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Some Bird Photos from Today

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Bones, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Bones

    Bones Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
    Shot these at Elizabeth Morton National Wildlife Refuge on Long Island today.


    #1 Blue Jay, I'm not sure why people hate these guys so much, they are beautiful and quite clever. One of my favorite birds.[​IMG]

    #2 Red-breasted Nuthatch, not sure if the end of the branch being a bit OOF is too distracting or not but I like it.

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    #3 Tufted Titmouse, I really like pose on this one.
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    #4 My Blue Jay Friend coming in for a closer look.
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    #5 House Finch (male)
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    #6 House Finch (female)
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  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
  3. sacizob

    sacizob Friend of Leo's

    I like Blue Jays! They are like me "cool and sneaky"
     
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  5. robt57

    robt57 Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    59
    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    I wonder if the birds are thinking "these pictures are for the humans" :eek:
     
  6. idjster

    idjster Friend of Leo's

    Those are beauties, Bones. The Tufted Titmouse is great! Thanks for sharing - I really enjoy seeing your photography!
     
  7. This guy seems to be saying:

    "You bought WHAT pickups for your Tele?"

    :)

    I like Bluejays. I just happen to like their bretheren like Steller's Jays, Florida Scrub Jays, and so forth even better.

    I remember in Volusia County one time, a mother Scrub Jay tracked my girlfriend and I down and led us through some brush to her baby, who had been knocked out of a nest or almost carried off, or something. We grieved with her a little while over the lifeless chick, then with her permission we buried the little hatchling. She really seemed to understand what was going on, exactly.
     
  8. Glen Smith

    Glen Smith RIP

    Aug 20, 2011
    Canada
    Beautiful! I sure wouldn't want to go through life being called a "titmouse".
     
  9. Bones

    Bones Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY

    This is a Blue jay chick that i saved from drowning. his nest mate was going berserk hopping around on my wheelbarrow, i thought he was young to be out of the nest so i went over to have a look and this little one was drowning in the rain water that accumulated in the wheel barrow. I sat with him in the sun for over an hour while he dried off and warmed up. His sibling was quietly watching from the lower branches of the tree they fell out of. I put him back in the tree and never saw them again, but i like to think they were both fine.

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  10. Jamie Black

    Jamie Black Friend of Leo's

    Really great photography, love it!
     
  11. Bones

    Bones Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY


    thanks. 70-400 f4-5.6
     
  12. Jack S

    Jack S Friend of Leo's

    Sep 25, 2008
    Berwyn, IL
    There is a type of Jay found in the Pacific Northwest commonly called a Camp-robber Jay. They are very smart and very bold. They have frequently been known for stealing bacon right off a camper's campfire and frying pan. Just like Blue Jays they also steal shiny things or interesting looking items. I have seen one take a spoon from a bowl and fly off with it. Maybe to eat the food off the spoon, or maybe just because it was shiny, I don't know.
     
  13. Bones

    Bones Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
    thanks for the compliments, this small bird photography is a new thing for me and I learn a little more every time i try it. Getting a lot of help and tips on the photo forum I am a member of.

    it's way more difficult than i thought it would be and if i was using film, i would be broke by now :lol:
     
  14. bendecaster

    bendecaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 1, 2007
    maine
    Very beautiful photos, Bones. Excellent work!
     
  15. robt57

    robt57 Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    59
    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    As always, I run to look in these threads. ;)

    And I mean 'As always' both for the pics/threads and me running to pop in to look... :cool:
     
  16. brewwagon

    brewwagon Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 6, 2009
    the delta bc
    bones its very cool that your a naturalist and share it with us !
     
  17. KevinB

    KevinB Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 4, 2007
    New Jersey
    I like the little guys too.

    Here's a shot of a junco I took - through my family room window - all puffed up on a cold winter afternoon...

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    And this was the best of about 30 shots I took!
     
  18. Bones

    Bones Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
    Thanks guys, nice shot kevin.
     
  19. Mid Life Crisis

    Mid Life Crisis Friend of Leo's

    Jan 12, 2007
    Cambridge, England
    Awesome photos Bones. I was amazed you got them looking so crisp with a 70-400 f4-5.6 zoom.
     
  20. Bones

    Bones Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
    These were handheld as well. It's a very good lens, part of Sony's "G" glass series. Cost is about $2k :rolleyes:
     
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