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Old 04-17-2010, 11:56 AM   #61
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Multiple occupancy!!!! And.... we're not supposed to see her all flattened out like she is.
You think her flatness was due to her warning you to stay away?
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:08 PM   #62
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Robin (Turdus migratorius ) gathering insects for her brood.
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Wee little ones....
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Grow up quickly.
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Dive bombing is a form of protection strategy.
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:36 PM   #63
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Last pic = WOW, Havalotta. Nice capture!
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:36 PM   #64
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The majestic bald eagle
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(Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
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In flight.
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Perched upon a submerged log.
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Notice the loose flight feathers on both sides.
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Love the messy hair on the little turds!
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:51 PM   #66
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Immature bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
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She plucked
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one from her bosom
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and played with it
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for quite a while.
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I zoomed in a bit too close to get quality photos but I wanted to show their playful side.
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:41 PM   #67
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Two drake mallards (Anas platyrhynchos)
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Hen Mallard
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Caught his eye
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Checking her out
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Tailing her.....
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I've not seen many of these in my life. The first two photos are the same bird in the wild. You can see the mating mask. The third photo is a different bird but the same species. There's a story that goes with the third bird. That bird hangs out at a rescue center. It was rehabbed then sent to the rescue center to be bulked and it's hung around ever since. It's free to leave but it stays. They don't know why. They don't feed it. It killed the 37 year old veterinarian who intook the bird. It got her through the eye when her guard was down shortly after she began working on it and she died instantly. I know it's a horrible story to tell but.... it helped us remember these are wild animals. They're beautiful but.... wild.
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These are teenagers. They were some of my favorites to spot.
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This bird is dainty. They're even dainty when they eat. I watched them for hours and had a chance to see them gulp down fish. The fish they catch are gone in the blink of an eye and they resume the position they were in.
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