A couple hours north of us is the rather fantastic George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, which I've been intending to go to for some time now; well, we went up there last weekend and I'm quite sad that I never took advantage of this wonderful park earlier. You can get up close and personal with nearly every bird in the park; by which I mean very few of these are crops and even then, not heavy ones...!
All shot with the 7D + Tamron 150-600 (handheld)
Reifel SHCrane-0395 by Guideon72, on Flickr
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Reifel Sandhill-0580 by Guideon72, on Flickr
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Reifel Chickadees-0692 by Guideon72, on Flickr
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Reifel Chickadees-0699 by Guideon72, on Flickr
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Reifel Wigeon-0510 by Guideon72, on Flickr
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Reifel BEagles-0369 by Guideon72, on Flickr
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Reifel BEagles-0429 by Guideon72, on Flickr
It was a fantastic two days, on top of these guys we saw (but weren't able to reasonably capture) Great Horned Owls, Snow Geese, Trumpeter Swans, Pintails, various Sparrows/song birds, Black-crowned Night Herons, Great Blue Herons and a few others. If you're in or visiting the Pac NW, I can't recommend the experience of Reifel enough!