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Go out to shoot trains, and see nothing but hawks

 
Itsed65
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Feb 06, 2012 22:51 |  #1

So it figures, I didn't have a lot of luck on Saturday looking for birds, so I figured I would shoot my first love, trains. Then of course I see nothing but birds, LoL. At least I had the 7D, I usually use my 5D2 for railroad photography. I also had the 100-400 versus the 400 5.6, but you use what you have, not what you want! The first two were taken in Franklin Canyon, near Martinez California.

Looks like it was nest building time...I think this is a red tail

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Then late this afternoon, I had the same camera setup, waiting for the next train to come by at Pinole Creek, when this guy lands on the railroad bridge about 20 feet from me. It's a hawk obviously, but I am not brave enough to identify it yet. I am still trying to get my bird ID's down.
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I didn't get totally skunked on Saturday, I was lucky that this Northern Harrier zoomed right over me at Coyote Hills
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Feb 06, 2012 23:15 |  #2

Very nice...


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Feb 06, 2012 23:23 |  #3

"but I am not brave enough to identify it"

I am, it is a Coopers Hawk. : ) Cools shots


Thanks, Tom the Peregrineflier ;) Lyle Washington
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jhayesvw
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Feb 06, 2012 23:26 as a reply to peregrineflier's post |  #4

looks like a few good days shooting.

Tom beat me to the Coopers ID



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Itsed65
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Feb 06, 2012 23:35 |  #5

Coopers Hawk, got it, thanks guys!


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