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Title: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on February 24, 2011, 11:53:03 PM
Well, we are almost at spring.  The birds are singing and active and I took a ton of shots in my yard today.  I have more I'll add tomorrow. 

Here is a dark eyed junco and the slate form.  The other is the spotted towhee.

Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 25, 2011, 10:51:32 AM
Shawn,
Great shots as usual, do you notice it's hard to pull in the beaks
on the Juncos. I don't know if its the color contrast?

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on February 25, 2011, 02:38:57 PM
With the flat light i had it wasn't too hard and I overexposed my shots a bit too.  In sunny light they are difficult to shoot.  I missed out on my Bewick's Wren that has been hanging around but I got a few others I'll post.  There are two forms of Dark Eyed Juncos at my house.  I have the "oregon" and "slate" forms. 

My hummingbirds are tired of the frozen juice.  They want spring...
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on February 25, 2011, 08:03:32 PM
more...

Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: huntnphool on February 25, 2011, 08:28:14 PM
Last time I was at M_Rays house I got a pic of these birds in his yard. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Michael on February 25, 2011, 08:37:43 PM
 :shocked:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on February 25, 2011, 09:48:10 PM
 :dunno:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 25, 2011, 10:18:36 PM
Shawn,
I don't mind saying I am inspired to go out and try to get better shots.
You work is the standard and the rest of us are trying to get there.
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMGP4683.jpg)
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMGP4720.jpg)
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMGP4696.jpg)
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMGP4666.jpg)
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMGP4724.jpg)
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMGP3789.jpg)

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: huntnphool on February 25, 2011, 10:26:37 PM
Great pics guys
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on February 25, 2011, 11:34:57 PM
Thank you for the kind words Tdog.  I just like to take pictures for fun man.  Looks like you got a cooperative spotted towhee, song sparrow, and dark eyed junco too.  I love the towhees.  If you ever get the eye in decent light it is bright red.  Sometimes those song sparrows think they are wrens with their tails in the air, etc.  Great stuff man!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 26, 2011, 06:33:03 AM
Brute- No these are with the Pentax gear. Right now
all I have is a smaller zoom for the Canon.

Shawn,
Usually the Towhee's are horrible shy- the last two days
they have been very cooperative.

Let's all go out and gets some more........


T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on February 26, 2011, 09:41:14 AM
Pine Siskins are back...

Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 27, 2011, 08:24:10 AM
Shawn,
I am starting to think that you and I are the only ones using our
gear!!!!!!!  I was across town yesterday and noticed house finches
and chickadees which we do not get here. I will have to work on that.

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMGP4680.jpg)
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMGP4793.jpg)
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMGP4804.jpg)

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on February 27, 2011, 04:47:17 PM
I commend your dedication, guys.  Great shots.  This guy was chasing the robins around in my neighborhood today and stopped long enough for me to take a few shots out the back door.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/DSC_8488w.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Justin on February 27, 2011, 05:04:08 PM
I really like that one Ricochet.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 27, 2011, 05:11:14 PM
I like it too Wes, I thought we might have to send out a
search party to find you!!!!!!!!  :grin:

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on February 27, 2011, 08:19:00 PM
Nice sharp shinned hawk Rico. 

Tdog, I'm still trying to figure out that last sparrow you posted.  Looks like I'll have to pull out the book.  The other one is a thrush you have there and the towhee.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 27, 2011, 08:51:59 PM
Shawn,

I was checking and I come up with a Fox Sparrow.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: luv2huntgal on March 03, 2011, 11:41:31 AM
Awesome Pics all!! I think M_Ray had you all beat!!! Those are some nice flamingos!!  :) :clap:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on March 06, 2011, 06:46:43 PM
Here's more Juncos and Towhees.
I feel very lucky to have wildlife right outside my doors.

I nearly deleted this one, after a closer look- I like it.
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMGP4917.jpg)
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMGP4905.jpg)
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMGP4916.jpg)
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMGP4911.jpg)
The Female is a little more shy but I got a few.
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMGP4926.jpg)
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMGP4940.jpg)
And of course the Juncos.
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMGP4936.jpg)
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMGP4844.jpg)

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on March 06, 2011, 10:31:50 PM
Nice job on the towhee.  Getting a clean background is tough with them as they don't always perch on a clean stick.  Their eyes make the image.   :tup:
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Post by: Hoyts n Mulies on March 07, 2011, 07:11:07 AM
Great shots Tdog, I really liked the first two in the series.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: luv2huntgal on March 08, 2011, 10:13:12 AM
TDOG.....I like the one with the red eyes.  We don't have those here.  Or at least not that I've seen.  You've got some great colors in the shot that make the bird really POP!   :tup:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on March 12, 2011, 07:33:11 PM
I have had a 1.7x extender that goes with my 300 2.8, never been
real happy with it so it was rarely used. I sold the 1.7x and picked
up a 1.4x.
This is the same Towhee, the light was not great but I think I may
likethe 1.4x.

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMGP4973.jpg)
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMGP4969.jpg)

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on March 13, 2011, 10:30:27 AM
Yeah, those are real sharp.  Now you just got to get one of those to jump up on a clear perch.  I have a hard hard time getting a clean shot of the towhees.  They are one of my nemesis birds on getting a good shot.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on May 02, 2011, 01:44:09 PM
Anyone got any new migrating yard birds?  I still have my slate colored junco that wintered with me but nothing new except for a brown headed cowbird...   :rolleyes:

I'm waiting to get my evening grosbeaks back.  Hopefully some new stuff will show up any day...
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on May 02, 2011, 02:17:09 PM
 I shot this lincoln's at G's place last week, migrating through.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on May 02, 2011, 03:56:01 PM
I'm loaded with White Crown and Yellow Crown Sparrows.

No Goldfinches or Grosbeaks yet.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on May 02, 2011, 04:18:45 PM
Nice shot PNW.  That's my favorite sparrow as they are the most colorful.  Here is my only decent picture I got of a Lincoln's Sparrow.  I was shooting moose in Yellowstone when he popped up on a branch.  I didn't know what he was when I shot him but later looked him up.

Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: tlbradford on May 03, 2011, 11:21:13 AM
This guy was sounding off in my backyard this morning.  He was extremely cooperative.  So much so that I couldn't get him to fly, so I could try to get my Quail in flight photo.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Hoyts n Mulies on May 03, 2011, 12:45:20 PM
#1 is great! It's got a nice catch light in the eye also. Did you use fill flash?

I know some would clone out the branch though.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: tlbradford on May 03, 2011, 01:37:54 PM
No fill flash.  It was around 7:00 am and just before the clouds rolled in.  I think I'll try to clone out the branch tonight.  I have never used the "content aware fill" in CS5, so this would be a great chance.  I may warm it up a little too.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: tlbradford on May 03, 2011, 01:54:23 PM
quick cloning job.
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on May 19, 2011, 11:30:41 AM
I heard a familiar sound out my bathroom window this morning...Evening Grosbeaks.  I love these birds and they come in consistently and get workable for shots.  I hope the couple that were there stay and bring their friends.  I'm going to get some different perches this year and get some great shots.  I've been in a feeder rut for a month or so now.  Nothing new and just a cowbird, house finch, and black capped chickadees.  I can't even get any woodpeckers to him my suet feeder lately.  Definitely frustrating so this is a good sign something interesting will come.
(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Grosbeaks-Buntings/i-JDk9tbf/0/L/20100527-IMG7763-L.jpg)
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Post by: MtnMuley on May 19, 2011, 12:45:27 PM
Very nice.  I had 7 woodduck drakes courting a lone hen around my yard this morning.  Will try to get up a pic sometime.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on May 19, 2011, 02:10:25 PM
quick cloning job.

 :cheesy:  I was scrolling down and was going to comment on the branch and suggest a clone job, then found out you already did it.  Nice shot made better IMO.  Good job.

-Doug
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: KenBell27 on May 19, 2011, 06:41:14 PM
Here is one from this afternoon, I wish that mine was as cooperative as yours was, I guess i will have to go out later all camo'd up to get closer. :grin:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on May 19, 2011, 08:48:44 PM
Got these this evening, I really am intrigued by the Black headed Grosbeaks
as well as Shawn's Evening Grosbeaks. Their calls and behavior are pretty
interesting.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP5996.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP5990.jpg)

Mourning Dove
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP5987.jpg)

Believe this is a House Finch.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP5959.jpg)

Reliable Towhee
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP5976.jpg)


T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on May 19, 2011, 10:48:11 PM
Nice black headed grosbeak.  I have a female, kind of boring comparatively, at my feeder occasionally.  I wish I had a male like you.  That sparrow looks like a lincoln.  Nice if you have that in your yard!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on May 20, 2011, 09:36:50 AM
Shawn,
I mentioned on one of the other threads that the numbers never increase with the
Grosbeaks. When they first showed up their were 2 males 2 females (3 years ago).
Then 2 years ago 2 males 1 female and the same last year. This year I have verified
3 males 2 females. I enjoy them, their calls are very loud and distinctive also seem
to be very wary-pretty sure they will calm down soon.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on May 20, 2011, 12:33:27 PM
I'm pretty sure it's dominance related.  They won't allow others because they are probably nesting and there isn't enough territory for another breeding pair.  I have some black capped chickadees in my back yard with 5 bird houses.  Only two mated pairs will allow in the area, one on the left and one on the right side of my back yard.  Others come in and they chase them off.  Because I have two feeders, the one pair adopted the one and the other adopted the other feeder.  They won't allow the other pair to feed at "their" feeder.  Guess I can just take down the other 3 feeders and move them somewhere else...
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: BIGINNER on May 20, 2011, 12:59:36 PM
 :cheesy:
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Post by: BIGINNER on May 20, 2011, 01:00:09 PM
 :tongue:
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Post by: BIGINNER on May 20, 2011, 01:01:01 PM
 :shocked:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on May 21, 2011, 08:07:19 PM
Caught the Female Grosbeak this evening.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6005.jpg)

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6006.jpg)

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on May 21, 2011, 09:16:41 PM
Nice catch TDog!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on May 22, 2011, 10:52:02 AM
Had a great surprise this morning a flock of evening Grosbeaks showed up, over a dozen. At one time we had a pair of Blackhead and Evenings in together.
First for Evenings here.
Photo quality not great-taken through a double pane window. (Hate to even admit that)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6011.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6041.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6043.jpg)
Also caught this Woodepecker   (Hairy or Downy?)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6027.jpg)

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Hoyts n Mulies on May 22, 2011, 12:04:36 PM
Tdog - Those photos of the Female Grosbeak are great! I prefer to see some of the habitat in the picture like this when the eye is still very visible.

I like it!  :tup:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on May 22, 2011, 12:49:40 PM
Nice.  I hear the Evening Grosbeaks but they haven't started coming down to my feeder yet.  I did have a great surprise this morning...Black-Headed Grosbeaks.  I had about 6-8 of them in my yard this morning and afternoon.  I got a few good images I'll post in a bit.  Gotta love the grosbeaks.   :photo:
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Post by: huntnphool on May 22, 2011, 01:08:55 PM
 Nice additions guys. :clap:
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on May 22, 2011, 01:28:02 PM
Love these guys!

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Grosbeaks-Buntings/i-wdRXKQb/0/L/WU8R1593-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Grosbeaks-Buntings/i-g2Dmc29/0/L/WU8R1664-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: huntnphool on May 22, 2011, 01:29:25 PM
What kind is that orange one Pope?  :tup:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on May 22, 2011, 01:30:58 PM
What kind is that orange one Pope?  :tup:

That's the male and female Black-Headed Grosbeak.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on May 22, 2011, 04:13:01 PM
I had another one show up the other day.  Not your average pigeon. This is a Band-Tailed Pigeon, only around here in the summer pretty much.  A very wary pigeon that does not like people at all.  I have to be very careful even shooting out of a blind with them.

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Pigeons-Doves-Columbidae/i-WnmS6CV/0/L/WU8R1422-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Pigeons-Doves-Columbidae/i-Rv4C3cc/0/L/WU8R1473-L.jpg)

Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on May 22, 2011, 04:46:39 PM
Great shots guys.  All that's hanging around my place right now are crows and scrub jays.   :sad:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: CastleRocker on May 22, 2011, 05:24:03 PM
Wow, those are some GREAT pics! 

We have a LOT of bandtails right now.  I counted 19 this morning before we left to go dig clams, but there have been more at times.  It's driving my wife nuts, as they will empty her bird feeders in short order.  I told here as soon as the Elderberrys come out, they will leave, until then buy cheaper food!

I put 200lbs of oats in the spreader on the tractor, and scattered that out to lure them away, but apparently these birds don't like oats.

Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Trucker on May 22, 2011, 07:04:31 PM
Some kind of blue birds in MT. I cant figure how to get close to dang birds.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/truck1/bird1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/truck1/bird2.jpg)

Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Brute on May 22, 2011, 08:07:46 PM
Does camping birds count?
What's for dinner?
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on May 22, 2011, 08:37:18 PM
Love the Oriole!!!!

I just will not get tired of these Grosbeaks. I saw a female gathering
nesting material so hopefully they are here for the summer.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6059.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6060.jpg)

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6064.jpg)

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on May 22, 2011, 08:54:00 PM
Awesome oriole shots.  Can't believe they steal camp food but I guess they are just colorful blackbirds after all...   :bash:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on May 23, 2011, 09:15:50 AM
 Nice shots all. The band-tails really make a ruckus up at Taylor every year when the elderberry pops. You can hear them flapping around constantly.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on May 23, 2011, 07:59:14 PM
We have lots of Bandtails here but your right they are spookey.
This one wanted to come into the feeder.
3002.8 with 1.4x Handheld.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6115.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6114.jpg)

The Doves are very cooperative.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6118.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6112.jpg)

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on May 23, 2011, 08:59:11 PM
Orange looking House Finch that visits my feeder.

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Finches-Fringillidae/i-Xt7twQS/0/L/WU8R1352-L.jpg)
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Post by: huntnphool on May 24, 2011, 10:17:11 PM
 I got this one today. :cheesy:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on May 24, 2011, 11:22:44 PM
That aint no yard bird!  Unless you live in Asia...?
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: huntnphool on May 24, 2011, 11:31:26 PM
 Its wasn't in my yard but it was in a yard.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on June 01, 2011, 08:56:36 PM
Really liking this White Crown Sparrow shot.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMG_1460.jpg)

This I believe may be an Olive Sided Flycatcher
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMG_1443.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMG_1441.jpg)

Violet Green Swallow
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMG_1344.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMG_1391.jpg)

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on June 02, 2011, 06:43:01 AM
Just dowloaded Bird Tunes to my I-pod.
Anxious to try this weekend.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on June 03, 2011, 09:29:44 PM
This is a typical move made by myself!!!!!

I downloaded Bird Tunes to my I-pod, it has a wide library of birds.
Set up the speakers system and sat on the front porch. Played the
Western Tanager song and within a minute a Tanager was landing
right in front of me. Anyone care to guess who did not have a camera
setup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   What a Dork.   I sold on the calling.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on June 03, 2011, 09:55:51 PM
Juncos and Sparrows all respond well too.  Siskins as well.  Have fun!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on June 04, 2011, 06:26:34 PM
O.K. I made up for last nights "Screw Up". I feel like a whole new world has opened up.

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6391.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6394.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6399.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6455.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6432.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6441.jpg)

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on June 04, 2011, 06:30:58 PM
Can someone identify this one?  Cropped in a lot.

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6409.jpg)

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on June 04, 2011, 09:33:10 PM
Awesome.  I see they are responding.  Looks like a female goldfinch off the top of my head.  I could look it up later if I get time.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on June 05, 2011, 04:59:44 PM
Shawn- I'm certain it's not a Goldfinch- much smaller. I'm guessing Orange Crown Warbler or Female Yellow Warbler?

T.

Had great success again this morning with the caller.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on June 05, 2011, 06:27:22 PM
I was wrong all over. It's Wilsons Warbler, this is the male.

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6634.jpg)

I love this stuff.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on June 05, 2011, 07:39:26 PM
That's awesome you are having a fun time with it T.  When I was down in Malheur with Rico and Camerauy we called in some great horned owls at night.  I think we had about 5 around the campfire that evening.  I think the most fun bird to call is the sooty grouse.  They come out of the trees straight at you, land, strut, etc.  Very addicting.

Funny you called and posted a Wilson's Warbler picture.  Guess what I was doing last weekend...

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Warblers-Parulinae/i-W5dkWg2/0/L/WU8R2490-L.jpg)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on June 05, 2011, 07:49:16 PM
Shawn,
That is too cool!!!!
I had a great experience with several Pileated Woodpeckers this morning.
You can hear the wing beats coming as they approach. I did not get photos
but next time I will setup specificaly for them. I do appreciate the tips and info
once again. You may or may not know but one of my favorite pastimes is calling
in Roosevelt Bulls during the rut (hunting) this bird calling thing is somewhat the same. Mt first time with it and in seconds the Tanager was in close range.

T.
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on June 06, 2011, 07:46:55 AM
You can download and put 20 minute roosevelt herd sounds and wallow sounds on the caller too...   :tup:  I've got every mammal from Pika that I can call out to bear cubs.  I've seen photographers sit for hours on pika holes and it is much easier to just call them out.  With them, I found that a great horned owl call brings them OUT of their hole for some reason...   :dunno:

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Mammals/Small-Mammals/Pika-2/899795129_SBKYw-L.jpg)

TDog, try and find one of these, they love the caller...

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Grosbeaks-Buntings/i-LGXchJm/0/XL/IMG3917-XL.jpg)
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on June 06, 2011, 08:20:55 AM
 Terry, the top one on the branch does look to be an orange-crowned female. Really great shots, you ought to look into joining one of your local birding organizations and donating them some of your pics, they'd be glad to have them. I can throw you some idea's for groups if you like.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on June 06, 2011, 08:59:44 AM
 I should have said top branch on page 5.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on June 06, 2011, 09:42:11 AM
 We had a visit from a flicker this weekend, first this year.
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on June 06, 2011, 11:18:26 AM
I can't beg the flickers to come to my new starling proof suet feeder.  My neighbor has a normal one and they get all they need from him...   :bash:
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on June 06, 2011, 12:12:16 PM
I can't beg the flickers to come to my new starling proof suet feeder.  My neighbor has a normal one and they get all they need from him...   :bash:

 Try a feeding cylinder with the pre-made feed ring's made out of nuts, seeds and some other secret mix Wild Bird's uses. You just might "move" them over the fence. :grin:
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on June 06, 2011, 12:53:05 PM
I'll try it but I have visions of 100's of starling babies feeding in my backyard...   :bash:
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on June 06, 2011, 01:09:04 PM
 I do have starling's hanging around, a dozen or two just yesterday and they can't figure this feeder out. I don't think their beaks are strong enough to break through the outside of the feed ring, it's designed for finch's and woodpecker's.
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Post by: Retired on June 07, 2011, 06:58:48 PM
Pair of birds today..what are they?
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Post by: Ricochet on June 07, 2011, 07:35:58 PM
You are correct Brute.  Here's one still in the nest.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/DSC_0277w.jpg)
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Post by: catwithboost on June 07, 2011, 07:41:32 PM
Bad pic thru my window.
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Post by: Retired on June 10, 2011, 05:22:52 PM
The only thing I'm worse at then Photography... is Bird ID...what is it??
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on June 10, 2011, 08:46:45 PM
 One from today, any guess as to what it is?
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Post by: Hoyts n Mulies on June 10, 2011, 09:15:58 PM
The only thing I'm worse at then Photography... is Bird ID...

Hermit Thrush maybe.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on June 10, 2011, 10:05:41 PM
Top one I believe is a Fox Sparrow- Bottom one is a Juvenile Spotted Towhee.

T.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on June 11, 2011, 09:45:39 AM
 Nice work on the bottom one, I wasn't sure until I saw ma and pa feeding it.

 Retired's is a song sparrow, here's a shot of a fox sparrow from out back. Subtle differences, spots, instead of steaking on the chest, no light coloring on the head.
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Post by: crazyelk on June 11, 2011, 10:16:06 PM
I got this one today. :cheesy:

Were you in my neighborhood? We have one that has lived around the neighborhood for about 10 years.
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Post by: crazyelk on June 11, 2011, 10:18:20 PM
The only thing I'm worse at then Photography... is Bird ID...what is it??
I was thinking it was a wren?
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Post by: Ricochet on June 12, 2011, 12:01:52 PM
I was sorting some pics and found this.  How rare is the yellow shafted variety of Northern Flicker in Oregon?

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/DSC_5694w.jpg)
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Post by: Ricochet on June 12, 2011, 03:15:35 PM
I checked a couple of my books and they make it sound like its more an eastern part of the continent bird with interbreeding with our western "red shafted" color phase in the Great Plains.  Since its just a color phase and not a separate species, I guess I get no bonus points for photographing it.   :cheesy:
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Post by: CameraGuy on June 12, 2011, 07:19:06 PM
Bonus points for photographing it. 3.9 :tup:
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on June 12, 2011, 07:20:38 PM
Song Sparrow Retired.

Your image is huge PNW!  :)

Rico, great find for your area and great image.  Not unheard of but really rare.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on June 12, 2011, 08:32:59 PM
Had a great day "Birding" and calling. If you haven't tried it yet you are missing out.

Orange Crown Warbler- they love the calls.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6746.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6744.jpg)

Cedar Waxwing- Also responded well.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6766.jpg)

Swainsons Thrush- No calling
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6716.jpg)

Northern Flicker- Responded well to calling
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMG_1586.jpg)

Spotted Towhees- No need to call. They are almost tame these days.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6783.jpg)

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6785.jpg)

I will make a second post of the rest.

T.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on June 12, 2011, 08:36:11 PM
The Grosbeaks were very active this morning- Both types.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6727.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6739.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMG_1566.jpg)

I am calling this my best Stellars Jay.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6736.jpg)

T.
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Post by: Ricochet on June 12, 2011, 09:17:41 PM
Great shots, T.  Are we going to be able to pull you away from the tweety birds for some mulie bucks this year?   :grin:

I've been having fun watching the bushtit nest, but I noticed one thing, there were more than two adults feeding the chicks in this nest.  Hey bird guys, is this normal to have a "communal" nest or it just because its in Eugene?   :laugh:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DSD2694w.jpg)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on June 12, 2011, 09:34:32 PM
Rico Probably a Eugene thing. Great shot though.

I am seeing lots of fledgelings out of the nest the last 2 days.

I have vacation time in November all ready scheduled- I will be there.
Will be bringing my bird call too.


T.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on June 14, 2011, 03:50:15 PM
Great shots, T.  Are we going to be able to pull you away from the tweety birds for some mulie bucks this year?   :grin:

I've been having fun watching the bushtit nest, but I noticed one thing, there were more than two adults feeding the chicks in this nest.  Hey bird guys, is this normal to have a "communal" nest or it just because its in Eugene?   :laugh:

([url]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DSD2694w.jpg[/url])


 They are really great shots by T, I have to ask myself the same thing -especially when you get a whole different batch of fall and winter birds coming in. Good thing I didn't get drawn I guess. :grin:
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Post by: TerryWSmith on June 17, 2011, 06:43:59 PM
New Bird For me- Did not recognize at first-spotted the yellow eyes and figured
it was not an ordinary.
This is a "Wrentit" had never knowingly seen one before. It's right here at home
acts a lot like a Towhee. Came to the calling very nice but man they don't set still.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6917.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6920.jpg)
Updated the last photos to much better representations.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP7002.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP7004modified2.jpg)
Northern Flicker-
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6896.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6861.jpg)
Wilsons Warbler- came in to a call for Yellow Warbler.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6805.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6797.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP6796.jpg)
T.

Also spotted a Hermit Warbler tonight-called him in but he was too close to focus on and flew off.
First sighting for me
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on June 19, 2011, 02:30:51 PM
Nice Brute!  You'll have fun with it.

Things have slowed around my house.  I only got one chickadee nesting in my 5 houses and no flickers this year.  I got an occasional evening grosbeak and black headed grosbeak but not with any regularity.  The chickadee and red breasted nuthatches that nested near my house are the only predictable birds other than a house sparrow and cowbird.  These are the summer nesting doldrums. 
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Post by: Hillbilly270 on June 19, 2011, 05:23:16 PM
just got this guy today.  what kind of owl is it?
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Post by: Hillbilly270 on June 19, 2011, 05:56:51 PM
don't barred owl's eat spotted owls?
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on June 19, 2011, 08:31:03 PM
Barred owl.  No, I don't think they eat spotted owls.  They like crayfish though...
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Post by: Brute on June 19, 2011, 08:55:38 PM
don't barred owl's eat spotted owls?

Yes they do eat spotted owls.

There is 3 pages to this article.
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/The-Spotted-Owls-New-Nemesis.html (http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/The-Spotted-Owls-New-Nemesis.html)
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Post by: luv2huntgal on June 20, 2011, 08:17:28 AM
I didn't know owls ate other owls!! THAT IS COOL!!! I love the circle of life.   :clap:
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on June 20, 2011, 09:15:14 PM
Interesting article.  Sounds like they out-compete with them with only one account of possible killing of the other species.  I know Barred Owls are mean so I know they are capable but didn't think they would actually do it.  I know Barred Owls have been displacing our native Screech Owls in the area.  They out-compete and kill Screech Owls that are much smaller.  Additionally, they have babies earlier so they can get to the food source first and kill the Screech Owl owlets.  They are quite an adaptable species. 
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Post by: smoothiniron on June 22, 2011, 10:17:02 PM
the wind tossed this  little guy out of the nest the other day and mom has been tending to it on the ground.
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Post by: Brute on June 24, 2011, 04:28:08 PM
Got this Cedar Wax Wing giving the other a berry.
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Post by: Ricochet on June 24, 2011, 05:19:27 PM
Nice catch Brute.  Did you call them in?
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Post by: TerryWSmith on July 02, 2011, 04:16:28 PM
Few more birds to show.

Wrentit- Repost
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP7004modified2.jpg)

Hermit Warbler
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP7032.jpg)

Chestnut Backed Chickadee
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP7019.jpg)

This one is unidentified?
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP7026.jpg)

And a Winter Wren.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMG_2005.jpg)

T.
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on July 02, 2011, 04:23:09 PM
Nice Wrentit and Hermit Warbler.  That Hermit Warbler shot is one that few people really have given their range.  They also interbreed making finding a pure one like yours hard.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on July 02, 2011, 04:42:39 PM
Thanks Shawn,

I have noticed that most Warblers come to any Warbler call. I am also
very amazed how many Wilson Warblers we have, at one time this morning 3 came to the call at the same time.

I am leaning toward a Western Flycatcher on my unidentified one.

Terry
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on July 02, 2011, 06:26:02 PM
Possible.  Willow Flycatcher is the most common.  When you get the right flycatcher call, you'll know it.  Also don't forget about a Western Wood Peewee as it's just another flycatcher and very common around here.

Warblers only come in right now when nesting.  Otherwise, they'll ignore the call the rest of the year.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on July 04, 2011, 07:27:05 PM
Got it figured- You are right it is a Willow Flycatcher. Had the call working
today.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP7153.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP7213.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP7197.jpg)

T.
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on July 04, 2011, 08:50:58 PM
The caller is about the only good way to ID most of the flycatchers...   :twocents:
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Post by: smoothiniron on July 18, 2011, 04:57:11 PM
Got a new lens for the T2i  EF-S 17-55  2.8

Swallows on the garage, looks kinda cramped  :cheesy: they should be leaving the nest any day.
 
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Post by: WABONEHNTR on July 18, 2011, 07:56:42 PM
I have been after a Bobolink for 2 summers now.  Finally got a shot at one this afternoon. What a cool bird with a crazy call. 
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Post by: TerryWSmith on July 18, 2011, 08:49:43 PM
Cool Wabone,

I got a few photo's of one in Eastern Or. but not as good as yours.
Yes cool bird.

T.
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Post by: WABONEHNTR on July 19, 2011, 07:06:17 PM
Heard this Olive-sided Flycatcher today at work.  Sweet talked it in with the caller. 

Thanks Tdog.  Its fun chasing the challenging ones.
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on July 20, 2011, 08:31:17 PM
Awesome birds and shots WABONE.  I don't have either of those species!   :bash:
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Post by: Retired on July 21, 2011, 10:23:52 AM
Killdeer and Quail
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on July 21, 2011, 10:12:18 PM
How about this yard bird I shot the other day...Mountain Quail!  Great opportunity and I got 2 or 3 decent images.

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Gallinaceous-Fowl-Like-Birds/Quail-Phasianidae/i-dNfXHXf/0/L/WU8R0789-L.jpg)
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Post by: elkaholic123 on July 21, 2011, 10:16:43 PM
Nice  :tup:
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Post by: TerryWSmith on August 09, 2011, 08:57:22 PM
Been having a great time with the birds again. Seeing many new species come and go.

Got the Brown Creeper- to my surprise 3 came to the call.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP8677.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP8674.jpg)

Female Hermit Warbler- Very receptive to calling.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP8643.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP8636.jpg)

Wrentit- Always come to the call.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP8652.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP8700.jpg)

Wilson Warbler- A lot of them hanging around.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP8624.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP8617.jpg)

Song Sparrow- Half on a limb.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP8487.jpg)

Finally a Female House Finch- Or so I believe.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP8499.jpg)
T.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on August 10, 2011, 06:50:50 AM
Thanks Brute.

This Bird calling has been a treat for me. Wish I would have been smart enough
to take Shawns advice sooner.

It is amazing how you can be calling for one bird and 2 or 3 other species will come in.

Terry
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on August 10, 2011, 07:13:50 PM
Awesome shots TDog.  It's fun to mess with these when the big game isn't around.  I think the creeper is about the toughest to get a good image of.  Seems you always get the back on a tree trunk. 
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on August 10, 2011, 11:43:31 PM
I set up on this cooperative Willow Flycatcher the other day.

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Empidonax-Flycatchers/i-H4T2gk3/1/XL/1DS37195-XL.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Empidonax-Flycatchers/i-dk2fW9q/1/XL/1DS37203-XL.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Empidonax-Flycatchers/i-6rXhwmB/0/L/1DS37344-Edit-Edit-L.jpg)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on August 11, 2011, 02:51:25 PM
Shawn,
Great shots on Flycatcher- I have seen a bunch of them this year too.

I may try that polarizer to try and bring that eye out a bit more.

T.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on August 11, 2011, 08:50:28 PM
I need help with this one. Been seeing it for about a week finally got photos.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP8735.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP8745.jpg)

I also cannot positively ID this Woodpecker.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP8775.jpg)

Chestnut Backed Chickadee
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP8721.jpg)

Stellars Jay with a treat.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP8752.jpg)

T.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on August 11, 2011, 10:24:20 PM
Brute- I think you headed me in the right direction.

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP8747.jpg)

I think it is a Warbling Vireo. ??



T.
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on August 11, 2011, 11:15:05 PM
Definite warbling vireo.  A tough one to get so good job TDog.  The other is a female hairy woodpecker.  The white back gave it away for me.  The pacific ones have some dinge to them and markings under the wings on the belly area.  Good stuff man.
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on August 11, 2011, 11:16:36 PM
Got this one on a piece of driftwood at the beach off my camper on Saturday.  House Finch.

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Finches-Fringillidae/i-vkTsBRX/0/XL/IMG8408-XL.jpg)
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on August 11, 2011, 11:18:48 PM
Called in this White Crowned Sparrow at the park with my daughter the other day.

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Sparrows-Towhees-Juncos/i-Bk9Dtcd/0/XL/1DS38817-XL.jpg)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on August 12, 2011, 07:59:54 AM
Colors on the House Finch are brilliant.

The White Crown Sparrow is great- to get one with that expression is tough.


Terry
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on August 12, 2011, 11:19:25 AM
 I haven't been out much lately, but manage an RB nuthatch at one of our feeder's and a killdeer at a local golf course.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on August 13, 2011, 01:01:42 PM
Does anyone know what these little fellas are. Size of a chickadee and sounds
similar.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP8860.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP8866.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP8873.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP8868.jpg)

T.
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on August 13, 2011, 04:01:44 PM
bushtit. 
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Post by: TerryWSmith on August 13, 2011, 04:44:58 PM
Thanks Shawn- I just went through my books again and that was my guess.
There were about a dozen of them, very chatty and active.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on August 13, 2011, 08:00:11 PM
Yeah, they are cute little buggers.  Usually in big groups.

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Bushtit-Aegithalidae/i-s5ZdGSn/0/L/WU8R0052-L.jpg)
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on August 13, 2011, 10:06:09 PM
 This guy was showing off at gramma's today. I'm excited, I have a new 500mm and 17-70mm arriving Monday and vacation next week. Been a long summer and I haven't spent much of it outside.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on August 14, 2011, 05:45:06 AM
Nice shot with the Huckleberry.    :clap:

T.
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Post by: WABONEHNTR on August 14, 2011, 08:31:48 AM
Bushtits I believe.  They seem to be everywhere right now.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on August 14, 2011, 01:11:49 PM
 Thanks T. This guy was a real character. He had the berry for at least 15 minutes, going from tree to tree waving it around in front of the other waxwing's like a trophy.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on August 14, 2011, 02:13:03 PM
Speaking of treats I got his one today- total surprise for me.

A Black-throated Gray Warbler. I was calling for a Western Tanager and he came
be bopping in.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP8961.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP8959.jpg)

P.S. The Tanagers are ignoring calls at this time.

I am continuing to see more variety of Birds.

Pretty sure one here at the house was a Western Wood Pee Wee .
Also trying to confirm but I believe I saw 2 Buff Breasted Flycatchers.

T.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on August 14, 2011, 07:33:30 PM
 Awesome, the BT Gray's have stymied me this year. I was up at Hyak calling to a group for a long time and got them right in the brush in front of me but they just wouldn't come out into the open. This went on for long enough we had to get down the road, I put my camera down, hit the john one more time before heading on and as I went back to the rig, one flew right past my nose and landed right next to me in an 8' tree and posed :bash:.

 Funny how they will come in to different bird calls, I was calling screech owl's up at Squak not too long ago and called in a group of tanager's, they were really curious about it.
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on August 14, 2011, 08:26:50 PM
Ncie birds guys.  That black throated gray is a real fun one and I haven't got anything good on one yet either.  Most the birds start ignoring calls about this time of year but it's still fun to try.  Are you sure they were buff breasted...  :)

I went shorebird shooting today.  That is an artform all on it's own.  I don't even know how to ID half the birds.  A real challenge for any birder.
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Post by: luv2huntgal on August 15, 2011, 06:12:07 AM
Very nice pics!! I like the little guy that has his legs split between two branches!! TALENT!!  :tup:
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Post by: Ricochet on August 15, 2011, 06:35:39 AM
Great shots, TDog. 
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: WABONEHNTR on August 15, 2011, 09:31:54 PM
Here is a Bobolink from this summer. 
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on August 16, 2011, 08:54:17 PM
We have Bobolinks in Eastern, Or. not sure if they are on the westside.

I need help on this one- cannot find it in my Audubon Book.

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP9042.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP9036.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP9026.jpg)

And not sure on this one- a Flycatcher but which one? (sorry image not as sharp as it should be)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP9044.jpg)

Tanagers are very active.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP9056.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP8997.jpg)

Immature White Crown.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP8968.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP8964.jpg)

Best part for me - All these photos are right here on our property.

T.
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on August 16, 2011, 10:57:57 PM
Looks like a Yellow-Rumped Warbler for you there TDog.  Notice the distinctive white under tail pattern and eyerings...  Sometimes when they fly you can see the yellow on the rump.

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Warblers-Parulinae/i-Kz7dNRG/0/XL/1DS35761-XL.jpg)
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on August 16, 2011, 11:01:14 PM
My 6 year old daughter's first good bird photo.  She took this one all by herself the other day at a setup.

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Finches-Fringillidae/i-rsBc27X/0/L/IMG8170-L.jpg)
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on August 17, 2011, 12:37:01 PM
She was borrowing my 500mm which I had setup on my tripod.  I had the setup and went to get a beer and she shot these while I was gone.  She knows to put the focus square on the head, focus, and pull the trigger at the right moment. 
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Post by: TerryWSmith on August 17, 2011, 02:54:04 PM
Shawn- she is off to a great start.

I am leaning towards a Pine Siskin on my mystery bird. It was much larger than
the Warblers.

T.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on August 17, 2011, 04:21:39 PM
I'm not positive-hopefully I will see them again.

Both were identical in color.

T.

Got the Bushtits again this evening- love to try and improve on shots.

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP9077.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP9066.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP9060.jpg)

T.
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Post by: Ricochet on August 17, 2011, 08:51:32 PM
That's a great shot your daughter took, Shawn.   :tup:

I couldn't find any elk on the beach, so I shot this guy. 

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC2449w.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC2487w.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on August 17, 2011, 09:23:17 PM
wes,

Like CameraGuy says any bird is a good bird.

Good shots. That lens is a keeper.

T.
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Post by: Hoyts n Mulies on August 17, 2011, 10:32:24 PM
TDog, those top two shots in your last post are great! I love the clarity in the eyes.
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on August 17, 2011, 10:54:50 PM
I am leaning towards a Pine Siskin on my mystery bird. It was much larger than
the Warblers.

T.

I'll stick with my ID on it.  The juveniles are about twice as big it seems at times as the adults.  They have been sitting around getting fat from their mothers and are quite a bit larger than adults that are out exercising by flying and migrating.  The beak is not of that in the finch family so it couldn't be a pine siskin.  The undertail white feathers are rather distinctive, as well as the beak and eye-ring.  I posted that other yellow rumped so you could compare the undertail, eye-ring, and beak.  Additionally, Pine Siskins are either north or in the mountains right now for the most part.  This is a really tough time to ID birds because juveniles can look so different than the adults but that's what makes it fun.

Does this look familiar?  It came in with it's mom, the one in the image I posted on my last reply...

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Post by: popeshawnpaul on August 17, 2011, 10:55:32 PM
Here is a different one that is just starting to molt and get the yellow feathers under the beak on the chin...

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Post by: popeshawnpaul on August 17, 2011, 10:58:48 PM
TDog, here is a great resource when you are ready to take it to the next level.  I'm working on a lot of the principals this photographer has mastered and he's the best bird photographer out there, in my opinion.  You can get a feel for him and what he does on his blog but he has an ebook on this website that is great on how to set up perfect shots.  It can save a lot of time and get better results.  I have been utilizing some of these techniques recently and it's really helped me.  If nothing else, look through his favorites...they are all amazing.

http://www.alanmurphyphotography.com/ (http://www.alanmurphyphotography.com/)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on August 18, 2011, 05:49:38 AM
Shawn,

Yes now I'm am convinced- the two that came in were indentical- much the
same as you posted. Thanks- now to find the adults.

I will check out the link. Thank You.

Funny, Bird photography has turned into a passion- I was out scouting
elk the other day and found myself scouting birds.

Also - Thank you Hoyts- I was pretty sure they were good when I took them
but after editing I really liked them.

Thanks Again.

Terry
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on August 18, 2011, 02:16:06 PM
Nobody likes to shoot deer, elk, and sheep more than me.  The fact is, you can only shoot elk in the rut/well for about 2-3 weeks of the year.  Sheep the same as well as mule deer.  These might take up the Sept and November months.  What do you do for the rest of the year?  That's where birds come in for me.  The variability of so many types, the challenge, and the calling all make them fun to go after.  One thing that helped me greatly was making my WA birding list to see what I had and didn't have in terms of pictures.  I then plan trips to find certain species that I don't have.  In this way, I have learned to appreciate and find many birds I would have never found before.  Here is a link to my list.  Oregon isn't much different than this list probably but you can find Oregon lists on the internet I'm sure.

Also, I'll need to come down and get some wrentit from you OR guys soon!

http://www.huntfishnw.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=870 (http://www.huntfishnw.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=870)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on August 18, 2011, 04:51:40 PM
Shawn,
I checked out the link- GREAT STUFF.


It gave me some great ideas for here at home.
Speaking of we have at least 4 Wrentits right here at home, they always
respond to the calling. I don't know how long they are here because I
just found them in June. You would be welcome to come here at anytime.

Terry
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Post by: Hoyts n Mulies on August 18, 2011, 08:02:51 PM
I don't get to contribute to this thread often but I took this out of the window at my parents farm.

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Post by: TerryWSmith on August 18, 2011, 08:04:38 PM
Nice Shot Hoyts.

Grosbeaks are all over feeding like mad.

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP9086.jpg)

T.
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on August 18, 2011, 08:59:42 PM
Yeah, the juvies are out feeding like mad trying to make the migration back south.  I had some in my bird bath this morning too.

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Grosbeaks-Buntings/i-2khh3Zx/0/L/WU8R1759-L.jpg)
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Post by: luv2huntgal on August 19, 2011, 07:10:05 AM
Beautiful SHOT!!!  :tup:
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on August 19, 2011, 04:39:15 PM
Lots of juncos around my house right now.

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Sparrows-Towhees-Juncos/i-nGXk57m/1/L/IMG7215-L.jpg)
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on August 19, 2011, 07:46:10 PM
 Very nice photo's all. One from the backyard yesterday.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on August 19, 2011, 07:48:37 PM
 He finally sat still...
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on August 21, 2011, 12:21:49 PM
 Some MP3 format bird song's are hard to find, I carry all that I can find, around three dozen of the species I have the highest probability of seeing on any given trip (Spring -late summer). This is the resource I use the most and it has most of the major western species.

 http://www.naturesongs.com/birds.html (http://www.naturesongs.com/birds.html)
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on August 21, 2011, 01:45:45 PM
Ibird Explorer pro has about every North American species there are.  I have that and it costs $15.  I also have on the same ipod the birdjam software that uses the Stokes 4 cd set of almost every North American bird.  Between the two it gives me enough variability to call in anything and it's nice to have a changeup call that is slightly different to entice a bird that is getting burnt out on the same call.

With the birdjam, it creates mp3 playlists for you with various types of habitats you may encounter.  It has a forest, grassland, night, etc play lists.  In addition, I also created a Washington playlist that has every regularly occurring bird in WA so I don't have to go through a lot that aren't here to find the bird I'm looking at.

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Post by: popeshawnpaul on August 21, 2011, 06:59:58 PM
In my WA playlist it is easy to scroll through them all.  The ibirdexplorer pro was $10 when I bought it, quickly raised to $15, and now $20...  I heard they were going to raise it substantially because it was so good.  It easily could be a $50 program and the sounds are better on some birds than my $250 birdjam setup. 

Speaking of Malheur, I called about 5-7 great horned owls in around the campfire with it last year...
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Post by: TerryWSmith on August 22, 2011, 10:10:23 AM
Brute,
I definately keep a favorite list of most likely to see.

The program I use also keep most recent- so retrieving is quick.

My setup mighty look a little hokey but it works- I will post a couple photos
tonight.

Terry
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Post by: Brute on August 22, 2011, 11:14:59 AM
Thanks Guys.
I finally went down to the barn with a ladder to get this shot.
This is the 3 rd brood this year from these Swallows.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on August 22, 2011, 01:07:35 PM
 Sorry Ken, I didn't read the whole thing before I posted. You guys are too rich for my blood, guess I have to get a Droid as a 2nd phone for Christmas. :grin:

 Until then I'll have to download the free stuff. If I had more song's I would work on a favorite list. I likely don't use calls as much as Shawn, he's a good resource. I find I tend to drop my gear all over the place if I try and run a camera with a long lens and my current MP3 at the same time.
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on August 22, 2011, 01:54:00 PM
I had a ton of bushtits go through my yard the other day.  Maybe 60-100 moving from bush to bush.  Never saw that before in my yard.  I tried to call them back but didn't get any good images.

The $15-20 ibirdexplorerpro is nice because it breaks down the calls, songs, male, female, and other categories so you can play just the type of sound they make. 

While I like the birdjam software and generally prefer the sounds, it is one long track for each bird.  They try and put all the sounds the birds make in one track that can last from 20-60 seconds.   You first need to buy the 4CD set of bird sounds on disks, rip them on the computer, and then the software takes these tracks and makes playlists for you.  It's very convenient and you can make favorites, etc.  It generally breaks them down into the habitat type you are at so you don't need to scroll through everything to get to the one you want. 

These are the only two I have experience with and they work great.  There is a new bluetooth speaker I want to try with good sound but it's about $50.  That will be my next purchase.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on August 23, 2011, 09:07:15 PM
Cool shot Brute.

A lot of the birds seem to be gathering. We have had multiple
tanagers right around the house.

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMG_2523.jpg)

T.
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Post by: Ricochet on September 04, 2011, 03:07:45 PM
I caught this guy hopping from limb to limb.  He could fly but just didn't seem to want to.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC4658w.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on September 08, 2011, 10:23:38 PM
Nice Jumper Wes.

Kind of envious with all the Elk on the beach and all I have to
show is Birds. Oh well.

This is a Red Breasted Nuthatch- came into a call.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP9214modified.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP9211.jpg)

And a Bushtit.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP9223.jpg)

T.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on September 12, 2011, 08:16:22 PM
Question on something I ran into while elk hunting this morning.

I was swarmed by Warblers-well they were all over on the landing
I was glassing from. But thats not the deal, almost all the local types
were represented. There were, Wilsons, Orange Crown, Townshends,
Hermit, Black Gray and I saw one Yellow rumped. Just thought it odd
they were all congregated together?

T.
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Post by: Ricochet on September 12, 2011, 08:20:13 PM
Maybe your elk calling needs a little work.   :laugh:
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on September 12, 2011, 11:38:50 PM
Question on something I ran into while elk hunting this morning.

I was swarmed by Warblers-well they were all over on the landing
I was glassing from. But thats not the deal, almost all the local types
were represented. There were, Wilsons, Orange Crown, Townshends,
Hermit, Black Gray and I saw one Yellow rumped. Just thought it odd
they were all congregated together?

T.

A lot of the juveniles form big mixed flocks this time of year to forage together.  Chickadees also do this commonly.  It's a good bet to find one flock and then you can get a bunch of different species but I've found they are less receptive to calling in this situation/time of year.  The bad thing is they are all juvies for the most part and the plumage is not very desirable for shots. 

With birding and any photography I find it's about time and when everything is best for the opportunity at your target species.  After July, I stop birding for regular species and it's time to get the shorebirds migrating south.  I was very intimidated by shorebirds but they are really fun to learn T.  Get a good book.  The species ID is so tough that if you can get it down it's quite an accomplishment.  I'm getting better and better now that it's my 2nd year shorebirding.  They are really out and about right now T.  You also get a lot more chances at rare birds as shorebirds tend to migrate long long distances making rarities more possible.

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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on September 13, 2011, 07:46:53 AM
 Terry, you may have also seen part of a warbler "fallout". This occurs when mixed migrating flocks come through and touch down in migration, there can be over a thousand in one fairly small area of different species, cool to see. I've been seeing mixed flocks here as well this month, one minute nothing, then dozen's of OC, yellow, Wilson's and yellow rumped warblers together. I've heard the BT Grays as recently as yesterday but they seem to be staying higher here right now.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on September 13, 2011, 08:16:44 PM
Wes- maybe thats why the elk hunting is slow?   Hmmm.

Thanks for the input- saw very much the same today in two different
areas. Also saw crossbills at the house today-way too high-noisy though.

I wish I was headed to Cali.......

Bummer about that bull-anxious to see what you guys get now that he's gone.

T.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on September 15, 2011, 06:57:34 PM
Can anyone take a stab at this species- I believe it is a Warbler but can't
put a positive on it. The male had a richer yellow underbelly and chest-no photos
of him.

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP9250.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP9248.jpg)

Thanks

T.
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on September 15, 2011, 08:12:33 PM
Off the top of my head...Orange Crowned Warbler.  Color, and eye-ring seem consistent and it would be a common bird right now.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on September 15, 2011, 08:52:29 PM
Shawn- pretty certain it's not an Orange Crown, I'm still seeing them.
I wish I could have photographed the male. I'm leaning towards Canada Warbler
but most def not certain.

T.
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on September 15, 2011, 11:12:45 PM
Canada warblers just don't occur around here.  It would be a really rare stray that has only happened maybe a couple times in history.

All my books are packed away for my trip tomorrow so I can't take a look at it.  Here is an orange crowned and I think you are right.  The bird you got looks rather two toned around the head region.  Maybe a female yellow warbler.  I'm not sure.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on September 16, 2011, 07:51:59 AM
 I think you have a female common yellowthroat there. The male from a distance could appear like a Canada warbler and there is no light eye-bar from the edge of the mouth through the eye like a female orange-crowned warbler. Both male and female make a clucking sound right now, if that helps, single note about 2-4 seconds apart.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on September 16, 2011, 12:56:05 PM
I can see the resemblance of the Yellow throat female, But I saw the male and
it was most def. not- no black eye band at all. Here's a couple more- the male
just had richer yellow and darker back.

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP9241.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP9243.jpg)

T.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on September 16, 2011, 02:10:12 PM
 I think what you have are a juvenile female and an adult female. The male orange-crowned has a real distinct crown -great photo's BTW. Definitely too dark on the back to be a yellow warbler. The other possibilities would be; Nashville's or Mac's but both have a more distinct head coloration. The male yellowthroat's aren't necessarily traveling in pairs right now, just today out in our wetland nearby I had a female solo -she has been there since the male left a couple weeks ago from their nesting area.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on September 16, 2011, 02:14:28 PM
 -Adding, though I would lean towards yellowthroat, there are rare instances of yellowthroat crossing with Mac's, you might have an Ornithologist look it over to be sure it's not a hybrid.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on September 16, 2011, 03:27:00 PM
PNW

I think you hit it- I did a Google search and I'm pretty certain.
Had to be 2 females-In the Google search some of the photos
hit it spot on with what I thought was a male. Did not know
we had them on the westside- they were at the lower end
of a clearcut in a Blackberry and Elderberry patch. Thank You!

Terry
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on September 16, 2011, 03:58:12 PM
 Cool, I really like these kind of riddles. I've gotten so I study my bird ID books daily, I use the Audubon's Western Edition but also use the N. American Guide by Peterson's, it has some species that occur in Washington that Audubon's doesn't have.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on September 17, 2011, 02:06:55 PM
 Just a shot this AM through the window, I had the first group of white crowned sparrows come through with a juvenile missing all it's tail feathers, it looked like a weeble. I had a ton of birds today in our little backyard, hummingbird, goldfinch, chickadee, junco, WC sparrow and Siskins's.
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Post by: wheezer on September 17, 2011, 02:24:52 PM
Sounds like you had a busy day!! Nice shot PNWoutdoors!
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Post by: TerryWSmith on September 17, 2011, 03:41:40 PM
It's funny- we had a ton of White Crowns but now only a couple. We have a huge flock of Cedar Waxwings.
Only 2 Anna's Hummingbirds in the evenings.

 Out Elk hunting I am seeing Warblers, Goldfinch, Gray Jays tons of Song Sparrows.
There also seem to be Wrentits everywhere I go.

T.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on September 17, 2011, 07:30:39 PM
 Thanks Wheezer.

 My fear while out hunting is not having my best camera outfit with me. I've seen bluebirds, goshawks, white headed woodpeckers and quite a few other species while hunting that I would kick myself if I saw without a camera today. I guess I'll have to start road hunting so I always have my camera :grin:. The junco's were still out when I changed feeder's today.
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Post by: huntnphool on September 25, 2011, 06:53:52 PM
 While watching a masher of a bull through my spotter I had this little guy land in a tree by me. His wings were very blue when flying but not so much when perched on a branch.

 Anyone know what kind he is? :dunno:
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Post by: huntnphool on September 25, 2011, 07:07:37 PM
He was darker blue than that and didn't have that much white on him. :dunno:
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on September 25, 2011, 07:59:01 PM
Western Bluebird
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Post by: huntnphool on September 25, 2011, 08:28:00 PM
Western Bluebird

Cool, fat little guy
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Post by: wheezer on September 26, 2011, 08:37:32 AM
I did a little bird shooting in my backyard yesterday afternoon. Shawn mentioned how short our photo sessions on the big animals are,so rather than let my camera collect dust I decided to give the small birds a whirl. It's really fun!! The little buggers never seem to sit still! Shooting the little guys gives me the opportunity to become more familiar with my camera and may even help me produce better images on the big stuff. I'm the worlds worst at bird identification...If not the worst at least in the top ten! I think that these are probably the Gold Finch. Correct me if I'm wrong.

 
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Post by: wheezer on September 26, 2011, 08:41:29 AM
A few young quail and one adult wandered in late in the afternoon.
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on September 26, 2011, 08:58:54 AM
Nice Goldfinch and California Quail Weezer!
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Post by: wheezer on September 26, 2011, 09:33:58 AM
Thank you Shawn.
Dean
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Post by: wheezer on September 28, 2011, 11:10:02 AM
This really seems pretty darn mundane after looking at Shawn's Alberta trip and the beautiful buck that CameraGuy posted,and crazyelk had some dandy's too. These are from yesterday afternoon.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on September 28, 2011, 12:09:26 PM
 Nice shots Wheezer, if you don't mind me asking are you using the 80-400, or 200-400mm?
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on September 28, 2011, 12:47:50 PM
I'd say work on a natural perch somehow wheezer.  A moss covered rock with some hidden food on the top or something.  Then the quail will look a little more natural.  Good shots, nonetheless.  Thanks!
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Post by: wapitihunter on September 28, 2011, 04:26:44 PM
Pileated, caught him in our wild cherry tree.
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Post by: wheezer on September 28, 2011, 09:49:04 PM
Nice shots Wheezer, if you don't mind me asking are you using the 80-400, or 200-400mm?

Thanks PNWoutdoors...I use the 80-400. I'd love to have the 200-400 but I'd probably have to win the lottery to buy one.
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Post by: wheezer on September 28, 2011, 10:03:57 PM
I'd say work on a natural perch somehow wheezer.  A moss covered rock with some hidden food on the top or something.  Then the quail will look a little more natural.  Good shots, nonetheless.  Thanks!
Thanks Shawn. I haven't been feeding them so I don't see them too often. I agree the natural cover is the best way to go. My white vinyl fence post doesn't do him any favors!
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on September 29, 2011, 06:39:42 PM
 I came home from work today and had a very rare lifer bird out back, a Say's Phoebe. Will post pics shortly.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on September 29, 2011, 07:06:06 PM
Say's.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on September 29, 2011, 07:29:05 PM
 One more.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on September 29, 2011, 08:38:53 PM
I love to get something a little out of the normal.

Good job.

T.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on September 29, 2011, 08:42:22 PM
Nice shots Wheezer, if you don't mind me asking are you using the 80-400, or 200-400mm?

Thanks PNWoutdoors...I use the 80-400. I'd love to have the 200-400 but I'd probably have to win the lottery to buy one.

  I have an 80-400 as well and really like it. I hear you about the cost of the 200-400, it produces great images, but I just don't know that it is 6k better than the 80-400. If I were to spend more than 2k on a lens I would buy the Sigma 500mm EX. It's a shade better than the 150-500 in clarity, but can be had for around 4.5k.
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Post by: Brute on September 29, 2011, 09:12:10 PM
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Post by: luv2huntgal on October 04, 2011, 07:20:57 AM
Brute....that is a beautiful bird!  :clap:  Is it a mountain blue bird?
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on October 04, 2011, 08:20:11 AM
Brute....that is a beautiful bird!  :clap:  Is it a mountain blue bird?

American Robin.  The gray looks a tad blue in the shadows because of the cool light.
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Post by: SlayR on October 06, 2011, 06:55:52 PM
New guy alert!  :hello:  I have been enjoying HuntfishNW site for about a week now.  Really enjoy photography and bowhunting.  Thought this would be a good time to jump in and get my feet wet...with a few photos of yard birds.

Cedar Waxwings that pass through once a year to enjoy the berries on our Madrone trees.

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Post by: huntnphool on October 07, 2011, 11:10:45 PM
 Very nice pics, cool looking little bird. Welcome to the site :hello:
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Post by: huntnphool on October 07, 2011, 11:13:28 PM
 Okay guys, little help on identification. Two different tweeties today, first two looks like some kind of finch? :dunno:

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Post by: TerryWSmith on October 08, 2011, 06:42:04 AM
First 2 are Dark eyed Juncos- They come in several color phases.

3rd is a Black Capped Chickadee.

T.
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Post by: SlayR on October 08, 2011, 07:34:53 AM
Thanks for the welcome everyone!   I thought this was a bit different...a Robin with a "fro".

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Post by: popeshawnpaul on October 08, 2011, 09:23:02 AM
Welcome SlayR.  Good pics and waxwings are cool.
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on October 08, 2011, 09:25:33 AM
I have a lot of birds moving through my yard daily right now.  Goldfinches, house finches, towhees, chickadees...  I've heard a few unusual calls I didn't recognize this week a few times too.

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Sparrows-Towhees-Juncos/i-7gg896L/0/L/WU8R1091-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Sparrows-Towhees-Juncos/i-BSJgB5X/1/L/WU8R1111-L.jpg)
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on October 08, 2011, 09:28:49 AM
(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Thrushes-Muscicapidae/i-QQ3pwHs/0/XL/1DS34727-XL.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Thrushes-Muscicapidae/i-f6wHKb6/0/L/1DS35064-L.jpg)
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on October 18, 2011, 06:21:20 PM
I really lucked out while sitting on the back porch this evening. A Sharp-Shinned hawk showed up and chased the Junco's all around the yard, unsuccessfully, but it was a great show. Photo was taken at 7-8' and she was as close as 4' at one point.
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Post by: wheezer on October 18, 2011, 08:00:26 PM
Nice shot PNWoutdoors!!! I really like that eye!  I had the same thing going on in my back yard at about the same time. This guy was chasing the little birds also. I didn't see him score either. Is the one I shot also a Sharp-Shinned Hawk? My bird identifying sucks. I think mine may be a Cooper...The breast feathers look different than yours.
Dean
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on October 19, 2011, 07:17:07 AM
 Great shot! Looks like it could be a Cooper's, but it's hard to tell not knowing the size of the objects in the photo. The Sharp-Shinned is very small, only about a foot long, the Cooper's is going to be about 4-6" longer. I would lean towards Sharp-Shinned based on this photo (credit Bay Area Photo's). THe contrast on the crown is much stronger on the Cooper's.
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Post by: wheezer on October 19, 2011, 10:35:33 AM
Thanks PNWoutdoors! I think that you are spot on as he wasn't very big. They certainly have some wicked looking talons!
Dean
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Post by: M_ray on November 02, 2011, 01:44:29 PM
I got this one awhile ago in the yard but since then my laptop blew up  :cry: Now that I have a new one its time to catch up on some pics!!! I think this is a common house sparrow???
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Post by: tradbow on November 02, 2011, 07:27:09 PM
Great thread!  Awesome pictures. I can now put names to some of these birds I am feeding...
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Post by: TerryWSmith on November 06, 2011, 11:13:24 AM
Tried some bird shots with the new 400.

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMG_3040.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMG_3041.jpg)

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMG_3045.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMG_3044.jpg)

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMG_3042.jpg)

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMG_3034.jpg)

T.

Malhuer in 4 days!!!!

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Post by: wheezer on November 06, 2011, 11:56:21 AM
Nice...I'll bet you're loving that 400!!! :tup:
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on November 07, 2011, 07:19:55 PM
 Great clarity and color T. Here's one from the woods out back this weekend, little buggar's flying all around me, just wouldn't sit still.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on November 07, 2011, 07:28:54 PM
I usually get a Kinglet here for the winter-no sighting yet. Did see an Orange
Crown Warbler on Sunday still hanging around.

Nice shot by the way.

T.
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Post by: Ricochet on November 07, 2011, 08:41:07 PM
Not my yard, but it is someone's and they are birds.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC8887w.jpg)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on November 07, 2011, 09:08:23 PM
Wow- that is SHARP>>>>

T.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on November 08, 2011, 10:05:14 AM
Not my yard, but it is someone's and they are birds.

([url]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC8887w.jpg[/url])


 Very Nice. On the Kinglet's, it seems the ratio of males to females is very, very low. I've seen exactly two male Gold Crown's, and one male Ruby Crowned Kinglet out of over 100 birds in the last year, I'm not sure why the number's are so skewed. My goal this winter is to get some good shot's of both males.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on November 13, 2011, 04:57:41 PM
 I had a male Sharp-Shinned take out one of my Junco's today, hopefully he doesn't camp out here all winter, I may have to move the feeder's around a bit.
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on November 14, 2011, 08:52:27 AM
I had one get one of my ugly pigeons the other day (okay by me!).  Got some shots of it but it's hard to get much with a fence as your background and bad light...
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on November 14, 2011, 02:57:23 PM
 I hear you, this time of year the light go's form poor, to just plain bad. I was hoping for a break today in the cloud's, no such luck. It may be April by the time I get a decent day to shoot again...
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Post by: runamuk on November 14, 2011, 04:42:11 PM
Ricochet I love those quail they look like feathered grapefruits  :laugh:
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Post by: TerryWSmith on December 01, 2011, 02:21:57 PM
2 things.

1. I will never let this thread fade away....   (Birds Rule)

2. I still have 2 Anna's Humminbirds coming to a feeder, anyone else have
     late birds.

3. O.K. I lied-3 things. The Darke eyed Juncos have moved in like fleas- must be 40 of them,
    We have a Fox Sparrow, 8-10 Blue Jays, 2 Song Sparrows and I keep hearing Chickadee's
    in the timber along with Wrentits. I saw the Flock of Bushtits last week and I am sure the
    other calls are from the Red Breasted Nuthatches. Like to know what any of you are seeing
    and hearing.

Terry
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Post by: Brute on December 01, 2011, 08:20:12 PM
From Jewell today.
meuw  :cheesy:
 
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Post by: TerryWSmith on December 03, 2011, 05:51:27 PM
Brute what breed of bird is that elk? :lipsealed:

Got out today.

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMG_3502.jpg)
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMG_3475.jpg)
Surprised to still see a Bluebird.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMG_3483.jpg)

T.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on December 03, 2011, 08:25:37 PM
Brute what breed of bird is that elk? :lipsealed:
T.

You asked what we were seeing and hearing.
Meuw and Chirp   :cheesy:

I get it!!!!! We are a little slow down here!!!!
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on December 04, 2011, 01:13:39 PM
2 things.

1. I will never let this thread fade away....   (Birds Rule)

2. I still have 2 Anna's Humminbirds coming to a feeder, anyone else have
     late birds.

3. O.K. I lied-3 things. The Darke eyed Juncos have moved in like fleas- must be 40 of them,
    We have a Fox Sparrow, 8-10 Blue Jays, 2 Song Sparrows and I keep hearing Chickadee's
    in the timber along with Wrentits. I saw the Flock of Bushtits last week and I am sure the
    other calls are from the Red Breasted Nuthatches. Like to know what any of you are seeing
    and hearing.

Terry


 T- the Anna's are here all year, they just go a little more dormant and feed less. We got out yesterday and saw a Northern Shrike, Lincoln's Sparrow's and a bunch of other regular's. I'm seeing a lot of woodpecker's right now; Pileated, Flicker, Hairy, Red-Breasted Sapsucker and Downy, as well as the first Red_Naped Sapsucker I've seen in Western Wa. last week. Lot's of large mixed-flocks that are hard to pin down as far as who is in the mix :cheesy:
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Post by: Ricochet on December 04, 2011, 06:50:44 PM
I'm not much for shooting tweety birds but I do like quail.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC9452w.jpg)
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on December 04, 2011, 07:04:09 PM
 I found this female out back today. Been seeing a lot of males the past few days but they continue to elude me. :rolleyes:

 T -do you have Western Bluebirds around all winter?
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Post by: TerryWSmith on December 04, 2011, 08:32:44 PM
Darrell,
I was surpised to see the Buebird, we usually do not have them year round.
I have been seeing Kinglets with the Chickadees several times now.

Nice shot- they do not stay still for long.

Terry
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Post by: TerryWSmith on December 05, 2011, 10:41:24 AM
Jeff- Is  that around burns?   Did you use BBQ sauce?

A Snowy Owl is a rarity!!!!!!   


T.
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Post by: wheezer on December 05, 2011, 10:45:34 AM
Hey Jeff, for a non-bird guy those are two really nice shots of that Snow Owl!!! :tup: Could there be feathers in your future?
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on December 05, 2011, 11:20:59 AM
Remarkable shot of the snowy, Jeff!  I didn't know they came down into Oregon, or even as far south as  Washington State, for that matter...great find!  Hope it stays around for a long time!
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on December 05, 2011, 11:54:42 AM
This is a snowy owl eruption year.  They happen about once a decade.  Most years we see one or two sightings but they are everywhere right now.  They usually occur when the lemming population crashes up north and they head south down into WA, OR, and other lower 48 states after prey items.  Usual places they show up are Ocean Shores, Dungeness Spit, and Douglas county and the highway 2 area in eastern WA.  I found some in Ocean Shores yesterday.

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Post by: CameraGuy on December 05, 2011, 12:47:58 PM
Hey Jeff, for a non-bird guy those are two really nice shots of that Snow Owl!!! :tup: Could there be feathers in your future?
it is about 3 miles from my house  BBQ sauce? LOTS :tup:
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Post by: Ricochet on December 16, 2011, 09:22:52 PM
Wow, CameraGuy posting on a bird thread, I've seen it all now. :shocked: 
Nice shots, Jeff. :clap:
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on December 18, 2011, 07:05:28 PM
 We had our first Varied Thrush today in our 8 years here. Pardon the through-the-window quality.
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on December 19, 2011, 09:50:22 AM
From where I sit, Darryl, the quality is not diminished by your window...very nice shot of this handsome bird...only enhancement would be to minimize the bg and get lower while shooting.  Very nice shot as is!!!
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on December 19, 2011, 10:46:28 AM
 Thanks much Dennis. I marvel at how many bird's we have had in our tiny little backyard since we moved there. I've done a lot to make a little bit of habitat there, but our list is up over 40 species now. I'm planning on adding a little man-made stream this year that should attract some birds in the summer, hopefully some new warbler varieties.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on December 19, 2011, 06:43:46 PM
 Not a yard bird, but a lifer for me today.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on December 19, 2011, 08:08:24 PM
Great one Darrel..

Again- not one I have seen.

Terry
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Post by: wheezer on December 19, 2011, 08:11:40 PM
Nice shot PNWoutdoors!!! :tup:
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on December 20, 2011, 07:00:44 AM
I shot a mystery bird in Montana years ago.  It wasn't until i showed it to a bird expert that they ID'ed it to me as a Townsend's Solitaire.  Cool bird.  We had a cooperative one at Magnusen Park last year that gave me a few shots. 

I set up my feeders so I'll be ready to join you guys with some yard bird photos soon...
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Post by: Brute on December 22, 2011, 02:58:03 PM
A couple from today's frosty start.
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Post by: wheezer on December 22, 2011, 04:05:02 PM
Nice Brute!!! I like the frosty background! :tup:
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Post by: Ricochet on December 23, 2011, 06:00:31 PM
I saw this little guy today while looking for a green heron, the closest I can find in my bird book is yellow-rumped warbler.  Other than a bunch of scrub jays, the little guys weren't cooperating, so I picked on the herons and egrets.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC1485w.jpg)

It was the first day in weeks without fog, so I had to get out and shoot something.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC1545w.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC1359w.jpg)
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Post by: wheezer on December 23, 2011, 11:09:16 PM
Outstanding shots Wes!!! I really love shot #3!!! :tup:
Dean
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Post by: Ricochet on December 24, 2011, 05:12:53 PM
Thanks, Dean.
I caught this little guy peeking out of the bushes today.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC1700w.jpg)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on December 24, 2011, 06:48:05 PM
Great set of birds Wes.

T.
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Post by: Ricochet on December 24, 2011, 07:14:00 PM
Thanks, Terry.  I hear there's a Snowy Owl over your way.  See it yet?

I found this little girl drumming today.  I like how she pushes her tail against the limb for leverage.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC1855w.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on December 24, 2011, 08:54:33 PM
I'm all ears- I have been looking from Newport to Waldport - no luck.

T.

Nice Woody too.
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Post by: Ricochet on December 25, 2011, 12:50:12 PM
What little info I get is either from members here or from http://birdingonthe.net/index.html (http://birdingonthe.net/index.html)
I know when I pointed out the Snowy to a couple of birders they immediately got out their phones and started texting and emailing, so the info on the birder site is pretty up to date.  If we get any meaningful breaks in the weather I intend to head back to Albany to check on the Snowy and try for some better pics of the Eurasian widgeons.  In the mean time, I'll continue to hit the local parks but I'd rather be shooting mule deer.

Is this little guy a Marsh Wren?  Photo quality suffers because I couldn't get close and had to crop quite a bit but he looks different from the wrens I normally see.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC0215w.jpg)



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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on December 25, 2011, 01:11:25 PM
Probably a Marsh wren, Wes...really enjoyed your posted images!
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on December 25, 2011, 10:06:39 PM
Looks "marshy" to me...

Try and lay on the ground and get at water level for those ducks...!

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Waterfowl-and-Swimmers/Ducks/i-zJ8RLvT/1/L/IMG0833-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Waterfowl-and-Swimmers/Ducks/i-Wh5zBS4/1/L/IMG2031-L.jpg)
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Post by: Ricochet on December 26, 2011, 12:11:53 AM
Great shot of the Bufflehead, Shawn.  They're a tough bird to shoot well with their high contrast, but without good light the iridescence doesn't show. Really, really tough to do right and you nailed it.   :tup:
That's a great tip about shooting ducks at their level, (and that also goes for a lot of other animals) but one of the parks I shoot at restricts foot traffic to a raised walkway.    Don't want to step on a turtle egg while sneaking on a duck, you know. :bash:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on December 26, 2011, 11:53:43 AM
 Great winter photo's guys, I really hope you can catch up with the Snowy's. I was rewarded with these shot's Christmas Day.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on December 26, 2011, 01:12:16 PM
Darrel good job- I still have 2 Annas here as well.
I went up towards Lincoln City this morning- No Snowy- did see two Bald Eagles.

Here is a tool resource for keeping up with sightings- I think it is pretty cool.
http://ebird.org/ebird/map/ (http://ebird.org/ebird/map/)

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on December 26, 2011, 01:31:17 PM
 Great resource T, I just signed up and plan on using it.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on December 27, 2011, 09:35:08 PM
I caught this guy in the yard just the other day!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on December 28, 2011, 07:09:47 AM
You need to get your peanut feeder up and the scrub jays hitting it.  Then I'll come over and get some good pictures...   :tup:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: luv2huntgal on December 28, 2011, 01:38:52 PM
That's a neat looking little bird.  :clap:
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Post by: DesertBighorn on December 28, 2011, 04:42:32 PM
Here's a dark-eyed junco in the snow from a couple of years ago, wish I had another chance with some better camera settings.  Doesn't look like I'll have the opportunity for awhile.   :grin:

-Doug

(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Tweety-birds/i-hPt5tf6/1/L/Dark-eyed-Junco2a-crop-1-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: SlayR on December 28, 2011, 05:09:02 PM
Hey M_Ray - Great capture of the Northern Flicker (woodpecker)! I get a few in the yard every now and again...but never been able to score such a fine photo.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on December 28, 2011, 05:18:36 PM
Hey M_Ray - Great capture of the Northern Flicker (woodpecker)! I get a few in the yard every now and again...but never been able to score such a fine photo.

Thanks ... the only mistake I made was I think I cropped it down too much and lost a little quality I think I'll try again tonight as far as getting the shot? yeah they are jumpy little things he has been around for awhile but hasn't given me a good chance, I had to sneak up on this guy. I crawled around the corner of the house when his back was turned ... he had me figured out and I only got 4 shots in before he took off!!!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on December 28, 2011, 05:19:14 PM
You need to get your peanut feeder up and the scrub jays hitting it.  Then I'll come over and get some good pictures...   :tup:

What makes you think I'll share them?  :grin:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on December 28, 2011, 10:52:54 PM
Brown-headed cowbird (yeah, I had to look this one up!! :cheesy: :cheesy:).

-Doug

(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Tweety-birds/i-h4RpXw7/0/L/Brown-headed-cowbird-DLB9602-1-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on December 31, 2011, 08:02:44 PM
Took a little walk in the fog today, I'm already tired of winter in the Willamette valley.  If it isn't raining, its foggy. :bash:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC2130w.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC2180w.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC2091w.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on January 01, 2012, 12:34:38 PM
Ok, here is a true yardbird.  This little Sharp Shinned Hawk took out one of the pigeons at my feeder and ate it in my backyard.  I was able to crawl in the wet grass (yep, it sucked but it was worth it) to within 20 feet or so and get decent images.  The light was bad and my ivy fence is a bad background but I did the best I could.

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Birds-Of-Prey/BirdsPrey/i-4dRCgTJ/0/XL/1DS34108-XL.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Birds-Of-Prey/BirdsPrey/i-933QB8b/0/XL/1DS34221-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on January 01, 2012, 01:35:57 PM
Nice work Shawn.  Now you know why your wife won't go out shooting pics with you, you spend too much time laying in the muck around duck ponds or belly crawling across the lawn.  :grin:  Great dedication!  :tup:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on January 01, 2012, 02:08:46 PM
Great shots Shawn, look like you took one for the forum.  BTW-do you have a dog?   

-Doug
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 01, 2012, 03:33:13 PM
Fantastic Shawn..

You have to love it when ops come right to your doorstep.

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on January 02, 2012, 07:48:21 AM
Terrific shots of the crowned sparrows, Wes...and super shots of the hawk, Shawn!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on January 03, 2012, 03:45:30 PM
Here is my first addition to this thread.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 03, 2012, 04:05:35 PM
Nice addition Dennis.
 :tup:

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on January 03, 2012, 09:48:24 PM
Wow Dennis, how close were you?   :shocked:

-Doug
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on January 03, 2012, 09:50:29 PM
BCC

-Doug

(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Tweety-birds/i-hKJNnH9/1/L/DLB0392-BCC-3stepsharp-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on January 04, 2012, 08:35:09 AM
Roughed up robin.

-Doug

(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Tweety-birds/i-dpmSrSW/1/L/3H1K8939-3stepshrp-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on January 04, 2012, 11:28:20 AM
Thanks Terry!  Doug,  I was about 20 +_ feet away but shooting 600mm with 2x and 1.3 crop on my camera (Mark lll).  Really like your BCC and the robin looks like he's had quit a day!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on January 04, 2012, 03:25:51 PM
I had black capped Chicks all over my place this summer and couldnt get a good shot, they dont sit long!!! Thats a great pic Doug  :tup:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on January 04, 2012, 05:34:15 PM
These little backyard birds are fun.

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Starlings-Sturnidae/i-Z3SvM57/1/L/WU8R0480-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on January 04, 2012, 08:33:00 PM
I had black capped Chicks all over my place this summer and couldnt get a good shot, they dont sit long!!! Thats a great pic Doug  :tup:
Thanks M_Ray!

Thanks Terry!  Doug,  I was about 20 +_ feet away but shooting 600mm with 2x and 1.3 crop on my camera (Mark lll).  Really like your BCC and the robin looks like he's had quit a day!
Dennis, that's quite a howitzer!!   :shocked:  I seem to have a hard time with the 2X on a 500.  Good job.   :tup:

These little backyard birds are fun.

Shawn, that's a true yardbird there!! 

-Doug
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 04, 2012, 08:34:48 PM
Shawn,

Great Starling- I do not have one photo in my library-

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on January 04, 2012, 09:57:31 PM
Just say Shawn made me do it (I have succombed to peer pressure).... :bash:  I had this shot for a couple of years, just never saw a reason till now to process it.   :rolleyes:

-Doug

(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Tweety-birds/i-spWcLBW/0/L/Starling-in-snow-1-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on January 05, 2012, 05:58:06 AM
Sad to say, I have one too.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/DSC_8745w-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Retired on January 05, 2012, 02:45:39 PM
this afternoon
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Shooter on January 05, 2012, 05:49:08 PM
Well thought I would join this set as it's kind of hard getting out to shoot in better location do to the fact I have 2 little ones in school.
Started just by shooting out at the stump from the garage, then added a little background today :)
Still need to change the angle and get closer to the position and add some perches.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on January 05, 2012, 05:51:26 PM
Screw you!  You have Townsend's Warblers and Varied Thrushes in your backyard?  Your long lost photo buddy has blinds, perches, etc...  :)  Get those Varied Thrush happy and coming in!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Shooter on January 05, 2012, 06:00:26 PM
Screw you!  You have Townsend's Warblers and Varied Thrushes in your backyard?  Your long lost photo buddy has blinds, perches, etc...  :)  Get those Varied Thrush happy and coming in!

:cheesy: Dude, I had no idea what they were till I looked them up. I had not ever even seen them in my backyard till my wife bought some seed on a whim and I pored it on the stump to see what would happen. I saw the warbler the 2nd day and was like WOW, nice color, guess I should shoot it. Then the thrush the next day.
Gives me a reason to look at getting a nice deer blind.  :tup:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on January 05, 2012, 08:55:58 PM
 It's pretty rare to have Townsend's at a seed feeder, they have been known to go for suet, but that's the first I've seen go after seed. We have them here as well but they don't come down below the tree-tops, I saw a flock of at least a dozen here last week.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Shooter on January 05, 2012, 09:26:08 PM
To be fair, I did have a suet feeder just out of frame, plus I had poured some suet on the seeds, Man, all the birds ate it up.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on January 05, 2012, 09:33:02 PM
To be fair, I did have a suet feeder just out of frame, plus I had poured some suet on the seeds, Man, all the birds ate it up.

Cheater (JK)....   :laugh:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on January 05, 2012, 09:34:35 PM
Don't you think this one shows off the watermark nicely?   :cheesy:

-Doug

(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Tweety-birds/i-ZZ8vv9N/1/L/DLB9441-Goldfinch-black-bg1-1-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on January 07, 2012, 10:33:42 AM
Screw you!  You have Townsend's Warblers and Varied Thrushes in your backyard?  Your long lost photo buddy has blinds, perches, etc...  :)  Get those Varied Thrush happy and coming in!



 Shawn gets all worked up when we have the birds he wants to shoot!!! (http://bestsmileys.com/lol/22.gif)  Don't feel bad I've got scrub jays he wants in on!!!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on January 07, 2012, 04:27:18 PM
Some more from warmer days.   :grin:

-Doug

Rufous takes a bath
(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-Pp9xPDG/0/L/Rufousbathing0003-L.jpg)

Drying
(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-8RDXnNm/0/L/Rufousbathing0001-L.jpg)

All clean
(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-f3MbcV4/0/L/Rufousbathing0002-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 07, 2012, 05:30:48 PM
Doug,
First one is cool but I love #2...

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: runamuk on January 07, 2012, 08:16:14 PM
love those hummer pics.....
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: wheezer on January 07, 2012, 08:24:49 PM
Gotta love shot #1!!! Outstanding!!! :tup:
Dean
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on January 08, 2012, 05:55:45 PM
Kind of a nondescript bird but one I hadn't seen before.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC3704w.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on January 08, 2012, 06:10:14 PM
 Great shot of a Northern Mockingbird, we don't have those around here.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on January 08, 2012, 09:57:07 PM
One great Varied Thrush shot, Shooter!  I'll add another, but this one I shot last spring/summer...not certain, but looking forward to the return!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on January 13, 2012, 04:07:55 PM
Thought you all might get a laugh out of this one...Red-breasted Sapsucker.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 13, 2012, 05:10:05 PM
Dennis- Is that "look ma no hands"?

Got this Wrentit and a Junco in (My Backyard) came home from work and broke
out the Bird caller. It works in winter for some species.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP0785b.jpg)

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP0780b.jpg)

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP0775b.jpg)

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMGP0746b.jpg)

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on January 13, 2012, 07:01:26 PM
One great Varied Thrush shot, Shooter!  I'll add another, but this one I shot last spring/summer...not certain, but looking forward to the return!


Off the top of my head, looks like a black headed grosbeak...

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Grosbeaks-Buntings/i-dSZ3KvB/0/XL/WU8R1852-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on January 13, 2012, 07:35:50 PM
Great shots, Terry...Don't think I've ever seen these! 
You are absolutely correct about the bird identifcation (I guess I forgot to identify it and I ment to say I would post another backyard bird shot...not another varied thrush), Shawn...and you posted a great one, yourself!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on January 13, 2012, 09:25:38 PM
One great Varied Thrush shot, Shooter!  I'll add another, but this one I shot last spring/summer...not certain, but looking forward to the return!

I'm with shawn on this one ... did i just say that?  :rolleyes: Anyway They have similar markings but from my id the thrush has a bill like a Robin so I would say Grosbeak!  :grin:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: SlayR on January 13, 2012, 10:39:33 PM
Woah talk about up close and personal...you guys are posting some amazing bird photography!  :clap:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on January 14, 2012, 11:29:13 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:

 I've been able to knock a few bird's off my list lately, right now I'm trying to find the Common Redpoll. Saw one or two so far, but high up.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on January 14, 2012, 02:59:17 PM
Great work guys! :tup:
All I can find around here are those darn scrub jays, so here's a couple for M-ray and Pope.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC4330w.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC3589w.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on January 14, 2012, 04:07:22 PM
 Haha nice pics Rico!  :tup: I know they arent a big deal for you but most uncommon to be seen in Seattle. I'm sitting on a bunch right now and there aren't many sightings in the city. If I were to let this cat out of the bag there would be a hundred Photogs or more on my street looking to get a pic!!!  (http://bestsmileys.com/mouthzippedshut/1.gif)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on January 14, 2012, 04:54:58 PM
 Nice color Rico. It was colder than a witch's #$$% today and windy, but I did manage the little Anna's.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on January 14, 2012, 05:08:06 PM
Well, I had my first Varied Thrush show up in my yard today.  I set up some perches in an attempt to catch him but failed.  I did manage some Dark Eyed Juncos.  Maybe tomorrow I'll catch the Thrush...

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Juncos-Emberizinae/i-d77nqW8/0/L/1DS38299-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Juncos-Emberizinae/i-LXTnBsj/0/L/1DS38400-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on January 14, 2012, 06:56:17 PM
 I like the red berries, they seem to enhance any bird photo.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 14, 2012, 07:15:01 PM
Great shots on the Juncos.

I like your idea, I know where to get some berried limbs, right now my birds
are perching in a "Chittumn" tree with fir trees as background.

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Shooter on January 15, 2012, 12:38:20 PM
Great shots on the Juncos.

I like your idea, I know where to get some berried limbs, right now my birds
are perching in a "Chittumn" tree with fir trees as background.

Terry

Exactly!, Im thinking of going to Michael's craft store to see if they have some.  :cheesy:

See how Pope set's up for the perfect angle and Graduated soft background, those are nice.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on January 15, 2012, 02:44:50 PM
Well guys, I have a rare white throated sparrow at my feeder this morning.  I have been set up waiting on him all day to no avail...  I saw the varied thrush this morning but he hasn't been back either.  Frustrating!  Maybe tomorrow...
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 15, 2012, 06:34:26 PM
Hope you get the shot's Shawn.
I consistantly have- Juncos, Stellars Jays, Song Sparrows,Fox Saprrows, Anna's Hummers and Spottoed Towhees.
Always hope for something different, last year we had the Townhends Warbler and Ruby Crown Kinglet for the winter.

Here are todays captures.

Towhee.
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMGP0941.jpg)

Fox Sparrow
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMGP0895.jpg)

Song Sparrow
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMGP0951.jpg)

And Both which I believe get confused with each other.
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMGP0881.jpg)

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on January 16, 2012, 08:59:21 AM
OMG!!!  CameraGuy is posting bird photos. :shocked:  The Mayans must be right. :shocked:

Thanks for sharing, Jeff.  I especially like the YHBB shot.  :tup:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 16, 2012, 09:05:06 AM
Another morning where I spit out my morning tea!!!!! :shocked:

WTF

What The Fowl !!!!! :peepwall:

Nice job Jeff, I'm starting to think you are coming around. Probably will want to get a caller
set up!!!!!
 :cool:

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on January 16, 2012, 11:04:58 AM
Great comparison images of those little birds, Terry!
I like the diversity of Jeff's backyard (LOL)!  Great images, Jeff!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on January 16, 2012, 11:06:35 AM
Terry, love the song/fox sparrow dual picture.  These can be hard to distinguish at first but having them side by side is nice.  I always note the triangle marks on the breast of the fox sparrow.  I'd love to have a fox sparrow as I'm short on images of them...

Well, no White Throated Sparrow but I've stuck it out all morning.  A few golden crowned sparrow, song sparrow, bewicks wren, spotted towhee, juncos, varied thrush, starling, robin, house finch, purple finch, goldfinch, and crows.  Being able to control your perch, background, etc. is really nice with a setup.  If anyone is interested, take a look at Alan Murphy's book on bird setups.  Got more good junco stuff but still waiting for the white throat to show himself...

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Juncos-Emberizinae/i-bsTGK4v/0/L/1DS38637-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Juncos-Emberizinae/i-p5H548Q/0/L/1DS38415-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Juncos-Emberizinae/i-5HVLg9g/0/L/1DS38580-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 16, 2012, 11:08:28 AM
Very Well done Shawn . I figured you were taking some of Alan Murpheys tips.

He has a catalog of amazing shots.

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on January 16, 2012, 01:07:07 PM
Great set-up shots, Shawn...so many of the better bird shots are set-ups of one sort or another...thses are excellent!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 16, 2012, 05:10:40 PM
One of my buddies at work has been telling me about a strange looking white Bird
hanging around the mill site. Today I went and checked it out. It is a morphed Robin,
had a buffed breast slightly darker head and off white wings back and tail. Very cool
looking. We are expecting rain for the next week so probably no photo ops. I will try
and get something.

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on January 16, 2012, 07:50:49 PM
Good luck on the robin, Terry, it'll stop raining eventually.  I'm betting in June sometime. :grin:

I got tired of shooting scrub jays today so chased this guy around.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC5546w.jpg)

I've got a couple sets of small speakers, time to set up a bird call, maybe I should make a second one for Jeff. :laugh:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: wheezer on January 16, 2012, 08:01:29 PM
Nice shot Wes!! :tup: I'm sure that Jeff would just love a bird call!!! Especially if it tastes like chicken.
Dean
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on January 17, 2012, 01:37:21 PM
 A berry thief.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on January 17, 2012, 04:07:34 PM
Berry thief is right!  I had 4 nice perches I found full of berries.  A band of 20 robins attacked them and ate them all in less than 2 minutes.  Little bully bastards!  I finished out the weekend with just junco, siskin, and this robin shot.  No redpoll, white throat sparrow, or varied thrush.  I'm going to keep trying.  My next goal is to get the thrush and some of my cooperative stellar jays. 

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Thrushes-Muscicapidae/i-vCWRqPc/0/L/1DS38981-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Goldfinches-Siskin-Redpoll/i-KPnDHGt/0/L/1DS38898-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Juncos-Emberizinae/i-5HVLg9g/0/L/1DS38580-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Juncos-Emberizinae/i-wZ69WqR/1/L/1DS38933-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Juncos-Emberizinae/i-bsTGK4v/1/L/1DS38637-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Juncos-Emberizinae/i-rbkjswJ/1/L/1DS38883-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: CameraGuy on January 17, 2012, 06:22:00 PM
Good luck on the robin, Terry, it'll stop raining eventually.  I'm betting in June sometime. :grin:

I got tired of shooting scrub jays today so chased this guy around.

([url]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC5546w.jpg[/url])

I've got a couple sets of small speakers, time to set up a bird call, maybe I should make a second one for Jeff. :laugh:


 :cry: :sad: :shocked: :bash: :sad: :angry: :shocked: :lipsealed: :sad: :bash:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on January 19, 2012, 09:30:00 AM
A couple from yesterday in the light snow.  Broke out the better beamer in the dismal light.

I set up a "blind" and sat out for about an hour.  The "blind" consisted of a folding chair pushed back up under the eave of my house on the deck with a golf umbrella held between my legs.   :laugh: :laugh:  Hey, it worked!

Dark eyed junco
(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Tweety-birds/i-SvBLBLq/0/L/Dark-eyed-junco-5737-L.jpg)

House finch (?)
(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Tweety-birds/i-Q4jmvJk/0/L/house-finch-over-shoulder-5651-L.jpg)

BCC
(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Tweety-birds/i-dVqcvfK/0/L/Black-capped-chickadee-5631-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on January 19, 2012, 01:50:30 PM
Great stuff!  I'm staking out my white throated sparrow which is back and the varied thrush hoping they will land on one of my perches...  Two more hours of light...
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on January 19, 2012, 10:47:08 PM
Shawn, look what showed up for the afternoon shoot!!!   :hello: :hello:

-Doug

Proving he is a backyard bird!!   ::):
(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Tweety-birds/i-QPKMx8F/0/L/Varied-Thrush-5781-L.jpg)

(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Tweety-birds/i-3Fjf7dF/0/L/varied-thrush-5825-L.jpg)

I had to maneuver around to get some unobstructed shots in the tree, he was vary accommodating to me.
(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Tweety-birds/i-thmwCQW/0/L/Varied-Thrush-5847-1-L.jpg)

(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Tweety-birds/i-tGdKtrJ/0/L/Varied-Thrush-5850-L.jpg)

(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Tweety-birds/i-m26qMwS/0/L/Varied-Thrush-5876-L.jpg)

(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Tweety-birds/i-t8M2LQk/0/L/varied-thrush-5880-L.jpg)

(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Tweety-birds/i-GFbg43x/0/L/varied-thrush-5923-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on January 20, 2012, 07:26:01 AM
I give up!  Nice shots Doug.  My birds are just to skittish and won't go where I need them to for photography.  You have tame thrushes!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on January 20, 2012, 08:10:55 AM
I agree with Shawn...Doug, you must have tame thrushes!  VERY nice images, Doug!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on January 20, 2012, 09:43:51 AM
I give up!  Nice shots Doug.  My birds are just to skittish and won't go where I need them to for photography.  You have tame thrushes!

Thanks Shawn.

I agree with Shawn...Doug, you must have tame thrushes!  VERY nice images, Doug!

This guy was not bothered by me at all.  I was standing up and moving around for the shots and was as close as 8 or 10 feet away from him for some shots.  I was really surprised how well he tolerated the flash.

-Doug
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: WABONEHNTR on January 20, 2012, 06:30:29 PM
Great shots.  That may be the tamest thrush on the planet.  Hope he sticks around for you. Even better, Box him up and take him over to Shawns house.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on January 21, 2012, 10:19:14 PM
Another from the backyard during our PNW snowstorm.

-Doug

(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-7BWnWnK/0/L/Annas-hummingbird-5603-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: SlayR on January 22, 2012, 07:36:10 AM
Good grief you guys....amazing captures for sure!  :clap:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 22, 2012, 01:22:32 PM
I have a thrush coming in too but cannot get close. (yet)

Some from the snow.

Towhee
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMGP0945.jpg)

Fox

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMGP0929.jpg)

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on January 22, 2012, 06:21:16 PM
Nothing too exciting today just some house sparrows ... the cat dragged in a townsend warbler yesterday, I had heard it singing and didn't know what it was but nothing came into calls today ... maybe it was the only one around???
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on January 22, 2012, 08:53:06 PM
Got this in my friend's yard today.

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Birds-Of-Prey/Falcon/i-PDTKt4J/0/XL/1DS39300-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on January 23, 2012, 09:58:49 AM
Nothing too exciting today just some house sparrows ... the cat dragged in a townsend warbler yesterday, I had heard it singing and didn't know what it was but nothing came into calls today ... maybe it was the only one around???
:sad:

 Criminy M-Ray, you need to train that cat to kill the dang House Sparrow's and ignore the Townsend's.... Our cat's knock themselves nearly unconscious going after bird's through the window, indoor cats.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on January 23, 2012, 04:13:17 PM
I know right? It was a cute little bugger ... I had to send pope a pic to confirm it was a Townsends
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on January 23, 2012, 04:23:36 PM
The other interesting thing to note is that the sparrows are here all year and the dang cat hardly ever gets them. I'd not seen the warbler it may have just been passing through.  :cry:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on January 25, 2012, 01:22:39 PM
OK I wasn't happy with the quality of that last one so I broke out the Tripod ... better, but I still have a ways to go!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: SlayR on January 26, 2012, 04:50:50 PM
Ya'lls bird photography is stellar!  I need to get out more often...and a little longer glass would not hurt either!

Check out the "do" on this robin in my front yard!

(http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr238/jneihart2/DSC_0041.jpg)
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on January 26, 2012, 04:55:25 PM
Pine Siskin

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Goldfinches-Siskin-Redpoll/i-wSq8f3w/0/L/1DS39115-L.jpg)
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on January 26, 2012, 05:00:01 PM
American Robin

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Thrushes-Muscicapidae/i-QbkWpC4/0/L/1DS32713-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Thrushes-Muscicapidae/i-f6wHKb6/0/L/1DS35064-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 26, 2012, 05:50:07 PM
Decent afternoon here.

Fox Sparrow again.
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/017.jpg)

Male Towhee
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/026.jpg)

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/047.jpg)

Female Towhee
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/052.jpg)

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/077.jpg)

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on January 26, 2012, 07:52:19 PM
Fun "do" on the robin, SlayR!  He must have been excited/surprised about something?
Wonderful robin shots, Shawn...can't hardly get any better light than you got on these birds!
Terry, looks like you might be spending the evening extracting berry bush thorns from your body...very nice work!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on January 26, 2012, 09:40:48 PM
Wow, some birds here I haven't seen!  Nice.  Here's one that folks were gaga over on another forum.

-Doug

Chestnut-backed Chickadee
(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Tweety-birds/i-8bvBMtZ/0/L/Black-capped-chickadee-5709-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on January 26, 2012, 09:54:18 PM
....and another dark-eyed junco.

-Doug

(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Tweety-birds/i-GFnsVG5/0/L/Dark-eyed-junco-5770-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on January 27, 2012, 07:16:21 PM
Great photos guys, I guess I'm going to have to set up a feeder in the yard and get some practice.  This guy jumped up in front of me during my afternoon walk.  I just got a couple grab shots then tried to move to get a clean shot and a better background, he flew off.  Maybe I can find him again tomorrow, if it doesn't start raining again.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC5963w.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on January 27, 2012, 07:48:08 PM
Off the top of my head, it looks like a Black Phoebe...?
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Brute on January 27, 2012, 11:23:54 PM
 :cheesy:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on January 28, 2012, 05:07:35 PM
 A winter wren today.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on January 28, 2012, 05:09:24 PM
 NICE shot of the Black Phoebe.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 28, 2012, 07:41:20 PM
Here's a good reason or lesson to return your camera back to normal settings.
The other night I bumped up the ISO to 1600 shooting in the yard, went out today
for a shoot and came across 3 Western Meadowlarks, never seen them at the coast
before today. Image quality suffered here,

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/078.jpg)

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on January 29, 2012, 08:59:47 PM
Maybe it isn't up to your normal high standards but a great shot, none the less. :clap:
  Every time I go to the coast, (like today) its windy as hell and a downpour.  Hard to get anything in that weather, I'm amazed at the great stuff you post especially the tiny stuff.

This is what I usually get, a bird fleeing out of the shot.  My last walk yielded six photos of branches a bird had just left.  :bash:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC6179w.jpg) :angry:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 29, 2012, 09:11:40 PM
Thank You Wes........

I am scrutinizing my photo's much closer these days, want to make sure what everyone
see's is my best representation.

Love your Bird, Guessing it is a Warbler but not sure which. Everytime I get them
leaving they are out of focus.

Terry

Has anyone heard of the Snowy in Burns or Albany, they are not showing up on
the Bird tracking map since the new year?
Just saw on MSN today that more Owls are showing up across the country.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on January 29, 2012, 10:16:06 PM
I seem to remember reading about both Snowies last week.  CameraGuy needs to drive down the road 3 miles and check it out for us. I heard it was around milepost 4 or 5 last week or the week before.  The Albany snowy ate a road killed cat on someone's roof recently, not exactly the photo op you're looking for, I'm sure. :shocked:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on January 30, 2012, 07:26:50 AM
Love your Bird, Guessing it is a Warbler but not sure which.

I'm guessing Ruby Crowned Kinglet...   :tup:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: huntnphool on January 30, 2012, 10:24:44 AM
 Got me a hummingbird the other day.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on January 30, 2012, 10:44:26 AM
Very nice Phool!!   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on January 30, 2012, 01:59:24 PM
 Nice photo Rob.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 31, 2012, 01:24:27 PM
Nice one Jeff!!!!!


I have been hearing the Nuthatches for sometime, had a little time at
lunch today and was able to call in 4 of them. I am wishing the branch would
disappear but thats where he was!!!!

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/021.jpg)

More Blackberry perching..
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/018.jpg)

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on January 31, 2012, 02:47:45 PM
 Super shots of the RB Nuthatch, they are very callable. My problem when calling them is they shoot in too close before I even know they are there, they can move in very quickly.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 01, 2012, 06:22:05 PM
Super shots of the RB Nuthatch, they are very callable. My problem when calling them is they shoot in too close before I even know they are there, they can move in very quickly.

Thanks Darrel..

They are cool birds, they did just what you said. Came in along with Chickadees- not much
time to get focused and shoot.

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on February 01, 2012, 07:14:43 PM
The last couple of shots are awesome, we just need to get some pruning shears out and take care of a couple of branches!   :laugh: :laugh:  Seriously, that nuthatch shot could be a magazine cover.

-Doug
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 02, 2012, 06:09:43 PM
Rumour has it that we have a New arrival at South Beach Jetty in Newport.

It has been a Snowy Owl destination over the years and a documented sighting occurred
in 2008. I am planning on checking it out this weekend.

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on February 03, 2012, 07:10:13 AM
Nuthatches are so cooperative, you can set up perches and get them to land where you want.  A couple pygmy and red breasted:

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Nuthatches-Sittidae/i-5NwK84g/1/L/WU8R9451-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Nuthatches-Sittidae/i-thGjxjt/0/L/WU8R9051-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Nuthatches-Sittidae/i-2bwQNcd/1/XL/IMG7614-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on February 04, 2012, 02:27:31 PM
 Not yard bird's but cooperative today on a very nice day.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 04, 2012, 03:29:50 PM
I must say everyone is gettin with it this winter... I like it.

Yellow Rumped Warbers.
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/010.jpg)

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/018-1.jpg)

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on February 04, 2012, 04:38:07 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:

Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 04, 2012, 05:57:08 PM
He's a Fluffy little Tit!!!!!

What is this Sparrow?  Is it a Juvenile White Crown?

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/054.jpg)

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on February 04, 2012, 06:21:23 PM
  :cheesy:

 Golden-crowned male, give him about three month's and he'll brighten up on the crown a whole lot.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 04, 2012, 08:24:46 PM
  :cheesy:

 Golden-crowned male, give him about three month's and he'll brighten up on the crown a whole lot.

Thanks Darrel.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on February 05, 2012, 10:27:42 AM
They are a fun bird to shoot. 

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Sparrows-Towhees-Juncos/i-JgP3V5s/3/XL/IMG4953-XL.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Sparrows-Towhees-Juncos/i-7PgQ7dj/3/L/IMG2906-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on February 05, 2012, 11:00:36 AM
 Very nice. They don't sing a whole lot but when they do it's one of my favorite song's. I've only heard it from the March -May time frame during nesting season.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 05, 2012, 11:46:39 AM
I think it is a Marsh Wren but not positive.  Also saw a Black Phoebe today no chance for a photo.

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/171modified.jpg)

 Red Wing Blackbirds were very vocal this morning.

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on February 08, 2012, 09:04:00 AM
(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on February 08, 2012, 09:46:24 AM
 Great shots, both of them. Marsh Wren's don't usually let you get that close.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on February 09, 2012, 12:36:15 PM
(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on February 09, 2012, 02:09:23 PM
 One from last week.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on February 09, 2012, 07:39:55 PM
White crowned sparrow.

-Doug

(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Sparrows/i-28gCcdb/0/L/White-crowned-sparrow-8921-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on February 09, 2012, 07:42:52 PM
Very nice!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on February 09, 2012, 07:46:46 PM
Very nice!

Thanks Shawn.  Captured with your favorite camera.    :grin:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 09, 2012, 08:29:19 PM
Everyone has a Towhee !!!

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/071.jpg)

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on February 09, 2012, 09:05:32 PM
Everyone has a Towhee !!!

([url]http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/071.jpg[/url])

T.


 Now that's a close-up!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on February 11, 2012, 11:04:25 AM
Terry, nice warbler shots.  Nice Towhees guys!!   :tup:  No, not everyone has one.   :sad:  I never see them out in the open like the captures you guys have. 

-Doug
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on February 11, 2012, 07:58:07 PM
 Anna's are getting more active....
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 12, 2012, 01:20:52 PM
I am seeing the Blackbirds sounding off 2 weekends now. Also saw a mating pair of Canada Geese!

Here's a Yellow Rumped Warbler- there are a bunch of them.
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/145.jpg)

I know this is a Dove but all others here are grey this one is blonde?
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/136.jpg)

Lucky to catch a Crow that would cooperate.
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/125.jpg)

And upgraded my Western Meadowlark.
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/042.jpg)

Terry

Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: CAMPMEAT on February 12, 2012, 02:25:12 PM
I have a dumb question. I have a Nikon D60 and don't know how to put my name on the pictures, I can do the time/date stamp and that's it. Thanks.

Campmeat
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 12, 2012, 03:33:18 PM

Not a dumb question at all, you have to do it with post processing. I am using Canons "Zoom Browser Ex".
A lot of the guys are using Photo Shop.

Terry


I have a dumb question. I have a Nikon D60 and don't know how to put my name on the pictures, I can do the time/date stamp and that's it. Thanks.

Campmeat
[/
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on February 12, 2012, 08:24:43 PM
Nice Anna's PNW!  Terry, nice upgrade on the meadowlark. 

Here is a juvi RWBB.

-Doug

(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Redwinged-Blackbirds/i-8GzbgpK/0/L/Juvenile-redwinged-blackbird-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: trollin4trout on February 13, 2012, 03:36:30 AM
Here's "our" Anna!

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w110/jnbradley3/hummer9216-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 13, 2012, 05:25:57 PM
Darrel forgot to mention i liked the Annas and Trout yours too. I was surprised to
have 2 here all winter. Guess I need to try and get some images to keep up
with you guys....

Got a decent Junco shot this evening, we have about 30 of them hanging around.

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/045.jpg)

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on February 13, 2012, 05:51:38 PM
Terry, that junco is awesome!!   :clap: :clap:

-Doug
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on February 13, 2012, 07:41:06 PM
Another tweety.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC7939w.jpg)

Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on February 13, 2012, 08:11:14 PM
Fabulous Richochet!!  I like it a lot, great light, BG, everything.   :clap:  I've been seeing goldfinches in the backyard, usually don't see them til April.

-Doug
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on February 13, 2012, 08:12:58 PM
A juvi robin from last summer taking in the last light of evening.

-Doug

(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Robins/i-sskjp4M/0/XL/Juvenile-robin-on-post-9316-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 13, 2012, 08:32:15 PM
Two more great shots... I'm telling you the Bird thing is addictive!!!!

Wes the Goldfinch looks beautiful.

Doug that background is amazing not to mention the clarity in the eye.
Also thank for the compliment on my Junco...

T.
My Dove mystery is solved. This is a Eurasion Collared Dove, apparently rare here.......
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/134.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: CAMPMEAT on February 15, 2012, 01:24:13 PM

Not a dumb question at all, you have to do it with post processing. I am using Canons "Zoom Browser Ex".
A lot of the guys are using Photo Shop.

Terry


I have a dumb question. I have a Nikon D60 and don't know how to put my name on the pictures, I can do the time/date stamp and that's it. Thanks.

Campmeat
[/


Thanks, but what is post processing ? I'm not to brilliant with all this stuff. Is it something that is already programmed into my camera ? I take some pretty neat pictures and just download them into folders in my computer.

Campmeat
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on February 15, 2012, 02:17:15 PM

Not a dumb question at all, you have to do it with post processing. I am using Canons "Zoom Browser Ex".
A lot of the guys are using Photo Shop.

Terry


I have a dumb question. I have a Nikon D60 and don't know how to put my name on the pictures, I can do the time/date stamp and that's it. Thanks.

Campmeat
[/



Thanks, but what is post processing ? I'm not to brilliant with all this stuff. Is it something that is already programmed into my camera ? I take some pretty neat pictures and just download them into folders in my computer.

Campmeat

 
 It is the same thing as after the fact, meaning if you don't add the digital signature to your camera's photo options, you'll need to get a program like Photoshop to add one. It looks like Picasa work's as well:

http://support.google.com/picasa/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=106193 (http://support.google.com/picasa/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=106193)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on February 15, 2012, 09:55:09 PM
Not sure, is it a fox sparrow or a song sparrow?(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 16, 2012, 05:21:23 AM
Song Sparrow..
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on February 16, 2012, 10:49:56 AM
Song.  Fox are usually a little darker overall and the marks on the chest are distinct triangles.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 16, 2012, 05:57:37 PM
I have no regrets buying this EF400 F5.6......

Towhee -  Stink Eye
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/003.jpg)

Juncos.
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/018-2.jpg)

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/032.jpg)

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on February 16, 2012, 06:31:18 PM
Nice shots Terry.  I had noticed that your photo's EXIF was showing a different "kit" lately.  I bought one of those lenses last year for a backpack hunt (I was the historian  ::):) and have hardly used it.  I need to break it out on bright days.

-Doug
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 16, 2012, 08:03:58 PM
Thanks Doug,

I bumped up the ISO to 640 for these shots, this really is a sharp lens. Shawn recomended it as well
as many others. To be honest I have not been overly challenged by lack of light. Bumping up the ISO
and post processing has been kind to me. I still have my 3002.8 and use it equally, but for Birds this
extra reach makes a difference.

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on February 16, 2012, 11:41:11 PM
Thanks Shawn and Terry, I thought it was song. That lens is doing a great job for you Terry.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: trollin4trout on February 19, 2012, 05:46:23 PM
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w110/jnbradley3/jay7W.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 19, 2012, 06:14:09 PM
Got a Yellow Crown and called in a RedWing Blackbird then I couldn't get rid of him.
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/162.jpg)

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/336.jpg)

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/344.jpg)

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on February 19, 2012, 10:12:03 PM
Nice shots t4trout and Terry!!   :tup:
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on February 20, 2012, 08:56:39 AM
Terry, that middle image, the red wing blackbird is one of the nicest I've seen from you.  Your photography is dramatically improving.  Clone out that upper branch would be my only suggestion.  Getting detail in the black along with that background and the bird at the perfect angle so the depth of field adequately covers him was perfect.  Nice!
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on February 20, 2012, 01:54:15 PM
I did some sparrow shooting for about an hour yesterday.  This is a good couple of images to show the differences between the fox and song sparrows.  Can you tell the difference?

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Sparrows-Towhees-Juncos/i-jZR2F36/0/XL/1DS39377-XL.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Sparrows-Towhees-Juncos/i-xrQX3rN/0/XL/1DS39475-XL.jpg)
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on February 20, 2012, 03:47:08 PM
 To me the eyebrows are the first thing that gives it away. When I see that brown head with no light streaks above the eye, I know it's a Fox. The chest is a close 2nd identifier. The time of year helps too, we generally don't have Fox Sparrow's around here much except in the Spring
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Post by: TerryWSmith on February 20, 2012, 04:12:53 PM
Terry, that middle image, the red wing blackbird is one of the nicest I've seen from you.  Your photography is dramatically improving.  Clone out that upper branch would be my only suggestion.  Getting detail in the black along with that background and the bird at the perfect angle so the depth of field adequately covers him was perfect.  Nice!

Shawn,
I appreciatte the feedback, I am working hard to improve my overall skills. Capturing Birds with correct exposure and
clean backgrounds is a challenge. This is a repeat but without the Bird caller I would not have that image.

On the Fox and the Song, they are easy for me to recognize now but early on I misidentified them as many
people do.

Terry
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Post by: Brute on February 20, 2012, 10:18:17 PM
Pope
How are you doing on your Wa. bird quest any new additions?
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Post by: M_ray on February 20, 2012, 11:57:15 PM
Tdog that middlle image of the red winged blackbird is amazing!  :tup: Nice job!!!
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on February 21, 2012, 11:38:14 AM
Pope
How are you doing on your Wa. bird quest any new additions?

Yeah, I'm down to about 80 species now.  I've put it on hold for a while because I haven't been shooting much this winter.  It seems lately I've been more concerned about quality shots than trying to cover as many species as possible.  We'll see how this goes...
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Post by: TerryWSmith on February 21, 2012, 04:24:08 PM
Tdog that middlle image of the red winged blackbird is amazing!  :tup: Nice job!!!

Thank You M_Ray, I am very pleased with the image.


Terry
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Post by: Ricochet on February 21, 2012, 09:15:38 PM
Terry,
That's one of, if not THE best RWBB shot I've seen.  Great capture.

While I was sitting with the GBH's a black phoebe (the local birders are all excited about this bird) kept flitting down to the pond.  He never sat still for long, so I got several pics like this first one.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC8381w.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC8562w.jpg)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on February 21, 2012, 09:18:17 PM
Thank You Wes.  I am astounded by some of the feedback received.

Great capture of the Phoebe, I saw one here a week ago but no photos.


Terry
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on February 22, 2012, 07:18:31 AM
 Great shots you guys.

 Wes, was that the one being seen down at Nisqually?
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on February 22, 2012, 11:30:06 AM
Black Pheobe are fun to shoot.  I got to shoot them a bunch while in California.

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Tyrant-Flycatchers-Tyrannidae/i-J855jkT/0/L/WU8R3681-Edit-L.jpg)
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on February 22, 2012, 01:42:15 PM
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Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on February 22, 2012, 07:46:42 PM
Black Pheobe are fun to shoot.  I got to shoot them a bunch while in California.


They might be fun if the stayed still for a bit, without using a caller they are just another frustrating and challenging subject.  I much prefer birds that are slower, bigger, and tamer. :grin:

PNW- I shot the phoebe at Delta Ponds in Eugene. 
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on February 24, 2012, 09:19:48 PM
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Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on February 26, 2012, 07:48:15 AM
Shot this yesterday.  I'm don't know where he got the crust of bread, (Lord knows I don't need to bait scrub jays!) but he ate part of it and stuffed the rest into the lawn and covered it with a couple leaves.  Saving it for later, I assume.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC9623w.jpg)


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Post by: TerryWSmith on February 26, 2012, 01:00:48 PM
Wes,
They will find food anywhere. :shocked:

Funny we hardly see Scrub Jays here but man we have Stellars by the dozens.

Caught the Meadowlarks again..    Different setup today.
300 F2.8 w/1.4x Speedlight flash 1/180  F8

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/022a.jpg)

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/024a.jpg)

This last one I just thought was different. The background bothers me a little.

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/065a.jpg)

Terry
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Post by: Ricochet on February 26, 2012, 06:34:05 PM
Good work Terry.  That last shot reminds me of a lot of my mule deer shots. :grin:
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on February 27, 2012, 04:47:31 PM
 Great color Terry. I finally knocked a lifer off my list I've been after all winter, a Common Redpoll today.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on March 01, 2012, 07:56:47 AM
(http://) I have pair of Varied Thrush hanging around, only if I could get some good light.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 01, 2012, 08:29:51 AM
 That's a good shot of the Varied Thrush, they don't like to be out in the open, they like dark, shaded area's and are very difficult to photograph. I have them now in my yard every week but have a tough time getting them out in the open.
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on March 01, 2012, 03:24:49 PM
I think most everyone gets to see these little nuthatch's in their backyards...I think they show some real presonality!
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Post by: huntnphool on March 01, 2012, 03:42:07 PM
Awesome stuff guys :clap:
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Post by: TerryWSmith on March 01, 2012, 05:50:41 PM
I do not have Redpoll, A varied Thrush or a White Breasted Nuthatch!!!!

Good job guys..

I picked up a Kenko Pro 300 1.4x tele for my Canon 400 5.6.
Snuck out in the yard to get a test photo or 2.

I think this is an acceptable image. For some reason my auto focus was disabled need to check into that.(Figured it out)


(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/032-1.jpg)

Canon 50d  400f.6 with 1.4x
1/250 at f18   iso 800
Monopod.

Terry
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on March 01, 2012, 06:24:46 PM
(http://) Got this little guy this this afternoon, tried to get a chestnut-backed chickadee and a golden-crowned kinglet. Man those guys jump all over the place. I did get some poor shot, just enough to ID them.
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Post by: runamuk on March 01, 2012, 06:37:32 PM
I think most everyone gets to see these little nuthatch's in their backyards...I think they show some real presonality!

Oh I love these tiny guys....  :clap: awesome pic

does anyone know the specific name of the super teeny, brown, somewhat friendly birds I would see them often when I was hunting Capitol forest ...I always assumed they were a bush tit but not positive.....they are the tiniest little things...and not real spooky just busy...

love this thread I really enjoy birds and bird pics thank you all who share
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Post by: TerryWSmith on March 01, 2012, 06:44:35 PM
I think most everyone gets to see these little nuthatch's in their backyards...I think they show some real presonality!


Oh I love these tiny guys....  :clap: awesome pic

does anyone know the specific name of the super teeny, brown, somewhat friendly birds I would see them often when I was hunting Capitol forest ...I always assumed they were a bush tit but not positive.....they are the tiniest little things...and not real spooky just busy...

love this thread I really enjoy birds and bird pics thank you all who share


Pretty sure you are seeing the Winter Wren.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/IMG_2005.jpg)
Terry
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Post by: runamuk on March 01, 2012, 06:50:24 PM
That silhouette looks right they were always in the brush usually in pretty dark shady spots.....never could see them really clearly for coloring markings...size wise maybe 2 inches, noticeably smaller than a chickadee
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 02, 2012, 09:22:39 AM
I do not have Redpoll, A varied Thrush or a White Breasted Nuthatch!!!!

Good job guys..

I picked up a Kenko Pro 300 1.4x tele for my Canon 400 5.6.
Snuck out in the yard to get a test photo or 2.

I think this is an acceptable image. For some reason my auto focus was disabled need to check into that.(Figured it out)


([url]http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/032-1.jpg[/url])

Canon 50d  400f.6 with 1.4x
1/250 at f18   iso 800
Monopod.

Terry


 That's OK, I can't find a fox sparrow to save my behind.... We should have plenty around here now, I just can't locate them.
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on March 02, 2012, 09:32:43 AM
That's a great shot!
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 03, 2012, 07:08:10 PM
 Pileated today, we had a pair.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on March 03, 2012, 07:53:06 PM
Nice getting a Pileated up close.
We had new visitors here. We commonly have Chestnut Backed Chickadees but
never the Black Capped- Until today.  First photo's for me.

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/1201.jpg)

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/1161.jpg)

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/1041.jpg)

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/0561.jpg)

Last one with the 400 and 1.4x

Terry
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Post by: Ricochet on March 03, 2012, 09:10:02 PM
Those little buggers are a real challenge, always moving and a damn small target!

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC0498w.jpg)
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on March 03, 2012, 09:19:57 PM
Wonderful work you guys!  Wes, what is that cute little thing you shot?
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Post by: TerryWSmith on March 03, 2012, 09:57:31 PM
Thats a Famous- Bushtit!!!!!!


T.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on March 04, 2012, 12:35:32 PM
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Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on March 04, 2012, 12:53:31 PM
Parry,

Thats the backgrounds we are talking about.

It does almost look like you focus is spot on for the bushes but the Bluejay might
be hair soft?

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 04, 2012, 08:02:22 PM
 Piranha's....


 

Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on March 04, 2012, 08:48:18 PM
This guy actually stayed still long enough for several shots but at 8 fps, it didn't last a full second.  I need a caller.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC1238w.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC1232w.jpg)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on March 05, 2012, 05:15:14 AM
Wes.

That first shot is nice. A little limby in the BG but his eye pulls you in.

With a caller they will surround you at close range, very receptive
little fellas. Wonder how they got their name?


T.
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on March 05, 2012, 06:27:15 AM
Wonderful shots again, Wes...I guess it would be difficult to shoot a "bushtit" in the clear ot with clear bg, but I like these anyway...clear bg would only make your shots better, and perhaps, marketable.
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Post by: Ricochet on March 05, 2012, 06:32:55 AM
Wonder how they got their name?


T.


Not gonna go there!

I don't do much background cleaning since my old PS requires 8 bits of color and I shoot in 12.  I'm going to check with the grandkids and see if they have any ipods they no longer use.  I swear they get the latest and greatest every year at Christmas, so maybe they have something I can rig up for birds.

Another from yesterday.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC1122w.jpg)
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Post by: runamuk on March 05, 2012, 07:22:52 AM
Those little buggers are a real challenge, always moving and a damn small target!

([url]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC0498w.jpg[/url])


this one cracks me up, he looks possessed  :laugh:


whoever asked about the silly bird name, actually I think tit is a common term from England for tiny birds you see it in literature ...
Quote
n
1.    any of numerous small active Old World songbirds of the family Paridae  (titmice), esp those of the genus Parus  (bluetit, great tit, etc). They have a short bill and feed on insects and seeds
2.    any of various similar small birds
3.    archaic , dialect or  a worthless or worn-out horse; nag
 
[C16: perhaps of imitative origin, applied to small animate or inanimate objects; compare Icelandic tittr  pin]
Origin:
154050;  representing Middle English tite-  (in titemose titmouse); cognate with Norwegian tite  titmouse; akin to Old Norse tittr  tack, pin.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 05, 2012, 09:21:12 AM
 Great shot's Wes. Here's the question, you have a male and female bushtit in these photo's, which one is the male and which is the female and why?
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Post by: Ricochet on March 05, 2012, 04:02:22 PM
Without looking it up, I'd guess its by eye color, which is which, I don't know but I bet they do!
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 05, 2012, 06:14:08 PM
 :grin: Bingo, I didn't know either until recently, the female has a yellow pupil, male black. Nice catch.
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Post by: Ricochet on March 05, 2012, 06:19:20 PM
Here's a couple more from the weekend. 

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC0617w.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC1139w.jpg)

Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 05, 2012, 06:20:45 PM
 A ruby starting to call today, they haven't been responsive to call's all winter until today.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 05, 2012, 06:21:53 PM
 Solitaire's are cool. :tup:

 Only seen two and both were this year.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on March 05, 2012, 06:28:46 PM
Thats a great Kinglet..  Mine won't come in yet.

Wes,

I think you are officially hooked on birds, once you get a caller it's all over.
You probably won't shoot big game anymore!!!!!!!!


T. :shocked: :grin:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on March 05, 2012, 06:38:36 PM


Wes,

I think you are officially hooked on birds, once you get a caller it's all over.
You probably won't shoot big game anymore!!!!!!!!


T. :shocked: :grin:

I don't think so. :cheesy:  I just have to get out and shoot something, and birds are pretty much all there is locally.  Well, birds and the pretty young lady I work with who offered to pose for me once the weather gets warmer.  Wouldn't want her to catch a cold! :grin: :grin:  If birds had antlers, they'd be perfect.  :tongue:
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Post by: Brute on March 06, 2012, 02:45:42 PM
Went over to Sauvie Island today to take some photos. There was a class from PSU there  they were catching and banding twitty birds. They had caught about 8 different species. Said they would be back on Thursday.

(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt89/brute111/PSU-2746-a.jpg)
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt89/brute111/PSU-2750-a.jpg)

(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt89/brute111/PSU-2790-a.jpg)
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt89/brute111/PSU-2792-a.jpg)

(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt89/brute111/PSU-2797-a.jpg)
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt89/brute111/PSU-2804-a.jpg)
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt89/brute111/PSU-2805-a.jpg)
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on March 06, 2012, 08:57:30 PM
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Post by: Brute on March 08, 2012, 03:19:41 PM
They caught a few more today.

(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt89/brute111/PSU-2956-a.jpg)

(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt89/brute111/PSU-2972-a.jpg)

The birds  drew a little blood today.

(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt89/brute111/PSU-2989-a.jpg)
(http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt89/brute111/PSU-2994-a.jpg)
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Post by: Ricochet on March 10, 2012, 01:41:57 PM
Quite the pecker on that last one Brute! :tup:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC0591w.jpg)
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 10, 2012, 02:58:13 PM
 Ken, any idea what kind of data they look for on those local birds? I haven't seen banding done on non-migratory birds, normally it's done to record migration patterns, do they have some sort of mortality study going on there? Shot from yesterday with my wife's new setup (as my new Nikon 200-400mm VRII should be here Wednesday). :grin:


 I just fell short on the 500, but I don't think I'll be disappointed, I plan to add the 1.4x TC before summer.
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Post by: Ricochet on March 10, 2012, 08:31:52 PM
I just fell short on the 500, but I don't think I'll be disappointed, I plan to add the 1.4x TC before summer.


I ordered a 1.4X today so I'll find out shortly how it works with the 200-400 VRII.  Congrats on the purchase, you'll love it.
We saw a bunch of kingbirds packing jewelry two years ago at the Malheur.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/DSC_8831w.jpg)
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 11, 2012, 10:59:13 AM
 Cool, I'm curious to see how the 1.4x work's, all of the review's I have read say there is really no loss of sharpness going up to 1.4x, but a little more noticeable loss going up to 1.7x. I'm convinced now I'm moving to Central Oregon when we retire, (or may buy a cabin near Bend before then). You guy's have some great bird's down there (and better weather!). I'm keeping my eye out for the black phoebe that has been showing up about this time every year in Spanaway.
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Post by: Ricochet on March 11, 2012, 12:50:01 PM
I'm anxious to give the TC 14E a try. 
I'm not sure how rare Black Phoebe's are around here.  I saw three one afternoon a couple weeks ago.  But you know how it is, the more you want to see something, the less your chance is.  I'd rather see a Western Tanager or Lazuli Bunting, so I see Black Phoebes and Solitaires.  I'll take colorful and pretty over rare, which means I'm just a photographer, not a birder. :grin:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC0632w.jpg)

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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 11, 2012, 01:59:56 PM
 :grin: Lazuli's and Tanager's will be here in about 5-6 week's and I agree they take a great photo, so do those scrub jay's. The black phoebe's are more common in your area, but overall pretty uncommon until you get down to the Arizona area where they are abundant year-round. You have a rare chickadee there, look at the  white above the eye. I would guess a mountain chickadee x black-capped chickadee, I know I have never seen one like it, nice find.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on March 11, 2012, 02:21:23 PM
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Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Brute on March 11, 2012, 10:52:39 PM
Ken, any idea what kind of data they look for on those local birds? I haven't seen banding done on non-migratory birds, normally it's done to record migration patterns, do they have some sort of mortality study going on there? Shot from yesterday with my wife's new setup (as my new Nikon 200-400mm VRII should be here Wednesday). :grin:


 I just fell short on the 500, but I don't think I'll be disappointed, I plan to add the 1.4x TC before summer.


I don't know the purpose behind it.   They were weighing and measuring the body ,wings and beaks and sexing and banding them.  From what I could gather just listening to them is that they have done this in the past and from different areas around Portland.

Congratulations on the new lens.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 12, 2012, 07:36:53 AM
 Thanks.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on March 12, 2012, 09:22:00 AM
This yard bird was sitting on my wood pile outside my cabin in Costa Rica...   :rolleyes:

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Costa-Rica-2012/i-pmQtwWP/0/L/1DS39719-L.jpg)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on March 12, 2012, 10:17:56 PM
Thats a cool yard bird- All I have is this Robin!!!!!

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/021a.jpg)

T.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 13, 2012, 08:46:12 AM
This yard bird was sitting on my wood pile outside my cabin in Costa Rica...   :rolleyes:

([url]http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Costa-Rica-2012/i-pmQtwWP/0/L/1DS39719-L.jpg[/url])


 Shaw, what made you choose Costa Rica over say Mexico, etc.? Great shots. Did you see any of the US bird's that haven't started migrating north yet?
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on March 13, 2012, 11:23:18 AM
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on March 13, 2012, 09:48:15 PM
ade you choose Costa Rica over say Mexico, etc.? Great shots. Did you see any of the US bird's that haven't started migrating north yet?

Mexico is so dangerous right now.  Costa Rica is better beaches, jungle, and birds.  I saw hermit and chestnut sided warblers that hadn't migrated north yet.  Plus, some turkey vultures.  That was about it...  No shorebirds like I thought I might see other than willets.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on March 13, 2012, 11:01:08 PM
I found a pair of Purple Finches today.(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 14, 2012, 07:15:34 AM
 Good point, I forgot about that. Those pictures remind of when I lived in Oklahoma as a kid, we had all kind's of really different bird's there, I think we even had the Caracara occisionally, road runner's, prothonotary warbler's, scissor-tailed flycatcher's and painted bunting's.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on March 15, 2012, 09:55:21 AM
Although I seem to have difficulty identifying these little birds, I believe this also to be a Purple Finch...taken several years ago later in the spring.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on March 15, 2012, 11:30:54 AM
I'll guess house finch...?
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on March 15, 2012, 11:53:11 AM
Dennis I think yours is a house Finch, and mine a purple finch. It was tough for me to figure out until I looked at the females really close. Shawn according to the book I looked at I think it is a common black hawk on the photo in birds of prey.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on March 15, 2012, 11:59:16 AM
Thanks for the identification help, guys!
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on March 16, 2012, 10:28:08 PM
Got these guys today with poor light.(http://)
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on March 17, 2012, 08:31:37 AM
I really like the puffed-up jbird, Parry...two nice shots regardless of the "poor" light.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on March 17, 2012, 08:33:27 AM
Thanks
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Post by: Ricochet on March 17, 2012, 09:28:02 PM
Had nothing better to do today so slapped the new TC onto the 200-400 and took it for a test run at the park.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC1683w.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC1433w.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC2030w.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 19, 2012, 06:22:48 PM
 Nice Wes, can't wait for mine, hopefully this week.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 81husky on March 20, 2012, 12:40:22 PM
Help me out on the ID. Common Redpoll?
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 20, 2012, 01:31:55 PM
 Yes, great find, they will be headed out very soon.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on March 20, 2012, 03:42:38 PM
Finally got this little Rufous.(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on March 21, 2012, 07:00:38 PM
Stepped out the front door this morning and saw these guys and couldn't resist, I had to run back in and grabb the camera. My scrub Jays were around but I couldn't get them close so these guys would do.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on March 21, 2012, 07:01:09 PM
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Post by: Ricochet on March 21, 2012, 08:55:02 PM
Good job M_ray.  I stepped out the door this morning to six inches of fresh snow, so no new pics from me today, just another shot of a scrub jay.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC2032w-1.jpg)
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Post by: M_ray on March 21, 2012, 09:54:37 PM
Thanks!  :cheesy: I know you have a lot of scrubs but for us up here in Seattle they are rather rare! Nice shot of that scrub BTW!  :tup:
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on March 22, 2012, 07:30:17 AM
Wow, who has the repolls at their feeder?  I'd love to get some set photos of those...
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 23, 2012, 06:00:08 PM
 I finally got a decent shot this week after work, since getting my new 200-400VR and TC1.4x last week. Hoping the weather tomorrow cooperates. :51:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Tom Reichner on March 24, 2012, 01:48:23 PM
I'm back in PA for a couple months.  While here, I've enjoyed photographing some of the birds we don't have out west.  Here's one of my favorite eastern birds, the common Blue Jay. 
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 24, 2012, 07:45:41 PM
 Very nice blue jay shot. Lucked out with my 2nd western Washington Say's Phoebe today in the last two year's.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on March 24, 2012, 08:10:16 PM
Good stuff guys.

It seems like everyone is a lot more active than last year.

T.
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Post by: Brute on March 24, 2012, 09:11:34 PM
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Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on March 24, 2012, 09:32:35 PM
Good stuff guys.

It seems like everyone is a lot more active than last year.

T.

The local park and my own backyard are about as far as I can afford to travel. :bash:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on March 24, 2012, 09:58:20 PM
The sun broke through for a bit this morning so I headed out to see what I could find.

As usual, scrub jays were everywhere. 

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC2147w.jpg)

I saw more than my share of oddball critters today.I've got to stop shooting so close to the U of O. :laugh:

I didn't get any good shots of this guy, I'll try again tomorrow, weather permitting.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC2791w.jpg)

I'd just found this guy when the clouds rolled in and I lost what little light I had. :bash:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC2753w.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on March 25, 2012, 04:24:33 PM
Little junco(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on March 25, 2012, 07:21:01 PM
Wes, is that a Junco with white on his head?

Got a Horned Lark and a Goldfinch over East.

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/010modified.jpg)

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/054cmodified.jpg)

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on March 25, 2012, 08:21:42 PM
Terry,
Here's shot of the other side of that bird.  I do believe its a junco.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC2783w.jpg)

Here's a head on pic, it seems the white feathers are symmetrically distributed.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/_DDC2765w.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on March 25, 2012, 08:37:56 PM
Pretty cool Wes.

They had reports of an Albinistic Coot at Headquarters. One day only.

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 25, 2012, 08:39:39 PM
 Leucistic/ partial albino junco, great find, I've never seen one.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on March 25, 2012, 08:58:30 PM
I would say an albinistic coot would stand out in a crowd. :shocked:  That would be fun to photograph. :tup:
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Post by: Brute on March 25, 2012, 10:17:29 PM
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on March 26, 2012, 06:50:27 AM
He's back and i saw him checking out one of my nest boxes...

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Chickadees-Titmice-Paridae/i-xZKX4pW/0/L/WU8R0310-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on March 26, 2012, 06:52:25 AM
Two years ago I had this chestnut backed nest successfully in my yard but he didn't nest there this year.  With 5 boxes out, I should and hope to have at least 2 filled.  Starlings took over my flicker nest box...   :bash:

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Chickadees-Titmice-Paridae/i-zKTjp5q/1/L/20100522-IMG6904-Edit-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 26, 2012, 05:57:44 PM
 Well, after shooting the last three day's, I'm out of commission, the D7000 took a puke on me. ERR that won't go away.

 
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on March 26, 2012, 07:12:29 PM
Seriously!!!!!! :angry:

Well at least you got an awesome Kinglet shot. That Crown is incredible....


Sorry to hear, hopefully you can get it repaired and get back in action.

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on March 26, 2012, 07:42:44 PM
Set up my home feeder perches last week.  Got the usual suspects..

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Juncos-Emberizidae/i-PNkvwGg/0/L/1DS36935-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Goldfinches-Siskin-Redpoll/i-qsFt6pV/0/XL/1DS36913-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 27, 2012, 09:13:26 AM
Seriously!!!!!! :angry:

Well at least you got an awesome Kinglet shot. That Crown is incredible....


Sorry to hear, hopefully you can get it repaired and get back in action.

Terry

 YUP, 13 month's new, one-month past the warranty.  :bash:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on March 27, 2012, 10:08:18 AM
Well, time for a new D800!  :)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on March 27, 2012, 02:56:49 PM
I have a friend selling a D700 if your interested
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 28, 2012, 09:30:07 AM
I have a friend selling a D700 if your interested

 Dang, I wish I'd have seen this sooner, I ordered a D5100 yesterday. Also sending the D7000 in for repairs. If it's still for sale in a couple month's I might be interested if I can sell our D3100. What is the asking price?

 Pope, the D800 would be ideal, if I hadn't just bought the 200-400 :sad:. I can't complain though, pretty happy with the lens.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 28, 2012, 02:10:40 PM
One of my last.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on March 28, 2012, 04:29:14 PM
I've always wanted a robin shot like that.  Classic!
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Post by: TerryWSmith on March 28, 2012, 06:11:24 PM
One of my last.

I've seen this a few times, once on #9 hole with a driver in my hand!!!!!!

No I didn't.

Neat Capture.

T.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on March 30, 2012, 11:52:38 AM
Don't let the wind blow up your dress.(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: SlayR on April 01, 2012, 06:36:32 AM
PNW- That worm aint giving up too easily.   :shocked:

6X6- What a great caption for your photo.  :tup:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on April 01, 2012, 09:18:29 PM
This guy was in the yard today on the paps grass ... guess it's nest building time?

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Post by: Ricochet on April 01, 2012, 10:00:35 PM
Nice capture M_ray.  Spring is here, now if the weather would just act like it!

Not sure what the deal is, but I seem to be finding all sorts of strange colors,(or lack of) on a lot of birds this year.  How about a speckled robin.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_ADC3337w.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on April 02, 2012, 09:28:35 PM
A couple more from the weekend.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_ADC4007w.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_ADC5486w.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on April 02, 2012, 09:41:53 PM
Those are nice Rico! What is that first one?
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on April 02, 2012, 09:52:09 PM
Thanks M_ray.  Its a Horned Lark.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on April 03, 2012, 08:08:39 PM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_ADC3367w.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on April 03, 2012, 09:09:45 PM
That's a cool RWBB flight shot Rico.

I got my 5D3 today and tried it out in the backyard.  At ISO's up to 800, the quality differences are negligible as to which one is better between it and the 1Ds3.  I like the files of both cameras for different reasons.  I'm suspecting ISO 1600+ will clearly go to the 5D3 which is why I bought the camera. 

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Pigeons-Doves-Columbidae/i-pP76gDF/0/XL/5D30050-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on April 03, 2012, 09:11:34 PM
Other shots I took with my 1Ds3 the last couple days:

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Finches-Fringillidae/i-cmF8574/0/L/1DS37257-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Goldfinches-Siskin-Redpoll/i-tFQ9Dkx/0/L/1DS37225-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Chickadees-Titmice-Paridae/i-52btB3h/0/L/1DS37302-L.jpg)
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Post by: Brute on April 04, 2012, 07:16:06 AM
Those sure are sharp. You got a good background. Is this your own back yard?
Pope I bet you could get a good photo with a shoe box camera.  :tup:  :clap:
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Post by: TerryWSmith on April 04, 2012, 07:29:00 AM
Rico- Very cool R W Blackbird..

Shawn,
Amazing shots with the new camera. 

I have lens envy with Ricos 200-400 and now camera envy with your new
Canon beast.

Terry











Blackbird
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on April 04, 2012, 08:58:15 AM
I have lens envy with Ricos 200-400 and now camera envy with your new
Canon beast.

The background is just the grass in my back yard.  I was surprised though Terry in that my 1Ds3 images at the same ISO look just as good up to ISO 800.  With it being a more robust camera, bigger batteries, weather sealing, etc. the 5D3 isn't much better if at all.  The frame rate is better and probably high ISO but I haven't shot those images yet.  It also does video which I guess is a plus but a feature I rarely use.  Thanks!
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on April 04, 2012, 09:35:09 PM
Very nice!
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on April 05, 2012, 06:35:23 PM
Had some fun with Marsh Wrens today.(http://)
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on April 05, 2012, 06:37:05 PM
And a parting shot. :kiss:(http://)
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Post by: runamuk on April 05, 2012, 08:28:41 PM
the birdy buttshot is awesome  :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: TerryWSmith on April 05, 2012, 09:07:36 PM
Parry the last one is a classic...

T.
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Post by: huntnphool on April 05, 2012, 09:32:59 PM
 Robin
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Post by: Tom Reichner on April 06, 2012, 07:57:14 PM
Now I know why they call them "choke cherries"  :grin:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on April 08, 2012, 08:41:59 PM
 I didn't find much over the weekend, but did manage a finch, he was displaying for quite a while.
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Post by: M_ray on April 08, 2012, 09:33:15 PM
Not the sharpest as I only had about 15 seconds to set up for this shot ... but it looks like spring is in the air
!!!
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Post by: Ricochet on April 08, 2012, 09:50:17 PM
Very sharp Darrel. :tup:

Nice capture M_ray.  I got a lesson in how slow I am this morning from a hummer.  Trying to catch him while he fed on the blossoms of a fruit tree was tough. 

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_ADC6800w.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on April 08, 2012, 09:55:00 PM
Yes they are tough Rico I've tired that before and I didn't even get an image worth posting!!! Nice Job!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on April 09, 2012, 07:18:40 PM
The old 1Ds3 still does ok...  :)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Finches-Fringillidae/i-FJNp57P/0/L/1DS37245-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on April 09, 2012, 07:19:30 PM
The new 5D3 does ok too...

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Goldfinches-Siskin-Redpoll/i-j9QL9G6/0/L/5D30239-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on April 09, 2012, 07:41:37 PM
Hard to tell the difference.

Great images.

T.
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Post by: Brute on April 10, 2012, 05:26:11 PM
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Post by: TerryWSmith on April 10, 2012, 06:37:30 PM
Very nice Ken.
I like #1 best.

T.
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Post by: Ricochet on April 10, 2012, 09:40:39 PM
Very nice Ken.  Now you can mark "Getting a hummer" off your bucket list. :grin:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: CameraGuy on April 10, 2012, 10:32:50 PM
"Getting a hummer" off your bucket list.
Good one wes  :tup:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on April 14, 2012, 05:35:30 PM
Black Capped Chickadee.

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/IMG_6210.jpg)

This is another step to improve. Setup my portable blind in the back yard with a feeder
and limbs. Shawn turned me on to Alan Murphy who uses setups with amazing results.
Took this photo after the blind had been setup no more than 20 minutes. I highly recommend
the blind setup and the I-pod caller.........

Terry

terrywsmith.smugmug.com
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on April 15, 2012, 12:01:49 AM
More from todays Blind setup.

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/065.jpg)

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/034-1.jpg)

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/102.jpg)

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/092.jpg)

T.
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on April 15, 2012, 10:03:50 PM
Super shots, Terry!
I am posting a "yard bird" from my recent trip to Oahu, Hawaii...had never before seen one of these colorful little Red-crested Cardinals but they are very prevailent on the island.  Shot with Canon 24-105 mm IS lens at 105 and at about 3 feet, hand held with one hand outstreatched while holding onto the rock above the cliff with the other.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on April 16, 2012, 09:40:06 AM
Thanks Dennis,

Great effort on the Cardinal.  That head just looks like it belongs on a different Bird.

Terry
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on April 16, 2012, 10:27:19 AM
Nice shots guys!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on April 16, 2012, 07:29:30 PM
First Warbler of the Season. (Heavy Crop)

An Orange Crown, also saw a Townsends yesterday.
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/051.jpg)

T.
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Post by: Ricochet on April 17, 2012, 12:26:33 PM
Nice one Terry.  I wish it would stop raining so I could get out and shoot something.

The blooming fruit trees are really attracting a lot of feathered attention.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_ADC6408w.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_ADC6838w.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Tom Reichner on April 17, 2012, 01:02:18 PM
Great Warbler image, Wes!

I've never had the privilege of photographing a Warbler . . . someday soon, I hope.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on April 18, 2012, 08:31:18 PM
Was able to accomplish 3 goals this weekend.

A Spotted Towhee with a clean background.
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/009.jpg)

A decent image of my Albatross Bird the Varied Thrush. (First ever usable image)
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/036.jpg)

And a White Crown not on a fir bow.
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/189.jpg)

3 Golden Crown Sparrows showed up today along with a Redwing Blackbird and
an additional Orange Crown Warbler.

Terry
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Post by: Ricochet on April 18, 2012, 09:28:33 PM
Good job, Terry.   :tup:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on April 19, 2012, 01:04:58 AM
Nice images TDog! The thrushes I have seen never sit still long enough or they always seem to be in the dark timber and not enough light for my 400 5.6
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on April 19, 2012, 07:18:21 AM
 Great shot's Terry, now trivia, which s. species of white-crowned do you have there?
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: luv2huntgal on April 19, 2012, 08:31:52 AM
WOW!!! Come super neat pictures! I love the extreme colors the birds have!  :tup:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on April 19, 2012, 12:12:19 PM
WOW!!! Come super neat pictures! I love the extreme colors the birds have!  :tup:

You got me stumped... All my bird books only show one?

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on April 19, 2012, 01:05:23 PM
 This is the best I've found on ID, my book's don't show any examples either.

 http://nwbackyardbirder.blogspot.com/2010/04/tale-of-two-white-crowned-sparrows.html (http://nwbackyardbirder.blogspot.com/2010/04/tale-of-two-white-crowned-sparrows.html)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on April 19, 2012, 01:43:42 PM
 Judging by your photo, I'd say yours is a Puget Sound.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on April 19, 2012, 07:27:55 PM
I missed that quiz by a mile..... :lipsealed:


T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on April 20, 2012, 09:23:17 AM
Got lots of RWBB shots on the trip with Brute.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_ADC7983w.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_ADC7922w.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on April 20, 2012, 08:31:24 PM
The hits just keep on coming Wes...

T.
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Post by: Brute on April 20, 2012, 09:44:05 PM
Whats up with the name change TDog?
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on April 21, 2012, 07:19:31 AM
Brute,

Changed name to align with my new website, eventually I will be hosting photos from it rather than
Photobucket. Just a subtle change. You are all welcome to still call me T-Dog if you choose. Or horses
A$$  :shocked:whichever you prefer. :cool:


T.

http://www.terrywsmith.smugmug.com (http://www.terrywsmith.smugmug.com)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on April 21, 2012, 08:10:06 AM
Thanks Terry, TDog, T-Bone, T-Rex, whatever your name is. :grin:
We need to get together for a run up to CSRG.  We could spend an entire day there and not get everything.  I picked up a new lens yesterday, so I need to get up there and shoot some more.  I still haven't made it to Sauvie's Island.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on April 22, 2012, 07:57:02 PM
Thanks Ken. It's a work in progress.

A Junco with a Tick.
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/026-1.jpg)

A Golden Crown
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/009-1.jpg)

The Chickadees are regulars now.
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/001-2.jpg)

This Jay has a mouthful.
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/050a.jpg)

T.

http://www.terrywsmith.smugmug.com (http://www.terrywsmith.smugmug.com)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on April 22, 2012, 08:16:30 PM
Thanks Terry, TDog, T-Bone, T-Rex, whatever your name is. :grin:
We need to get together for a run up to CSRG.  We could spend an entire day there and not get everything.  I picked up a new lens yesterday, so I need to get up there and shoot some more.  I still haven't made it to Sauvie's Island.


Wes,
Might be able to break away next weekend. This past two weeks has been hectic.
Also what lens did you get?
T.
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Post by: Ricochet on April 22, 2012, 10:11:26 PM



Wes,
Might be able to break away next weekend. This past two weeks has been hectic.
Also what lens did you get?
T.
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I'll pray for decent weather. Don't tell CameraGuy but I picked up a 105mm f2.8 macro for flowers and bugs.  Flower photography is better than no photography, and I've got nothing in my yard with antlers.   :bash:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_ADC8981w.jpg)
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Post by: CameraGuy on April 22, 2012, 11:31:11 PM
OMG WHAT NEXT  :bash:
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on April 23, 2012, 06:49:56 AM
 :laugh:poor Jeff
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Post by: runamuk on April 23, 2012, 07:19:03 AM
Birds and flowers reminds me of grandmother and her friends :laugh: :laugh:  actually I also love flower pics...so why not try for birds and flowers in one shot  :grin:
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on April 23, 2012, 09:01:52 AM
Since when is Jeff the decider on what's manly?  He drinks green tea...   :tongue:

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Cardinals-Buntings/i-S6ZCQ3W/0/L/IMG5282-L.jpg)
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Post by: CameraGuy on April 23, 2012, 09:34:57 PM
Green tea has nothing to do with it Pope!  A bird is still a  bird.  Would you defend a jay bird if you knew he was guilty?  :tongue:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on April 23, 2012, 10:12:14 PM
If it had money...   :cheesy:
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Post by: TerryWSmith on April 24, 2012, 07:28:23 AM
Meanwhile- Great Image Shawn.


Jeff, I drink Green Tea too!!!!!  Also photograph flowers, horses and lots of birds. :tongue:

T. :cool:
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Post by: Ricochet on April 24, 2012, 07:46:54 AM
Here's a bird AND flowers.  Please don't revoke my man card.  :grin:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_ADC6375w.jpg)
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on April 24, 2012, 09:13:38 AM
The Swallows are fighting over the bird houses. Here's a Tree swallow.(http://)
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on April 24, 2012, 09:15:33 AM
And a Violet-green.(http://)
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Post by: SlayR on April 25, 2012, 11:46:43 AM
Ya'll are too funny!  I'm likin' the "bird AND flower" photo Ricochet.  :clap:
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Post by: runamuk on April 25, 2012, 01:16:32 PM
the bird and flower is gorgeous Ricochet....

and 6x6 what did you feed the swallows to get them to sit still for a picture... very nice
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on April 25, 2012, 09:11:09 PM
I just stood still for a while by the bird houses and they finally lit on the wire. thanks
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Post by: TerryWSmith on April 28, 2012, 11:27:14 PM
Still working the local talent.

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/007.jpg)

First ever decent Starling- I dont care for the perch-oh well.
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/055.jpg)

Golden Crown
(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s71/Terdog13/067.jpg)

Terry

http://www.terrywsmith.smugmug.com (http://www.terrywsmith.smugmug.com)
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on April 29, 2012, 11:03:20 AM
 Marsh wren's are out in full force here now.
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on April 29, 2012, 04:59:57 PM
You guys are killing these little birds...wonderful shooting!!!
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Post by: 81husky on April 29, 2012, 07:54:55 PM
These just showed up in the last few days.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on April 30, 2012, 07:25:30 PM
Got this by chance out at Finley.

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/020.jpg)

T.
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Post by: luv2huntgal on May 01, 2012, 01:13:57 PM
I love the one with the sun flower seed! AWESOME
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Post by: Huntbear on May 01, 2012, 02:04:01 PM
No where near as good as you guys.. however, this guy was really showing off....

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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on May 04, 2012, 10:53:01 AM
A golden-crown today.(http://)
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Post by: Ricochet on May 07, 2012, 12:35:36 AM
Brute and I got a ton of yellow-headed blackbird shots this weekend. 

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_ADC1210w.jpg)
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Post by: Brute on May 07, 2012, 01:40:38 AM
.
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Post by: runamuk on May 07, 2012, 09:00:32 AM
Wow nice...he is singing for all he's worth in that last one
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Post by: Ricochet on May 07, 2012, 09:18:00 AM
Looks like we both timed this one right, Brute.   :grin:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_ADC1120w.jpg)
There was a lot of singing going on although its hard to call the racket that blackbirds make "singing".  :laugh:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_ADC1033w.jpg)
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on May 09, 2012, 09:05:12 PM
Black Phoebe(http://)
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on May 10, 2012, 07:30:15 AM
I like the yellow headed shot Rico.  Those red winged BB's are so hard to expose!  Nearly impossible unless you get them on a dark green background.  But they never are in an area like that... 
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Post by: TerryWSmith on May 13, 2012, 07:52:45 PM
Got a new species- that always makes me happy.

A Savannah Sparrow

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/051-1.jpg)

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/006.jpg)

Barn Swallow- Perch is what I had to work with.

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/063.jpg)

Terry
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Post by: Ricochet on May 13, 2012, 08:05:58 PM

Barn Swallow- Perch is what I had to work with.

Terry

Great pics Terry.  I think you captured the strength and essence of the cable really well.  :laugh:  You've got to work with what you're given, you did well. :tup:
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on May 14, 2012, 01:36:18 PM
 Very nice Terry.
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on May 14, 2012, 05:24:54 PM

Barn Swallow- Perch is what I had to work with.

Terry

Great pics Terry.  I think you captured the strength and essence of the cable really well.  :laugh:  You've got to work with what you're given, you did well. :tup:

I disagree Rico.  While the strength of the cable is captured well, the shadow detail in the cable is particularly lacking.  Perhaps some fill flash on the cable and stopping down a tad so we can see all the detail in the cable.  I also tend to prefer cables that aren't horizontal in the frame, preferring a more diagonal approach.  Possibly using the rule of thirds on the cable and placing it on a power point might draw more interest as well.  Cable photography can be tricky and you want to make sure you don't blow the highlights on them.   :tongue:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on May 14, 2012, 05:58:09 PM

Barn Swallow- Perch is what I had to work with.

Terry

Great pics Terry.  I think you captured the strength and essence of the cable really well.  :laugh:  You've got to work with what you're given, you did well. :tup:

I disagree Rico.  While the strength of the cable is captured well, the shadow detail in the cable is particularly lacking.  Perhaps some fill flash on the cable and stopping down a tad so we can see all the detail in the cable.  I also tend to prefer cables that aren't horizontal in the frame, preferring a more diagonal approach.  Possibly using the rule of thirds on the cable and placing it on a power point might draw more interest as well.  Cable photography can be tricky and you want to make sure you don't blow the highlights on them.   :tongue:

Now thats some funny $^!+ right there. My cable got more attention than any of the Birds----- Weird...
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Post by: CameraGuy on May 14, 2012, 07:57:56 PM
I like cable  shots   :tup:
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on May 15, 2012, 06:53:31 AM
You guys are toooooooooooo funny! :laugh:
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Post by: Huntbear on May 15, 2012, 05:45:02 PM
Not a great picture, I know, but can anyone identify this bird.  I snapped a quick picture in bad light.  Location is Central Washington.

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Post by: runamuk on May 16, 2012, 11:23:35 AM
I also saw this little bird and it was cute as could be but I am stumped on what it is, has a delightful yellow throat, rump and racing stripe on the head it was house sparrow sized but more streamlined...it was in an old cemetary...figured if anyone would know what flavor of bird you guys would...
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Post by: M_ray on May 16, 2012, 02:55:41 PM
Looks like a yellow-rumped Warbler to me ... but I'm no expert!  :hello:
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on May 16, 2012, 04:28:56 PM
Looks like Yellow Rumped, Audobon Warbler.
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Post by: tradbow on May 16, 2012, 09:43:40 PM
Shawn,
here are the baby owls and mama I told you about...wish I had a good camera like the rest of you to take really nice pics... that will be my next big purchase, but then you are going to have to teach me how to use it... LOL
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on May 16, 2012, 09:47:18 PM
(http://)brown headed cowbird
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on May 16, 2012, 09:53:37 PM
(http://)a better shot
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on May 17, 2012, 05:36:23 PM
Brewer's Blackbird(http://)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on May 17, 2012, 05:37:38 PM
Good one....
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on May 17, 2012, 05:40:44 PM
I know it's not a cable, but two kinds of wire! :shocked:
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Post by: TerryWSmith on May 17, 2012, 08:33:42 PM
Yea Cable is much harder to photograph but it has a broader appeal. :cool:
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Post by: Ricochet on May 18, 2012, 07:42:37 AM
Love the variety in wire types but find the bird a little distracting.  :laugh:
 Seriously, you did a very good job capturing the sheen on the feathers, not easy to do. :tup:
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on May 18, 2012, 08:05:15 AM
 Nice blackbird.

 I got home from work yesterday and saw something yellow fly accrossed my little back yard. I took a closer look and there were at least 4-5 Wilson's warbler's in and around my back yard, we've never had any kind of warbler there in the past, pretty cool. I put a new small bird fountain in and I've had a non-stop flow of bird's to it in the last few weeks.
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on May 18, 2012, 08:12:37 AM
I really tried to accentuate the cable on this one...

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Longspurs-Calcariidae/i-7KcbWBf/3/L/IMG3796-Edit-L.jpg)
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on May 18, 2012, 08:14:20 AM
I was lucky with a good background on this cable but the darn bird shadowed up the prettiest part of the cable on this shot.  I could have used some fill flash on the cable here.

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Tyrant-Flycatchers-Tyrannidae/i-JH4QwrR/0/L/5D35094-L.jpg)
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Post by: runamuk on May 18, 2012, 08:15:39 AM
What is that darling bird?  and thanks for the name for the yellow rumped bird.

I believe you truly caught the essence of that two prong barbed wire :laugh:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on May 18, 2012, 10:31:53 AM
 Scissor-tailed flycatcher, I haven't seen one since I was five, in Oklahoma. Where did you find that one Shawn?
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on May 18, 2012, 11:35:38 AM
I really tried to accentuate the cable on this one...

([url]http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Longspurs-Calcariidae/i-7KcbWBf/3/L/IMG3796-Edit-L.jpg[/url])


Shawn,
Effort to accentuate the wire noted, the limited depth of field and lack of shadow really put the focus
on the bird instead. I would say try again, maybe a different technique or smaller lens.

 :tongue:         :shocked:         :grin:          :cheesy:        :tup:
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on May 18, 2012, 09:12:43 PM
Well said Terry. :grin:
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Post by: CameraGuy on May 19, 2012, 12:25:20 AM
I like wire  2  :grin:
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Post by: TerryWSmith on May 19, 2012, 09:50:09 PM
Rare Bird day at my house. I came home from a morning shoot and found
20 plus Red Crossbills in my yard and then a Lazuli Bunting showed up.
WOW


(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/198.jpg)

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/087modified.jpg)

The Bunting showed up this morning again, I was ready. He didn't go the right perch but WTH.

Terry
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on May 20, 2012, 12:37:28 PM
I love those buntings Terry.  Very callable if you get another chance.  My feeder has been boring and quiet for a few weeks now.  Not even siskins anymore. 
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on May 20, 2012, 12:49:19 PM
Shawn,
The Birds are going nuts here.

Northern Flickers, Hairy Woodpeckers, Pine Siskins, Goldfinches, Evening Grosbeaks. Blackheaded Grosbeaks, Chestnut sided Chickadees,
Black Capped Chickadees, Stellars Jays, White Crowns, Spotted Towhees, Orange Crown and Wilsons Warblers, European Starlings, Barn Swallows, Tree Swallows, Western Tanager.

We have seen Red Crossbills, Black Throated Gray Warbler, Townsends Warbler, Lazuli Bunting.

Loving it.

Terry
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on May 20, 2012, 01:15:08 PM
 Nice work Terry. I saw three western kingbird's at Marymoor yesterday and my shots were not good at all, probably 150-170 yards away.
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Post by: smoothiniron on May 21, 2012, 06:42:28 PM
young killdeer
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on May 27, 2012, 01:35:25 PM
 Yesterday was just a perfect day.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on May 28, 2012, 12:58:10 PM
 Finally found a good BT Gray spot this weekend, at least 4-5 bird's the short time I was there.
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Post by: smoothiniron on May 29, 2012, 09:26:29 PM
Robin's nest in the flower bed archway
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on May 30, 2012, 12:25:25 PM
Finally found a good BT Gray spot this weekend, at least 4-5 bird's the short time I was there.

Ok, time to share!  :)
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Post by: WABONEHNTR on May 30, 2012, 09:38:07 PM
I see them everyday in Roslyn..
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on May 31, 2012, 08:27:27 AM
I see them everyday in Roslyn..

 That's a great find, east of the mountains they are quite uncommon, the farthest east I've seen them is Hyak.

 Shawn, if you'd like to try that area I can send a PM, it's a ways south of you.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on June 01, 2012, 09:13:13 PM
Not sure if you will find this in your yard. Though a few arrogant "Birders" might disagree it is listed as rare.
P.S. I ran into a few arrogant Birders over the weekend.

ISO 800

Yellow Breasted Chat, Paige Springs  Steens.

Without the Ipod caller this would not have happened

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/chat2.jpg)

Terry
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Post by: M_ray on June 01, 2012, 10:53:43 PM
Great find!  :tup:
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Post by: Ricochet on June 02, 2012, 07:40:53 AM
Great pic Terry.  How were the skeeters? 
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on June 02, 2012, 07:51:48 AM
Man, that's on my list of birds to shoot!   :cry:
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on June 02, 2012, 08:02:22 AM
Nice one Terry.  :shocked:
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Post by: TerryWSmith on June 02, 2012, 08:14:09 AM
Thanks Guys. I was pretty jacked up getting this. I was hoping for a least a documentary shot and ended
up with several pretty good ones. Also got some very good Bobolink shots, will get them posted later.

Skeeters were not bad the first 2 days but then it warmed up and I'm guessing a hatch occurred, the lowland
had plenty.

Darrel- very nice Grosbeak.

T.
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Post by: SlayR on June 02, 2012, 10:48:56 AM
Wow Terry-  Great Yellow Breasted Chat...that is top drawer photography right there!  :clap:
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Post by: SlayR on June 02, 2012, 11:00:55 AM
How about a few real "pretty" birds... :shocked:  First time I have seen these Turkey Vultures land on the roof across street.  They usually just ride the updrafts from the river behind the house in the photo.

(http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr238/jneihart2/DSC_3237.jpg)

(http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr238/jneihart2/zoom.jpg)

(http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr238/jneihart2/DSC_3244.jpg)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on June 02, 2012, 08:28:20 PM
Another first , Just found out it is a Sage Thrasher. Hiking out from the horses and he jumped
up on the Sage and just stuck around. Cool eyes.

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/SageThrasher2.jpg)

T.
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Post by: SlayR on June 02, 2012, 11:30:38 PM
It's amazing...on such a small twig they are able to balance!
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on June 03, 2012, 06:22:09 PM
 Terry, that is the finest chat photo I've ever seen, highly elusive, fantastic job. Found this guy chasing crow's around today defending his territory, fun to watch.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on June 03, 2012, 09:53:49 PM
Thank You Darrel.

I was very happy to get the opportunity.

T.
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on June 04, 2012, 08:55:04 AM
All I had in my yard was a single black headed grosbeak female this weekend sporadically.  Plus my usual juncos, chickadees, and band tailed pigeons.  No time to shoot much lately anyways. 
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Post by: runamuk on June 04, 2012, 09:45:49 AM
I have gold finches, house sparrows, house finches, I believe purple finches, two flavors of grosbeaks all showing up at my back door feeder, and a walk over to the park next door and I see blackbirds, brown headed cowbirds, cedar waxwings, occasionally a pair of mallards, a turtle, frogs, oh mourning doves however the quail have been MIA this spring.

 I don't do digital other than with el cheapo Fuji fine pix or droid....and my film camera I only shoot black and white, I was tempted to set up my tripod right at the door but just haven't done it....have a 20 foot air release cable but have to walk over to cock the thing for the next picture... :laugh:
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on June 04, 2012, 03:20:18 PM
 I meant to say Terry, don't worry about those "stuffed shirt" birders either, just like hunting, you meet all kind's. Some of the birder's I meet are great, others blow my fuse. My latest peave are the folks that post to the world on Tweeter's they found a rare bird but A: Can't accurately describe where they were, B: Didn't have a camera and C: have no concept of distance traveled, making it nearly impossible to find what they were talking about (maybe this is intentional :rolleyes:). I've been trying to find a particular species, supposedly at a location I know extremely well, having worked on-site there for three years, yet the person reporting's description made me wonder if he was even in the same county? Anyway, good find.
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Post by: runamuk on June 04, 2012, 04:56:45 PM
somehow I missed the yellow chat what a delightful little critter.....  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: TerryWSmith on June 04, 2012, 06:08:51 PM
Thank You,
Darrel, I know what you are saying. I run into very knowledgeable "Birders" quite often and most
have in fact been very sharing. I believe with the Bird Fest going on there was just a lot of "one upping"

Thanks For all the compliments- Repeating myself but this was a real treat.
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/chat3.jpg)


And a Wilsons from home.

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/WilsonsD.jpg)

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/WilsonsC.jpg)

Terry
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on June 08, 2012, 05:08:13 PM
 I feel like I won the lottery today. Went to my new warbler area and found this guy calling. A black-throated blue warbler, just the 9th ever in Wa.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on June 08, 2012, 08:56:24 PM
Very cool- I have yet to see one.

T.
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on June 09, 2012, 04:58:53 AM
Wow, is he callable pnw?
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Post by: TerryWSmith on June 09, 2012, 10:36:32 AM
Tis the Season.

Wrentit.
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/Wrentit3.jpg)

Warbling Vireo- Saw them last Fall, now they are regulars.
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/WarblingVireo2.jpg)

Western Tanagers- Male and Female have been near the feeder several time. I hear they like oranges.
(no cable comments-please) :shocked:
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/tanager23.jpg)

And this Olive Sided Flycatcher was here last Spring- Calls all the time-way up high. Does not
come to  the calls at all. This shot is cropped in.
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/Olive1.jpg)

Terry
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on June 09, 2012, 06:18:40 PM
Wow, is he callable pnw?

 I haven't tried yet, I lost my call this week :sad:. I would have to imagine he would respond well, one of the most vocal bird's I've ever been around. I feel bad for the guy, he's a long way from his relatives...
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on June 11, 2012, 09:02:39 AM
Sounds like you created quite a stir on tweeters...lol.   :tup:
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on June 11, 2012, 01:21:22 PM
 :cheesy: I'm telling you, I can't keep up with the emails.... Might try to find him again this evening, no luck yesterday morning, I have a strong feeling he's in Minnesota by now.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on June 12, 2012, 07:33:22 PM
Something new- Processed in LR 3.2 and name added in PS  CS5.

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/GrosFem.jpg)

Terry
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Post by: Ricochet on June 13, 2012, 09:37:06 AM
Very nice, Terry.  :tup:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_ABC2957w.jpg)
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on June 13, 2012, 05:20:20 PM
Something a tad different about the processing on that image Terry.  I'm not sure I know what it is but maybe clarity or color balance.  LR is a great tool once you get the hang of it but I've found the learning curve isn't bad. 

Wes, nice bobolink!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on June 13, 2012, 09:42:20 PM
I will need some time to get on that learning curve and maybe break some old habits.
Pretty sure that after the trial I will upgrade to the LR4.

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/Bobolink13.jpg)

The Bobolinks were pretty cooperative when I was there too.

T.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on June 14, 2012, 09:44:09 AM
 Looks like you found a Cassin's finch, great find, I've been after those myself, usually they are up fairly high in this area.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on June 14, 2012, 09:46:01 AM
 Was going to say too, they look mostly like a house finch, but note the darker red on the crown, absence of red on the rump. They are also the largest of the NW finches.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on June 14, 2012, 12:45:10 PM
Got one for TWS.  Hope the rocks are the right size.  :rolleyes:


Rocks are way too big in relation to the subject. Need to clone a few of the larger
ones out and then apply less contrast. Do an overeall softening and then highlight
the birds eye. That should do it.  :twocents:    :tongue:

T. :cool:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on June 14, 2012, 01:36:54 PM
Looks like you found a Cassin's finch, great find, I've been after those myself, usually they are up fairly high in this area.

We found several at the Hot Springs campground on Hart Mtn. in case anyone is wondering where we found them.  Its a long way to travel for most of us but its also a great spot to photograph antelope.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on June 14, 2012, 05:48:26 PM
Last Summer I never had a decent chance at a Bullocks, it was
different this trip.

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/Bullock2.jpg)

T.
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on June 14, 2012, 06:30:29 PM
Nice shot, Terry...they are a strikingly beautiful bird!
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Post by: SlayR on June 16, 2012, 09:31:02 PM
Two Cedar Waxwings munching on the berries from our backyard Madrone trees.

(http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr238/jneihart2/CedarWaxwing.jpg)
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on June 16, 2012, 11:00:54 PM
flicker(http://)
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on June 16, 2012, 11:07:04 PM
Hart Mountain baby Starling(http://)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on June 17, 2012, 08:30:02 AM
Amazing how the little ones have such a big mouth.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on June 18, 2012, 10:11:43 AM
Had to do a heavy crop to get rid of distracting vegetation but I liked the damsel fly dangling from his beak.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_ADC5434w.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on June 20, 2012, 07:23:41 PM
 Called this fellow in today from quite a ways off.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on June 20, 2012, 08:58:35 PM
Nice Darrel,  We have a Yellow Breasted Chat here in Toledo. Located him tonight-responded well
to calling but would not show himself in the open. The bird experts say this is only the 4th ever
sighting in Lincoln County, OR.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on June 21, 2012, 07:15:46 AM
 Good find T, it seems like an irruption year for shrub-steppe birds, lately we have the black-throated sparrow showing up at 4-5 locations in western Wa.
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on June 21, 2012, 08:57:37 AM
Great images, guys...keep 'em coming!
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Post by: tlbradford on June 21, 2012, 08:42:53 PM
I got out for a little bit yesterday evening.  I don't have a bird book with me, so no Id's.  I think there are a couple of orioles nesting that I need to get some photos of.
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Post by: tlbradford on June 21, 2012, 08:45:50 PM
Fight Photos
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Post by: tlbradford on June 21, 2012, 08:48:32 PM
Please ignore my filthy sensor that needs cleaning.  A couple "just for fun" pics.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on June 21, 2012, 08:48:42 PM
 Good action shot's of eastern and western kingbird's.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: tlbradford on June 21, 2012, 08:49:59 PM
Is this a juvenile grosbeak?
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on June 21, 2012, 09:14:39 PM
flicker in flight(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on June 21, 2012, 09:34:04 PM
Is this a juvenile grosbeak?

 You've got a female house sparrow there, the male is the bird on the box in your upper photo, parasitic little buggers...
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on June 22, 2012, 08:41:48 PM
Yep the one on the box is a Male House Sparrow and I think you have a Northern Flicker in there too!  :tup:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on June 25, 2012, 09:12:07 PM
Wilsons Warblers- RAW files edited 100 % in LR3.2  Learned a lesson today!!  When converting to JPG
make sure (if it is your desire) to slide your quality to 100%. Couldn't figure out why a 15mb files was
converted to 258K ????   DUH.

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/WilsonsH2.jpg)

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/WilsonsH1.jpg)

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Retired on June 26, 2012, 08:46:42 PM
Red-Crested Cardinal and Northern Cardinal
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on June 26, 2012, 08:54:08 PM
Now that is a find.. Good job.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on July 03, 2012, 08:27:04 PM
Eastern Kingbird, I think.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_ADC7547w.jpg)

Waxwings.  I'll eventually get around to cloning out those branches in the upper right corner, but for right now, I'm too damn tired of sitting to do much editing.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_ADC7884w.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: runamuk on July 03, 2012, 09:31:04 PM
I just love waxwings they are so pretty yet have such an angry bird expression all the time... :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on July 04, 2012, 05:32:39 PM
(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/Crossbilld1.jpg)

Very nice Rico.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on July 04, 2012, 06:15:37 PM
What is that bird, Terry?  It looks like one of my uncles!

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_ADC7004w.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on July 04, 2012, 07:30:50 PM
:)     It's a Red Crossbill.   Hard to get in most cases.


T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on July 05, 2012, 09:09:02 PM
A male Red Crossbill. I will get my branches later too. My backlog of editing is HUGE..

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac241/Terdog323/Crossbill2.jpg)

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: SlayR on July 08, 2012, 02:36:40 PM
I'm getting quite an education on this Yard Birds thread  :tup:

Mourning Dove
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on July 08, 2012, 05:16:46 PM
 Some great summer shots. Found this guy cooling himself yesterday in a local stream.

 
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Post by: SlayR on July 11, 2012, 02:50:20 PM
This Red Shafted Northern Flicker was passing through our yard just minutes ago...ran upstairs to grab the camera...



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Post by: TerryWSmith on July 11, 2012, 10:03:06 PM
A few recents.
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Post by: Retired on July 11, 2012, 10:28:29 PM
Japanese White Eye, Chestnut Munia from Kauai, this May
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Brute on July 11, 2012, 11:15:03 PM
Nice
I like seeing birds from different areas.
Pope's from Costa Rica and Oklahoma.
Now yours from Hawaii   :clap:
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Post by: SlayR on July 14, 2012, 07:59:37 AM
Hey Brute...speaking from "different areas" - This was somewhere out in the Pacific Ocean on the way to Panama.  I was thinking they were Albatross, however the beaks look different from Albatross photos I looked up on the internet.  Anyone have any suggestions on what this bird may be?
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Post by: TerryWSmith on July 14, 2012, 08:07:23 AM
I'm thinking a strain of Booby, not a Blue Foot however.

T.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on July 14, 2012, 09:15:29 AM
 Looks to be a Nazca Booby, great bird.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on July 15, 2012, 06:57:10 AM
Another Crossbill-cuz they are cool.

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Post by: TerryWSmith on July 19, 2012, 06:28:44 AM
Heard of an Indigo out at Vancouver!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on July 19, 2012, 07:49:57 AM
Wonderful bird shots all...  I'd guess the ocean bird to be a gannet...Wes, I'd post your flying waxwing on any bird calender cover or bird magazine cover...Superb work!
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on July 20, 2012, 04:07:01 PM
(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Crossbills-Fringillidae/i-cmGmQvF/2/L/1DS33328-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Crossbills-Fringillidae/i-nXVzGjp/2/L/1DS30837-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Crossbills-Fringillidae/i-B5VKKQJ/2/L/1DS35299-L.jpg)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on July 20, 2012, 05:01:50 PM
Fantastic Shawn..  Good to see you getting some shots.

Crossbills are a favorite.

T.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on July 20, 2012, 08:59:46 PM
A couple Painted Bunting's in Washington???  Any one else hear this or see them?

 Yes, there has been a single juvenile male at Siwash Creek up by Tonasket for about a month. Nearly bought a lot off Siwash two year's ago. :bash:.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on July 29, 2012, 11:59:45 AM
From Dallas Texas, some metro birding.   70-200 with 1.4x
Northern Mockingbird.

And a Hummer not ID'd yet.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on July 31, 2012, 08:58:40 PM
Pink on the inside.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_ADC0812w.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on August 04, 2012, 08:11:23 PM
 :shocked:


A friend is letting me test drive the Canon 500 F4 IS. What a BEAST but man it works well.

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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on August 04, 2012, 08:52:27 PM
 Awesome Terry.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on August 05, 2012, 01:08:33 PM
Thanks Darrel-- It's one hell of a lens. No question of quality it's just so dang big.
I'm used to working on the fly, there's no grabbing and shooting this guy. It work's
well of a mono-pod too. I was certain this was the lens for me now I'm second guessing.

T.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on August 05, 2012, 03:37:15 PM
 I hear you about weight, some day I might like to get the Nikkor 500mm f4 as more of a tripod/ modopod rig, I wouldn't want to carry an ounce more hand-held than I do now, I have to carry my 200-400mm in my pack as it is on longer hikes and I've missed a few shots that way -missed a northern waterthrush last week while I was fiddling around trying to get my dang lens out of my pack :bash:.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on August 05, 2012, 06:47:59 PM
A Common Yellowthroat right below our home.
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Post by: trollin4trout on August 25, 2012, 09:23:18 PM
"Our" hummy getting some flash training at dusk.

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w110/jnbradley3/hummy8864-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on August 25, 2012, 10:25:48 PM
Great Yellowthroat shot, Terry...very nice bird shooting all!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on September 04, 2012, 12:05:26 PM
In honor of Cameraguy "Jeff".
 :grin:
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on September 04, 2012, 12:45:09 PM
My grandfather had a BTG warbler in his fountain this weekend, she put on quite a show for nearly two hours.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on September 10, 2012, 11:38:24 AM
A new bird for me- Pinion Jay.

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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on September 10, 2012, 11:51:04 AM
 Cool  :tup:. I've only seen them once, right near the High Desert Museum south of Bend.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on September 11, 2012, 07:19:15 AM
This location was not all that far from there.


T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on September 11, 2012, 08:18:01 AM
Nice.  I need to get there for those too!
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Post by: TerryWSmith on September 11, 2012, 08:44:57 AM
Shawn.

There for 2 hours last Thursday, got there at 10:30 a.m.

Saw Pinion Jay, Pygmy Nuthatch, White Crown Sparrows, Mountain Bluebird pair, Green Tail Towhees
including Juveniles, Mountain Chickadee, Chipping Sparrow, Purple Finch Male, House Finch Female
Mourning Doves.

T.
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on September 11, 2012, 05:29:43 PM
No Cassin's!   :shocked:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on September 11, 2012, 06:10:47 PM
I will post a photo or two later, I think the one female was a Cassin's rather than house.
The male I might need a ruling on.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on September 11, 2012, 06:13:58 PM
What do you think  Purple or Cassin's ?

Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on September 11, 2012, 07:22:52 PM
 I'd go with juvie Cassin's.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on September 13, 2012, 06:46:09 AM
Terry, Nice Pinion pic, I've never seen one.  :tup:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on September 13, 2012, 07:01:36 AM
This was my first sighting - had to check my book to ID.

Thanks
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on September 13, 2012, 07:29:47 AM
I'm going with Cassin's.  It's not really purple finch habitat out there also.  Here is a Cassin's to compare.

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Finches-Fringillidae/i-FGVf2J6/2/L/1DS35255-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on September 19, 2012, 03:28:47 PM
Male Mountain Bluebird.

And a Male Cassins from July.

Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on September 19, 2012, 07:58:43 PM
 Shot of the male Cassin's = wallhanger. :clap:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on September 20, 2012, 09:55:14 AM
Thank You Darrel.

I liked the pose but I really liked the cap feathers standing up.

Terry
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on September 29, 2012, 05:55:42 PM
 Very happy with the D600, I took this photo today, hand-held at 800mm and the auto-focus worked great.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on October 04, 2012, 06:40:30 PM
He's a wet fella Darrel.

I love Warblers.

Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on October 04, 2012, 08:44:46 PM
 :clap:


 You should head to Malheur, this week they had a chestnut-sided, palm and Tennessee warbler all near the HQ.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on October 04, 2012, 08:47:00 PM
I have been watching the sightings-just can't get back over until November.
Thanks though.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on November 14, 2012, 10:28:21 AM
I cannot go anywhere without looking for Bird opportunity's.

I believe this is a Townsends Solitaire. Maybe Shawn or Darrel can confirm.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on November 14, 2012, 12:54:26 PM
Agree with your identification, Terry, at least as in my bird book, a Townsend's Solitaire.  Wonderful shot of him!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on November 14, 2012, 02:53:21 PM
Not sure where to put these??? Does it count if they are from the Yard out on the Montana Ranch?



My First Male and Female Crossbills
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on November 14, 2012, 03:30:23 PM
Wonderful cross-bills, M_ray, especially like the male!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Brute on November 24, 2012, 08:10:45 PM
.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on November 25, 2012, 06:32:22 PM
Pretty active Bird Day..    We had Stellars Jays, Juncos, Siskens, Downy Woodepecker, Chestnut Backed Chickadee
Golden Crown Sparrows, Spotted Towhee's, Fox Sparrows, Song Sparrows, Annas Hummingbirds and Mourning Doves.

T.
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Post by: Don Fischer on November 26, 2012, 10:58:34 AM
Not exactly in the back yard, these never come into town. I was way out on the back course of an All Age stake and this guy landed near me. Been trying to get a shot of one for a long time. Mountain Blue Bird.

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o277/DonFischer/DSC_0014800.jpg)

American Avocet

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o277/DonFischer/004450.jpg)

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o277/DonFischer/scrubjayre-sized.jpg)

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o277/DonFischer/SpringBirds5-18-07015.jpg)

White Crowned sparrow

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o277/DonFischer/White-crownedSparrow399x600-1.jpg)

Cassin's Finch

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o277/DonFischer/12-5-06600pics.jpg)

Dark Eye Oregon Junko

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o277/DonFischer/Junko399x600.jpg)

Bird dog!

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o277/DonFischer/oddballstuff-sortitout243.jpg)

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Post by: Kola16 on November 26, 2012, 02:35:08 PM
Here's what was is in my yard in September......well pond  :laugh:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Don Fischer on November 26, 2012, 03:24:22 PM
I found those really tuff to get a photo of. Girlfriends daughter has a small creek behind the apartment she lived in. One time I spotted wood ducks in it and tried for a long time to get a photo, couldn't get near them!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Kola16 on November 27, 2012, 08:59:53 PM
I found those really tuff to get a photo of. Girlfriends daughter has a small creek behind the apartment she lived in. One time I spotted wood ducks in it and tried for a long time to get a photo, couldn't get near them!

Yeah, it is tough, but since it is my pond, I made a trail that I can stay concealed till I am really close to the pond. I have to get close due to the bad camera zoom :laugh: And the 2 in the back did see me in the picture, and wanted nothing to do with me :laugh:
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Post by: TerryWSmith on November 30, 2012, 11:03:08 AM
Bird on a wire.

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Post by: TerryWSmith on December 01, 2012, 04:06:44 PM
Golden Crown   300 with 1.4x

And an Anna's staying for the Winter
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on December 01, 2012, 05:27:21 PM
Wonderful cross-bills, M_ray, especially like the male!

Thanks Dennis!  :hello:
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Post by: pixarezzo on December 02, 2012, 10:28:36 AM
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/306421_2439647709981_1612235662_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/165835_4113257789187_220281789_n.jpg)
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on December 02, 2012, 11:51:15 AM
Nice shots Pix and welcome to the site, here's an American Dipper(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on December 02, 2012, 12:19:53 PM
Nice pics pix!  :clap:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on December 03, 2012, 09:40:18 PM
Somebody's yard in northern NV!   :grin:

-Doug

(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Turkeys/i-4BM6s9w/0/L/NV_Turkeys_-1-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on December 04, 2012, 01:18:01 PM
This was in my "yard" while camped at Page Springs.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_FSC0281w.jpg)

This guy flew down to see what the jay was eating.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_FSC0303w.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on December 07, 2012, 04:26:15 PM
Great Birds Rico.  I'm not the only one who went for Mule Deer and came back with Birds....

The Siskens are regulars.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Don Fischer on December 10, 2012, 06:38:55 AM
Dark Eye Junko

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o277/DonFischer/Junko399x600.jpg)

Scrub Jay

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o277/DonFischer/scrubJay400x600.jpg)
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on December 10, 2012, 10:28:47 AM
Wes...great "Springs" birds shots...wonderful perspective and light on both!
Terry...you really made a dull siskin pop with the berries around it!
Don...great bg on both birds!
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Post by: TerryWSmith on December 10, 2012, 04:52:07 PM
Thank You all on the Sisken- I have learned quite a-bit from Shawn and another incredible Bird Photographer
Alan Murphy. Birds may not have big antlers but they have their place.  :cool:

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on December 10, 2012, 10:25:22 PM
Super shot, Terry!
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on December 11, 2012, 12:35:58 PM
Love the bird setups Terry.  Nice Yellow Warbler.  I just set up a woodpecker pole and feeder station at my house.  Looking forward to flicker and pileated shots in the near future...
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on December 12, 2012, 08:33:55 PM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_GSC3974w.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_GSC3912w.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_GSC4049w.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on December 12, 2012, 08:37:55 PM
Great Birds Wes.   600 ?

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on December 12, 2012, 09:11:21 PM
Yep.  Need a big gun for little targets.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on December 13, 2012, 08:56:31 PM
I will be sick of Siskens by the time Spring Hits....

Maybe you all will be tooooo.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on December 13, 2012, 09:08:25 PM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_GSC3995w.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_GSC3888w.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on December 14, 2012, 07:40:46 AM
 Great shots -I heard there was a phainopepla and crested caracara in sothern Oregon last week :shocked:.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on December 14, 2012, 08:07:05 AM
Yes- A friend got some in flight shots of the Caracara.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Don Fischer on December 14, 2012, 09:12:48 AM
I was wondering why on forums for outdoor and game photography birds are so dominate. Well I got my answer, lot easier to get them than big game animals, make's sense! So i got to thinking again about how I got my favorite bird shots, set up! I mounted a large tree branch on the front deck rail and put a feeder out there. My only photo of a Mountain Blue Bird came by chance, but I'd wanted one quite a while and it worked out well. The bird landed close by on a fence wire and gave me enough time for one shot. My walls at home are covered with dog photo's, few landscape's and couple wild animals. I was noticing that when I thought, a whole bunch of say 5x7 bird photos might be neat. Now all I need is another wall!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on December 14, 2012, 10:12:13 AM
 "Well I got my answer, lot easier to get them than big game animals"

 Don -that really depends on a lot of factors. Looking for a specific bird, given the approximately 400 species in the PNW on any given day is like looking for a needle in a hay stack -to me big game is much easier to find if you are willing to drive at least a couple hours to the better area's. I think a lot of folks turn to birds when game starts to lose antlers, become more dormant, or in the case of hunters many shots of big game are taken in-season in specific game units they may only visit in the fall.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on December 15, 2012, 09:25:24 AM
I believe this to be a Ladder Backed Woodpecker.

Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on December 15, 2012, 09:52:15 AM
Don't know that I have ever seen or heard of one of these, Terry...rather homely and dull looking colors compared to most woodpeckers.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on December 15, 2012, 10:03:38 AM
Found it in Frenchglenn, most likely a juvenile. I may not be correct on the I.D. but it's as close as I
can find.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Don Fischer on December 15, 2012, 10:43:15 AM
I just looked it up in my Audubon guide and I'd say that is what it is. Two photo's in there, one showing brighter red on the head and much darker back and wings. The other looks exactly like this one.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on December 15, 2012, 12:35:17 PM
I believe this to be a Ladder Backed Woodpecker.

Red-naped Sapsucker.   :tup:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on December 15, 2012, 03:32:07 PM
 I have to go with Shawn on this one, the solid wing-vent stripe you can just see starting to come in is a giveaway, that in the red-naped would be common to that area and a ladder-backed quite rare. Still a good find and even better photo -T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on December 15, 2012, 03:44:21 PM
Thanks guys-  Red Naped it will be.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on December 16, 2012, 09:22:46 PM
In Wes' Yard.   :cheesy:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on December 24, 2012, 07:41:18 AM
Pretty tough shooting in this weather.(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: D. Robert Franz on December 24, 2012, 08:47:52 AM
I'm not a big songbird shooter but I luck into one now and again.  Red-winged blackbird.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Tom Reichner on December 24, 2012, 10:15:52 AM
That's awesome, Dale!

I love dramatic, topsy-turvy wing positions like that, but never seem to be able to focus accurately enough when they're doing their acrobatics . . . this one is perfect!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on December 25, 2012, 07:30:29 AM
very nice on the blackbird.(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on December 25, 2012, 03:31:23 PM
Great Blackbird and Stellars.

We had a Christmas= Townsends Warbler.  2 years ago one showed up in winter, this may be it.

New Sigma 70-200 f2.8

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on December 27, 2012, 08:03:40 AM
A most unusual and great shot of the blackbird, Dale!
Had a few days with the "forest robbins" (Varied Thrush)...don't get to see these often!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on December 27, 2012, 10:23:45 AM
 Great shots, a little slow on the raptors yesterday but I managed a Bewick's.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on December 27, 2012, 10:41:51 AM
Excellent shot of this little one, Darrel!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on December 27, 2012, 10:59:23 AM
My backyard yesterday.

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Crows-Ravens-Jays-Corvidae/i-RJfhSHQ/1/L/5D3_9875-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Finches-Fringillidae/i-SvT36Nt/0/L/5D3_9747-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Finches-Fringillidae/i-5ftGxTM/0/L/5D3_0019-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Goldfinches-Siskin-Redpoll/i-5p8h4FF/0/L/5D3_9539-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Juncos-Emberizidae/i-Pxgv7T3/0/L/5D3_0178-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on December 27, 2012, 11:32:15 AM
Great images Shawn. I give up on the pics 2-3 are they Pine Grosbeaks?

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on December 27, 2012, 11:47:56 AM
Those are male house finches.  One is a rather rare yellow variant and the other is the standard red.  I guess there are tons of purple finches around here too.  I suppose I should check my house finches to see if they are purple finches but I'm not terribly good at telling the difference.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on December 27, 2012, 12:39:20 PM
My first thought was a finch but that color threw me off.  :rolleyes:

The image quality is incredible.  (You must have a good Camera like Rico) :shocked:


Seriously-great images.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on December 27, 2012, 02:00:42 PM
 Great images Shawn, BTY, what about that Gyr? Indeed house finches, I learned the differences from my good friend Jon Isacoff last year myself, sometimes tough to tell them apart. The purple finch lacks the grey cheek patch prominent in your photo's, the cheek patch on the purple is more of a russet-red.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on December 27, 2012, 02:57:33 PM
Excellent images, Shawn...superb bg...looks like you have a great set-up for them!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on December 27, 2012, 03:45:08 PM
 Another yard bird from Christmas day.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on December 27, 2012, 05:29:21 PM
That is a sweet Junco Darrel.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Tom Reichner on December 27, 2012, 07:46:32 PM
Love those Juncos!

Shawn, it lookls like your backyard setup is providing you with some awesome opportunities.  With all of the snow & ice everywhere, it seems weird to see such lush green color in your images - what a difference a couple hundred miles makes!

I really, really like that Stellar's Jay image - great pose with the extended crest!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on December 27, 2012, 08:00:54 PM
Thanks Tom, all!  A few more from this morning.  Rain every day here like a rainforest makes it green.

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Juncos-Emberizidae/i-54Ck5Q6/0/L/5D3_0419-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/My-Favorite-Images/My-Favorites/i-k82ztWr/0/L/5D3_0485-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Crows-Ravens-Jays-Corvidae/i-Dxj5dQx/0/L/5D3_9948-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Crows-Ravens-Jays-Corvidae/i-TB9WLcg/0/L/5D3_0492-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on December 27, 2012, 10:53:30 PM
Great shots Shawn!!   :clap:  Do you have another perch to switch in for variety?  What do you think of my bird's perch? 

Does it get any more yard bird than a sparrow on a 2by.

-Doug

(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Sparrows/i-X4sfV3h/0/L/2j011NV_ElkHunt_Sparrow_on%20a%202by_-1-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on December 27, 2012, 11:46:35 PM
I get a few perches when I get some time to do a setup.  If you get a longer one, they will land along it and you'll get different looks.  When I get bored I turn it around and use the back side and it's like a new perch.  You can angle it differently and get different thicknesses for variety.  I like smaller perches the smaller the bird.  Once the setup is right, you can get tons of great images quickly. 

Funny, but I was thinking today.  I spent 45 minutes getting the perches from my local woods/park, 45 minutes cutting, drilling, and setting them up.  A couple hours of shooting.  And 3 hours processing.  I end up spending only about 1/3rd the time shooting pictures when doing setups.  Not fun but a great way to get great images quickly and you can control all the variables. 

I also regularly do setups in the wild, by putting up a perch and speaker below it, or food.  I know it's a lot of time to set up these images, but i remember when i would go out 8 hours one day and not get one shot as good as I can get in 4 hours of setup shots and I get tons more with my setups.  It's also fun in a different way.  Not one way is better than another.

Your perch and species can use some help!  lol  Actually, it's funny but i don't have good house sparrow shots because they seem to ordinary to focus on.  Funny the species we ignore and think are desirable.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Don Fischer on December 28, 2012, 11:13:49 AM
Got a couple that are ok. A Dark Eye Junko and a Scrub Jay. Pretty much right out of the camera. I hit auto adjust levels and cropped it. Done with my D70 and Sigma 70-300 lens. Can't do but a 5x7. Maybe try my 170-500 on it later on. Might even try my tri pod. I seldom use it!

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o277/DonFischer/DSC_0006800-1.jpg)

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o277/DonFischer/DSC_0003800-2.jpg)

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o277/DonFischer/DSC_0007800-1.jpg)

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Did these two with the long lens and tripod.

[IMG]http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o277/DonFischer/DSC_0010800-1.jpg)

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o277/DonFischer/DSC_0009800.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on December 30, 2012, 07:17:23 PM
A female VT waiting for a chance at the suet block.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on December 30, 2012, 07:47:20 PM
I have not had one this year Dennis.  It's on my list of birds to photo in my yard if I ever get the chance.  Last year's thrush was too skittish around my house to feed.  Great shot!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: D. Robert Franz on January 01, 2013, 07:07:01 AM
I do a lot of my songbird photograghy in TX when I'm down there coaching ICF Pro-Am or competing in ICF Pro Tour of Nature Photography contests.  So this is a TX mockingbird in a purple sage.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Don Fischer on January 01, 2013, 08:56:06 AM
That is really nice. Sure drive's home the idea of focusing on the eye!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on January 01, 2013, 02:05:13 PM
A few from today.(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 01, 2013, 02:44:56 PM
Good stuff Parry. Like the lighting. The antler with the Varied Thrush is a nice touch.

We had a Varied show up at the feeders today.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on January 01, 2013, 04:56:45 PM
thanks, couple more(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on January 01, 2013, 07:05:17 PM
 Good variety. Such photogenic little buggers, I can't pass when I see them.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on January 02, 2013, 02:11:39 AM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_GSC5275w_zps283cf7e5.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_GSC5191w_zps3d94a8b8.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on January 02, 2013, 05:30:09 AM
 :tup: Those flickers turned out very nice, I'm headed to the north beach for more owls.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on January 04, 2013, 07:08:24 PM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_GSC5294w_zpsadf2172d.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on January 04, 2013, 07:31:12 PM
(http://)Yesterday
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: D. Robert Franz on January 06, 2013, 07:03:41 AM
Male mountain bluebird
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 06, 2013, 12:25:08 PM
Good Birds, Men.

Had a couple Black Caps visit today.

Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on January 06, 2013, 02:05:16 PM
I've got a ton of these house sparrows around and not much luck with anything else at the moment ... I'm liking the new camera!  :tup:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on January 06, 2013, 02:44:54 PM
sometimes you hang on however you can!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Reveille on January 07, 2013, 04:37:50 PM
House Finch
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on January 07, 2013, 08:20:05 PM
Nice Reveille ... Welcome!  :hello:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 07, 2013, 09:19:25 PM
Nice Reveille ... Welcome!  :hello:

Ditto.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on January 10, 2013, 08:17:15 PM
(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on January 11, 2013, 02:07:22 PM
Yellow-rumped warbler(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 15, 2013, 05:00:24 PM
A tough Bird to get for me. Right off the deck.
Ruby Crown Kinglet
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on January 15, 2013, 07:34:38 PM
Got a few ruby Kinglets today too, they were showing their crowns also. Also found a Black Phoebe and  a townsend warbler.(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 15, 2013, 08:48:57 PM
Yes You did!!!  The Black Phoebe has become my new nemesis bird. I will get one
some day. The Kinglet here also had a visible crown-of course no good shots of that.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on January 17, 2013, 07:45:47 AM
(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 17, 2013, 12:15:15 PM
And there it is great shot Parry. Mine has been hanging around the deck so backgrounds are limited.
And of course I did not get that Crown!!!!!!


T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 17, 2013, 04:54:42 PM
Mine was back again this evening.  No Crown!!!!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 19, 2013, 08:01:24 PM
I couldn't get a Kinglet to Crown here so 6x6 Elk showed me how it's done.

This little guy reminds me of Don King.

Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on January 19, 2013, 08:56:12 PM
Super catch, Terry!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: CreekWalker on January 22, 2013, 12:39:23 PM
Figured I'd jump in here with a few yard birds.  Awesome shots everyone!

(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af66/dlfish4life/Birds/rubycrownedkinglet005_zps69e18cdf.jpg)

(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af66/dlfish4life/Birds/rubycrownedkinglet001_zpsddc27708.jpg)

(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af66/dlfish4life/Birds/yellowrumpedwarbler008_zpsaf758b26.jpg)

(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af66/dlfish4life/Birds/westernscrubjay004_zps07d4e57b.jpg)

(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af66/dlfish4life/Birds/violetgreenswallow010_zps8d17cff3.jpg)

(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af66/dlfish4life/Birds/violetgreenswallow044_zps1c30a29d.jpg)

(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af66/dlfish4life/Birds/violetgreenswallow032_zpsaa850cc8.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on January 22, 2013, 01:03:18 PM
Nice shots ... and welcome!  :hello:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on January 22, 2013, 03:02:51 PM
I couldn't get a Kinglet to Crown here so 6x6 Elk showed me how it's done.

This little guy reminds me of Don King.

The "haircut" is definitely Don King but the color is Dennis Rodman all the way. :grin:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: CreekWalker on January 22, 2013, 09:29:24 PM
Hmmm, now that I look at my post they all look strangely cropped, is there some sizing issue I'm not aware of?   :dunno: :dunno:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on January 22, 2013, 10:47:19 PM
Nice shots and welcome aboard. :tup:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: CreekWalker on January 23, 2013, 07:35:49 AM
Thanks, it's fun to see all the great pics on here
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on January 23, 2013, 07:39:52 AM
 Welcome Creek.

 Tough birding in the fog here lately.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on January 23, 2013, 10:53:08 AM
(http://)Nice shot
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: CreekWalker on January 23, 2013, 03:10:19 PM
Awesome shot
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on January 23, 2013, 08:03:46 PM
Hmmm, now that I look at my post they all look strangely cropped, is there some sizing issue I'm not aware of?   :dunno: :dunno:
 
800 pix on the long side will work.
Here is a local Junco.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on January 23, 2013, 09:12:54 PM
(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on January 23, 2013, 09:15:36 PM
hermit thrush(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on January 24, 2013, 08:44:50 AM
first Kingfisher(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on January 24, 2013, 06:26:09 PM
Got a few more Kinglets and Black Phoebe(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on January 27, 2013, 07:50:24 PM
This little guy is taking a brake from chasing bugs.(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on January 28, 2013, 07:23:36 AM
Love that little Don King hairdoo on the kinglet, Parry!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on February 05, 2013, 07:17:56 PM
Thanks Dennis, here is a early morning phoebe. 1/ 100  f2.8(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 05, 2013, 07:24:34 PM
Love that Phoebe!!!!

The Anna's have been very active!! This with the 500   (1/80 @ F5.6 ISO 400) on a tripod.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on February 05, 2013, 08:12:04 PM
Nice one Terry, I was going to tell you too that the Red Winged Blackbirds were strutting their stuff last week.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 05, 2013, 08:13:00 PM
Yes -they started here, and a friend said they were starting in Lebanon too.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on February 06, 2013, 08:41:46 AM
 Great shots, I finally saw my first Washington black phoebe last week :tup:, pretty cool.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 07, 2013, 04:50:02 PM
Lost of Bird activity this afternoon.
So I put the 500mm to use!!!!  There was some anxiety during the time the money
left and the lens arrived, I'm over that now. :)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Hawgdawg on February 07, 2013, 05:19:50 PM
Last time I was at M_Rays house I got a pic of these birds in his yard. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Don Fischer on February 07, 2013, 09:26:45 PM
Lost of Bird activity this afternoon.
So I put the 500mm to use!!!!  There was some anxiety during the time the money
left and the lens arrived, I'm over that now. :)

My brother and his son are going on a three week photo safari to Africa the first of May. I told him about that lens , Sigma 500, but they are renting a 500mm lens somewhere. Gonna spend $2000 to rent one 500mm lens. It's probably a Canon they are taking. They got insurance on it just in case. I have no idea what it cost's but he thinks some where around $20,000. I wonder just how much difference in the photo's there will be?
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 07, 2013, 09:43:01 PM
I have to say Don--- they are wasting money..... If money was no object I would
have probably gone with the Canon 500 f4 IS for about 7000 but with a daughter in college
and a son going to college in a year money is an issue. I paid $3200 for my 500 f4.5.
So far the results are outstanding!

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on February 08, 2013, 01:17:59 PM
 Terry, your 500 has a particularly good bokeh, nice work.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Don Fischer on February 08, 2013, 04:08:04 PM
Can someone tell me what bokeh is? I keep hearing it and not a clue what it is.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: CameraGuy on February 08, 2013, 04:59:49 PM
Try this Don
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokeh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokeh)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: M_ray on February 09, 2013, 08:38:46 AM
Last time I was at M_Rays house I got a pic of these birds in his yard. :rolleyes:


:laugh:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Don Fischer on February 09, 2013, 09:29:39 AM
Try this Don
[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokeh[/url] ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokeh[/url])


Thank you. Strange they had to come up with a new word just to define the out of focus part's of a photo!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 81husky on February 10, 2013, 03:04:03 PM
This is a new one for my yard.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 10, 2013, 03:09:54 PM
A Rare (for my area) White Throated Sparrow.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on February 10, 2013, 03:20:58 PM
Very nice work, Terry, especially the top one...which is now the bottom one!!
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Post by: TerryWSmith on February 11, 2013, 05:25:57 PM
Thanks Dennis.

Sigma 70-200 f2.8 with 1.4x.
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on February 11, 2013, 07:01:13 PM
Plenty sharp!
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Post by: TerryWSmith on February 12, 2013, 08:36:11 PM
Is it obvious I love the new lens??? :shocked:
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Post by: TerryWSmith on February 13, 2013, 11:42:59 AM
I wrote that image off as a bad example.

500 f4.5 with Kenko 1.4x

This is more like it.
1/250 F6.3  ISO 500
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on February 13, 2013, 12:34:41 PM
Yes...cute shot but not as sharp as your others.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 13, 2013, 12:45:00 PM
I think this setup will be reserved for optimal lighting conditions, I was curious
if the AF would function and it did with 3 pins taped as shown in many reviews.

Terry
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on February 13, 2013, 02:04:07 PM
 Terry, I used to use the Kenko 1.4x when I had my Sigma 500, you might try Sigma's version of the 1.4x, I have to believe it "communicates" better between lens and camera. Your A/F will likely work a little quicker. Thanks for the print BTW....
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Post by: TerryWSmith on February 13, 2013, 06:24:42 PM
Darrel -Thank You!  I will see about the Sigma 1.4x.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on February 14, 2013, 07:53:39 PM
Still hanging around.
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Post by: CreekWalker on February 15, 2013, 06:43:59 AM
(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af66/dlfish4life/HuntFishNW/04c0c57c-56df-411e-ac55-99cd5eeddfc2.jpg)

(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af66/dlfish4life/HuntFishNW/spottedtowhee005.jpg)

(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af66/dlfish4life/HuntFishNW/oregonjunco005.jpg)

(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af66/dlfish4life/HuntFishNW/americanrobin001.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on February 15, 2013, 06:17:06 PM
Good additions guys.

Finally got a pole setup for the Woodpeckers, within minutes we had a taker.

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Post by: TerryWSmith on February 15, 2013, 07:36:17 PM
My Tamron 300 F2.8 with Sigma 1.4x APO EX DG.
Good combo IMO.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on February 15, 2013, 07:45:30 PM
Working well, Terry...you will find a good operating range with that combination beyond which the image quality will drop off precipitously.
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Post by: Retired on February 15, 2013, 09:36:58 PM
Pacific Golden-Plover
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on February 17, 2013, 11:13:33 AM
 Nice find retired.

 Well, after two years of trying I finally caught up with a black phoebe in Washington, two in fact. Hopefully a breeding pair.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on February 17, 2013, 12:28:04 PM
Wow---- You nailed it and I'm Jealous.. You and Parry have both got Phoebes now.

Thats a fine shot Darrel.


Terry
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on February 17, 2013, 12:50:35 PM
Very nice shot Darrel, I think I might try in the morning for my phoepe, if its not raining.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on February 17, 2013, 01:10:14 PM
Put the "Woodpecker post" up a few days ago with a suet feeder.

It's working.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on February 18, 2013, 07:20:55 AM
Post appears to be working well in tandem with your new lens, Terry...did you dig a hole and plant the post as one would a fence post?  How are you atracting the woodpeckers... with holes you drilled into the post and stuffed with suet or peanutbutter?
Here is one of my yardbird pictures from last summer.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on February 18, 2013, 08:19:15 AM
Dennis-great Robin with a snack.

I already have a fence, just grabbed a blown down piece about 9' tall and wired it right next
to an existing post. Using the little suet feeders hung up high with chain ( Raccoons will tear
them down if you do not secure them) We have had Flickers, Downy's and Hairy's, have not
had a Pileated come in yet but they are around.

Terry
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Post by: TerryWSmith on February 20, 2013, 08:21:34 AM
Pacific Golden-Plover

Must have missed this Golden Plover-I have never laid eyes on one. Good catch.

T.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on February 24, 2013, 08:48:05 AM
Hairy again.
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on February 24, 2013, 09:30:52 AM
Or is that Harriet? :grin:  Nice catch, Terry!
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Post by: TerryWSmith on February 24, 2013, 06:47:15 PM
We can call her Harriet Dennis :grin:

This is rare for our area, a Slate colored Junco. I saw these back in Wyoming and this
one has visited at least the last 3 years. first time for photos. Got excited---at first
glance I was thinking Phoebe!!!!
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on February 24, 2013, 07:29:28 PM
That is a neat colored junco.  :shocked:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on February 26, 2013, 05:42:46 PM
 I feel lucky lately. Found this yellow-shafted flicker hybrid this past weekend.

 
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on February 26, 2013, 07:09:58 PM
Those are great shots, Darrel, as I said before on flickr.  I have never seen nor heard of (before this) a yellow shafted this far north!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on February 27, 2013, 07:35:37 PM
Nice shots Darrel.  The only places I've seen yellow shafted was the Malheur and Tule Lake.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_ADC7008w_zps3930116e.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_ADC7961w_zps1209ff2d.jpg)
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on February 27, 2013, 08:40:12 PM
 Thank you guys, -nice bluebird, they are starting to show here now.

 Dennis, you may be thinking of the "Gilded" flicker, which has yellow underparts and tail shaft, they are native to Arizona. The yellow shafted flicker's we get here occasionally are the "Taiga" sub-species normally native to the Canadian Rockies and north-eastern U.S..
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on March 02, 2013, 03:50:27 PM
You're giving me a lot of credit, Darrel...haven't done very well keeping up on bird names and changes.
Here's a Stellars Jay.
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Post by: DesertBighorn on March 02, 2013, 10:00:46 PM
Pyrrhuloxia from NM.  I didn't get great shots of it, but I was pretty excited because I hadn't ever seen one before.  Also, known as the Gray Cardinal.  I got chewed out for walking in the desert "off road" while chasing him.

-Doug

(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Bosque-del-Apache-2013/Pyrrhuloxia/i-xLFcTt8/0/L/BdA_2013_Pyrrhuloxia_-1-2-L.jpg)

(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Bosque-del-Apache-2013/Pyrrhuloxia/i-RdJbsWK/0/L/BdA_2013_Pyrrhuloxia_-1-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on March 05, 2013, 11:20:56 AM
Great find Doug.

Just a Junco. And a White Throat.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on March 07, 2013, 04:59:45 PM
7D Arrived today...
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Post by: Brute on March 07, 2013, 05:23:47 PM
Nice
You must have been in a hurry to break it in. You did not even put a watermark in your photo. :laugh:
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Post by: Ricochet on March 09, 2013, 07:22:10 PM
At least some of the birds think spring is here.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_DSC7842w_zps8b2b3709.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on March 10, 2013, 01:51:42 PM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_DSC8565w_zpsc3b2e145.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_DSC8719w_zps7b79c322.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on March 10, 2013, 05:28:03 PM
Might have got a little carried away in the backyard today.
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Post by: Ricochet on March 10, 2013, 06:10:54 PM
Looks like its definitely spring in your yard, Terry.  Great pics! :clap:
Nothing blooming here except a few daffodils and crocuses, won't be long now.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_DSC8888w_zpse01c923c.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on March 11, 2013, 07:35:31 PM
Here's the best I could muster today!
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Post by: DesertBighorn on March 11, 2013, 08:02:58 PM
Ahhh....spring is definitely in the air guys.  That's some yard bird there Dennis!!   :tup:

-Doug
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Post by: TerryWSmith on March 11, 2013, 08:40:57 PM
Very nice Dennis.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on March 12, 2013, 08:12:50 PM
Yard....
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on March 13, 2013, 01:32:12 PM
Rock mining!  Actually, he was removing rocks for worms as you will see next post.
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on March 13, 2013, 02:20:24 PM
Love that shot Dennis.  I have no luck with those birds!
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Post by: M_ray on March 13, 2013, 11:41:15 PM
Ive got a ton of these house sparrows around ... Saw a Northern Flicker and some Black caps around but they wouldn't hold still long enough for a good image ... Song Sparrows are showing up but not to the feeder I may have to call them.
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on March 14, 2013, 07:30:59 AM
He got the worm!
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Post by: Don Fischer on March 14, 2013, 07:53:17 AM
Got together with a bunch of friends last night for our weekly card game. The house where it's at, the lady has a pic of mine on the wall of a Scrub Jay. Forgot I had any photo's of birds. Well here's a couple.

(http://donfischer.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/i-fpdTt7S/0/M/Favorite%20Birds%20015-M.jpg) (http://donfischer.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/12708809_W6tjNN#!i=918334930&k=fpdTt7S&lb=1&s=A)

(http://donfischer.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/i-LDLq773/0/M/Favorite%20Birds%20023-M.jpg) (http://donfischer.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/12708809_W6tjNN#!i=914583882&k=LDLq773&lb=1&s=A)

(http://donfischer.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/i-3FXgnMf/0/M/Favorite%20Birds%20019-M.jpg) (http://donfischer.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/12708809_W6tjNN#!i=914584028&k=3FXgnMf&lb=1&s=A)

(http://donfischer.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/i-GRpVbSX/0/M/Favorite%20Birds%20020-M.jpg) (http://donfischer.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/12708809_W6tjNN#!i=914583859&k=GRpVbSX&lb=1&s=A)

(http://donfischer.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/i-ZKDt2zH/0/M/Favorite%20Birds%20014-M.jpg) (http://donfischer.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/12708809_W6tjNN#!i=914584126&k=ZKDt2zH&lb=1&s=A)

Got some more around but no idea where they are sat right now. I'm not real organized!
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Post by: CreekWalker on March 14, 2013, 12:54:19 PM
Awesome thrush pics Dennis!

(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af66/dlfish4life/HuntFishNW/westernscrubjay002.jpg)

(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af66/dlfish4life/HuntFishNW/yellowrumpedwarbler009.jpg)
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on March 14, 2013, 05:12:12 PM
Thanks, CreekWalker...you have a very interesting pov on that scrub jay!
Love the look you got from that junko, Don!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on March 14, 2013, 08:59:04 PM
I like that we are getting a great variety of Birds from lots of people...

Hummers are starting to kick it old school...

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Post by: CreekWalker on March 14, 2013, 09:15:31 PM
Nice Terry!  I saw a hummer the other morning taking a bath for about 3 minutes.  It was way too dark still for pics but I thought it was interesting because I'd never seen one do that before.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 14, 2013, 09:49:50 PM
 Nice find Dennis, our thrushes have already begun to move back up in to the hills.

 Talk about grumpy. This guy didn't like us on his turf, he actually puffed up and snorted at us, I've never seen a song bird do that before.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 14, 2013, 10:03:10 PM
 The snort-wheeze.
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on March 15, 2013, 07:27:13 AM
Maybe a nest close by?  Lucky he didn't take your hat off :laugh:  Nice datail and color, Darrel!
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Post by: Brute on March 15, 2013, 10:02:12 AM
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on March 15, 2013, 06:30:57 PM
One of my backyard birds at my Puerto Rico house I was at recently.  A white-winged dove.

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Wildlife-Trips/2013-Puerto-Rico/i-3pz4JPc/0/L/5D3_2139-L.jpg)
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on March 15, 2013, 06:31:42 PM
I had a Zenaida Dove on the other side of the house at the beach each morning too...

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Wildlife-Trips/2013-Puerto-Rico/i-4nm5Vb3/1/L/5D3_1200-L.jpg)
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on March 15, 2013, 07:26:45 PM
Great color on the rwbb, Brute!
Beautiful doves, Shawn...and a different one on either side of the house!
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Post by: TerryWSmith on March 17, 2013, 01:13:22 PM
Nice images Shawn... great finds.

The Hummer invasion has hit the Smith home.
7d and the Sigma 500----- :)
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on March 17, 2013, 02:40:00 PM
Nice Terry, has been a couple buzzing around here today also.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 17, 2013, 08:42:17 PM
 Nice Terry, we had some YRW's moving through today.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on March 17, 2013, 10:20:06 PM
Nice colors on the Warbler.


T.
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Post by: Ricochet on March 18, 2013, 10:06:00 PM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_FSC0264w_zps1644f9ad.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on March 23, 2013, 11:34:22 PM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_GSC5541w_zpsbbce381e.jpg)
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on March 24, 2013, 08:53:46 PM
(http://)
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Post by: Nerka on March 27, 2013, 09:05:37 AM
actually this is my first post  :hello:, I enjoy photography, I was introduced to this site as I was told a lot of wildlife photos, and indeed there is, I have been a Duck hunter for years, commercial salmon "hook and line" fisher for 25 years, and now retired and shoot with just a camera now and just fishing Lakes and Rivers.
Shoot, Nikon and some nice glass, see ya!
this Dove was shot in my backyard

 (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8499/8340796136_98c505950c_c.jpg)
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on March 27, 2013, 11:47:02 AM
Welcome, Nerka...nice dove shot!
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Post by: Nerka on March 27, 2013, 12:33:02 PM
Welcome, Nerka...nice dove shot!
Thank you Dennis ..............

Cheers
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Post by: M_ray on March 27, 2013, 12:34:21 PM
 :hello: Welcome! ... very nice shot  :tup:
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on March 27, 2013, 06:36:01 PM
He was in my yard for about three days, then realized there were no hens and he left, never has returned and I thought I gave him plenty of attention :laugh:
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Post by: Nerka on March 27, 2013, 06:41:20 PM
and thanks fer kudo M_ray

 (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8077/8340796238_c5c9ffddaa_c.jpg)
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 27, 2013, 08:07:21 PM
 Very sharp Nerka.
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Post by: Nerka on March 27, 2013, 09:57:08 PM
Cheers Darrel
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Post by: TerryWSmith on March 30, 2013, 03:45:15 PM
Found a chatty White Crowned.
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Post by: Nerka on March 31, 2013, 01:26:18 PM
 (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8397/8607675474_4c509e1a01_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on March 31, 2013, 02:21:27 PM
Now that's unusual coloration, Darrell!
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Post by: Nerka on March 31, 2013, 05:40:00 PM
Now that's unusual coloration, Darrell!
yup!,  best I came up with is a Juvenile House Finch.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on March 31, 2013, 08:21:47 PM
(http://This guy really got himself puffed up.)
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on March 31, 2013, 08:55:35 PM
 How about a chukar, not what I expected to find in western Wa. this weekend.
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Post by: Nerka on April 02, 2013, 03:09:31 PM
This little Black Phoebe popped in and never seen another one since.

 (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8050/8418572671_585e0ac72f_c.jpg)
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Post by: M_ray on April 02, 2013, 05:57:31 PM
Got some new little guys showing up the last week or so ... This is my first crack at a Junco, Darned little guys don't hold still much!!!   :bash: But this is about the best I could muster up!  :clap:
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Post by: TerryWSmith on April 02, 2013, 08:09:41 PM
And this is the start. First Warbler of the new year, an Orange Crown.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on April 02, 2013, 08:32:09 PM
Nice one Terry. Isn't this a odd colored Junco?(http://)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on April 02, 2013, 09:44:50 PM
Don't think so Parry. I see a lot of those down here.

T.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on April 03, 2013, 07:17:03 AM
 NICE warbler Terry, great junco shot too.
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Post by: Don Fischer on April 03, 2013, 08:27:32 AM
I don't know if I posted these here or not. Don't think about birds a lot. But remembered I do have a few.

Not sure if this is the right name or not. Around here they call it a cow bird.

(http://donfischer.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/i-ZKDt2zH/0/M/Favorite%20Birds%20014-M.jpg) (http://donfischer.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/12708809_W6tjNN#!i=914584126&k=ZKDt2zH&lb=1&s=A)

House Sparrow

(http://donfischer.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/i-GRpVbSX/0/M/Favorite%20Birds%20020-M.jpg) (http://donfischer.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/12708809_W6tjNN#!i=914583859&k=GRpVbSX&lb=1&s=A)

Dark Eye Junko

(http://donfischer.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/i-LDLq773/0/M/Favorite%20Birds%20023-M.jpg) (http://donfischer.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/12708809_W6tjNN#!i=914583882&k=LDLq773&lb=1&s=A)

Scrub Jay

(http://donfischer.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/i-fpdTt7S/0/M/Favorite%20Birds%20015-M.jpg) (http://donfischer.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/12708809_W6tjNN#!i=918334930&k=fpdTt7S&lb=1&s=A)

I have a Mountain Blue Bird somewhere but don't remember what I did with it. Just because it's a bird does not mean I filed it away under birds!
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Post by: M_ray on April 03, 2013, 08:47:56 AM
Nice shots Don!  :tup:

Quote
Not sure if this is the right name or not. Around here they call it a cow bird.

You are right it is a Brown-headed cowbird ... there is also a Bronzed version that lives in the south-west and central america but it has a red eye. BTW the female Brown-head is mostly grey, the males are the ones with the brown-head.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on April 03, 2013, 09:06:51 AM
Nice shots Don!  :tup:

Quote
Not sure if this is the right name or not. Around here they call it a cow bird.

You are right it is a Brown-headed cowbird ... there is also a Bronzed version that lives in the south-west and central america but it has a red eye. BTW the female Brown-head is mostly grey, the males are the ones with the brown-head.

 It's no coincidence they show up when the warblers do, they parasitize most warbler species heavily, this past year I watched them raid yellow, Wilson's and Townsend's warbler nests, to name a few.
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Post by: Brute on April 03, 2013, 02:04:43 PM
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Post by: Nerka on April 03, 2013, 05:17:29 PM
I don't know if I posted these here or not. Don't think about birds a lot. But remembered I do have a few.

Not sure if this is the right name or not. Around here they call it a cow bird.

 House Sparrow

i'm not sure, the second bird, I think that is called a House Finch, Sparrow is a different bird ????.
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Post by: Don Fischer on April 03, 2013, 05:56:44 PM
I don't know if I posted these here or not. Don't think about birds a lot. But remembered I do have a few.

Not sure if this is the right name or not. Around here they call it a cow bird.

 House Sparrow

i'm not sure, the second bird, I think that is called a House Finch, Sparrow is a different bird ????.

Your right. I have another photo of it with the name on it, House Finch. I like looking a birds just don't know what most are. Up the Deschute's from Maupin a few years ago I saw some reallt pretty birds, no idea what they were and haven't got back to look for them.
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Post by: Nerka on April 03, 2013, 06:16:43 PM
up until 6 mo ago, all I knew was a Robin and a Seagull  :cheesy:
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Post by: TerryWSmith on April 03, 2013, 07:34:58 PM
Wrentit.....
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Post by: Ricochet on April 05, 2013, 10:27:58 AM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_DAR1538_zps6a2a49fb.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on April 08, 2013, 06:44:16 PM
Orange Crown with his Crown showing.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on April 08, 2013, 07:20:09 PM

Terry-
What do you soak the bird seed in to slow them little buggers down, Nyquil or something stronger? :grin:  I can't get them to sit still long enough for a pic.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on April 08, 2013, 07:41:02 PM
It's an ancient I-Pod secret, with speakers!!!!! :shocked:


 :yeahthat:

T.
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Post by: M_ray on April 08, 2013, 09:54:50 PM
LOL  :laugh: thats a nice shot Terry~!  :tup:
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Post by: CreekWalker on April 09, 2013, 07:46:08 AM
Great shots everyone!

(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af66/dlfish4life/HuntFishNW/blackcappedchickadee008.jpg)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on April 09, 2013, 08:58:27 AM


This is the first time I have ever caught one with the crown showing.
Orange Crown with his Crown showing.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on April 10, 2013, 06:35:18 PM
Grdat shot Terry.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on April 11, 2013, 06:21:26 PM
Grdat!!!!  :shocked:  :cheesy:

Rufous and a Chestnut Backed Chickadee.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on April 13, 2013, 03:17:12 PM
Towhee's
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on April 13, 2013, 06:31:05 PM
Were it not for the fir branch growing out of his back  :grin: I really like that last tohee posting, Terry!
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Post by: SlayR on April 14, 2013, 06:46:43 AM
Awesome captures Terry!

Robin ask - "Is it spring yet?" 
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on April 14, 2013, 05:28:37 PM
 I like the new handle Terry.  :tup: How about a crossbill.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on April 14, 2013, 05:30:38 PM
 OOOps! I meant "grdat" photo Terry. :grin:

 One of these days I'll use spellcheck.
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Post by: Ricochet on April 14, 2013, 11:25:11 PM
Very nice detail in the crossbill shot, Darrel.  Which camera?

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_DAR1533_zps9b7c4c38.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/wildlife/_DAR1533_zps9b7c4c38.jpg.html)
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on April 15, 2013, 08:28:49 AM
 Thanks Wes, D7100, hand-held at 700mm.
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Post by: SlayR on April 20, 2013, 06:57:31 AM
The crossbill photo is "top drawer" right there!   :tup:
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Post by: luv2huntgal on April 20, 2013, 07:41:17 AM
WOW Don't believe I have ever seen a crossbill but man those are cool!!!  :tup: GREAT SHOT~
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Post by: TerryWSmith on April 20, 2013, 02:45:12 PM
Heck of a bird day.
Common Yellowthroat right near home.
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Post by: luv2huntgal on April 20, 2013, 03:11:28 PM
WOW Stunningly YELLOW!!! Beautiful!!  :clap:

LOVE the ruffled feathers!
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on April 20, 2013, 04:27:05 PM
I'll hole heartedly agree, Terry...that is on terrific shot of a very difficult bird to shoot (at least, for me)!
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Post by: TerryWSmith on April 20, 2013, 05:00:44 PM
Thanks to you both. Until last year I did not know we had them locally, one showed
up right below our property. They are a fascinating little bird, the mask is pretty cool.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on April 21, 2013, 08:08:38 AM
Nice one Terry, I did not know we had them either and saw one when I took my blind down last week.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on April 21, 2013, 11:43:40 AM
Thanks All- the migration is mos def ON.

Savannah Sparrow.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on April 22, 2013, 08:27:25 AM
 Terry, outstanding!! Love those little masked bandits. I found a Calliope in Puget Sound this weekend, hopefully a sign of more good luck this spring/ summer.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on April 22, 2013, 02:16:17 PM
Thanks Darrel-The Caliope is an awesome find. I saw one last year
along with a Black Chinned over at Malhuer.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on April 23, 2013, 07:10:05 PM
O.K.--not my best work but I finally got a
Black Phoebe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will improve this..
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Post by: Nerka on April 23, 2013, 07:51:55 PM
That's a sweet picture Terry, sometime we take what we can get, just can't say "strike a pose"...yea right!
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Post by: TerryWSmith on April 23, 2013, 08:28:45 PM
:)

That Phoebe landed on a metal frame and the feet were hidden-I'll take it..

Cowbird-Female.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on April 23, 2013, 09:38:01 PM
Good one on the Phoebe, Terry
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on April 24, 2013, 09:18:34 AM
 Congrats Terry.
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Post by: Ricochet on April 24, 2013, 10:09:38 AM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_DAR4475_zpsd92ebb4d.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/wildlife/_DAR4475_zpsd92ebb4d.jpg.html)
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Post by: Retired on April 24, 2013, 07:13:07 PM
New Babies!
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on April 24, 2013, 08:02:31 PM
Mine are lining the nest still.
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Post by: Brute on April 25, 2013, 04:17:29 PM
.
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on April 25, 2013, 08:23:34 PM
Perhaps these starlings can earn their keep!
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on April 25, 2013, 08:50:19 PM
(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Goldfinches-Siskin-Redpoll/i-nvfJh27/1/L/5D3_9401-L.jpg)

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Goldfinches-Siskin-Redpoll/i-PjWRFpF/1/L/5D3_9354-L.jpg)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on May 03, 2013, 07:23:49 AM
Shawns 600 seems to be working well!!!!

Not in a yard but I did pick these up on my travels.

Sage Thrasher and A Shrike- again Northern or Loggerhead. I'm thinking Northern.
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Post by: Ricochet on May 03, 2013, 05:17:04 PM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_DSC6802_zps6375e245.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/wildlife/_DSC6802_zps6375e245.jpg.html)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on May 05, 2013, 08:17:24 PM
Had to be in Bend for the weekend. Tried for the Lewis Woodpeckers that
were busy busy.
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Post by: Brute on May 05, 2013, 09:00:26 PM
Cool Woodpecker.

Saw one over by Smock Prairie this past winter. The first time I have seen one that I can remember.
Was a little to fast for me to get a photo of it.  :sad:
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on May 06, 2013, 10:19:12 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:

 We just missed a Lewis's woodpecker in Tenino this weekend, it was at a private residence for a while.
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Post by: Ricochet on May 06, 2013, 10:49:02 AM
Never seen one, that's a couple of great shots, Terry.   :tup:
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Post by: TerryWSmith on May 06, 2013, 02:26:35 PM
Shevlin Park in Bend, there were at least 20 of them. They appear to nest there.

T.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on May 06, 2013, 06:03:45 PM
Chipper
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on May 07, 2013, 10:09:05 AM
I got to get out of the house for last week and went to visit relatives in Spokane.  Shot a few frames of Calliope Hummers while there.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on May 08, 2013, 07:29:25 PM
Nice shots guys on birds you do not regularly see.

Our Black Headed Grosbeaks have returned.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on May 11, 2013, 07:24:25 PM
Black Throated Gray Warbler showed up in the yard.
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Post by: Ricochet on May 11, 2013, 08:55:02 PM
Nice warbler Terry.    :tup:
Nothing in my yard but old coots!  So I went to Talking Waters.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_DSC6841_zpsf2f50b5d.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/wildlife/_DSC6841_zpsf2f50b5d.jpg.html)
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on May 11, 2013, 09:21:06 PM
Just got back from Maui, so there will be some strange yard birds.(http://) Northern Cardinal
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on May 11, 2013, 09:23:31 PM
Java Sparrow
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Post by: Ricochet on May 11, 2013, 09:56:55 PM
Maui!  There's no elk on Maui! :grin:
Nice bird shots, glad you made it home safe. :tup:
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on May 12, 2013, 09:30:46 AM
Black Throated Gray Warbler showed up in the yard.

Nice!
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Post by: TerryWSmith on May 12, 2013, 11:13:21 AM
Black Throated Gray Warbler showed up in the yard.

Nice!
Thanks Shawn, one of those nice surprises.

T.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on May 12, 2013, 11:14:05 AM
Java Sparrow

It looks like it should be in the Grosbeak family--great find Parry.

T.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on May 12, 2013, 07:27:57 PM
Speaking of Grosbeaks
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Post by: Nerka on May 12, 2013, 10:38:21 PM
Awesome shot Terry, looks like my neighbor.
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on May 13, 2013, 07:10:29 AM
I agree with Nerka, Terry...super portrait of the evening grosbeak.  We don't get to see these anymore down here.  Used to be quite a few flocks, but no more.
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Post by: Don Fischer on May 13, 2013, 08:20:01 AM
Damn Terry! Ya got one on macro!!!!! Nice shot.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on May 13, 2013, 08:27:45 AM
Thank you all, appreciate the comments.

I had never seen one with the headress all stood up, we have them here and quite
a few but they do not regularly come to my feeders. I heard them flying over head and used
my call and boom down they came. When the male landed he looked like a Banty Rooster
strutting around. They are cool birds and almost have a tropical look.

Terry
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on May 16, 2013, 03:06:33 PM
(http://) Immature Red-Crested Cardinal
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on May 17, 2013, 02:57:34 PM
MacGillivray's warbler, I believe.(http://)
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on May 18, 2013, 07:24:59 PM
A Cassin's I called in last week.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on May 19, 2013, 03:14:53 PM
Had some Gray Jays visit today(http://)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on May 19, 2013, 07:53:10 PM
Parry I think you are right and that is an awesome find..

T.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on May 20, 2013, 10:22:10 AM
Thanks Terry, grossbeaks were here today and wilson's warbler.(http://)
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on May 20, 2013, 10:46:10 AM
 Very nice, love this time of year.

 Terry, I'm jealous. I've been going to Mt. Ranier the past two weeks trying to get a good shot of a gray jay with no luck yet, though we did find some other good birds, hermit warbler's to name a few.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on May 20, 2013, 11:23:17 AM
You guys are on it...Nice stuff.

An itch must be scratched.


T.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on May 20, 2013, 09:42:48 PM
The Phoebes have successfully nested here. From the info I have that's big news.

That's a Yellow Jacket in it's beak.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on May 20, 2013, 10:32:05 PM
Nice one, good wire too. someone had to say it.  :grin:
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Post by: TerryWSmith on May 21, 2013, 05:26:51 AM
I place the wire there in just the right place :shocked:-knowing how much the birds
are attracted to it. Sure enough he landed in just the right spot!!! :shocked:

T.
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Post by: smoothiniron on May 21, 2013, 02:38:30 PM
Northern Oriole ?

found what he was looking for in the cocoon, then shaking his leg like crazy to get free   :grin:
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on May 22, 2013, 11:39:23 AM
(http://)
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Post by: Brute on May 22, 2013, 11:40:11 AM
Not positive of the first tweety.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on May 22, 2013, 12:20:25 PM
Yellow rumped warbler, I think. Good stuff Brute. :tup:
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Post by: TerryWSmith on May 22, 2013, 02:05:34 PM
Yep Yellow Rumped!!!!!

Parry does that Jay not need a perch? :shocked:

T.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on May 24, 2013, 01:17:40 PM
Hummers in the rain.(http://)
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Post by: Ricochet on May 24, 2013, 03:52:34 PM
I like hummers!!  :tup:
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on May 25, 2013, 03:15:20 PM
(http://)
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on May 25, 2013, 04:41:27 PM
Sweet shots, Parry!
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Post by: TerryWSmith on May 25, 2013, 09:39:45 PM
Awesome Parry-Fantastic.....

T.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on May 26, 2013, 08:52:09 AM
Thanks, is this a pewee(http://)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on May 26, 2013, 10:35:32 AM
I believe that is a Western Wood Pee Wee but could be a Flycatcher.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on May 27, 2013, 09:30:23 PM
Pine Sisken

Starling
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Post by: TerryWSmith on May 31, 2013, 03:54:32 PM
Grumpy looking White Crown.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on June 02, 2013, 10:07:11 PM
(http://)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on June 03, 2013, 05:21:15 AM
Great shots Parry- the Yellowthroat is sweet.

T.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on June 03, 2013, 06:42:05 AM
(http://)Really working the cherries over in Scappoose.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on June 03, 2013, 03:01:06 PM
female common yellowthroat(http://)
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Post by: Brute on June 03, 2013, 04:45:02 PM

Nick is holding out on the Cerdar Waxwings?
Have not seen any up by my house yet.

Really working the cherries over in Scappoose.

Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on June 03, 2013, 05:12:28 PM
yes, he has 2 seedling cherry trees in his backyard. one is starting to ripen and the birds where in it all weekend.
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Post by: Nerka on June 04, 2013, 10:48:26 PM
doono what this guy is?

 (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3687/8939893639_c0ea66a4a1_z.jpg)
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Post by: Ricochet on June 05, 2013, 11:17:23 AM
 Looks like a brown headed cowbird to me but I'm not a bird guy.


(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/Re-edits/_ADC5714_zpsd6aed045.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/wildlife/Re-edits/_ADC5714_zpsd6aed045.jpg.html)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on June 05, 2013, 04:27:53 PM
Brown Headed Cowbird..
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Post by: TerryWSmith on June 05, 2013, 08:08:16 PM
Chickadee

White Crown

Robin

Processed in LR4   :shocked: :hello:
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Post by: Ricochet on June 05, 2013, 08:25:27 PM
Brown Headed Cowbird..


I like the descriptive bird names, brown headed cowbird, yellow headed blackbird, with them you know what to look for.   :tup:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on June 06, 2013, 01:28:23 PM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/Re-edits/_ADC4998_zps644f19c3.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/wildlife/Re-edits/_ADC4998_zps644f19c3.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/Re-edits/_ADC8005_zpsda3004b1.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/wildlife/Re-edits/_ADC8005_zpsda3004b1.jpg.html)
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Post by: Nerka on June 06, 2013, 02:29:58 PM
nice rendition Ricochet may I ask what lens your looking through, the EXIF says 300, 2.8-f4? I have a 300f4 af-s D, but you coming through with more spark. even with my D800 I think :rolleyes:
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Post by: xdog on June 06, 2013, 03:03:10 PM
Boat Tailed Grackle at Bonnet Carrie Spillway, Louisiana. 

(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d2/xxxdog/image_zpsc5017c0b.jpg) (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/xxxdog/media/image_zpsc5017c0b.jpg.html)
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Post by: Ricochet on June 06, 2013, 04:02:28 PM
nice rendition Ricochet may I ask what lens your looking through, the EXIF says 300, 2.8-f4? I have a 300f4 af-s D, but you coming through with more spark. even with my D800 I think :rolleyes:


Thanks.  I believe those were taken with my 200-400 f4 VR II attached to a D300.  Those are two photos I went back to and re-edited with Lightroom 4.  As I learn more about the program, I go back and try to improve my pics.  Not very efficient, I know, but I'm a slow learner. :cheesy:  Thankfully I shoot everything in Raw, so as I learn new tricks I can go back as many times as I need to get it right, or close.


(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/Bucks/_ADC7922_zps0dae864a.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/Bucks/_ADC7922_zps0dae864a.jpg.html)
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on June 07, 2013, 07:00:05 AM
You guys getting these in your "yard"?   :tongue:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on June 07, 2013, 07:01:36 AM
([url]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/Re-edits/_ADC4998_zps644f19c3.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/wildlife/Re-edits/_ADC4998_zps644f19c3.jpg.html[/url])



Trying to figure out this bird Rico.  Fun challenge...  I have some guesses but not sure.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on June 07, 2013, 08:06:42 AM
Shawn,
Here's another shot of the same bird.  Just another tweety to me.  :grin:  If it helps I took the shot at the National Bison Range in Montana.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/Re-edits/_ADC5014_zpsd9e02ec8.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/wildlife/Re-edits/_ADC5014_zpsd9e02ec8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on June 07, 2013, 08:08:21 AM
You guys getting these in your "yard"?   :tongue:

The world is my oyster, and my yard!   :laugh:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on June 07, 2013, 01:19:10 PM
(http://)wilson's warbler
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on June 07, 2013, 03:31:32 PM
Shawn,
Here's another shot of the same bird.  Just another tweety to me.  :grin:  If it helps I took the shot at the National Bison Range in Montana.

([url]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/Re-edits/_ADC5014_zpsd9e02ec8.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/wildlife/Re-edits/_ADC5014_zpsd9e02ec8.jpg.html[/url])


Looks like a pipit or longspur.
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Post by: 81husky on June 07, 2013, 07:24:33 PM
Mediocre photo, but I don't remember seeing one posted before. Eastern king bird, please correct me if I'm wrong about that.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on June 07, 2013, 09:22:48 PM
(http://)wilson's warbler

Parry-one of your best bird shots=awesome :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on June 08, 2013, 08:42:27 PM
I took a little U-Tube tour on LR4-this is after I thought I had it all figured out.

Curious if you see any difference?
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on June 10, 2013, 02:10:18 PM
Shawn,
Here's another shot of the same bird.  Just another tweety to me.  :grin:  If it helps I took the shot at the National Bison Range in Montana.

([url]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/Re-edits/_ADC5014_zpsd9e02ec8.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/wildlife/Re-edits/_ADC5014_zpsd9e02ec8.jpg.html[/url])


 Vesper sparrow.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on June 12, 2013, 08:16:40 PM
We haven't had a cable perch for a day or two.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on June 13, 2013, 03:28:40 PM
Now that is a mouth, full.  :shocked:(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on June 13, 2013, 10:56:48 PM
Scrub Jay via film.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Nerka on June 13, 2013, 11:25:01 PM
 (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3687/8939893639_c0ea66a4a1_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on June 14, 2013, 07:34:49 PM
Not 100% sure, but I think this jay has a tick by his eye. I cropped it a lot.(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on June 14, 2013, 10:08:01 PM
Yep---saw a Junco last year almost same spot.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on June 15, 2013, 07:26:17 PM
(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on June 15, 2013, 08:53:54 PM
Very nice singing pose Parry.

 :clap:T.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on June 17, 2013, 09:06:57 PM
(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Nerka on June 24, 2013, 02:29:03 PM
Female House Sparrow taking a dirt bath

 (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3701/9127488297_4afcf21c9c_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on June 25, 2013, 06:14:15 PM
ID this one :grin:.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Brute on June 25, 2013, 06:34:06 PM
 
TurkeyChick_DEK_6620ab.jpg (472.17 kB, 534x800 - viewed 5 times.)   :laugh:



ID this one :grin:.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on June 26, 2013, 11:02:10 AM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/Re-edits/_DDC4689_zpsa0e6661f.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/wildlife/Re-edits/_DDC4689_zpsa0e6661f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on June 26, 2013, 04:55:29 PM
Good thing I helped you with my hint, Brute! Good for you! :clap:  Have you ever seen these little guys fly up into a tree?
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on June 27, 2013, 10:04:36 AM
What kind of hummer is this?(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on June 27, 2013, 09:25:47 PM
It's A Black Chinned.

Headquarters?

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on June 28, 2013, 06:09:13 AM
It's A Black Chinned.

Headquarters?

T.
  I agree, Perry, Black-chinned.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: CameraGuy on June 28, 2013, 07:44:04 AM
Yep a Black-chinned  :tongue:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on June 28, 2013, 08:28:31 AM
Thanks, he was at a neighbors camp at page springs.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on June 28, 2013, 08:32:12 AM
little House Wren(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on June 28, 2013, 10:08:07 AM
What kind of hummer is this?(http://)

 Fantastic shot, I've been after these guys, seen them a few times but they are pretty rare up here.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Nerka on June 29, 2013, 03:43:19 PM
 (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5454/9168370819_ed34cb8770_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on June 30, 2013, 02:52:41 PM
A couple from recent trips. I did find a black-chinned HB in the east Cascades yesterday but couldn't get him down from the tree-tops after one fly-by.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on June 30, 2013, 03:08:37 PM
Yellow warbler(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on July 01, 2013, 08:59:49 PM
(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on July 05, 2013, 11:20:59 AM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/Re-edits/_CDS4727_zps4508d533.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/wildlife/Re-edits/_CDS4727_zps4508d533.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/Re-edits/_CDS4794_zpseea5c451.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/wildlife/Re-edits/_CDS4794_zpseea5c451.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on July 05, 2013, 06:16:15 PM
(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on July 14, 2013, 08:55:02 AM
Yellow Breasted Chat. Last year it was news when one showed up at Page Springs (Malhuer)
this year I saw no less than 5.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on July 14, 2013, 09:43:26 PM
They are quite a beautiful bird and you caught him just right!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: xdog on July 15, 2013, 03:25:50 PM
Yellow Breasted Chat. Last year it was news when one showed up at Page Springs (Malhuer)
this year I saw no less than 5.

  Never saw one before, great shot it shows a lot of attitude and posture. 
 :clap:




(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d2/xxxdog/image_zps58d6479b.jpg) (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/xxxdog/media/image_zps58d6479b.jpg.html)

Little bird with a Big Attitude.

Camp Robber near the Canada and US (Alaska) border. 
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on July 15, 2013, 08:35:28 PM
Anyone take a stab at this species- Top of the Steen Mountains-I'm stumped.


Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on July 15, 2013, 09:17:41 PM
Looks like a flycatcher of some kind with shaved hairs...my best guess, Terry.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on July 16, 2013, 11:23:58 AM
I'm saying rock wren.  Look at the undertail white striping...
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on July 16, 2013, 01:17:29 PM
I think you are right Shawn, I found some good photos showing that tail and it looks to be it.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on July 16, 2013, 02:20:39 PM
I will go with that.

Thanks Dudes!!!!!!!!!!!! :clap:

I have one more new one but it's not edited yet.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Nerka on July 16, 2013, 11:31:28 PM
 juvenile Townsend's Solitaire

 (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2806/9306625738_141d5d2af9_c.jpg)

 (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3737/9306614398_f23b1926a1_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on July 17, 2013, 07:26:35 AM
Not a Finch-looks like a Juvenile-possible Blue Bird Juvey Female.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on July 17, 2013, 11:59:02 AM
 Western bluebird, nice shot.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Nerka on July 17, 2013, 02:08:16 PM
Not a Finch-looks like a Juvenile-possible Blue Bird Juvey Female.
yep sorry, I have so many house finches here I'm getting trigger happy, it was ID as a  juvenile Townsend's Solitaire, or at least looks like one, whatcha think?
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on July 17, 2013, 02:45:30 PM
Not a Finch-looks like a Juvenile-possible Blue Bird Juvey Female.
yep sorry, I have so many house finches here I'm getting trigger happy, it was ID as a  juvenile Townsend's Solitaire, or at least looks like one, whatcha think?

 Curious, what field book are you using? Definitely not a Townsend's solitaire, a TS would have a dark breast, with no orange/ blueish flanks to speak of. A juvie TS would still have the outline of a black/ yellow wing bar and a much longer tail, white coverts, shorter bill and a more prominent eye-ring. Both are in the thrush family but quite different. If you search "juvenile western bluebird", you'll find a winner. ::):
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Nerka on July 17, 2013, 03:53:57 PM
My ID was via a suggestion by other, then goggled TS and pics are/were dang perfect, in checking Cornell they ID the 2 birds, townsend and bluebird  classified as similar birds, I can ID Fish pretty dang well, when it comes to birds I'm a dunce, but given the geographical location of where photo was taken, San Jose, Calif. and not Alaska.......looks Bluebird to me too.
in the drop down in Cornell they are similar birds

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Western_bluebird/id (http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Western_bluebird/id)


and thanks Birders :hello:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on July 17, 2013, 06:32:43 PM
Agree based on location. Reason I ask is Sibley's guide has the best juvenile bird images out there. It's well worth a few bucks.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on July 18, 2013, 08:35:28 PM
Chatting like a......
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Nerka on July 18, 2013, 09:57:34 PM
a nice sharp shot.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on July 19, 2013, 06:31:48 AM
Nice shot of this magpie, Terry...youngster or molting adult?
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on July 19, 2013, 08:20:42 AM
I believe this was a youngster-there were about 6 in the area and very noisey.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on July 19, 2013, 08:50:41 AM
 Great shot Terry.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on July 23, 2013, 03:48:44 PM
Must have been a nest in that bush.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/00060_zps2811503a.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/wildlife/00060_zps2811503a.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_GSC8453_zps317fa804.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/wildlife/_GSC8453_zps317fa804.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on July 23, 2013, 04:54:20 PM
More great stuff...
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: O_S_O_K on July 24, 2013, 10:00:00 PM
Cool Magpie!

Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: O_S_O_K on July 24, 2013, 10:56:20 PM
Not really a yard bird but didn't know where to put 'em
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on August 04, 2013, 10:19:03 PM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_CDS8775_zps76b88600.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/wildlife/_CDS8775_zps76b88600.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on August 05, 2013, 08:33:57 AM
(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on August 12, 2013, 04:45:13 AM
Cassin's Finch.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on August 13, 2013, 05:28:24 AM
Ruby Crown Kinglet
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on August 13, 2013, 12:24:17 PM
 Nice Cassin's Terry, I missed on anything decent on those guys this year, we were in Roslyn last month driving an NF road and a male was perched just 20' off the road but my camera was buried in an avalanche of crap on the back seat. :bash:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on August 15, 2013, 05:28:58 AM
There must be a start to Fall migration- We had lots of Tanagers, Black Throated Gray, Hermit, Wilsons and Townsends Warblers.
Red Breasted Nuthatch. Chestnut Back Chickadees, Black Caps, Lots of Goldfinches, Black Headed Grosbeaks and more. No light
to shoot with.

A female Tanager earlier this summer.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on August 15, 2013, 07:34:05 AM
This one is a beauty, whatever it is!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on August 15, 2013, 09:33:00 AM
There must be a start to Fall migration- We had lots of Tanagers, Black Throated Gray, Hermit, Wilsons and Townsends Warblers.
Red Breasted Nuthatch. Chestnut Back Chickadees, Black Caps, Lots of Goldfinches, Black Headed Grosbeaks and more. No light
to shoot with.

A female Tanager earlier this summer.

 Think you've got a juvie male there, -good call on the migration.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on August 15, 2013, 09:46:08 AM
I think you're right about the migration, Terry.  I feel a daily urge to head south myself. :grin:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on August 17, 2013, 07:20:48 AM
I know this one is a male!! :tongue:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on August 17, 2013, 08:31:56 AM
One of the many truly beautiful gifts of creation...great shot, Terry!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on August 18, 2013, 01:59:38 PM
Had a great Warbler day.

MacGillivrays
Black Throated Gray
Wilsons
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on August 18, 2013, 06:46:43 PM
Looks like you had a good day. :clap:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on August 18, 2013, 08:20:04 PM
It was great-also got flycatchers and Warbling Vireo.

Picked up my trailcam that has been out a year----A hog 6x6 from last October......
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on August 19, 2013, 07:42:20 AM
 :clap:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on August 19, 2013, 05:51:18 PM
A couple more from my "Good Day"

The Flycatcher I need to ID for certain.

Warbling Vireo
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on August 19, 2013, 06:21:41 PM
 Terry, what habitat/ location did you find the flycatcher?
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on August 19, 2013, 07:20:12 PM
It was at the edge of a clearcut about 26 miles inland, in the vine maples and mixture of conifers. There was also a Western Wood
Pee Wee there. The Flycatchers had young ones-they were mixed with the Warblers too.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on August 20, 2013, 07:57:47 AM
 With the crest, wide-beak with orange underneath and the lack of yellow, or dusky coloration underneath and lack of eye-ring I think you have a willow flycatcher, especially in that habitat. West of the Cascades the two other regulars are Hammond's and Pacific-slope but they both have prominent eye-rings and/ or yellow coloration on the belly this time of year.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on August 20, 2013, 11:13:16 PM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/wildlife/_WDS0905_zps8119728f.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/wildlife/_WDS0905_zps8119728f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: O_S_O_K on August 29, 2013, 12:19:02 PM
Little Birdie!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on October 06, 2013, 01:54:22 PM
Time to resurrect this one-with some Fall color.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on October 06, 2013, 02:14:32 PM
 :tup: :tup:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on October 11, 2013, 05:05:02 PM
Not sure what these guys were eating but the tree was covered with fruit and birds.  Now all I need is some good light.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/renegade54008/_WDS5350_zpsda35a927.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/renegade54008/_WDS5350_zpsda35a927.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on October 11, 2013, 05:09:53 PM
Pyrocantha berries?
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on October 11, 2013, 10:06:27 PM
I have no idea what they are, the tree and flowers made me think it was some kind of cherry relative.  The waxwings were having a problem getting them down, which helped getting a shot with the fruit in their beak.  The robins just gulped them down, much harder to get a pic of.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/renegade54008/_WDS5479_zpsd3fc1c47.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/renegade54008/_WDS5479_zpsd3fc1c47.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/renegade54008/_WDS5436_zpsb93643bf.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/renegade54008/_WDS5436_zpsb93643bf.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/renegade54008/_WDS5219_zps152d9f8f.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/renegade54008/_WDS5219_zps152d9f8f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on October 11, 2013, 10:47:02 PM
Cool Stuff. Wes.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on October 11, 2013, 10:54:10 PM
Excellent!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on October 11, 2013, 11:01:20 PM
Thanks.  That tree was absolutely alive with birds, the shooting was fast and furious, then my phone rang and I had to give my son a ride home from the eye doctor.  With any luck, there will still be some fruit left when the sun comes back on Sunday.  Maybe a few more species of bird, too. 

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/renegade54008/_WDS5429_zpsbbbcf151.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/renegade54008/_WDS5429_zpsbbbcf151.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on October 12, 2013, 11:57:34 AM
Had lots of activity yesterday.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on October 13, 2013, 09:10:34 PM
G-Finch, they have mostly disappeared.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on October 14, 2013, 06:50:09 PM
Got a Lifetime Bird today.  A friend posted the location right near home, I couldn't
get away from work fast enough!!! When I got there it was still flycatching and
very cooperative.  Tropical KingBird.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: xdog on October 14, 2013, 08:23:58 PM
Got a Lifetime Bird today.  A friend posted the location right near home, I couldn't
get away from work fast enough!!! When I got there it was still flycatching and
very cooperative.  Tropical KingBird.

Wow Wee.  That is a impressive bird and capture.

  :clap:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: buglinbilly on October 14, 2013, 08:34:14 PM
Those are some great birds.  Since I don't have any yard birds, I will just post a few bird photos I took when I was out in the wilds taking photos.

(http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq22/buglinbilly/Birds/18OwlGreathorn.jpg) (http://s430.photobucket.com/user/buglinbilly/media/Birds/18OwlGreathorn.jpg.html)


A Horned Lark.  I see tons of these while taking antelope photos.

(http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq22/buglinbilly/Birds/hornedlark2.jpg) (http://s430.photobucket.com/user/buglinbilly/media/Birds/hornedlark2.jpg.html)

The Camp Robber or Gray Jay

(http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq22/buglinbilly/Birds/34.jpg) (http://s430.photobucket.com/user/buglinbilly/media/Birds/34.jpg.html)

The Western Tanager

(http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq22/buglinbilly/Birds/108.jpg) (http://s430.photobucket.com/user/buglinbilly/media/Birds/108.jpg.html)

BB
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on October 14, 2013, 09:25:59 PM
Another of the Tropical Kingbird
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on October 15, 2013, 08:25:51 PM
A couple Sapsuckers.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on October 16, 2013, 05:15:24 PM
 Great find on the kingbird Terry, I'm on the lookout for one up here but we only get 2-3 per year on average.

 Buglinbilly, you need to knock those Mpegs on down to 650x650 so we can all enjoy them!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on October 16, 2013, 06:27:12 PM
Great job on the TK as they call them in Costa Rica, Terry.  I see the reports around and never think of going after them because when I was in Costa Rica, they are on every single telephone wire.  They are common like vermin down there.  So common, I overlooked them and barely got any shots...lol. 
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Nerka on October 16, 2013, 10:02:35 PM
what can I say..................

 (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7332/9840894543_8c79604889_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on October 19, 2013, 11:11:55 PM
Great job on the TK as they call them in Costa Rica, Terry.  I see the reports around and never think of going after them because when I was in Costa Rica, they are on every single telephone wire.  They are common like vermin down there.  So common, I overlooked them and barely got any shots...lol.

Thank Shawn and Darrel
I know what you mean--they are common in some places. White Crown sparrows and Mallard Ducks come to mind
as common here too-but until the last year I didn't have any quality images of them...

I get all excited when something relatively uncommon shows up.


T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: buglinbilly on October 20, 2013, 07:34:35 AM
(http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq22/buglinbilly/Birds/31-1.jpg) (http://s430.photobucket.com/user/buglinbilly/media/Birds/31-1.jpg.html)

(http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq22/buglinbilly/Birds/32-1.jpg) (http://s430.photobucket.com/user/buglinbilly/media/Birds/32-1.jpg.html)

(http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq22/buglinbilly/Birds/82.jpg) (http://s430.photobucket.com/user/buglinbilly/media/Birds/82.jpg.html)

(http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq22/buglinbilly/Birds/40.jpg) (http://s430.photobucket.com/user/buglinbilly/media/Birds/40.jpg.html)

BB
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on October 20, 2013, 12:30:15 PM
Nuthatch.

Billy- You have nice work. I have asked Shawn has asked Darrel has asked. Your images
would be much better served for viewing in a reduced size. Frankly I skip right past them,
I'm sure others are too. Asking again can you reduce the size to at least 800x 600?

Terry
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Ricochet on October 20, 2013, 01:08:40 PM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/renegade54008/_WDS5550_zpsd06ae9bf.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/renegade54008/_WDS5550_zpsd06ae9bf.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/renegade54008/_WDS5541_zps7a68aefd.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/renegade54008/_WDS5541_zps7a68aefd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on October 20, 2013, 02:57:01 PM
Those Waxwings look great Wes.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on October 26, 2013, 10:20:34 PM
Sapsucker(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on October 27, 2013, 08:19:25 AM
Good find Parry.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on October 27, 2013, 04:26:47 PM
(http://)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on October 27, 2013, 07:38:59 PM
 A GCK, moving down in good numbers now, with RCK's.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on October 28, 2013, 07:15:20 AM
Clean crisp Jay-Parry

Darrel -great find on the Kinglet we had one here last week, no chance
for images.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: popeshawnpaul on October 28, 2013, 07:41:47 AM
I shot some recently too.  Wierd crop I tried...

(http://shawnmccully.smugmug.com/Birds/Passerines-perching-Birds/Kinglets-Regulidae/i-G8KssSf/1/L/5D3_7177-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on October 28, 2013, 08:00:51 AM
Really cute litle birds...haven't seen any down this way!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on October 28, 2013, 07:11:11 PM
Juncos are back in force..
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: buglinbilly on October 31, 2013, 11:22:45 AM
I took these just today, down the street from where I live.  BB

Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: xdog on October 31, 2013, 01:25:53 PM
Juncos are back in force..

One of my favorite birds.  Great shots those little guys don't usually sit still in one spot for very long.  :)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on November 02, 2013, 08:11:35 PM
Most of the usual suspect Winter Birds are back.

Golden Crown Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Juncos
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: buglinbilly on November 04, 2013, 12:08:40 PM
Not really a yard bird as such, but most of the bird images I get when I go out to the wilds and shoot my camera.  This is a male sage grouse doing the struct at a lek 50 miles from where I live.  So its kind of my back yard.

And great images you guys have posted.  BB
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Post by: buglinbilly on November 04, 2013, 03:14:42 PM
This one is a yard bird.  Not my yard but the school yard!  BB
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Post by: O_S_O_K on November 06, 2013, 12:30:23 PM
Here is a Northern Flicker, probably considered a Yard Bird here in Utah
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on November 06, 2013, 07:04:51 PM
Nice in the snow, Jason!
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Post by: O_S_O_K on November 06, 2013, 10:42:59 PM
Thanks Dennis
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on November 10, 2013, 02:59:02 PM
 Amazing how something so cute can have blood on it's face. :laugh:

 Like little piranha's...
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on November 11, 2013, 04:30:56 AM
Nice shrike!  Was it in your yard?
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on November 11, 2013, 05:13:54 AM
 Excellent, Darrel, a really beautiful killer bird!  :tup:
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on November 11, 2013, 07:43:47 AM
Nice shrike!  Was it in your yard?

 Thanks, no, sorry, I broke the rules :sad:...

 It's was at Nisqually this past weekend.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on November 15, 2013, 07:45:18 AM
This guy had a nose ring.(http://)
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on November 15, 2013, 08:02:45 AM
I have seen people use fishing bait to attempt to catch gulls...perhaps this is the result of one of these attempts?  Anyway, I'm not one who thinks nose rings are of any benefit, regardless of who/what is wearing it.  Good shot of this injured gull!
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on November 22, 2013, 03:58:45 PM
Magpie(http://)
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Post by: Ricochet on November 23, 2013, 07:25:57 PM
Three weeks chasing mule deer and one of my favorite pics from the trip is a magpie. :shocked:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/renegade54008/_GSC0054_zps33c5efab.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/renegade54008/_GSC0054_zps33c5efab.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on November 24, 2013, 01:02:08 PM
Good stuff---Wes and Parry. Very good,
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on November 24, 2013, 03:08:18 PM
good one Wes!(http://)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on November 24, 2013, 04:36:22 PM
Hummers......
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Post by: Ricochet on November 29, 2013, 10:02:03 AM
I wish the gunsight would have been in focus but the magpie didn't give me time to adjust my settings.  Just one of the challenges of wildlife photography that studio photographers don't understand. 

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/renegade54008/_WDS7853_zps254c731b.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/renegade54008/_WDS7853_zps254c731b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on December 05, 2013, 06:10:41 AM
Another good one Wes.(http://)
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on December 05, 2013, 06:48:47 AM
Great color, here, Parry...nice image! :tup:
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Post by: Ricochet on December 05, 2013, 08:58:09 AM
 :yeahthat: :tup:
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Post by: TerryWSmith on December 05, 2013, 07:44:00 PM
Love it Parry.....
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Post by: Ricochet on December 09, 2013, 06:13:31 PM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/renegade54008/_WDS8817_zpsfcb2b7a4.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/renegade54008/_WDS8817_zpsfcb2b7a4.jpg.html)
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on December 09, 2013, 09:16:55 PM
western bluebird(http://)
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Post by: Ricochet on December 11, 2013, 11:54:13 AM
This guy was in the parking lot this morning.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/renegade54008/_WDS9023_zps1e43d5c4.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/renegade54008/_WDS9023_zps1e43d5c4.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/renegade54/renegade54008/_GSC0265_zps498697e9.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/renegade54/media/renegade54008/_GSC0265_zps498697e9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Nerka on December 11, 2013, 10:56:35 PM
 

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7423/11330189065_783e5f8da0_c.jpg)
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on December 13, 2013, 01:12:17 PM
 Nice find Nerka.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on December 13, 2013, 04:02:39 PM
I second that, I have been seeing a few of those around here lately.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on December 16, 2013, 06:39:49 PM
Varied Thrush
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on December 16, 2013, 10:47:01 PM
Nice, Terry...one of my favorites!
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Post by: Ricochet on December 17, 2013, 10:04:19 AM
I like it, Terry.   :tup:  We had a couple flying around here last week but they weren't cooperative and it was just too cold to wait them out.
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on December 19, 2013, 01:17:44 PM
 It is a very strange winter for our northern birds here, no; redpoll's, varied thrushes, very few snow buntings, snowy owl's, etc.., seems to be an overall trend. :sad:
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on December 19, 2013, 03:43:31 PM
I've been having a lot of vared thrush.(http://)
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on December 19, 2013, 09:23:34 PM
Varied thrush are a little more locally migratory.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on December 22, 2013, 05:29:01 PM
(http://)
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Post by: Ricochet on December 22, 2013, 06:40:44 PM
Nice capture, Parry.  :tup:
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Post by: TerryWSmith on December 24, 2013, 12:09:51 PM
X-mas Eve Junco
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Post by: popeshawnpaul on December 24, 2013, 03:07:30 PM
Nice sharp image and good comp Terry!
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on December 24, 2013, 11:40:37 PM
Not sure if this is the right spot, but it was close to a yard.
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on December 25, 2013, 07:00:45 AM
Remains on my bucket list...nice!
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Post by: TerryWSmith on December 25, 2013, 07:14:41 AM
Merry Christmas everyone..

I struggle to get decent Kingfisher images....

Nice one Parry....


T.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on December 26, 2013, 03:46:18 PM
(http://)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on December 29, 2013, 09:38:54 AM
When you get Juncos and Chickadees that's what you shoot...   :cool:

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Post by: Ricochet on December 29, 2013, 10:56:18 AM
Good stuff, I need to get out and find something. 
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Post by: TerryWSmith on December 29, 2013, 06:56:08 PM
No Snowy Owls so I have been working the yard birds...
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on December 29, 2013, 07:53:20 PM
Superb work, Terry!  Calling them into you?
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Post by: TerryWSmith on December 30, 2013, 06:56:15 PM
Thanks Dennis,, no they are just coming into the feeders.

The Sharp Shinned hasn't been around so more songbirds are here.

T.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on January 02, 2014, 11:08:08 AM
Golden Crowned in Golden Light.
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on January 02, 2014, 01:07:11 PM
Great shot and a thorny perch...hate blackberries (except when I'm eating them)!
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on January 04, 2014, 12:11:15 PM
An industrious Golden-crowned from a week ago.
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on January 06, 2014, 09:32:08 AM
Fun in the snow.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on January 06, 2014, 07:58:04 PM
(http://)
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Post by: Ricochet on January 06, 2014, 08:01:32 PM
I wondered if you were going to look for that guy.  Nice capture, got to love the abnormal ones. :tup:
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Post by: TerryWSmith on January 07, 2014, 05:30:40 AM
Score.....nice one Parry.... :clap:
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on January 07, 2014, 07:19:19 AM
 Have not seen a leucistic robin in person, nice find.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on January 07, 2014, 08:44:20 AM
Thanks guys, that makes 2 that I have seen in the last 10 years.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on January 07, 2014, 09:07:50 PM
We have one here on Toledo--cant get pic though.

T.
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Post by: Ricochet on January 07, 2014, 10:41:24 PM
Brute and I got pics of one at Page Springs but not nearly as much white as Parry's bird.
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Post by: Nerka on January 21, 2014, 12:48:05 PM
Donno what this guy is..........a bird

 (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2883/12074693916_6f253451ae_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on January 22, 2014, 06:40:28 AM
Female sparrow?  Sharp shot!
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Post by: Darrel L. DeNune on January 22, 2014, 08:50:55 AM
 Agree, female house sparrow.
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Post by: Nerka on January 22, 2014, 01:36:11 PM
Female sparrow?  Sharp shot!
Agree, female house sparrow.
thank guys, I'll catch on some day :rolleyes:
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on January 23, 2014, 11:56:27 AM
good one Nerka.(http://)Here is a towhee
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on February 07, 2014, 12:39:00 PM
(http://)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on February 07, 2014, 06:32:02 PM
Looks likes he's glowing Parry.. Nice..


A little nasty here.. Including the Starling.
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on February 09, 2014, 01:30:21 PM
Got a few shots of my first slate colored Junco.(http://)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on February 09, 2014, 08:27:15 PM
Nice find and nice shots...

Anyone want to take a stab on this one..

Lincoln Sparrow or Song Sparrow?


T.
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Post by: DesertBighorn on February 12, 2014, 09:43:33 PM
From warmer times when the crops were ripe!

-Doug

(http://desertbighorn.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Cedar-Wax-Wings/i-78pXZFM/0/XL/Cedar%20WW%20with%20Blue-1-XL.jpg)
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Post by: O_S_O_K on February 14, 2014, 12:27:52 PM
WOW guys, just WOW! I am constantly amazed at the talent here.

Here is a Northern Flicker
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Post by: Nerka on February 15, 2014, 03:59:53 PM
Real nice pics Guys/Gals :tup:

more of my House Finches, they are around my yard like fly's

 (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2862/12533841493_414c73d1d2_c.jpg)

 (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2865/12534391164_47b9e1b1b1_c.jpg)b
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Post by: TerryWSmith on February 16, 2014, 07:41:02 PM
Great images men..Keep the work coming..

Was not in my yard but I have had one in my yard.. :)
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Post by: Nerka on February 19, 2014, 11:15:29 PM
nice shot Terry, do ya know what it is?, I sure don't :grin:
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Post by: Rob on February 20, 2014, 07:07:57 PM
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Post by: TerryWSmith on February 25, 2014, 09:55:24 PM
A Rufous showed up Saturday today one more...

Just a tidbit..I bought this Sigma 500 mm lens last year.I know it's not Nikon and its not Canon.
It has changed the way I do photography and has held its own in many situations. It has limitations
and I realize it--but it can bring home some shots... 1/800  F6.3--HANDHELD--NO IS or VR...
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Post by: Nerka on February 25, 2014, 10:35:57 PM
A Rufous showed up Saturday today one more...

Just a tidbit..I bought this Sigma 500 mm lens last year.I know it's not Nikon and its not Canon.
It has changed the way I do photography and has held its own in many situations. It has limitations
and I realize it--but it can bring home some shots... 1/800  F6.3--HANDHELD--NO IS or VR...
I also have that lens Terry, Sigma 500 4.5, I have no regrets, it has come through for me too.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on February 26, 2014, 05:25:10 AM
Awesome Nerka...It's works....


T.
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Post by: 81husky on March 05, 2014, 04:25:02 PM
The board's been pretty quiet lately. Pre Spring blues?
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Post by: TerryWSmith on March 23, 2014, 08:45:20 PM
From the weekend
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Post by: Nerka on March 25, 2014, 10:17:27 PM
 

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3706/13098655183_a116967f89_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/kXu2Qt)
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Post by: 6x6 Bull Elk on March 28, 2014, 01:43:53 PM
Good one!  :tup:
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Post by: smoothiniron on April 30, 2014, 10:26:56 PM
two pair
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on May 19, 2014, 03:12:08 PM
Cute doves...nice fence!
I have wild turkeys running all over my place.  Here's why...!
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Post by: TerryWSmith on May 26, 2014, 10:47:12 AM
Some Birds not exactly in the yard but they could be.

An Old SaberTooth Red Crossbill

A Cassins Finch

Western Tanager
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on May 26, 2014, 11:10:06 AM
Great shots, Terry...that female crossbill has a beak on her and the tanager is superb!  :clap:
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on June 27, 2014, 06:07:51 PM
Here is a Hairy Woodpecker babe still in the nest...partially.  :grin:
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Post by: Rob on July 05, 2014, 07:19:57 PM
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Post by: TerryWSmith on July 08, 2014, 08:25:04 PM
Red Crossbills
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on July 09, 2014, 04:56:48 PM
She could really put the pinch on you!
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Post by: Nerka on July 16, 2014, 08:13:57 PM
Real Nice shots Guys

these guys coning into my feeder

 (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3841/14670941804_bc766d3f86_c.jpg)

 (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2935/14650215896_52ba61c477_c.jpg)
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on July 17, 2014, 04:54:29 PM
Nice hummers shot...interesting bg color!
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Post by: Nerka on July 18, 2014, 11:53:29 AM
Nice hummers shot...interesting bg color!
Thanks Dennis, looks like a female in the shade, Juvenile?
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Post by: Nerka on July 31, 2014, 12:49:49 AM
Meet Sarge
this is the King of the roost, as he thinks, he is the one that chases all the other Hummers away, so here he is on his perch waiting, so he earned the nickname of Sarge!

 (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3902/14769327406_0d98ca983d_c.jpg)
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on July 31, 2014, 06:17:43 AM
They are such fun to watch...great shot of him!
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Post by: KenBell27 on August 01, 2014, 07:54:44 PM
Wow, great color!
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Post by: Nerka on August 04, 2014, 10:39:31 PM
thanks Guys  :hello:
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Post by: smoothiniron on August 09, 2014, 09:37:09 PM
dinner time






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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on August 09, 2014, 10:28:44 PM
Nice catch!
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Post by: TerryWSmith on September 04, 2014, 10:05:51 PM
Black Phoebe
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on September 05, 2014, 06:45:31 AM
Nice one, Terry...looks like he's been there before!
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Post by: TerryWSmith on September 19, 2014, 09:25:43 PM
Goldfinch
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Post by: 81husky on September 21, 2014, 07:24:16 PM
I know, not a typical yard bird, but he is sitting in my wife's flower bed.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on September 21, 2014, 09:17:07 PM
I know, not a typical yard bird, but he is sitting in my wife's flower bed.

Awesome to say the least..

T.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on September 21, 2014, 09:18:20 PM
Still a few Warblers Around--Juvey Yellowthroat.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on October 07, 2014, 07:34:13 PM
A rare visitor for this area...Scrub Jay..in the back yard.
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Post by: 81husky on October 07, 2014, 10:18:16 PM
Great shots Terry.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on October 09, 2014, 07:11:12 AM
Great shots Terry.

Thank you....

T.
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Post by: Nerka on October 17, 2014, 12:21:41 PM
yes, well done photos Terry, well framed and composed, also enjoyed your smugmug page.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on November 15, 2014, 05:04:57 PM
Loggerhead Shrike.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on December 12, 2014, 05:51:10 PM
Red Winged Black Bird...Flock of 12 males and females showed up.
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on December 12, 2014, 09:47:04 PM
Handsome shot of him, Terry!
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Post by: TerryWSmith on December 15, 2014, 08:13:48 PM
Thank you Dennis.


The Anna's are still here...
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on December 16, 2014, 01:08:43 PM
Is this typical female color for this time of year?
Hear any more about snowy owls?
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Post by: TerryWSmith on December 16, 2014, 03:17:37 PM
Dennis yes on the color--of course with the rare rays of sun hitting just right...
4 Snowy Owls in Oregon

Fern Ridge Reservoir near Eugene---In a mud flat---not good for images
Dallas - In a residential neighborhood but frequenting a large field
Waldport--but up in a clear cut and only seen once
Portland-also in a residential area-

Waiting patiently for more sightings.

T.
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on December 16, 2014, 04:56:12 PM
Thanks, Terry...keep me posted, if you will!
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Post by: smoothiniron on December 18, 2014, 10:30:40 PM
White-headed woodpecker, NE WA
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on December 19, 2014, 07:33:47 AM
I have never before seen one of these!
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Post by: TerryWSmith on December 20, 2014, 10:19:21 AM
Central Oregon is the only location I have ever see them.
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on December 20, 2014, 12:37:28 PM
Nice one, Terry!
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Post by: 81husky on December 22, 2014, 05:00:13 PM
I've never seen the White Headed. Here's the more common Downy. He was picking sunflower seeds out of the feeder today, not sure I've seen them do that before.
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on December 26, 2014, 07:51:51 PM
I'm inclined to think this is a Hairy Woodpecker rather than a Downy...they are very similar but the Downy has a much shorter beak and somewhat smaller body.  Nice shot of him!
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Post by: 81husky on December 27, 2014, 07:22:01 AM
You're probably right Dennis. I waffled back and forth on what to call him.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on February 11, 2015, 11:50:46 AM
Got the new Tamron 150-600mm, finally had time and weather to get a few shots.

Fox Sparrow and Juncos

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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on February 12, 2015, 08:24:12 AM
Working well, Terry!
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Post by: TerryWSmith on February 15, 2015, 11:28:55 AM
Thank you Dennis.
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Post by: xdog on February 16, 2015, 04:20:08 PM
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d2/xxxdog/imagejpg1_zpsbfff78df.jpg) (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/xxxdog/media/imagejpg1_zpsbfff78df.jpg.html)

Black Billed Magpie with a face full of willow bud crumbs. 
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Post by: TerryWSmith on February 19, 2015, 10:51:42 AM
Anna's
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Post by: TerryWSmith on March 15, 2015, 07:38:01 PM
Flicker.
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on March 16, 2015, 01:01:29 PM
Nice one, Terry...I'm guessing a female?
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Post by: TerryWSmith on March 16, 2015, 01:47:01 PM
Yes-Female..The Male was staying out of the wind. :shocked:

T.
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Post by: TerryWSmith on March 18, 2015, 07:01:08 PM
Hummers are all over..
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Post by: smoothiniron on March 22, 2015, 10:06:26 PM
I know this should be in waders, but it was in my yard hunting rodents.
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Post by: Nerka on March 30, 2015, 11:46:32 AM
been away for a while, you guys have been shooting some awesome stuff.

caught a House Finch singing for a sweet heart.

 (https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8762/17043837071_8291a814a9_c.jpg)
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Post by: TerryWSmith on January 01, 2016, 07:08:45 AM
Acorn Woodpecker

Golden Crown Sparrow

Red Breasted Nuthatch

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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on January 01, 2016, 11:39:08 AM
Super work, Terry!
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Post by: TerryWSmith on January 01, 2016, 07:25:48 PM
Thank you Dennis...

T.
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on March 24, 2016, 10:21:10 AM
Happy Easter!

A wild tom turkey stops strutting for a moment to gobble and wish you all a Very Happy Easter! All rights reserved.
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Post by: 81husky on April 01, 2016, 02:42:19 PM
Not exactly my backyard, but not too far.
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Post by: Dennis Kirkland on April 01, 2016, 05:01:16 PM
Both are great shots!  What ever happened to folks commenting on photos///no longer appreciated???
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Post by: 81husky on April 02, 2016, 08:50:27 AM
I'm not sure either Dennis. I'm as guilty as the next guy for not saying much.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Rob on April 21, 2016, 07:08:23 PM
A true yard bird from last fall.  They were back today but not where you could get a decent picture.   
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on April 25, 2016, 09:09:20 PM
Exceptional!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 81husky on May 05, 2016, 04:47:53 PM
Not as good as Rob's, but they're fun to see fairly close. He was in full sight, but by the time I got the camera, it was hide and seek time. 
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on May 07, 2016, 06:35:43 PM
Good stuff this spring men. Love a Pileated any time.

Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on May 09, 2016, 11:20:19 AM
rufous
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Rob on May 09, 2016, 06:32:12 PM
Great to see you posting again Terry.  Really enjoying the images. 

Not a yard bird but I don't think it fits anywhere else either. 
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on August 15, 2016, 08:13:14 PM
A few from the backyard.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on August 16, 2016, 10:26:48 PM
Good birds, Terry!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on August 18, 2016, 08:13:10 AM
Good birds, Terry!

Thank you Dennis.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on October 16, 2016, 08:51:48 PM
White Crown.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on October 17, 2016, 11:54:42 AM
Hard to beat these little guys...nice work, Terry!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: DesertBighorn on December 22, 2016, 09:16:04 PM
Beauty and the beast from yesterday.

-Doug

Beauty
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Woodpeckers/i-gv9Wv2T/0/XL/Pileated%20eek%20a%20boo%20Dec%2016-1-XL.jpg)

and the beast.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds/Turkeys/i-FdkzvQd/0/L/Turkey%20portrait%20full%20res%20Dec%2016-1-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Rob on January 02, 2017, 05:58:33 PM
That's a great Pileated shot Doug.  They are hard to get a good picture of especially with lighting like that.

A couple yard birds from the last week.         
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 02, 2017, 09:02:45 PM
Looks  cold out  there.


Golden Crowns have been around
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 29, 2017, 06:35:52 PM
Our Leucistic Fox Sparrow has returned.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on January 30, 2017, 06:37:00 PM
Female RW Blackbird
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on January 31, 2017, 08:04:35 AM
Great bird shots, y'all!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on April 07, 2017, 07:57:09 PM
Mountain Bluebird.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on April 07, 2017, 09:12:06 PM
Fantastic images, Terry...especially the bluebird and fox sparrow!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on April 17, 2017, 04:22:46 PM
Great time for birds
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on April 17, 2017, 08:06:55 PM
Beautiful!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: 81husky on May 03, 2017, 08:43:11 AM
I was going to put this in "Birds of Prey", but with him perched on my wife's fake hummingbird it didn't seem appropriate.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on May 04, 2017, 08:07:40 AM
Great shot and rather humorous, too...you should send it in!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on August 14, 2017, 11:39:29 AM
Thread revival
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on August 15, 2017, 08:59:57 AM
Love these little guys...beautiful bird and great image!
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on October 14, 2018, 08:22:42 PM
Recents
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on October 14, 2018, 08:51:25 PM
 :tup:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on November 03, 2018, 08:49:01 PM
Ruby Crowned Kinglet
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on November 03, 2018, 10:13:19 PM
Super!   :clap:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on November 04, 2018, 06:59:21 AM
Super!   :clap:


Thanks Dennis- I had to point a camera at something, waiting to go find some Bucks.



T, :shocked:
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on November 04, 2018, 09:35:23 AM
Red Breasted sapsucker.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on November 07, 2018, 02:57:06 AM
Closest thing we have to a red-headed woodpecker...very nice.  Did you use flash?
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on November 07, 2018, 11:04:10 AM
Thanks Dennis- All natural light- the full frame is so much more brilliant.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: Dennis Kirkland on November 11, 2018, 08:47:35 PM
What full frame body are you now using, Terry?
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on November 21, 2018, 09:39:38 AM
What full frame body are you now using, Terry?


5DMKIII- would like to move up to 5DMKIV or 1DX.

T.
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on November 24, 2018, 07:14:35 PM
Starling
Title: Re: Yard Birds - Post Yours
Post by: TerryWSmith on March 25, 2019, 09:01:09 PM
Yarders
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