**weekly wildljfe Jan 27-Feb.2**

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steelhead3
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**weekly wildljfe Jan 27-Feb.2**
Jan 27, 2013

It's time to post your wildlife images.

All wildlife not contained or restricted (NO pets or zoo animals please).

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A few from around town
In reply to steelhead3, Jan 27, 2013



otters

otter marking old den site

cedar waxwing

Varied Thrush





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Some wetlands, and a few other places
In reply to steelhead3, Jan 27, 2013

This week, I've got a few snaps from a local scrublands park near my house - along with my normal wetlands birds.

A bee on a colorful flower at the scrub pine park

Royal tern flying over the pond looking for fish

Tern flying right over me

Male painted bunting stopping by the local feeder

The secretive sora popping out in the open briefly

The beautiful roseated spoonbill

Black-bellied whistling ducks

Purple gallinule - another colorful wetlands resident

Snowy egret sitting pretty

Shooting in the rain has some advantages - this spiny-backed orb weaver's web was covered in drops

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Re: A few from around town
In reply to steelhead3, Jan 27, 2013

Love that varied thrush - great looking bird.  Nice shot on the waxwing too - I'd love to get a good shot of one of those someday, but they don't often come down my way.

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Re: Some wetlands, and a few other places
In reply to zackiedawg, Jan 27, 2013

You had some really good light on on your swampland birds, esp. liked the sora.

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From last week - 12 images
In reply to steelhead3, Jan 27, 2013

All with the Big Beercan and A-77.  The Redhead is a first for me and quite rare around here.  I now have photos of 72 local bird species.

Canada Goose - Lake Audubon

Squirrel with a mouth full

Male Redhead - swimming away

Heavy on the eyebrow pencil

Red Fox in a clearing

Red Fox stretching

Male Eastern Bluebird - morning sun

European Starling on rail

Female Eastern Bluebird on iron rod

Male Northern Flicker - a little pigeon-toed

Northern Mockingbird - evil eye

Red Fox running through the woods

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Re: A few from around town
In reply to steelhead3, Jan 27, 2013

Are those Muskrats?  Cool!  Very nice feather detail on the Cedar Waxwing - generally hard to achieve.

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Re: Some wetlands, and a few other places
In reply to zackiedawg, Jan 27, 2013

Great variety Justin!  Painted bunting & Purple gallinule- very colorful.  Nice exposure on the Egret.  And, cool shot of the spider web with droplets.

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Some Dorset wildlife. A57 & SAL500F80
In reply to Gene Tenold, Jan 27, 2013

Snipe

Bullfinch

Goldfinch

Robin

Blue Tit

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Re: Some wetlands, and a few other places
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Some gorgeous birds!

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Re: From last week - 12 images
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a terrific set, love the 'eyebrow pencils' ! 

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Re: A few from around town
In reply to Ed at Ridersite, Jan 27, 2013

If muskrats grew 5 feet long, you might mistake them.

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Re: Some Dorset wildlife. A57 & SAL500F80
In reply to Sonyshine, Jan 27, 2013

Really nice shots...question (not familiar w/ Euro birds), What is the difference between goldfinch and chaffinch?

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In reply to zackiedawg, Jan 27, 2013

I got to spend a few days at Green Cay a week or so back and the sora and painted bunting shots make me think that's where you were.  Some nice shots there!

I'd actually taken my first ever shots of a sora at Green Cay on the first day of the trip and shortly afterward my a700 died (the aperture mechanism problem).  It's off in Laredo now being repaired and I picked up an a77 to try in the meantime, which has been winning me over.  It's odd that the sora was there almost every day I went out and yet I'd never seen one before, while I didn't see any of the roseate spoonbills that were almost always around when I was last there in November.

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Re: Some Dorset wildlife. A57 & SAL500F80
In reply to Sonyshine, Jan 27, 2013

Some beautiful birds - great use of the 500 Reflex!

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Re: From last week - 12 images
In reply to Ed at Ridersite, Jan 27, 2013

Nice set, love the bluebird pics - I've yet to see one unfortunately.

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The Goldfinch and Chaffinch are similar sizes. The Goldfinch is much brighter coloured. Only the male chaffinch is brightly coloured. The female is quite drab. Chaffinches are mainly ground feeders and goldfinches are seed feeders.

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Re: A few from around town
In reply to steelhead3, Jan 27, 2013

Nice collection steelhead, love the shot of the Otters, on my trips to the Sierras I have seen Beavers,Weasels,Bears but no Otters, not sure if they are up that far.

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Re: Some wetlands, and a few other places
In reply to zackiedawg, Jan 27, 2013

Very cool and colorful set Justin, love the odd shaped Spider shot, it has a very interesting look to it.

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