Very nice pictures of the Northern flicker - not a bird we can spot in my country / environment and quite pretty with its colouration and patterns
I also like the ruddy duck picture with the reflection in the (shallow?) water; well done!
Well, I choose the magpie: since all others are already favorites to somebody else!
Good exposure and all the nuances in the feathers are in display, sharp, detail... I wish it was in portrait orientation (all impotrant things are there: the bird, the few autumn leafs and you still have some branches left there). Nice photo (as all others btw and I still stay for the waxwing too!)!
Well, I have yet to hear others complaining so I guess I'm alone on this. How is it that I'm forever being missed with notifications to this thread. It doesn't seem to happen on the other threads. After skimming through 10 pages, I noticed that I still have the watch indicator so I just unwatched and rewatched right now so we shall see.
Anyway, it's amazing the quality of all the photos in those 10 pages.
I took the outdated 5DIV mirrorslapper and the 400mm DO II + 1.4xTC, now rendered obsolete by Nikon. The good news is that the kingfishers have returned to a local spot, the last inhabitants having been killed by the severe cold.