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04-26-2012, 08:22 PM   #3196
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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
Gotta agree.
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Stunning shot Ken.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kacansas03 Quote
kenogh. That photo is simply breath taking! Gorgeous bird captured beautifully!
And again !

I had a double take at that shot (well quadruple actually because it's such a beauty) as I initially though it was a Common, never heard of the Blue Eared before, must be a cousin of the Common, both gorgeous birds.

Love to see more of those Flameback Peckers as well Tom - they also look like gorgeous birds.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Frogfish Quote
I had a double take at that shot (well quadruple actually because it's such a beauty) as I initially though it was a Common, never heard of the Blue Eared before, must be a cousin of the Common, both gorgeous birds.
I'm sorry, if that bird could be mistaken for Common, then I've really got to get to Asia sometime soon!

(Joke link. Yes, I get that there's a "common" kingfisher...)
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QuoteOriginally posted by panoguy Quote
I'm sorry, if that bird could be mistaken for Common, then I've really got to get to Asia sometime soon!
I laughed!!!

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Anyone have a positive ID on this species. I have only seen it a couple times locally.

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QuoteOriginally posted by littledrawe Quote
Anyone have a positive ID on this species. I have only seen it a couple times locally.
From leafing through Sibley and based on your location my guess is Rough-legged Hawk, male dark morph; you're in the winter range for this species.
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Usual Suspects

Haven't posted much in this area for a while. Beautiful light this morning so I wandered down by
the local pond. Managed to catch a few of the usual suspects.

North American Robin



Red Wing Blackbird - Male



K5, Pentax M 400/5.6

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QuoteOriginally posted by kacansas03 Quote
kenogh. That photo is simply breath taking! Gorgeous bird captured beautifully!
QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
Gotta agree.
QuoteOriginally posted by 8540tomg Quote
+1
Stunning shot Ken.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Frogfish Quote
And again !

I had a double take at that shot (well quadruple actually because it's such a beauty) as I initially though it was a Common, never heard of the Blue Eared before, must be a cousin of the Common, both gorgeous birds.

Love to see more of those Flameback Peckers as well Tom - they also look like gorgeous birds.
Thank you all for the kind comments.
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QuoteOriginally posted by 8540tomg Quote
Haven't posted much in this area for a while. Beautiful light this morning so I wandered down by
the local pond. Managed to catch a few of the usual suspects.

North American Robin



Red Wing Blackbird - Male



K5, Pentax M 400/5.6

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Tom your North American Robin is sharp with great details.
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Another blue-eared kingfisher with better bokeh (but the perch is not as clean as the earlier pic).



This is the male bird, the female bird has a red beak.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kengoh Quote
Tom your North American Robin is sharp with great details.

Thanks Ken - most kind.

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hey Skog.....where abouts was that shot taken?
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QuoteOriginally posted by baro-nite Quote
From leafing through Sibley and based on your location my guess is Rough-legged Hawk, male dark morph; you're in the winter range for this species.
Thanks, I have only seen this kind 3 times and unike the rest of the raptors around here they are not quick to take off.
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Just discovered a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird building a nest in the Sweetgum tree in my yard. About 10-11 meters up so I won't be getting any closer than this, but with luck the morning light will find its way in for better lighting and a faster shutter speed. Luckily I can get a mostly unobstructed view from one of my attic windows. Used fill flash for this one.

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