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Old 05-16-2009, 07:48 PM   #71
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Look how pretty they are closer up.
They're beautiful close-up! Very well detailed!
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:01 PM   #72
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They are so much prettier in person. The leaves from the trees were causing problems with the light. The high winds didn't help either. When I go back I'll try to go back in the morning or later in the day. The reds in the birds might show up better at a different time of day.
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:19 PM   #73
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:22 PM   #74
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maggynolia I can't wait for the return of the red wings each year.
Their call sounds like the're saying. Look at meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:58 PM   #75
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Here are my backyard babies. Two weeks old.
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:22 PM   #76
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Goldfinches

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Old 05-16-2009, 09:32 PM   #77
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Went to my back door today to stand there and look at the yard and garden. There were two orioles debating about who was going to stand on a certain part of a dead elm tree. The more brilliant of the two eventually gave way and flew up into the walnut. The slightly duller one flew north across the street to another tree. During this there was one of a pair of robins watching this; their nest is about ten feet above in the same dead elm. In the same moment there was a tiny brilliant-yellow american goldfinch patrolling the mulberry sprouting up into the elm.

So all these lovely colorful birds were nearly in one frame. I didn't dare leave to get the camera. I had to watch the orioles. Those goldfinches are so perfectly chrome yellow I love to look at them.

Perhaps I'll leave my camera by the back door.

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Old 05-16-2009, 11:26 PM   #78
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Sage! Ingenious way to help contain the thistle seed. Is that an old strainer?
Sure it but the guy downstairs devised it to meet town regulations. Of course now, all feeders have been removed.
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Old 05-16-2009, 11:40 PM   #79
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How many here have seen Peregrines Falcons mating? Raise your hands!

Roger took these today after I spotted a falcon flying to that side of the old terminal. Then I spotted the female on the ledge and Roger saw the male flying in, so I handed him my camera with the long lens and said, "shoot!"
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Great shots. I have never seen them mating.
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