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Mar 15, 2015 17:57 |  #1

It was actually very much spring-like today in my neck of the wood. I enjoyed a 3-hour birding session. Here are some of the shots I took:

#1 - Great Blue Heron enjoyed the blue sky

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#2 - Red-Bellied Woodpecker happily pecking
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#3 - American Robin ... definitely spring is around the corner
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#4 - Happy to say, I got a Kingfisher, too
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#5 - Eastern Bluebird ... like I said, spring is around the corner
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#6 - Downy Woodpecker pecking away
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#7 - Northern Cardinal ... look at the buds on the branches!
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Mar 15, 2015 18:38 |  #2

Very good set, Linh, and yes I'm ready to see green buds like you've shared.


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Mar 16, 2015 02:47 |  #3

Cool shot of the GBH, looks like it had the air conditioning on full/gape.. I've seen two flights of GBH at the local lake this year where it was fairly hot for the season and they both flew with an open gape.. They were'nt flying away from anything or spooked so to say, just looked like they were flying with their mouths open to cool off between hunting/gathering and nesting duty.... Love the Downy shot and the Cardinal shot is sublime/although sublime is on the other side of the spectrum.. I don't get so see them in person here in Cali n stuff, it's a good shot!.. Kudo's on the Kingfisher.. That bird still laughs at me and still somehow eludes my attempts to get a good close up shot of it. The Belted Kingfishers are here still at Pinto lake but they are very skittish.




  
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Mar 16, 2015 03:49 |  #4

Excellent set, well done.


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Mar 16, 2015 21:27 |  #5

coopert wrote in post #17476488 (external link)
Very good set, Linh, and yes I'm ready to see green buds like you've shared.


Kraig C wrote in post #17476953 (external link)
Cool shot of the GBH, looks like it had the air conditioning on full/gape.. I've seen two flights of GBH at the local lake this year where it was fairly hot for the season and they both flew with an open gape.. They were'nt flying away from anything or spooked so to say, just looked like they were flying with their mouths open to cool off between hunting/gathering and nesting duty.... Love the Downy shot and the Cardinal shot is sublime/although sublime is on the other side of the spectrum.. I don't get so see them in person here in Cali n stuff, it's a good shot!.. Kudo's on the Kingfisher.. That bird still laughs at me and still somehow eludes my attempts to get a good close up shot of it. The Belted Kingfishers are here still at Pinto lake but they are very skittish.


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Excellent set, well done.

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Mar 16, 2015 22:30 |  #6

Very nice set of pictures!! really like #1

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Mar 17, 2015 01:52 |  #7

Excellent shots Linh and nice variety! I know I'm glad spring is on the way.


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Mar 17, 2015 02:15 |  #8

Linh......bite me! ;) (BTW the Bluebird and the Redbelly and the Cardinal are outstanding).


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Mar 17, 2015 02:32 |  #9

Wonderful images.
My woodys were so crazy this Sunday, that I wish I could capture their play on video.
Yes Spring is in the air.


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Mar 17, 2015 03:19 |  #10

Fabulous set of photos, love the woodpecker.


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Mar 17, 2015 06:14 |  #11

In a word, yes! Very nice, Linh.


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Mar 17, 2015 07:34 |  #12

Forget Spring Linh, it was 85F here yesterday! :-)
Gorgeous Downy image, and the male Cardinal amongst the buds certainly screams Spring doesn't it. You've certainly presented an amazing array of birds who too, I'm sure, are ready for Spring.


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Mar 19, 2015 17:52 |  #13

Outstanding set!


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Mar 19, 2015 20:26 |  #14

it looks like spring all right- hope it's not a tease. very nice shots


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Mar 19, 2015 20:55 |  #15

Wow, wonderful series! I wish spring would get here too! Your series is wonderful!


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