The Sunday BIRD Volume 8, Issue 43 April 14, 2013

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Richard Pavek
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The Sunday BIRD Volume 8, Issue 43 April 14, 2013
Apr 14, 2013

Good Morning All,

If you are new here, all cameras and lenses are welcome!

Please help us keep the BIRD from becoming a confused mess.
1. Please post your photos first, a maximum of 5 or 6, please. Post again if you need, as replies to this (first) post before you view or comment on other posts.

Please ID your birds, we have readers all over the world and some may not know yours.
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5. NEW It is not necessary to thank each person who make a minor comment on your photo(s). Sometimes there have been so many of those that dpReview cut us off at the 150 post limit! So, if you wish to say thank you please do it once for all those who commented. Thanks.

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Cheers and Chirps,

Richard Pavek

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Mallard, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary Alberta, Canada.
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Herons and Sparrows
In reply to Richard Pavek, Apr 14, 2013

Not too many this week. The Great Blue is advertising himself in all directions this year. There have been few Herons and lone female I taken.

A a shot of a House Sparrow at my swinging feeders.

E-5, ZD 300 handheld, cropped

It took forever for these to upload, Don't know why

Thanks for looking, comments welcome,

Richard

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Australian Birds
In reply to Richard Pavek, Apr 14, 2013

E5 and Bigma-Some kind of bush pigeon--don't know the name of this one.

E5 and Bigma--IBIS

E5 and Bigma-MAGPIE

E5 and Bigma-WHITE FACED HERON

E5 and 50-200--WOOD DUCK

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Re: Mallard, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary Alberta, Canada.
In reply to greyowl750, Apr 14, 2013

Good pose, good shot
R

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Re: Australian Birds
In reply to dharma108, Apr 14, 2013

Nice work as usual,

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taken today, first birds of NJ Spring,
In reply to Richard Pavek, Apr 14, 2013

first birds of the spring, I need to get back into the swing of things with birds, shots, I kept hearing them, but then had to figure out where they were, they seemed all around me, I must have looked like an ant,, moving back and forth among the trees in the park to actually isolate them,,

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Chickadee Bath
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I've done couple of bath series before but on this occasion I learned something that I hadn't thought about... We have several baths – traditional and bowls -- for our resident birds to bathe in. The Robins and Blue Jays are fairly regular, the Brown Thrashers and Towhees less so, and occasionally we even find the neighborhood hawk in the bath... But while I’d seen the chickadees drinking at the baths, I'd never actually seen them in the bath. Didn't think about it.... However, on a winter morning I caught this chickadee

My wife has some potted flowers that she puts out in late spring and brings in before the first frost, but she leaves the dish they sit on. I had noticed bird drinking rain water from the dish but here was a chickadee finding a better use for the water... and I realized that all the other baths are too deep for him...

So now when I change water in the other baths, I also change water in the bowl... When the flowers return we'll have to make other arrangements for the wrens and chickadees...


Thanks for taking the time to look in  .......

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Re: Chickadee Bath
In reply to WhyNot, Apr 14, 2013

The scattered water droplets, make the images, different than most, great captures

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Re: taken today, first birds of NJ Spring,
In reply to Brad Ross, Apr 14, 2013

Nice pose, could use a big of cropping, I think
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Re: Chickadee Bath
In reply to WhyNot, Apr 14, 2013

Cute series. i have never been able to get the birds I feed interested in a bath.

Guess it's because there is water all around me

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Re: taken today, first birds of NJ Spring,
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Ah but branches would  be gone, just like my insects shots, , I tend to show the background , I do understand what you mean though,thanks, for the constructive comment,

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American White Pelicans, Copper's Hawk and Black Capped Chickadee in Boulder, CO
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Re: American White Pelicans, Copper's Hawk and Black Capped Chickadee in Boulder, CO
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All 3 good but he Cooper's is especially nice.
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Re: American White Pelicans, Copper's Hawk and Black Capped Chickadee in Boulder, CO
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Thanks Richard, love your shots.

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Bush Stone Curlew, Darwin NT
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This guy was on the other side of a chain mesh fence and let me get unusually close (I'm visible in the pupil).

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Great Blue Heron and Cormorant (Full Body)
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A few water birds from downunder
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Great Egret with unusual catch.

Australian White Ibis, one ugly bird!

Nankeen Night Heron

The obligatory Pelican shot

White-faced Heron

White-faced Heron coming into land

White-faced Heron posing nicely in lovely evening light.

All taken with E-5 and 50-200mm SWD + EC2.0

Cheers

Dennis

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Re: A few water birds from downunder
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Couple of images not showing

Nankeen Night Heron

White-faced Heron

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2 Gulls, 4 Eagles
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Taken at Semiahmoo, WA with EM5, 350 Leica MF lens.  All handheld.

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