Bird Pictures!

Chickerdoodle13

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Just wanted to put up some pictures I took today while birdwatching with friends. This time I had a MUCH better camera and I was actually able to get decent pictures of birds! We saw some really neat ones!

Mating bugs
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Purple flowers
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Mysterious bug with AWESOME colors!
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Comorant
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Geese
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Night Heron (I think that's what he was)
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Flying birds
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Tern (These guys were sooo tricky to photograph!)
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Flying great white egrets
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Great white
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Some other type of egret
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Awesome little merlin we saw
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Tiramisu

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Those pics look good. I like the first two the most, the lights and shadows give depth to the pics. I love bird watching too, but have hardly gone anywhere the last few years. Yesterday we had a yellow rumped warbler, a flock of cedar waxwings, and a woody it was either a flicker or a yellow bellied sap sucker.
 
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Chickerdoodle13

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Thanks everyone! I did find out that the smaller of the two egrets is a snowy egret.

Mohonri, If I was home, you would probably be seeing a LOT more chicken pictures! Here at college, I have no chickens to take pictures of :-( So instead I take pictures of the natural wildlife in our area.
 

Chickerdoodle13

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I was also able to identify the spotted insect above as some type of moth, but the name escapes me at the moment! It is beautiful with it's wings open.
 

mom2jedi

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is that what kind of heron that is? theres one that hangs out at the creek at the farm, it never stays still long enough for any good pics!

It's actually a Great Blue Heron. We have tons of those around here. They're beautiful! The night heron is a much more compact bird, more like the snowy egret.
 

Easter_pink_silkies

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Oh wow, we probubly have alot around here too, but id like to think its the same bird fishing the creeks every morning, i can never sneak up on him!
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Chickerdoodle13, how did you ever get so close to those beautiful birds?
 
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