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Port Charlotte Florida.
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Nothing like the beautiful birds already posted, but birds nonetheless.:)

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Northern Saw Whet
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Very nice pictures.

Can someone tell me where I can get a glimpse of birds or owls in the winter time?


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Leslie St. Spit ,Thickson Woods , Amherst Island near Kingston .


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Looks butt freezing. Love them

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Leslie St. Spit ,Thickson Woods , Amherst Island near Kingston .


How prevalent are they at Leslie Street Spit? Do you need to be a good spotter? Are there times when they are easier to spot/locate? Do they prefer certain locations over others?


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here's a prima donna birdie



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wouldn't that be a primo uomo birdie??? :lol:


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Here's a few so far from our trip to Bosque del Apache in December. I'll start with some of their specialities.

Pyrrhuloxia - aka Desert Cardinal
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Mountain Bluebird
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Lots of Ross's Geese
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Very nice thanks for sharing


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Red tailed hawk with some lunch.

Shot in Riverwood Conservancy.


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vincedotca wrote:
Red tailed hawk with some lunch.

Shot in Riverwood Conservancy.


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Very Nice.
Was there just before New Years and I didn't get to see anything interesting :(


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philmar wrote:
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Leslie St. Spit ,Thickson Woods , Amherst Island near Kingston .


How prevalent are they at Leslie Street Spit? Do you need to be a good spotter? Are there times when they are easier to spot/locate? Do they prefer certain locations over others?

It all depends on which type of owl you wish to photograph but they are more active at dawn and dusk . I have not heard of much going on at the spit . I don't know if it's because the birders are ticked off at the photographers and aren't posting or what .


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philmar wrote:
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Leslie St. Spit ,Thickson Woods , Amherst Island near Kingston .


How prevalent are they at Leslie Street Spit? Do you need to be a good spotter? Are there times when they are easier to spot/locate? Do they prefer certain locations over others?


I've shot this last year on the spit. It is the only predator I have seen in about three (short, 1.5 hrs) outings.

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Nice close up . There's a pair that live near the gate year round .
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..and NO I don't know what this guy tried to swallow:

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Here's another bunch from our trip.

Rock Wren
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Roadrunner
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Prairie Falcon
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Loggerhead Shrike
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Ferruginous Hawk
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Wow ! You must have had a blast . All great pictures . No band on the shrike ?


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Wow ! You must have had a blast . All great pictures . No band on the shrike ?


Thanks.. most Loggerhead shrikes out west aren't banded.

We probably ended up about 10,000 shots of snow-geese and sandhill cranes, a lot of very good flight shots.


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some amazing shots above....I LOVE the blue jay shot SuzieSue. Kin Lau I love how you found a nice non-distracting background to use with the small DOF, especially on the Curved-billed Thrasher. And the cardinal is a stunner.


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I went walking around the Spit and found 2 saw whets .
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someone should tell this little guy to wipe his beak after dinner
Downy woodpecker at the hawk watch on Halls rd. The irony is that he was watching 2 hawks 100 yards away .It took me 5 min. to find them and they flew away of course before I could take a picture .
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Wow, very nice owl shots. What lens did you use?

I've been to the Spit many times and never can find out where to go. Where were these shot, past the bridge, deep in the "woods"?


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Thanks , I used a 300 f4 with a 1x4 . One owl was past the bridge and the other was in the woods .


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Cool bird shots! I have lots of respect for you birders.


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Thanks , I used a 300 f4 with a 1x4 . One owl was past the bridge and the other was in the woods .

I was contemplating the 300 f4 but decided on the 100-400 due to its versatility of zooming.

Did you know those spots are frequented by owls (especially the wooded area) or was it by luck?


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