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Sep 18, 2016 16:46 |  #3106

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Three Gulls enjoying the Ice.

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these are nice shots, Sir:-)

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Sep 18, 2016 17:20 |  #3107

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these are nice shots, Sir:-)

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Thank you my friend :-)

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Sep 18, 2016 17:50 |  #3108

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Sep 18, 2016 19:46 |  #3109

Juvenile Long Eared Owl portrait.

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Sep 18, 2016 20:20 |  #3110

Pondrader wrote in post #18131259 (external link)
Don't look back Levina,..

That's actually good advice, Jeff.

David_MC wrote in post #18131263 (external link)
What the hell is it eating?

That's a long story. It's what we know here, in the Netherlands, as one-day-old chicks (in Dutch: eendagskuikens). They're male offspring of chickens. They are regarded as useless as they can't lay eggs and their meat apparently is not fit for consumption and so they are killed by the millions. I am strongly against that.

Now this shot was taken during a harsh Winter. When that happens I go to the park with a truckload of food for the birds. But one bird I can't feed is the Grey Heron because they don't eat the stuff small birds and ducks eat. So when I was in the pet store to buy bird food I mentioned this and the lady of the shop said cheerfully: why don't you take a bag of one-day-old chicks. I was put in a dilemma. I am strongly against killing innocent little chicks for not being economically profitable. But the chicks in the freezer were already dead and they could save the lives of other birds. So I took a bag home with me, had it defrost over night in my bicycle shed and went to the park the next day. Needless to say the Herons loved them. I don't think I had ever seen so many Herons gathered in one spot. Of course I felt like a complete barbarian, throwing these now limp yellow little chicks unto the ice. And to make matters worse I was photographing the Herons eating them. Another thing I don't like to do: baiting wild birds. My excuse is that I didn't bait them for pics. I just hope that those one-day-old chicks did save some lives that day.

Here's another pic from that event. Even though it was a rather dark day, light is still gorgeous because in a world where everything is white, that world becomes a huge reflector and evenly lights a bird. There are no shadows. It's the reason I love a Winter world so much!


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Sep 18, 2016 20:44 |  #3111

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Sep 18, 2016 20:47 as a reply to  @ Levina de Ruijter's post |  #3112

I raise chickens and other fowl, and the birds that die of old age I try to put to some use. During winter I'll put them on a fence post for the Raptors if the weather is bad. Hatch year hawks have a rough time figuring things out, and winter can be really hard on them. Accipiters won't live more than a few days without food, and the occasional handout can save them if the weather is bad.


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Sep 18, 2016 21:55 |  #3113

Thought these were trumpeters, but I believe they are actually Tundra Swans.


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Sep 19, 2016 00:59 as a reply to  @ bidkev's post |  #3115

Gorgeous shot!


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Sep 19, 2016 01:46 |  #3116

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Gorgeous shot!


Thanks............you'​re making me miss my 5D3 :lol:


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Sep 19, 2016 12:06 as a reply to  @ bidkev's post |  #3117

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Sep 19, 2016 14:59 |  #3118

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Sep 19, 2016 15:00 |  #3119

Levina de Ruijter wrote in post #18132371 (external link)
That's actually good advice, Jeff.

That's a long story. It's what we know here, in the Netherlands, as one-day-old chicks (in Dutch: eendagskuikens). They're male offspring of chickens. They are regarded as useless as they can't lay eggs and their meat apparently is not fit for consumption and so they are killed by the millions. I am strongly against that.

Now this shot was taken during a harsh Winter. When that happens I go to the park with a truckload of food for the birds. But one bird I can't feed is the Grey Heron because they don't eat the stuff small birds and ducks eat. So when I was in the pet store to buy bird food I mentioned this and the lady of the shop said cheerfully: why don't you take a bag of one-day-old chicks. I was put in a dilemma. I am strongly against killing innocent little chicks for not being economically profitable. But the chicks in the freezer were already dead and they could save the lives of other birds. So I took a bag home with me, had it defrost over night in my bicycle shed and went to the park the next day. Needless to say the Herons loved them. I don't think I had ever seen so many Herons gathered in one spot. Of course I felt like a complete barbarian, throwing these now limp yellow little chicks unto the ice. And to make matters worse I was photographing the Herons eating them. Another thing I don't like to do: baiting wild birds. My excuse is that I didn't bait them for pics. I just hope that those one-day-old chicks did save some lives that day.

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