A big year - birds 2018

Challenge #49 in the A Big Year series. Hosted by gidgetto.
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Capture and Display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2018. please enter the species of bird, if known. if bird is unknown Will the community leave a comment in the comments section as to the type of bird so we will be able to keep track of the birds spotted. Happy Birding.
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Egret Taking Flight
by Dags53
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While waiting for the sandhill cranes to return to the Eisenberg Crane Reserve near Lodi, California, I followed an egret as he took flight.
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Submitted: Saturday, 10th February, 2018 15:00 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 25th January, 2018
Focal length: 400 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 640
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