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02-26-2011, 08:13 AM   #61
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Thats terrific news and shot Tom,Have any ideal if it's introduced or true globe trotter?
That thing just 'wandered' in there no doudt cornell would like to here about it
This was last year and I'm sure it was preserved, it was at a protected waterfowl refuge where they do regular counts of species. There were also one or two American Widgeons there at the same time, also unusual in Ohio. There were some people that had come out strictly to see the Widgeon.



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Teddy Roosevelt NP



Marmot



Grand Teton NP

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Very nice group of shots Susan. Great shot of the "sleeping" owl. Nice comp of the buffalo and calf. I love the marmot, I think they are one of the best looking rodents.

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strictly to see the Widgeon
Would of been a "big deal" here Tom,guess its pretty much from the realm of the maritime.
Always felt Ohio was close,(use to sneak ballgames in on radio from cincy
back in the day of sparky and the boys)
sounds a world away with birds like that'droppin' in on you.

Those marmots Susan and you put up give my squirrels a "complex"
Susan's owl appears to be 'winking',must agree
Buffalo and mention of Grand Teton makes me swoon,been out west few times
not fair to compare different locales,stayed at tetons for week,would pop up
to yellowstone daily to see sites,then stay night at tetons almost alone,was like we
had it all to oursevles,wow!...hear name,all comes back to me.

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Buffalo and mention of Grand Teton makes me swoon,been out west few times not fair to compare different locales,stayed at tetons for week,would pop up to yellowstone daily to see sites,then stay night at tetons almost alone,was like we had it all to oursevles,wow!...hear name,all comes back to me.
Bill, my Marmot pic was in Yellowstone, last June. I wish I was going again this June. We also went to the Tetons, but it was stormy most of the time when we were there. That sounds like a great trip you had. Actually when we were there last year, we got in midweek. On Sunday, it seemed like the number of tourists doubled and everything got slower.

Those Widgeon were a big deal, I didn't know it going in, there were lots of big white lenses there. That was in Columbus, I live about 90 miles Northwest of Columbus and sometimes that seems like another world. Just the little higher average temperatures seems to make a difference in birds, trees, etc.

This year I'm going to make it up to Magee Marsh during the peak migration time. It's at the Western edge of Lake Erie, apparently all of the migratory birds that don't want to fly over the lake go though here. It's supposed to be one of the best birding spots in the country. I've heard in the peak time in early May bird watchers come by the bus loads. So I'm thinking April!
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QuoteOriginally posted by BillM Quote
Those marmots Susan and you put up give my squirrels a "complex"
Susan's owl appears to be 'winking',must agree
Buffalo and mention of Grand Teton makes me swoon,been out west few times
not fair to compare different locales,stayed at tetons for week,would pop up
to yellowstone daily to see sites,then stay night at tetons almost alone,was like we
had it all to oursevles,wow!...hear name,all comes back to me.
Yeah Bill. the Tetons are one of my favorite National Parks. Actually, there are 35 favorites in my top three. We were there in mid June and hope to return again when we head up that way in May. We will have to see as our destination is Alaska.
The bison at Teddy Roosevelt NP are massive. They also have herds of wild horses and the land itself is stunning. Go if you get the chance.
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Magee Marsh
Heard of that area Tom, supposed to great for spring warblers,vireos...
all kinds of little buggers,you guys get stuff coming in from coast too that I
never have a chance on.

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there are 35 favorites in my top three
Got tongue twisted just thinking about it Susan,LOL.Didnt get to see much of
North Dakota as straight-line direction home skirts us south to...where else but..
South Dakota,Did get to Fort Laramie,Custer State park&big buffalo herd there.
You'll love Alaska,Lil sis & bubba in law live there,hardest part is convincing kids
really is bedtime at 9:30-10:00pm,suns still up.

As days get longer and raptors from north starting to filter home,one of the first
to resume summer-time buisness are red-wing black birds.

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Nice bird Bill and you captured the epaulets which isn't always easy.
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Nice shots everyone!
Y'all are giving me wanderlust, time to shed this cabin fever!

Two thumbs up on the red-wing Bill!
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Thanks y'all,can use some 'cheerin up',today marks first day since 12/14/2010
didnt see or photograph a trumpeter swan,all you folks north,east,and west of me...
if ya step in something messy,the geese did it.
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Couldn't let this thread slide off page one, so here is one of my first shots with my, new to me, K10 using an older Sigma AF from my SF1 days. I now have the 55-300

ISO 800, 1/500, f/5.6, 210mm (cropped image)
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One of my favorite backyard wildlife images from 3 years ago...

It always reminds of the Cheshire Cat from Alice In Wonderland

K20D and F*300

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Wont be long till those hummers are back Bob.

@Bud, not quite the grin that comes to mind with that "Cheshire cat"

Felt something 'lookin at me' about a month ago,had just run some coyote's off
turned around,this doe was standing about 100 yards out.Starting singing
Platters tune,"Its twilight time",it kinda swooned

Heavenly shades of night are falling, it's twilight time
Out of the mist your voice is calling, 'tis twilight time

Wife just throws stuff!
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The Platters eh Bill, you're showing your age
Now I have Twilight Time playing in my head
What a deer shot, it looks 3D!

Great shot Bud!
My thoughts were: Hang in there baby!
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Twilight Time playing in my head
Thanks Bob,after seeing Bud's shot, got that tune out of my old grey head.Now its
"Hang on sloopy"...."Haaaannng on sloopy,sloopy hang on"

Had a pinhole in cloud-cover for about 2 seconds today,long enough to get this Heron.
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