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Old 09-23-2014, 01:31 PM   #31
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Oh my goodness! They're chipmunks right?
Yes, they're chipmunks. They love to clean up the spilled birdseed under the feeders on my porch. One lookout sits on the woodpile and goes "cheep... cheep... cheep..." continuously - when he stops and runs away that's the signal for the other chipmunks to watch out.


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Old 10-27-2014, 01:21 AM   #32
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I don't often use flash in bird photography, but sometimes fill flash can help on a dull, cloudy day. Here it does a good job bringing out the shine on the blue jay's feathers.





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How close did you get to that jay to be able to use flash? I don't think my bird friends will let me get that close unless it's through a window.
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How close did you get to that jay to be able to use flash? I don't think my bird friends will let me get that close unless it's through a window.
It was through a window, and I was on the other side of the room, maybe ten feet away.
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I caught this Red-bellied Woodpecker on the feeder this morning - it's a new one for me. Quite a pretty bird. This is a female - in the male, the red coloring covers most of the top of the head, instead of only the nape of the neck.



A Common Junco, or snowbird, as they're known here.
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We've had a pair of cardinals on the feeder for the last few weeks. What spectacularly colored birds! The male will perch on a tree across the street before he comes to the feeder, and he stands out against the winter grey tree bark like a beacon.



The cardinal and a chickadee. At least the cardinal is willing to share the feeder - blue jays always chase everything else away (and then dump most of the seed on the ground).
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Playing with the new Nikon D7200 this morning - here are two birds on the feeder.

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Beautiful! Love the action shot of the chickadee!
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Spring has finally arrived in Harford, New York, after a really tough Winter and cold rainy Spring. Yesterday I saw a hummingbird hovering on the porch where I hang my hummingbird feeder. I rushed it out, and they're out in force slurping up the nectar.

The morning sun gave enough light to let me use a high shutter speed for these pictures today. At 1/500th the wings are not quite frozen, there's just enough blur to give an idea of their speed.



Caught the hummingbird's tongue on this shot...

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Default 2016 Update - new camera and lens

I've upgraded my camera to a Nikon D500 and recently acquired a 200-500mm Nikkor lens for bird and airplane photography. The combination is really great - sharp and fast and, if heavy, a pleasure to operate. Here are a few sample pictures I've taken over the last few weeks.

Cardinal


Red-Bellied Woodpecker


Common Junco - a/k/a "Snowbird"


Canada Goose landing at Cornell's Sapsucker Woods Lab of Ornithology


Another Canada Goose at Sapsucker Woods


Mallard Duck


Hairy Woodpecker


Nuthatch


Finally, a very furry bird - a Red Squirrel who frequents my feeder...


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