The Sunday BIRD Volume 8, Issue 40 March 24, 2013

Started Mar 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
dave gaines
dave gaines Veteran Member • Posts: 9,186
Garden Variety birds

We're getting a lot of enjoyment from watching the birds dip their bills in the gurgling pot fountain we installed this past fall. Sitting just 10 feet away tonight at sunset, this is what came in for a drink.

Band-tailed Pidgeon live in coniferous trees near mountain areas, usually in flocks. We often call them wood pidgeons here in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. I often see them up in the local mountains at much higher elevations. It's a big bird with a small head, noisy in flight. E-5 & 50-200 mm lens on a monopod, ISO 200, f/4, 1/200 sec, IS off, no cropping

Band-tailed pidgeon

Band-tailed Pidgeon f/5.6

An adult male rufous hummingbird. I had to see this hummer without his red glow to properly identify him. Same EXIF as the top photo. minor crop to 8x10

adult male Rufous Hummingbird

From a week ago a gilded flicker, adult female. A woopecker that's often seen on the ground eating ants. E-5, 50-200 mm and EC-14 at 283 mm, ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/640 in harsh mid-day sun. Cropped to about 67% of original.

gilded flicker woodpecker

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