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Hillbillygirl
03-27-2010, 09:53 AM
Well, first of all would like to apologize for not replying to a lot of threads. We are heavy into renovating our 130 yr. old farmhouse and have not had ANY free time.
Last weekend decided to take one day off and do a little birding, so here is our day.

First sighting was approx. 100+ turkeys in a field. These toms were gobblin' away and struttin' their stuff for the ladies.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/IMG_2567.jpg

Headed over to the harbour pier where it was windy and sandy.:yuck: (yours truly, toughing it out)

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/IMG_2670.jpg

Was worth it to get these beautiful, (rare, for us),Long-tail ducks.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/IMG_2771.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/IMG_2780.jpg

An American Coot

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/IMG_3462.jpg


The rarest catch for us was this Horned Grebe in breeding plumage with "horns" flared.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/IMG_2792.jpg

And, of course, the ever-present gull.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/_MG_3444.jpg

Hope you enjoyed our day as much as we did. Well, back to work now.

Bambi
03-27-2010, 10:02 AM
lovely shots HBG. Looks like a good day. I hope you are taking pictures of the renovations. :)
I really like the long tail duck in flight shot. :thumbup:

Iguanasan
03-27-2010, 03:53 PM
Wow! Loving #3 and #4 (the long tail ducks!)! The clarity of those shots is amazing. I feel like I can reach in a get my hand wet in the water. Great stuff! :thumbup::thumbup:

Mad Aussie
03-27-2010, 04:25 PM
The bird in shot 2 looks like it still full winter plumage on :)

Never seen a long tail duck before and love those shots!

Michaelaw
03-27-2010, 04:26 PM
Nice set HBG...Love the turkey gobblers:)

Hillbillygirl
03-28-2010, 08:24 AM
Thanks for the compliments everyone.
As for the "plumage" in shot #2. Would you believe people were wearing shorts while out rollerblading on shore? Amazing difference in temp out on pier with the 60-70 kph wind gusts, and I thought drywall dust was bad.

MoinMoin
03-29-2010, 02:44 AM
You couldn't have used the break better. You have there a couple of very good shots. I like the DOF in the second one.