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1putts
09-22-2009, 10:08 PM
I finally got a solid look at these guys today. I was getting tired of chasing them down, so I sat on the beach and soaked up the sun hoping they'd come in. 3 hours later, they were kind enough to show and let me get real close!

http://1putts.smugmug.com/photos/658105037_rdewd-XL.jpg


http://1putts.smugmug.com/photos/658110690_F82PM-XL.jpg

Thanks for lookin...

Iguanasan
09-22-2009, 10:20 PM
With such clear sharp shots it's very easy to see why they are called cross bills. Thanks for sharing!

Michaelaw
09-22-2009, 10:29 PM
Great shots man...Really like these :highfive:

1putts
09-22-2009, 11:09 PM
Thanks iggy and michael. Here's another shot that really shows the crossbill.

http://1putts.smugmug.com/photos/658039576_fNHEt-XL.jpg

Mad Aussie
09-22-2009, 11:13 PM
Nice work. Cool to see birds in a different environment such as these rocks.

Shelley
09-22-2009, 11:18 PM
Wow, those are incredible shots!

JAS_Photo
09-23-2009, 01:24 AM
Beautiful shots. Your patience paid off big time!

Marko
09-23-2009, 09:45 AM
nice captures!!

tomorrowstreasures
09-23-2009, 10:04 AM
i looooooooooooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeee eeeeeee the colors of the bird in the first pic.... never had a clue that there are birds whose bills crossed:rolleyes:
all are wonderful captures with nice, nice bokeh! way to go!

kat
09-23-2009, 11:50 AM
Wonderful sharp clear shots! Well done

1putts
09-23-2009, 12:25 PM
Thanks everyone!

MA these guys come down to the beach as the tide ebbs. I guess they're looking for something different than the usual berries.

TT, ya the red ones are sweet. I think he's a young one though and his colours will become even more pronounced over time and during season.

There's a nice high tide today so I'm heading out to look for some shorebirds. Hopefully they'll cooperate!

Thanks again for all your comments.

tomorrowstreasures
09-24-2009, 10:01 AM
Thanks everyone!

MA these guys come down to the beach as the tide ebbs. I guess they're looking for something different than the usual berries.

TT, ya the red ones are sweet. I think he's a young one though and his colours will become even more pronounced over time and during season.

There's a nice high tide today so I'm heading out to look for some shorebirds. Hopefully they'll cooperate!

Thanks again for all your comments.
:rolleyes::fingerscrHMMMM wonder if 1putts will add an adult any time soon? hmmm