Bunch of BIF & DIF action w/ A6600 & 200-600mm Lens (2/17/20)

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Bunch of BIF & DIF action w/ A6600 & 200-600mm Lens (2/17/20)

Well not ALL BIFs, but quite a few of them.  This thread picks up right where the last one left off, same shooting day (January 18th), all at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in the late afternoon.  Lots of birds flying about, ducks jumping and flying, and wood storks starting to build nests, flying back and forth on lumber runs.

All shots taken with the A6600 and FE200-600mm G OSS lens combo, and posted at 1400 pixels on the long side if you click the originals:

A tricolor heron flying out over the wetlands, spreading his wings

A trio of black-bellied whistling ducks flying by in overcast skies and a backdrop of trees

Another black-bellied whistler, coming around for a close pass, still trailing water drops as he catches some sun

Looking for a nice spot to land in the shallows below

A wood stork, coming back on a lumber run with materials to build the nest

Getting in tight with Mr. Wood Stork

A pair of black-bellied whistling ducks coming down low to join their friends

A black-bellied whistler just about to touch down, with a few buddies in the background all in the same landing pose

A closeup on one landing duck, as he looks around at the water he's about to touch down in, to make sure he's not about to drop on the head of a snapping turtle and lose a foot!

An eastern phoebe in a far off tree, screaming its little head off  - had to zoom all the way and crop to see him, but also a good test for the lens' sharpness at max telephoto plus a tight crop

A palm warbler in a pond apple tree, showing the beginnings of his rusty cap for breeding season

Another wood stork heading off with a nice big piece of lumber for a well fortified nest

A wood stork without lumber, flying against the cloudy sky, but catching some sun from the west

A glossy ibis flying past

A whole lot of black-bellied whistling ducks hang around the wetlands this time of year - they number in the hundreds.  Here, a trio do a high fly by

Comments, questions, and critique welcomed as always.

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