A Big Surprise in the State of Washington ..

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Retief, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. EDIT-UPDATE 03/29/2007: Well, nothing like getting ID help and attaching it in the wrong place. I think I've got them right this time .....

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    A few hours of SUN on Monday Morning :biggrin: :biggrin:

    So I decided to go watch some Eagles fly and show up late to work. Saw the Eagles, none flying, but did get up close and personal with a couple of perching Hawks, actually 3 different birds, thanks for some ID help from another site. So, along with everything else, my very first Merlin!!!!

    Rough-Legged:

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    Juvenile Rough-Legged Morph:

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    Merlin:

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  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Looks like a good choice on going in late Bill. Nice catches. :smile:
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very nice catches Bill
     
  4. Bill good choice on going up North. Great shots you got, nicely done.

    Louie
     
  5. Great stuff seems liek the PNW weather has alsow spread to New Jersey..... great shots of the Hawk
     
  6. senna

    senna

    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    Going to work on time or going to photograph hawks hum. Tough decision...NOT!:biggrin: Great shots
     
  7. I really feel so bad, shame on me ...... :wink:, thanks.

    Thanks, Gale, just felt good to push the shutter again ..

    Got lucky, Louie, lets hope we get a few more "sunbreaks" soon.

    Thanks, Mike. Have I told anyone how sick and tired I am of our weather so far this year????????? :mad: :mad: :mad:

    Yeah, it sure was a tough one! Thanks.

    I had an ID Correction from another site, and have ammended the first post. Not only are these the first decent images I have gotten of a Rough-legged Hawk, but my first ever sighting of a Merlin!!!! Problem was, I kept looking for a pointy hat with stars ....... :wink:
     
  8. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Bill,
    I talked to Kelly in Brememton the other evening and asked her how the weather was, as I laughed. She said she had on shorts.. Humm I said did you have to scrape the mold off .lolol
    Yeah Mom, got on socks and a sweatshirt to. roflmao
    So your really did have some sun.
     
  9. Had a neighbor who wore shorts year-round. Guy was NUTS! And yes, the Moss and Mold do get to us sometimes, along with the webbed feet.

    Got some more sun Yesterday, some more birdies to show, and off to find some Sandhills over the weekend to the East. Things are looking up, if the weather guys got it right this time ......
     
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