Weekly Wildlife Thread aug 5 2007

Started Aug 5, 2007 | Discussions
OP ejmartin Veteran Member • Posts: 6,274
Re: African Wildlife

Sizing you up for the next meal? 8^0
Nice shot, glad to see something different here - thanks for posting.
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Zoo Dad Veteran Member • Posts: 5,712
Little guys in flight...

Purple Martin bringing home the bacon. (or in this case a Dragonfly)

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Lesser Yellowlegs coming in for a landing.

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Mrs. Belted Kingfisher doing a flyby.

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These Yellow Shafted Flickers are tough to shoot since their flight patterns are so "all over the place".

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The same can be said of these Redheaded Woodpeckers.

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Mockingbird.

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OP ejmartin Veteran Member • Posts: 6,274
Sweet shots of the kids, Abby (nt)
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OP ejmartin Veteran Member • Posts: 6,274
Re: Little guys in flight...

Man, you are a grandmaster of BIF
Very nice series, don't trade up to a Mk 3 }:-(
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Tafidisme Regular Member • Posts: 403
Re: A few from Chicago

Awesome pics again...I really like the Sanderling shot!...note that the 'Solitary' is actually a juvie Spotted though...
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JRobins Veteran Member • Posts: 3,530
Re: A few from Chicago

Those Swallows are special, Emil--a lovely setting. And sandpipers of all types--now I can tell them apart! :-). As usual, perfect, crisp, and, well, just great!
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JRobins Veteran Member • Posts: 3,530
Re: A little bit from the SF Bayarea

Those fledging fuzzy guys are terrific! And the boring Willet is not so boring at all, with the detail you capture!
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OP ejmartin Veteran Member • Posts: 6,274
Re: A few from Chicago

Thanks (again!) for correcting my errant shorebird ID's.
Glad you liked...
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choihoi Contributing Member • Posts: 805
Re: Weekly Wildlife Thread aug 5 2007

This guys not such a bad looking fella.

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Dave In LA Veteran Member • Posts: 5,057
Re: A few from Chicago

really like that crow Emil....thanks for hostin the thread again
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Dave In LA Veteran Member • Posts: 5,057
Green Herons this morning

Was sunshine here in NW La this morning, so made an
early run down by the Red River. Same old Green Herons,
which I love to watch......BUT, that means this is all
I have to contribute. More Green Herons. Just 3!!

All 30D, 400mm f/5.6L and Tamron 1.4X TC.
Typically ISO 400, 1/100, f7.1 EXIF intact

  1. 1 Breakfast begins

  1. 2 Let that one settle a bit

  1. 3 OK, time for more.....

thank you for looking/commenting and letting me share
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Dave In LA Veteran Member • Posts: 5,057
nice......

those fledgling avocets are beautiful birds....all nicely photographed
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Dave In LA Veteran Member • Posts: 5,057
hey Ken

the Skipping Dowitcher is awesome......and you are really doing a fine job with the new body(the camera body)
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Dave In LA Veteran Member • Posts: 5,057
Re: A Mixed Bag

well done John.

6 and 8 are my favs here......a little more light on that incoming juvie heron and that image rocks.

The "piece of me" is a winner.....love it!!
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JRobins Veteran Member • Posts: 3,530
Rescued Baby Osprey in Montana

Every summer I go to Flathead Lake in Montana. Our neighbor there has an Osprey nest right next to her house on the lake. Just before we left CA for our annual visit, we got a call that a freak storm (70 hr per mi winds and hail) had knocked down the nest. My neighbor rescued one baby and brought it in the house in a towel. Wildlife resuce folks told her to put it out so the parents could see it and, they hoped, feed it. She put it in a box with some nesting materials and a small dog kennel so it could get some shade and placed it on the roof of her boat shed. It worked!!!! I am in Osprey photo heaven! Here are some shots from the last few days--but first the baby just after being rescued (taken by my neighbor):

And here is a shot of the so-called nest. Mom and Dad have been busy trying to make it more nest-like by covering it with sticks. The baby has grown quite a bit since that picutre on the 18th of July, but it likes to hunker down--taken Friday:

Mom bringing a fish (they eat and get rid of the head first)--not pleased by my presence . . .

Dad standing watch--always--except when fishing or joining Mom on the nest:

Baby this morning--hungry, I believe

A series of Mom bringing nesting material and then flying off with it

They are getting used to my presence as I sit there almost motionless for 2-3 hours every morning and evening, but if looks could kill . . .

Oh, and there are other birds here (but I have my priorities)

All taken with Canon XTi, 100-400 IS lens, often through a lot of smoke (forest fires near Glacier Park keep a heavy layer of smoke over the lake. Nothing can prevent me from being extremely elated, however.

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Dave In LA Veteran Member • Posts: 5,057
Re: Little guys in flight...

as good as the little fast one's are Jody I love "Lesser Yellowlegs coming in for a landing. "
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JRobins Veteran Member • Posts: 3,530
Re: So. Cal. Variety

Great stuff, Ken! I especially like poof and skip! All are excellent--such clarity!
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JRobins Veteran Member • Posts: 3,530
Re: A Mixed Bag

Quite a day you had! That stance on the young Heron is funny--great shot. I love the clarity on those Phalaropes.
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JRobins Veteran Member • Posts: 3,530
Re: Little guys in flight...

Jody, you must have the patience of a saint to catch all these "little guys" in flight. Or else you're a magician! I love them all, but the Kingfisher is my fave.
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OP ejmartin Veteran Member • Posts: 6,274
Re: Rescued Baby Osprey in Montana

Wow, what a treat this must be to observe and photograph
these guys at close range. Looks like you're already getting
some fine images, though I wish that dog kennel was more
photogenic; at least the parents have some taste in
decorating It's gonna be fun cleaning the
roof of that boathouse after they leave ;-}
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