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 Post subject: Re: Head-on Look
PostPosted: Dec 14 10:30 pm 
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Brian this is absolutely beautiful!

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 Post subject: Re: Head-on Look
PostPosted: Dec 15 12:23 pm 
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Here a head on look from a Black-capped Chickadee

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These guys are everywhere but real damn cute aren't they? I watch them hiding sunflowers and peanuts

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 Post subject: Re: Head-on Look
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Mike that head-on shot of the grebe is so unique. It reminds me of photos of giant European Grebes. Lots of nice photos, people.


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 Post subject: Re: Head-on Look
PostPosted: Dec 15 11:17 pm 
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A few for this thread,

American Bittern-Reifel
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American Bittern by Greatblue1, on Flickr

American Robin-VanDusen
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American Robin by Greatblue1, on Flickr

and BC Chickadee-Reifel
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close up of a Black-capped Chickadee by Greatblue1, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: Head-on Look
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These are awesome! :lol:

Here's a Northern Harrier from yesterday...

ImageNorthern Harrier Hawk, male by BeckeSoleil, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Head-on Look
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Even more. We're got enough for a book now. Very specialized Briding book.

Here's a Willow Flycatcher from Colony Farm. Notice how the "mouth" is level with the eyes. Likely an aid to successful hawking.


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And a young Rufous Hummingbird. Also from Colony Farm.


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And an amazing photo of a gaping Virginia Rail. From Chichester Wetlands in Kelowna.


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Mike, that rail photo is great! :lol: The bittern that looks like it swallowed a beach ball is also quite funny, Greatblue.

Great harrier shot as well, Becke!

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Rough-legged Hawk:

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Fantastic thread keep them coming!

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 Post subject: Re: Head-on Look
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Very cool shot VAGAbond! That's actually a harrier, though. :)

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Here is another view of the same bird taken moments earlier. I don't think it is a Harrier although the previous photo certainly looks like it when I look closely.

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 Post subject: Re: Head-on Look
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Hi Brian

Fancy is right the first bird you posted is a male northern harrier and the second bird you posted is a rough-legged hawk.

Lovely photos and you got two great birds!

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 Post subject: Re: Head-on Look
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Fancy and BG are correct. I though they were sequential photos in a photo burst but looking at the times, a single frame of a harrier sneaked in between two bursts of a RL with just a few seconds elapsing.

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A shot from a year ago.


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