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09-15-2016, 04:13 PM   #23146
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The motto of the International Association of Bird Photographers
Well, in North America at any rate (so not really international). Elsewhere (but by no means everywhere) they have the closely-related titmice.

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Well, in North America at any rate (so not really international). Elsewhere (but by no means everywhere) they have the closely-related titmice.
In the USA there's also the ubiquitous English/house sparrow, probably more abundant, common, frequently seen in a greater diversity of habitats than any other bird.
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In the USA there's also the ubiquitous English/house sparrow,
a.k.a. LBB - little brown bird.

I think many in N. America will know what this is...

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The local back yard bully until he tangles with a Grackle...


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The local back yard bully until he tangles with a Grackle...
You've been post some exemplary bird photos. Keep it up, they are inspiring (when they're not intimidating).
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The local back yard bully until he tangles with a Grackle...
Ours are constantly being run off by squirrels... they don't really get a chip on their shoulders. And they don't really fight, but the Jays also leave the Hairy Woodpeckers alone.A Jay who likes Woodpeckers will be tolerated in the feeder by the woodpecker, but if the Jay makes an aggressivee move, it's him that's going to be leaving, not the woodpecker. Watching bird behaviour is one of the most interesting things about being to in the blind.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
You've been post some exemplary bird photos. Keep it up, they are inspiring
Thank you much. It's nice to know your work is appreciated.

Just for that this one is for you....

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K-3 and DA*200 with HD DA 1.4 TC
First three images
1/2000s, ƒ4, ISO from 200-1600

Next 7 images,
ISO 400, ƒ4.5, AV

It's hard to describe the pandemonium around the feeder when I first put the feed out in the morning.

A squirrel in hot pursuit of another critter he feels is trying to steal his favourite treats.


Above the fray... a Chickadee waits for a chance to get on the feed station.


The Nuthatch, at the feed station, bright colours in the bright sun, but, I couldn't get a great image of him. The shadows were not aligned for perfection.


Blue Jays are always part of the mix, my guess is at least 8 of them come when I put the feed out.


There are probably 7 or 8 chipmunks and 4 or 5 squirrels out there tussling about, and running all over the place. This guy with a bite out of his ear is a testament to the seriousness of the disagreements.


Today's subject was the White Throated Sparrow. I've seen these guys out there but didn't know what they were. I couldn't get either binoculars ore camera trained on them. Today sitting in the blind, I realized they waited for the squirrels and chipmunks to go off chasing each other, then hopped in and out quickly to grab some food. If you are busy watching the ninja squirrel fights or don't have your camera ready for them, you won't get an image.










I haven't been able to identify what they are eating. It doesn't look like any of the feed I put down. I wonder if it's some kind of grub they find in the soil in the places where I throw seed.



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Major crop of a Merlin I saw today - K-3, DA*300, 1.4xTC



And a White - Breasted Nuthatch, not usually seen on the ground.

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And a White - Breasted Nuthatch, not usually seen on the ground.
Great image. Ah, the power of found food.
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Thanks Norm. I had to wait a while for it to come out into the sunlight. Hope you're up and mobile now.
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Thanks Norm. I had to wait a while for it to come out into the sunlight. Hope you're up and mobile now.
I know the feeling.... I took a stool out with me today. I;m tired of standing around waiting for birds.

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Male and female mountain bluebird, American Pipit and a long billed dowitcher. All transients in their migrations.







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Catbird.

One of my favorites. For years, when we lived in the woods, they would raise their family in a bush next to the deck.
So far as I know they were generations of the same family.
In the evening they would bring the whole family to the bath and play around in the water not more than 8 feet from us.
I consider it an honor to gain such trust from another species.

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QuoteOriginally posted by wildman Quote
a.k.a. LBB - little brown bird.

I think many in N. America will know what this is...
Lovely pictures nice colors and detail. What lens are you using??

QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
K-3 and DA*200 with HD DA 1.4 TC
First three images
1/2000s, 4, ISO from 200-1600

Next 7 images,
ISO 400, 4.5, AV

It's hard to describe the pandemonium around the feeder when I first put the feed out in the morning.

A squirrel in hot pursuit of another critter he feels is trying to steal his favourite treats.
Another awesome set Norm. Love the Blue Jay and Chickadee.

---------- Post added 09-16-16 at 10:27 PM ----------

Some recent pics...testing out K-3.

Great Blue Heron. For this guy I crawled thru the mud to get to the bank of the channel to clear tall grass and set there at the bank motionless and let the bird come to me.
Most shots weere full frame, with no or very little cropping.





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