Winged Wednesday 12/4/2019

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  1. Eric Gofreed

    Eric Gofreed Well-Known Member

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    This week’s photograph was taken years in 2013. Even though I was a novice bird photographer it is still one of my Favorite photographs.

    Most of the birds are Marbled Godwits but there are a fair number of Willets and there are three Dunlins in the foreground. One of three man-made islands, Arcata Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary, California.

    An instant before this photo, most birds were asleep with their bills tucked neatly. They all went on alert and looking in the same direction spontaneously.



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  2. AlanLichty

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    I was thinking I had found a shot with a lot of birds until I opened the thread and saw the Willets. Wow.

    Here is a much smaller collection of Canada Geese in flight at the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge:

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    On a cloudy day in New Mexico.

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  4. Littlefield

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    Northern Pintail Drake recently with Mallard after fog broke. Pintails are rare to see in Upstate S.C. so I was glad to get a shot of it.
    Don

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    Thanks for starting this Eric and great image.

    Here is one of mine GBH at golden hour. As you may know, I mostly gave up bird photography when I moved to Utah in 2011, so most of mine are Canon 500f4 or 700 f5.6 on either a 50D or 1DSmk3. Somewhat dated technology.

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    Got an eye on you!
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  7. Eric Gofreed

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    They fill the sky. Superb photo, Alan
     
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    Nice drakes, Don. Love the golden pond too
     
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    Eric Gofreed Well-Known Member

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    superb photo, Ben. Love the light and golden hour glow
     
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    Eric Gofreed Well-Known Member

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    he's a beauty and a beautifully photographed one too
     
  11. Brian

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    I went out to my favorite State Park on Monday knowing I was going to be in the hospital on Tuesday having a little heart procedure, so I took advantage of the nice weather. The number of eagles weren't there yet, but I did see a few. Hopefully I can find a good eagle picture to post once I feel up to it. I did grab a decent photo of this Jay in the morning with the sun hitting his eye. Please let me know what you think.

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    Sorry that I whiffed on yesterday. I just got too busy and forgot, so here is my contribution a day late. This is a Black Phoebe.
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    Here is a juvenile Bald Eagle from Monday.

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