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A snow bunting at Broughton Beach, Portland Oregon

 
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Nov 05, 2016 00:24 |  #1

My son and I were almost done birding at Broughton Beach this morning when he excitedly pointed his binoculars at a little white guy hopping around on the sand by the water, screaming "snow bunting, snow bunting!" What's not to like about 12 year old birders? :)

Anyway, here are some shots of the bird, a lifer for both of us. It is a relatively rare visitor to our area, and apparently, this is the first sighting of a snow bunting in our county since 2014.

Hope you like the shots - 7D2 + 500/4 II.

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Nov 05, 2016 00:41 |  #2

Nice find and shots! Hoping I get some this winter too.


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Nov 05, 2016 07:50 |  #3

Great shots of them, Sam, and congratulations on a good find. Getting close to them can be difficult, plus they never seem to stop pecking.


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Nov 05, 2016 08:48 |  #4

Yes indeed, well taken, a beautiful little one too!


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Nov 05, 2016 10:03 |  #5

Well done!




  
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Nov 05, 2016 12:29 |  #6

Very cool... Love not only the photos, but the moment with your son! :)


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Nov 05, 2016 13:18 |  #7

Beekeeper wrote in post #18176253 (external link)
Nice find and shots! Hoping I get some this winter too.

Thanks, Zach! Hope you get to see them!

CDMOOSE wrote in post #18176409 (external link)
Great shots of them, Sam, and congratulations on a good find. Getting close to them can be difficult, plus they never seem to stop pecking.

Thanks, Al! I shot long bursts, hoping to get at least a few in the right position. I got lucky.

Oldjackssparrows wrote in post #18176445 (external link)
Yes indeed, well taken, a beautiful little one too!

Thanks, Bret!

JimLittle wrote in post #18176492 (external link)
Well done!

Appreciate the kind words, Jim!

EyeSpyEagle wrote in post #18176601 (external link)
Very cool... Love not only the photos, but the moment with your son! :)

Indeed. That's the best part of our hobby, isn't it? A nice walk with a friend or loved one, plenty of time for quiet conversation. I can't think of anything better. :)


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