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      gail bisson

      Eurasian Oystercatcher

      Thread Starter: gail bisson

      This is a stark contrast to Ann and Bill's colorful OC images.
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      Last Post By: Kurt Bowman Yesterday, 10:19 PM Go to last post
      Bill Dix

      Eurasian Oystercatcher Calling

      Thread Starter: Bill Dix

      From Flatey Island, IS, in 2019. This is the male, who had been making forays into the ocean and bringing back oysters for his mate and fuzzy chick.

      Last Post By: Kurt Bowman Yesterday, 10:14 PM Go to last post
      annmpacheco

      Eurasian Oystercatcher

      Thread Starter: annmpacheco

      Taken in Iceland, 2019. In a farmer's field where there were several and a hundred terns above. I love the yellows throughout and i didn't attempt to

      Last Post By: Kurt Bowman Yesterday, 10:17 PM Go to last post
      Ian McLachlan

      Floating down to the blue

      Thread Starter: Ian McLachlan



      This time a female floating down from on high. Bigger than the male like most raptors and to me more impressive and able to carry heavier

      Last Post By: Ian McLachlan Yesterday, 06:41 PM Go to last post
      arash_hazeghi

      dinner is served

      Thread Starter: arash_hazeghi

      Adult WTK arriving with his dinner


      shot with A9 II and 600GM + 2X TC ISO-1600 f/8 1/4000 sec handheld. processed with C1P. hope you

      Last Post By: Bill Dix Yesterday, 09:13 AM Go to last post
      dankearl

      American Goldfinch

      Thread Starter: dankearl

      In nice spring breeding color.
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      D500, 500mm (300 f2.8 w 1.7), f5.6, 1/2500, iso640
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      Last Post By: Arthur Morris Yesterday, 07:57 AM Go to last post
      John Mack

      Bald Eagle

      Thread Starter: John Mack

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      Last Post By: Arthur Morris Yesterday, 07:59 AM Go to last post
      Brian Sump

      Theme: Workin' It

      Thread Starter: Brian Sump



      Been enjoying time with the different Grebe species. This one really knew how to work it for the camera.

      R5
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      Last Post By: Brian Sump Yesterday, 10:14 PM Go to last post
      gail bisson

      Piping Plover

      Thread Starter: gail bisson

      Our plover pair have returned to the same beach. This is their 7th or 8th year nesting on this beach.
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      Last Post By: Bill Dix Yesterday, 09:37 AM Go to last post
      Andreas Liedmann

      After the fight ....

      Thread Starter: Andreas Liedmann

      Juhuuuuu putting some more "life" into wildlife ....
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      To be honest ....

      Last Post By: Sanjeev Aurangabadkar Today, 01:28 AM Go to last post
      Bill Dix

      Yellow Warbler

      Thread Starter: Bill Dix

      Tough to get one of these little guys posing for a split-second in the open. Tougher yet on a windy day with the sun zipping in and out of the clouds,

      Last Post By: Bill Dix Yesterday, 02:58 PM Go to last post
      Colin Driscoll

      Laughing Kookaburra

      Thread Starter: Colin Driscoll

      Staying with static poses as I get the hang of a few things!
      R5 600 f4 2x III RF/EF adapter. Shot from inside the house through open door, supported

      Last Post By: Steve Kaluski Yesterday, 09:20 AM Go to last post
      dankearl

      Martin Season 2

      Thread Starter: dankearl

      Another Flying Male Martin, when they are actively flying around the nest boxes you get crazy poses.....
      D500, 700mm (500 pf w 1/4), f8, 1/4000,

      Last Post By: Gerald Kelberg 05-04-2021, 08:09 AM Go to last post
      Daniel Cadieux

      American Bittern Fly-By.

      Thread Starter: Daniel Cadieux

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      Last Post By: annmpacheco 05-04-2021, 07:57 PM Go to last post
      annmpacheco

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      Thread Starter: annmpacheco

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      Last Post By: gail bisson 05-04-2021, 08:08 AM Go to last post
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