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Hillbillygirl
05-25-2010, 07:13 AM
These two belong to the flycatcher family. It is amazing to watch these little guys dart from the tops of the trees and pick off bugs.

Eastern Kingbird

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/_MG_5226.jpg

Eastern Phoebe

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/_MG_5252.jpg

Wicked Dark
05-25-2010, 10:35 AM
Eastern kingbirds are so fun to watch. Occasionally a pair nests at the top of a lodgepole pine in the front yard and I watch them from the hammock in back. It's great. For some weird reason we don't get phoebes. Your portrait is good, showing the yellow underbelly.

Marko
05-25-2010, 11:35 AM
You bird shooters and your collective patience continually impress me! Nice set!

Hillbillygirl
05-25-2010, 11:58 AM
You bird shooters and your collective patience continually impress me! Nice set!

Thanks for the compliment Marko, and I hear ya' on the patience there. Not to mention all the muddy, dirty clothes to wash.
We spent 7 hrs. and over 300 shots combined on Sunday, and wound up with 9 keepers overall, and huge blood loss from the blackflies.
Yeah, this is fun, :headslap::shrug:.

Matt K.
05-25-2010, 12:12 PM
Thanks for the compliment Marko, and I hear ya' on the patience there. Not to mention all the muddy, dirty clothes to wash.
We spent 7 hrs. and over 300 shots combined on Sunday, and wound up with 9 keepers overall, and huge blood loss from the blackflies.
Yeah, this is fun, :headslap::shrug:.

I concur with Marko, and with you. Birds seem to have an instinct that tells them when you have your camera ready for the shot: cause that is the instance they take off! So shots like these are indeed the fruits of patience. Blackflies you say? Try mosquitoland for a change :headslap:

Hillbillygirl
05-25-2010, 12:26 PM
I concur with Marko, and with you. Birds seem to have an instinct that tells them when you have your camera ready for the shot: cause that is the instance they take off! So shots like these are indeed the fruits of patience. Blackflies you say? Try mosquitoland for a change :headslap:

We actually live smack dab in the centre of 500+ acres of bush/swamp, that starts just 30 yards from our bedroom window, so mosquitoes are an everyday way of life for us.

Matt K.
05-25-2010, 12:38 PM
We actually live smack dab in the centre of 500+ acres of bush/swamp, that starts just 30 yards from our bedroom window, so mosquitoes are an everyday way of life for us.

Mosquitos and I do not get along at all. Must be Karma. They see me comming and they gather for the feast. "Off" for them is like BBQ sauce, I suppose.

JAS_Photo
05-26-2010, 02:33 AM
Another couple of nice captures, HBGirl.

Hillbillygirl
05-26-2010, 05:53 AM
Thanks JAS.