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Feb 01, 2017 19:38 |  #6121

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That made me laugh too !
Being eaten would certainly put a damper on the vacation !
Our group was 17, plus the guide ! Way too many. It's a bit of a trade off though, my wife isn't a photographer and just enjoys the travel side.
I do admit, a lot of the time I wish I was travelling with like-minded photographers like many on this forum.

lol I know Dave... I shoot with a body these days, and it does make it more fun but its not as easy to get all those feet under control. Of which I think is the hardest thing for people to do. Stand where you are I mean. I call it fancy feet. My wife does carry a camera but she has started to wish to stay in the heat. Need to change that. But then I don't ever really get to far from home.

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Feb 01, 2017 20:30 |  #6122

Enjoying the sunset. American Kestrel


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Feb 02, 2017 00:43 |  #6123

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Lovely shot Weja, it reminded me of the blackbird I got last week....Only this one was different

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Feb 02, 2017 03:07 as a reply to  @ Weja's post |  #6124

Thanks Weja, I've seen it twice now on my patch,....I've seen a few patchy white blackbirds but this is 100% pure white. I informed the RSPB and was told that it is leucistic, and not an albino It has a genetic mutation that prevents pigments from being deposited normally in its feathers. They said it is very rare as the mother blackbird would usually throw it out of the nest and they are very unlikely to survive as they are very vulnerable to predators, because of their bright white plumage.

I've been photographing birds for nearly 20 years and it's the 1st I've ever seen....It's funny because in the same week I saw a pure white lapwing amongst 100+ other lapwings in a field very far out only visible through binoculars.

Another NOT SO GOOD photo as it was very far away and the photo is heavily cropped.

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Feb 02, 2017 05:58 |  #6125

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the other pose-

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Feb 02, 2017 07:33 |  #6126

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Feb 02, 2017 07:45 |  #6127

Just a Grosbeak....


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Feb 02, 2017 09:28 |  #6128

PCousins wrote in post #18262324 (external link)
Thanks Weja, I've seen it twice now on my patch,....I've seen a few patchy white blackbirds but this is 100% pure white. I informed the RSPB and was told that it is leucistic, and not an albino It has a genetic mutation that prevents pigments from being deposited normally in its feathers. They said it is very rare as the mother blackbird would usually throw it out of the nest and they are very unlikely to survive as they are very vulnerable to predators, because of their bright white plumage.

I've been photographing birds for nearly 20 years and it's the 1st I've ever seen....It's funny because in the same week I saw a pure white lapwing amongst 100+ other lapwings in a field very far out only visible through binoculars.

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Feb 02, 2017 09:30 |  #6129

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Just a Grosbeak....
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Me envious, haven't seen one here since last year. Post more! and
see if you can find the Rose breasted one.


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Feb 02, 2017 09:42 |  #6130

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Hey how was your trip?

Here is one from my CR trip a few months ago that got lost on my hard drive.

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Feb 02, 2017 10:48 as a reply to  @ Pondrader's post |  #6131

What a little cutie! What type of bird id it?


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Feb 02, 2017 12:37 |  #6132

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Feb 02, 2017 13:14 |  #6133

Blackbird Female

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Feb 02, 2017 13:32 |  #6134

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Feb 02, 2017 13:49 |  #6135

a boat tail grackle for'ya!


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