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Oct 17, 2020 11:33 |  #67141

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Oct 17, 2020 12:28 |  #67142

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Oct 17, 2020 12:59 |  #67143

Lame-Duck wrote in post #19139445 (external link)
Outstanding shot, Russ! Are these bird difficult to photograph?


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many thanks Mike for your very generous comments. Very much appreciated

magnificent.
I imagine these wouldn't hang about.
Lovely low shot. Beautiful details

Thanks Mike and Richard.

They can be difficult to photograph, they are quite skittish. It's not uncommon however to see them on the side of the road particularly in the Spring and Fall. So most of my shots of this species have been from my car window. In this case I could see it was feeding on some berries that had fallen in my driveway as I was driving out. Although it ran off at first I got out and waited, hoping it would come back to feed. Thankfully it did.


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Oct 17, 2020 13:14 |  #67144

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Oct 17, 2020 14:09 |  #67145

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Rosy-Faced Lovebird...


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Nice Tom, couldn’t tell if it blushes!


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Oct 17, 2020 14:26 |  #67146

Wait we have this in AZ?! I thought these were only at the pet store!!

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Oct 17, 2020 14:49 |  #67147

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Oct 17, 2020 15:34 |  #67148

Lame-Duck wrote in post #19139445 (external link)
Outstanding shot, Russ! Are these bird difficult to photograph?

More often than not you hear them taking off in a burst of speed from cover. The only time I've seen them clearly is in the spring during the mating season when they ( males ) select a old stump and strum there wings quickly, you can hear them from a great distance.


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Oct 17, 2020 16:03 |  #67149

Miranda1 wrote in post #19139673 (external link)
More often than not you hear them taking off in a burst of speed from cover. The only time I've seen them clearly is in the spring during the mating season when they ( males ) select a old stump and strum there wings quickly, you can hear them from a great distance.

I've seen them drumming on outdoor TV shows, and it sounds neat. I've shown the kids in my biology class, various bird films and they are amazed how the ruffed grouse drum.


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Oct 17, 2020 16:04 |  #67150

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That's a beauty Vassilis!

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Excellent portrait shot of this gorgeous bird, Tom!

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This shot is so Nice, Jan! I love your low camera angle, and his feathers being blown by the wind. Our Wilson's snipes here in North America are very difficult to photograph because they are so shy and hard to catch out in the open. Their appearance is very much like yours.

This is a beauty, Ed! Very colorful.

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Nice sharp portrait shot of this house finch, but SYS, you need to get this bird a hair cut!:-P :p


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Oct 17, 2020 16:12 |  #67151

4matic wrote in post #19139652 (external link)
Nice Tom, couldn’t tell if it blushes!

Thanks Neal.

markesc wrote in post #19139658 (external link)
Wait we have this in AZ?! I thought these were only at the pet store!!

Hi Chris...Yes, we do indeed have these in AZ Several decades ago a few of them either escaped or were turned loose by a pet store or breeder. Over the years, they've done well in the Sonoran Desert area which has a similar climate to their native southwestern Africa. They have a very loud squawk, and despite their colorful plumage, they're small bodies are difficult to spot at a distance.

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Oct 17, 2020 16:16 |  #67152

Lame-Duck wrote in post #19139685 (external link)
That's a beauty Vassilis!

Excellent portrait shot of this gorgeous bird, Tom!

This shot is so Nice, Jan! I love your low camera angle, and his feathers being blown by the wind. Our Wilson's snipes here in North America are very difficult to photograph because they are so shy and hard to catch out in the open. Their appearance is very much like yours.

This is a beauty, Ed! Very colorful.

Nice sharp portrait shot of this house finch, but SYS, you need to get this bird a hair cut!:-P :p

Thanks, Mike, that's baby hair.... :lol:



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Oct 17, 2020 17:00 |  #67153

a couple of crows today. does that first one have some foot issues?


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Oct 17, 2020 17:46 |  #67154

Wow that's wild!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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Thanks Neal.

Hi Chris...Yes, we do indeed have these in AZ Several decades ago a few of them either escaped or were turned loose by a pet store or breeder. Over the years, they've done well in the Sonoran Desert area which has a similar climate to their native southwestern Africa. They have a very loud squawk, and despite their colorful plumage, they're small bodies are difficult to spot at a distance.

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Oct 17, 2020 18:03 |  #67155

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Nice sharp crow images. The first one certainly does appear to have foot issues.


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