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Hillbillygirl
04-09-2010, 09:01 PM
Been trying to get out for spring birding, but not much luck lately. Did manage a few mediocre shots, and a rare sight also.

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/4126-1.jpg

Hooded Mergansers

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/4255.jpg

This is a rare sight. Pair of geese are nesting in a hollow in a dead tree. This is approx. 35 ft. up, beside a river. The goose is sitting on the nest inside the dead tree behind this Gander.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/4130.jpg

And lastly, for those that think bigger is always better, not always. This is what happens when you have a 500mm lens on and they fly 40 ft. right above your head. No matter how you hold it, it ain't gonna fit.:headslap:
( This would be why I am picking up a 300mm F2.8L tomorrow:D)

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/4208.jpg

OWLP
04-09-2010, 11:00 PM
Like the woody, never one seen like this before.

mbrager
04-10-2010, 02:14 AM
Great shots all in my opinion. Thanks for the mini lesson in lens range. Interesting picture nonetheless.
Happy birding.
Mike

Richard
04-10-2010, 06:00 AM
Nice set Hillbillygirl,

Shot 1 is very nicely done. :thumbup:

Mad Aussie
04-10-2010, 06:32 AM
Until I came to ph.ca I thought Woodpeckers were 1 type of bird. I didn't realize there were so many of them. And here's another! Very cool.

Nice little set of shots.