Spring Visitors

We usually get a Mallard pair visiting the pond this time of year.  Took this today with my 14-42mm lens.  Next time I’ll use the telephoto zoom.  What’s really cool is when mom-duck returns with her babies.  Stay tuned…

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  1. I cry, “Fowl!”, Trin. I am going to have to up my photos to get to your level.

    Anyone else want to join this “war” of pixels?

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    I cry, “Fowl!”, Trin. I am going to have to up my photos to get to your level.

    Anyone else want to join this “war” of pixels?

    Fie on Fowl!  Don’t make me load the big gun.

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  3. Trinity Waters:

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    I cry, “Fowl!”, Trin. I am going to have to up my photos to get to your level.

    Anyone else want to join this “war” of pixels?

    Fie on Fowl!  Don’t make me load the big gun.

    Trin, I would sue for peace before I crop you in  all the wrong places. You are in my pond now.

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  4. From over 15 years ago…I had set up on the central Oregon coast to shoot Brown Pelicans migrating from CA.  They never showed, but this flock of Black Turnstones rose into the air right in front of me, so shazaam!

    [caption id="attachment_5221" align="alignnone" width="200"] Black Turnstone flock[/caption]

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  5. Trinity Waters:
    From over 15 years ago…I had set up on the central Oregon coast to shoot Brown Pelicans migrating from CA.  They never showed, but this flock of Black Turnstones rose into the air right in front of me, so shazaam!

    Black Turnstone flock

    What are Black Turnstones?

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    Trinity Waters:
    From over 15 years ago…I had set up on the central Oregon coast to shoot Brown Pelicans migrating from CA.  They never showed, but this flock of Black Turnstones rose into the air right in front of me, so shazaam!
    Black Turnstone flock

    What are Black Turnstones?

    Simply the name of the birds .

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    Trinity Waters:

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    I cry, “Fowl!”, Trin. I am going to have to up my photos to get to your level.

    Anyone else want to join this “war” of pixels?

    Fie on Fowl!  Don’t make me load the big gun.

    Trin, I would sue for peace before I crop you in  all the wrong places. You are in my pond now.

    You make me laugh, Dime, one of the best gifts for a pseudo-human like me!

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  8. Trinity Waters:

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    Trinity Waters:
    From over 15 years ago…I had set up on the central Oregon coast to shoot Brown Pelicans migrating from CA.  They never showed, but this flock of Black Turnstones rose into the air right in front of me, so shazaam!
    Black Turnstone flock

    What are Black Turnstones?

    Simply the name of the birds.

    Black Turnstone, breeding plumage (2112366200).jpg

    The black turnstone (Arenaria melanocephala) is a species of small wading bird. It is one of two species of turnstone in the genusArenaria the ruddy turnstone (A. interpres) being the other. It is now classified in the sandpiper family, Scolopacidae, but was formerly sometimes placed in the plover family, Charadriidae. It is native to the west coast of North America and breeds only in Alaska.

     

     

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  9. Another blast from the past.  This guy, we named Kahn, used to live in our back yard until the neighborhood around Hole 14 was expanded.  I never got a good shot of his wife and several kids.

    [caption id="attachment_5229" align="alignnone" width="200"] Kahn[/caption]

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  10. Trinity Waters:
    Another blast from the past.  This guy, we named Kahn, used to live in our back yard until the neighborhood around Hole 14 was expanded.  I never got a good shot of his wife and several kids.

    Kahn

    Pheasant?

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    Trinity Waters:
    Another blast from the past.  This guy, we named Kahn, used to live in our back yard until the neighborhood around Hole 14 was expanded.  I never got a good shot of his wife and several kids.

    Pheasant?

    Yup.  Known colloquially as the ring-necked pheasant.

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