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 Post subject: Favourite 'Ordinary' Bird Photos
PostPosted: Feb 26 7:00 pm 
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I have enjoyed reading through the comments on Guy's recent post about ordinary birds and thought it might be fun to open a thread for everyone to post a few of their favourite photos of our common birds.

I haven't had much time to get out lately (which is a shame with the parade of rarities we've had on the island) but when I have gone out it has been to enjoy & photograph our winter regulars.

Here are a few of my favourite recent shots of BC's "Average Joe's" of the bird world:

Its a Coot drinking from a seashell. How could this not be one of my favourites?!
ImageAmerican Coot by Matt C, on Flickr

It was so nice to have snow in Victoria this year.
ImageAmerican Robin by Matt C, on Flickr

Sapsuckers are always a treat.
ImageRed-Breasted Sapsucker by Matt C, on Flickr

One more of the Coot showing off its prodigious foot.
ImageAmerican Coot by Matt C, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Favourite 'Ordinary' Bird Photos
PostPosted: Feb 26 7:34 pm 
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No offense but I'm never objectionable to someone posting in a thread that I started. That's part of what makes the world go around when it comes to forums. Heck, a bunch already have...................

Nice shots btw.........

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 Post subject: Re: Favourite 'Ordinary' Bird Photos
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You had such a nice discussion (and great photos of your own) going on that I didn't want to distract from it with a bunch of photos!

Cheers!

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 Post subject: Re: Favourite 'Ordinary' Bird Photos
PostPosted: Feb 26 10:07 pm 
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love the shots Matt. good to see you posting!


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 Post subject: Re: Favourite 'Ordinary' Bird Photos
PostPosted: Feb 26 11:04 pm 
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Lovely shots Matt, especially that first Coot. Since I have posted my favourite common bird shots in my backyard thread, stanley park thread, artistic thread and other threads, I won't duplicate any of them here.

Here is one common bird shot I took, which I like and haven't shared yet.

ImageFemale Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) - Pitt Meadows, BC by Birdergirl, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Favourite 'Ordinary' Bird Photos
PostPosted: Feb 27 6:59 am 
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love the first coot shot :)
Good idea for a thread!

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 Post subject: Re: Favourite 'Ordinary' Bird Photos
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that first Coot shot is superb. I have just added some Sparrow shots to Guyzerr's thread so I will go with some Chickadee and Kinglet images;
ImageBlack-capped Chickadee by Cory, on Flickr
ImageChestnut-backed Chickadee by Cory, on Flickr
Imagemale Golden-crowned Kinglet by Cory, on Flickr
Imagemale Ruby-crowned Kinglet by Cory, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: Favourite 'Ordinary' Bird Photos
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Love your shots Cory. The light is just right as far as I'm concerned. That really adds to an already nice batch of photographs.

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 Post subject: Re: Favourite 'Ordinary' Bird Photos
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Gorgeous shots Cory.

Impossible to pick a fave but I will go with the chestnut-backed chickadee :D

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A couple of old faves...

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and one from 2004

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 Post subject: Re: Favourite 'Ordinary' Bird Photos
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whoa, your photo of the baby goose....

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 Post subject: Re: Favourite 'Ordinary' Bird Photos
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Great idea. I am always taking pictures of our common birds, none of them ordinary, all special in their own way. Every time I upgrade my camera I have to start over with a new collection of the best. Some very common birds are surprisingly difficult to capture in a good photo, Starlings for example.

Here are a few of my recent shots.

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Great Blue Heron by brian avent, on Flickr

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Spotted Towhee by brian avent, on Flickr

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Wood Ducks by brian avent, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Favourite 'Ordinary' Bird Photos
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Here are some of my photos of common birds recently photographed!
All in North Vancouver.

ImageBlack Capped Chickadee blackberry spines by northvanbirderguy, on Flickr

ImageBushtit male in juniper by northvanbirderguy, on Flickr

ImageGolden-crowned Kinglet bright Moss by northvanbirderguy, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Favourite 'Ordinary' Bird Photos
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northvanrob wrote:
Here are some of my photos of common birds recently photographed!
All in North Vancouver.

ImageBlack Capped Chickadee blackberry spines by northvanbirderguy, on Flickr

ImageBushtit male in juniper by northvanbirderguy, on Flickr

ImageGolden-crowned Kinglet bright Moss by northvanbirderguy, on Flickr


All great shots Rob, thanks for sharing those!

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 Post subject: Re: Favourite 'Ordinary' Bird Photos
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Great thread... lots of super photos.. and yes always nice to see the ordinary birds...Cheers.

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