***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Apr 13th - 19th***

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zackiedawg
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***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Apr 13th - 19th***

It's time to post your wildlife images, and view & comment on everyone else's wildlife images!

All wildlife not contained or restricted (NO Pets or Zoo Animals please).

All systems are welcome. When not Sony, please indicate the equipment.

When posting your own images, please reply to this first post in the thread; otherwise, thread viewers will likely overlook your contribution.

And please feel free to view and comment on the wildlife photos you see, to keep the thread friendly and active!

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Wetlands rat, frog & birds, raccoon & squirrels in my yard

I havent' gotten around to downloading shots from this past weekend, so I have to delve into a few from last weekend with my A580, and a few from my NEX around my yard.

Rats can be cute too - here's a small round one having some bird seed

Here's a very hard to spot pig frog - hiding in the reeds

Black bellied whistling duck, standing on one foot

Least bittern, coming out of the shadows on a reed

Now a few from the NEX-5N, 55-210mm lens, and 1.7x teleextender, in my backyard, shooting from the swimming pool:

Dragonfly on the deck, at eye level

Raccoon, coming through a hole in my fence

Having a drink from the pool, while I'm swimming in it

Pretty dove, coming in for a landing

Closeup of raccoon drinking from the pool

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danny006 Senior Member • Posts: 1,087
Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Apr 13th - 19th***
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Bluethroat

Bluethroat

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Re: Wetlands rat, frog & birds, raccoon & squirrels in my yard

I like the least bittern and the squirrel, is always a winner.

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Dodge_Rock Senior Member • Posts: 1,473
Re: Wetlands rat, frog & birds, raccoon & squirrels in my yard

Quite a mix of creatures this week.  We have some voles that look like your water rat.  Round nose and cute too.

All nice images, especially the last raccoon licking it's snout.  Never knew the NEX5 could make such nice photos.

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Apr 13th - 19th***

1st view of a bluethroat for me.  Nice sample.

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Babies Have Hatched

One straggler, should hatch soon. Virtually featherless and ugly, but what beautiful birds they grow up to be.

Home sweet home with proud papa perched atop.

Ed at Ridersite Forum Pro • Posts: 17,319
Re: Wetlands rat, frog & birds, raccoon & squirrels in my yard

You got some great shots last week Justin. The light on the Bittern is perfect - lots of great detail too. Nice pose of the Whistling Duck. And, the Raccoon shots are dynamite.  Amazing that they'll come to the edge when you are in there!

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Apr 13th - 19th***

Beauties!  That 1st one is just perfect!

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Re: Babies Have Hatched

Nice stuff.  I'm guessing the lighting was difficult

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Apr 13th - 19th***

Slow week. Only got out twice and saw virtually nothing

Mama, Papa and Baby - Painted Turtles

Doe behind branches

Song Sparrow

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capt bob
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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Apr 13th - 19th***

One of our Local Streetwalkers Peacock Male

Minolta 400 4.5 G or 300 2.8

Cranky Red Shoulder Hawk

Unusual Dragon Fly Tamron 180 3.5 Macro

Black Crowned Night Heron

Love Birds !   Minolta Reflex 500 mm

Male Kestrel

Pileated Woodpecker

Red Belly Woodpecker

Red Tail Soaring

Brown Thrasher

Female Kestrel

Fluffed Up Great Blue

Teach your Children well Limpkin

Parting Shot Local Parakeet

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JohnFrim Contributing Member • Posts: 572
Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Apr 13th - 19th***

My vulture neighbors came back again for a visit.

I am not sure if they live in the abandoned building or just come by for lunch.

They were a curiosity to me… for awhile, anyway.

Clearly when you eat you have to poop, too. But why all over my balcony??? What a mess, including blood.

They were not too afraid, even after I opened the balcony door.

Anyway, I have had enough, and there is now a plastic owl on the balcony. I guess it works, because I have not seen them back since then.

JF

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brian14478
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Re: Wetlands rat, frog & birds, raccoon & squirrels in my yard

Great shots...I wish i could hang out in your pool, that raccoon is so adoarable. I just got in a heated discussion on animal cruelty/rights with a few trappers on the web. Thanks for sharing-brian

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Apr 13th - 19th***

What a great variety of shots.Boy that minolta 400 apo can give some wicked bokeh..The 'prettiest' vulture picture i have ever seen. The limkin is nice and very possibly even around because of your presence.

Nice on the redtail are their more red shoulder and other hawks in the area? The night heron 300 3.2? pretty sweet...very sharp and nice focus. Thanks for sharing-brian

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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Apr 13th - 19th***

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capt bob
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Re: Wetlands rat, frog & birds, raccoon & squirrels in my yard

Fun in the Pool , I have not ventured in mine yet still a bit Chilly water prob another week will be good though, Those Bitteren are cool and as far as I know we don't have those here nice colors , Winston my Pappion keeps the Critters out of the Back yard for the most part but the other night he went head to head with a Opossum till I broke it up but the Squirrels Taunt him unmercifully .

As Usual Justin Nice ones.

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capt bob
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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Apr 13th - 19th***

How True Ed , I went up to Hawk lake over the weekend and twice around the lake and no clicks of merit , Couple weeks ago I could spend hours there , I have had better luck in the late afternoon lately at a Nature preserve couple miles from home , Looking forward to summer tides to get the Skiff into the Back country, Nice on your Doe there she seems OK with you .

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Re: Babies Have Hatched

Looking Forward to seeing the Young uns pretty soon out and about , How is your Hawk population ?

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capt bob
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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread: Apr 13th - 19th***

You Nailed him Alex nice N Sharp as Usual and he is a Pretty Cool Bird and nice colors.

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