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dcm

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Duck hanging out in the backyard around the pond. R6, RF800, handheld. DxO PL4.

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becceric

Making clumsy photographic mistakes since 1980
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Created a wildlife habitat yard (shelter, food, and water) after we bought the house 40 years ago. The dense Montgomery Spruces in the front yard are home to many finches. I've never been able to get great photos of them, but the RF800 arrived today (last day of classes was yesterday, backordered since February, talk about great timing) so I thought I'd give it a try. It's a keeper.

R6 and RF800, handheld and on tripod. DXO PL4, 50% crop.
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Tufts on a juvenile?
Nice images, DCM. I was out photographing finches at our feeder today. My results consisted of them stuffing themselves with safflower seed. They just looked gluttonous...
 
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dcm

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Nice images, DCM. I was out photographing finches at our feeder today. My results consisted of them stuffing themselves with safflower seed. They just looked gluttonous...
I put the feeders away years ago in favor of the trees and shrubs in the yard. Even then I only fed in the winter. Plenty of food around the rest of the year. But yeah, they gorged themselves on sunflower chips. As did the flickers.
 
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ISv

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After years trying to get the White Terns feeding their offspring, in the last two weekends I got some better photos. I posted the pictures from the last weekend already.
Now - some photos from today. I included the third photo only to document that it wasn't single event (some days are just much better than others... hm, years:)).
And on the end - Red-vented Bulbul bringing a pulp of Bitter melon to it's babies.

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...did not know the following until preparing to post here: the robin is the national bird of Great Britain!

Here in my part of the midwest USA robins are seemingly everywhere. Less prevalent are sightings of juvenile robins--caught a few shots yesterday of a pair hiding a bit...with a parent nearby.

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becceric

Making clumsy photographic mistakes since 1980
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I put the feeders away years ago in favor of the trees and shrubs in the yard. Even then I only fed in the winter. Plenty of food around the rest of the year. But yeah, they gorged themselves on sunflower chips. As did the flickers.
Well, my wife is in charge of the food distribution. I’m considering creating various perch areas.
 

AlanF

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...did not know the following until preparing to post here: the robin is the national bird of Great Britain!

Here in my part of the midwest USA robins are seemingly everywhere. Less prevalent are sightings of juvenile robins--caught a few shots yesterday of a pair hiding a bit...with a parent nearby.

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This is the national bird of Great Britain, a Eurasian Robin (R5 + 400mm DO II @800mm):

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Hat tip to AlanF.

An American (!) Robin earlier this morning:

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The American Robin is the state bird for Michigan, Wisconsin and Connecticut.

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...from https://www.10best.com/interests/outdoor-adventures/official-state-birds-50-states-america-and-d-c/

Connecticut - American robin

The red-breasted American robin was named by early colonists in remembrance of the similarly marked robins found in England. Even though the species are not closely related, the name stuck. It became Connecticut's state bird in 1943.

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Those silly early colonists...what did they know? What were they thinking!

Now I need to re-learn exactly how Great Britain, the UK, and England differ from each other ;)
 

AlanF

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Hat tip to AlanF.

An American (!) Robin earlier this morning:

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The American Robin is the state bird for Michigan, Wisconsin and Connecticut.

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...from https://www.10best.com/interests/outdoor-adventures/official-state-birds-50-states-america-and-d-c/

Connecticut - American robin

The red-breasted American robin was named by early colonists in remembrance of the similarly marked robins found in England. Even though the species are not closely related, the name stuck. It became Connecticut's state bird in 1943.

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Those silly early colonists...what did they know? What were they thinking!

Now I need to re-learn exactly how Great Britain, the UK, and England differ from each other ;)
Interesting, the Northern Cardinal is by far the most popular State Bird.