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May 06, 2017 09:28 |  #8626

Backyard red bellied woodpecker female bringing food to the nest (hole at right). They were pretty active this morning. It is tough to photograph them this year as some Australian pine branches have grown to obstruct the view, so I have to play the game on a windy day and wait fot the branches to blow to the side, a very tricky business!!! I may try to trim them after they finish using the nest hole.

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May 06, 2017 09:57 |  #8627

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May 06, 2017 14:20 |  #8628

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May 06, 2017 14:40 |  #8629

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Wonderful capture Shooz !!


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May 06, 2017 18:52 |  #8630

You know who :)

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May 06, 2017 18:54 |  #8631

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May 06, 2017 19:32 |  #8632

Laughing Gull- the haters call them Beach Rats

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May 07, 2017 00:32 |  #8633

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May 07, 2017 03:31 |  #8634

Female summer tanager

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May 07, 2017 12:32 |  #8635

I watched this Yellow-crowned Night Heron from my SUV for about 30 minutes, hunting along a roadside ditch in George Bush Park. During that time, he stalked, caught and consumed 3 crawfish. Same procedure each time: slow, slow stalk, lightning fast strike, crush the shell with his bill, toss in the air at least twice and then swallow. He was close, less than 20 meters, these are cropped just a bit, for composition. Center point focus, AI Servo, high speed continuous, spot meter, handheld out my SUV window.

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Not sure of the purpose of this behavior but he did with every catch, almost as if he was showing off.

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May 07, 2017 13:01 as a reply to  @ mikeivan's post |  #8636

Did he rotate the prey when tossing them? Just a guess. Maybe he was positioning them for swallowing. The first shot shows a crawfish that needs a quarter turn so as not to go down sideways.


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May 07, 2017 14:31 |  #8637

My first woodpecker! :-) I know it's a female, but is it a Hairy or Downy? I'm leaning more towards Hairy, but I'm not sure.

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May 07, 2017 14:52 |  #8638

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May 07, 2017 14:59 |  #8639

Melissa6 wrote in post #18348534 (external link)
My first woodpecker! :-) I know it's a female, but is it a Hairy or Downy? I'm leaning more towards Hairy, but I'm not sure.

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Yup, Hairy. Beak size is the giveaway. Nice shot.


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