***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 24 - Mar 30***

Started Mar 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
zackiedawg
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Florida Spring Birding Life
In reply to zackiedawg, Mar 24, 2013

Continuing in Florida's wetlands, here are some more recent captures with my A580 and Minolta 300mm F4 APO this month...

Tree swallow doing his missle impression at 30+MPH over the water

Yellow-rumped warbler in the dappled shadows

Mottled duck glistening in the sun

Purple gallinule and duckweed-covered red-eared slider turtle together

Least bittern lurking through the reeds

Closeup look of a tree swallow in flight

Red-winged blackbird male in the reeds against a water backdrop

I've seen great hummingbird shots here - I'll have to say catching them feeding in the wild with 400+mm is very difficult!  Here's a ruby-throated hummingbird

The fact that they constantly move from flower to flower, rather than coming to a fixed feeder spot, and that they're so tiny, makes them very hard to follow!

The very pretty painted bunting is another one seen often at feeders, but difficult to find in the wild - they love to sit quietly in deep shadows

Sora coming out into the open

Young purple gallinule

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