebird. Stumbled onto a small flock of Bluebirds in the woods- followed them around for quite a bit. Finally got the shot I was looking for
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    Have not visited "Rumors" in a while. Spent some marveling at the quality of the pictures and the diversity of birds. Quite a treat ! My area is an avian dead zone at the moment. Everyone around here is saying - what happened to all the birds ? Apparently they are visiting you all. I will post...
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    The Turkey Vulture gets no love. Here are two shots of this amazing species. Evolution has perfectly adapted them for their crucial role in the wild.
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    Closeups of a Goldeneye munching on a crab. Shows some interesting anatomical details.
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    Along side the road spotted a Red tail fixated on a spot in the brush. Got some action shots of the catch. I left out all the gross shots.
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    Silhouette - Black-crowned Night Heron - This was a purposeful shot against a blown out sky for the artistic effect - I have a lifetime supply of Night Heron shots with normal backgrounds. Thanks for the feedback. Jeff
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    Silhouette - Black-crowned Night Heron
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    We just had a rare visitor for our area - a Hudsonian Godwit juvenile. Managed to get some nice pictures. (shot with a 7D and a Sigma 150-600 C.)
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    Some recent shots of young Least Sandpipers.
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    Nicely said. I have pretty much the same experience, love photography and kayaking. Both are great by themselves but combined - they are sublime. I live on a coast so most of my time is spent in salt water. I have occasionally gotten splashes as the weather changed while far from home. So far...
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    The birds in my area are starting to migrate to the south. I have the urge to sort of say good bye by taking picts. Here are two species of Swallow photographed in the rigging of a boat. Barn and Cliff Swallows.
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    Last year I saw a pair of Solitary Sandpipers, The irony blew my mind.
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    Great Bifs ! (Bugs in Flight ) . Truly hard to do. Here is a static shot of damselfly mating. Notice the mite on the male abdomen. (the blue one ) Bonus bug !
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    Oystercatcher juvenile learning how to find food.