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Mar 01, 2018 09:43 |  #1

Full disclosure: While these are wild birds, they are residents at a local migratory waterfowl reserve and are *much* more habituated to people, so are much more approachable than your run of the mill feathered friends. I was still excited to get some good close shots that you wouldn't normally be able to snag...the coot and towhee in particular. These are uncropped or minimally cropped for framing.

1. American Wigeon

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2. Northern Pintail

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3. Rock Pigeon

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4. Spotted Towhee

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5 and 6. American Coot

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7 and 8. Wood Ducks

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Mar 01, 2018 09:51 |  #2

Nice series of bird portraits.




  
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Mar 02, 2018 03:05 |  #3

very nice Snyd- all are my favorite


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Mar 02, 2018 03:11 |  #4

Terrific set Eric.


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Mar 03, 2018 00:47 |  #5

Nice set. It's interesting how some birds can so tame at one spot but so skittish at others.


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Mar 03, 2018 03:46 |  #6

snowyowl13 wrote in post #18575127 (external link)
Nice series of bird portraits.


CaptBob wrote in post #18575703 (external link)
very nice Snyd- all are my favorite


Joe52 wrote in post #18575708 (external link)
Terrific set Eric.


kd_reno wrote in post #18576328 (external link)
Nice set. It's interesting how some birds can so tame at one spot but so skittish at others.

Thanks All! :) It was definitely a fun day out.


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Mar 04, 2018 04:24 |  #7

Excellent set of portraits and variety Eric!

Well done.


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Mar 05, 2018 00:24 |  #8

txcanon wrote in post #18577135 (external link)
Excellent set of portraits and variety Eric!

Well done.

Thanks for looking in, Brad!


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Mar 08, 2018 20:56 |  #9

Excellent set Eric, had to be a great day. Really like the Towhee and Wood Ducks, they just stand out to me.


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Mar 08, 2018 21:17 as a reply to  @ Grizz1's post |  #10

Thanks Steve! Yeah, that Towhee was standing on a rail directly behind me and didn't flinch when I turned around; just stood there deadeyeing me :p


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