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Doug L
11-26-2011, 04:24 AM
I like the look of this Hybrid (Canada & Domestic) Goose that's been hanging around.

Canon XT with 200mm F/4 lens.

Not too often one gets to use a 50mm lens for birding. While walking along the 'ridge' at Mud Lake, this Downy Woodpecker buzzed in front of my face and landed a few feet away. It sat there until it realized I didn't have any food. Yup, a couple of Downy's have joined the local Chickadees and Nuthatches looking for handouts. Here also is a pic I took two springs ago with one eating out of my wife's hand. Now if only the resident Pileated Woodpeckers would join in - that would be a shot!

Canon XT with 50mm lens at F/8, cropped.

Canon XT with 200 F4 lens.

11-26-2011, 11:36 AM
Oh this is a fun set - shot 3 for me - Cute!

11-26-2011, 12:40 PM
Cool set! I have never seen a Canada goose hybred before and the little woodpecker is adorable!

Mad Aussie
11-26-2011, 03:44 PM
Never seen a 'pecker' in someone's hand before ... umm ... you know what I mean!! ;)
Very cool shot.

11-26-2011, 11:03 PM
Nice set. I'm a big fan of #3 as well... I have a similar shot with a chickadee. :)

11-29-2011, 08:30 PM
Nice set. I have never seen the hybred goose before...........nice. Also did not know that a woodpecker would take a peanut....nice catch.

11-30-2011, 03:21 AM
Nice set shot three for me too!

11-30-2011, 03:15 PM
No doubt #3, never heard of woodpeckers going for nuts either. Learn something everyday.

12-02-2011, 06:56 AM
Some quite interesting captures Doug. That is a different looking goose for sure. Love the hand feeding Downy. We have a Hairy that prefers peanuts over suet here also.

Doug L
12-02-2011, 01:34 PM
Thanks everyone for the comments.

12-02-2011, 06:03 PM
That is a strange looking goose. That third picture is a real winner.

12-06-2011, 05:34 PM
Totally adorable! you are lucky to have the little feathered friends so accessible!