Birdies!!

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by ruthcatrin, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. ruthcatrin

    ruthcatrin Well-Known Member

    Breakfast!
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    And I don't know if this is a late migrater or if he's going to hang around, but he certinally wasn't what I expected to see while out running errands this morning!
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  2. ruthcatrin

    ruthcatrin Well-Known Member

  3. QY10

    QY10 Well-Known Member

    Great pictures!
     
  4. ruthcatrin

    ruthcatrin Well-Known Member

    Thank you! It helps that Snowy Owls are highly photogenic!
     
  5. ruthcatrin

    ruthcatrin Well-Known Member

    THERE WAS A FEMALE ORCHARD ORIOLE AT MY FEEDERS YESTERDAY (and again this morning!!!)

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    Technically they're not rare here, but they're usually hard to get a glimpse of cause they're shy birds, even shyer than the Baltimore Orioles, which is saying something!

    Here's a male Baltimore Oriole:
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    And a Magnolia Warbler in the pines out back:
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    And a Yellow Warbler:
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    And a Chestnut Sided Warbler:
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  6. ruthcatrin

    ruthcatrin Well-Known Member

  7. alejandro

    alejandro Well-Known Member

    Wow Ruth, you sure have a lot of wild life around, so jealous, i love the country and can't wait to go back, this one and your camera thread are pooking my eyes off.
     
  8. ruthcatrin

    ruthcatrin Well-Known Member

    I love it. I love watching the wildlife and having the space.
     
  9. ruthcatrin

    ruthcatrin Well-Known Member

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  12. fixitlouie

    fixitlouie Well-Known Member

    Went to wildlife shelter and this lil owl was making funny faces at me:rolleyes::rolleyes:

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  13. ruthcatrin

    ruthcatrin Well-Known Member

    Sweet! I keep meaning to try to visit one of hte local wildlife rehabbers who also runs bird education groups, but I keep forgetting.
     
  14. QY10

    QY10 Well-Known Member

    You get some fantastic pictures.

    It might have already been asked but, what camera do you use?

    You have some really interesting looking birds in your area. I can spend hours watching at the birds around my feeders, but I never think to snap pictures of them.
     
  15. ruthcatrin

    ruthcatrin Well-Known Member

    Currently a Pentax K5 with a 200mm zoom lens. Previously a Pentax K110D.

    The photographing of birds started because I was trying to ID some of them and I couldn't remember the markings well enough to do so without photos! For example we have something like 5 different types of sparrow that are regulars here that I've seen, and there's another 3 or 4 that pass through regularly, and that doesn't count the occasional rarity like the Harris's Sparrow we had here a couple years ago. From there it progressed into actually trying to get good shots.....
     
  16. Kimmarieh

    Kimmarieh Well-Known Member

    Love your photos!
     
  17. ruthcatrin

    ruthcatrin Well-Known Member

    Thank you, I enjoy taking them!
     
  18. ruthcatrin

    ruthcatrin Well-Known Member

  19. Penelope's Mom

    Penelope's Mom Well-Known Member

    Love your pics, Ruth, especially the owl shots. :)
     
  20. ruthcatrin

    ruthcatrin Well-Known Member

    Thank you! I was SO EXCITED to see the Snowy Owls here over the winter. They're not a normal winter visitor here but last year they were ALL OVER the continental US, there were even reports down in FL!
     

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