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Feb 20, 2014 20:06 |  #1

A couple hours north of us is the rather fantastic George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary (external link), 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)

Sandhill Cranes:

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Chickadees:
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American Wigeon:
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Bald Eagles:
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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!

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Feb 20, 2014 20:20 |  #2

What a great set taken in what I consider my backyard. How do you like the Tamron so far ?


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Feb 20, 2014 20:20 |  #3

Great pics. really tempted to get that lens .




  
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Feb 20, 2014 20:28 |  #4

Nice shots, Eric!!

Some of the sandhills don't even migrate. In fact, they will often walk within 30-50 cm of you if you just sit still. Heck, some people feed them birdseed by hand.

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Feb 20, 2014 20:39 |  #5

Thank you, all! :)

fogboundturtle wrote in post #16705298 (external link)
What a great set taken in what I consider my backyard. How do you like the Tamron so far ?

I quite like it. I have a couple of beefs with AF and AI Servo focusing, but they're not things I suspect *most* folks are going to encounter or care about. I'll be having Tamron take a look at it to see if they can remedy those, but overall I consider it well worth it for a birding lens in this price range.

Bigsquashbuggy wrote in post #16705320 (external link)
Nice shots, Eric!!

Some of the sandhills don't even migrate. In fact, they will often walk within 30-50 cm of you if you just sit still. Heck, some people feed them birdseed by hand.

Henrik

Hehe...yes, yes they will :D If you sit down with a packet of seed for the ducks or the chickadees, the cranes don't really make it optional when there are 4 of them :) They're shockingly dainty eaters, if startlingly large to be that close to.

turkeytamer41 wrote in post #16705299 (external link)
Great pics. really tempted to get that lens .

If you're looking for a telezoom, under $3000+, this is the one to beat, IMO.


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Feb 20, 2014 20:57 as a reply to  @ Snydremark's post |  #6

Excellent shots of excellent subjects. This is a great place I sent time there when I visited Boundary Bay, another great place to make your way up to is Burnaby Lake. great place for fowl especially Green Wing Teal, Bufflehead, Wood Ducks and Scaup.


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Feb 20, 2014 21:01 |  #7

Thanks Daniel! I'll add Burnaby Lake to the list then :)


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Feb 20, 2014 22:20 |  #8

Excellent set Eric! I am not sure if its the new lens or its you, your photos are definitely "taking off" to higher levels :). The crane and wigeon portrait shots are outstanding. The eagle double fly-bys are magnificent! Who the heck is Reifel?? (just kidding). You should have brought Peter with you :)


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Feb 20, 2014 22:26 |  #9

Thank you, Jo!


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Feb 21, 2014 04:27 |  #10

Awesome set Eric. My fav has to be the double Eagles In flight! Great job


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Feb 21, 2014 07:19 |  #11

Beautiful images. Nice one!


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Feb 21, 2014 13:43 |  #12

Wow excellent series Eric, I don't mind being your driver next time you wan't to go back there. ;) You can seat in the back if you want he he.


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Feb 21, 2014 14:23 |  #13

Peter2516 wrote in post #16706914 (external link)
Wow excellent series Eric, I don't mind being your driver next time you wan't to go back there. ;) You can seat in the back if you want he he.

If you ping me, I can meet you there :-)


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Feb 21, 2014 15:06 |  #14

Its about time, Eric. New lens looks good. Really like the double eagle in flight. Very nice set.
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Feb 21, 2014 19:10 |  #15

Grizz wrote in post #16705916 (external link)
Awesome set Eric. My fav has to be the double Eagles In flight! Great job

zamami wrote in post #16706100 (external link)
Beautiful images. Nice one!

Peter2516 wrote in post #16706914 (external link)
Wow excellent series Eric, I don't mind being your driver next time you wan't to go back there. ;) You can seat in the back if you want he he.

fogboundturtle wrote in post #16707011 (external link)
If you ping me, I can meet you there :-)

surgemaster wrote in post #16707139 (external link)
Its about time, Eric. New lens looks good. Really like the double eagle in flight. Very nice set.
Rex

Thanks All, it was a great trip, for sure!


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