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EricN

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Wow - that's really surprising! I'd think that the south of Europe would be plenty warm for them. Are there other continents that don't have them?
Wikipedia says they are only from the Americas. Now, I feel lucky!
 
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Nice pictures, josephandrews.

The first one is Donald Trump, the second one is Joe Biden.
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I see more layers in your humor... And I like it:)!
 
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A truly beautiful photo - subject & background, AlanF!
Add the colo(u)rs - warming up (right now we have here the first serious cold front for the season...)!
 
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A bit after sunrise this female American Kestrel started her warmup and stretch for a busy day.
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Great shot! The bird, the colors and detail and even that branch!
 
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Got lots of abuse for photographing these by birders as it is a red listed bird. They were not disturbed and I just got the shots by walking along a public footpath. Great little birds.

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Got lots of abuse for photographing these by birders as it is a red listed bird. They were not disturbed and I just got the shots by walking along a public footpath. Great little birds.

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I don't know were you took the photos but in general their population is considered not threatened. In some countries off course they may exist in low numbers and locally considered "threatened".
Anyway - nice shots! And I think some people are over reacting (may be just to show how careful to the nature they are and how "bad" you are...) but they are usually misinformed (or simply uneducated) about the given bird behavior: I don't think the warblers are between the bird species that would get scared by someone taking photos of them from reasonable distance. I have seen many warblers back in Europe foraging 6-8 (and even less!) meters next to me without any stress! They wouldn't be so sure if there is a natural predator around but no one of these "very concerned birders" will say "kill the predators" because it's not the "right agenda"! My own principle is to respect the nests (keep reasonable distance from them) and the offspring.
 

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Today I went to a local park - mostly for the walk. Met a friend and we seat on a bench to talk. After 5-10 minutes some birds approached (probably thinking we are harmless). Pure birds didn't know we are "armed and dangerous" - both of us were with cameras :D!
Here are some "portraits" taken from short distances.

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