A day at work...poor me!

Discussion in 'Birds' started by woundedmallard, May 5, 2007.

  1. Hey Everybirdy,

    Poor me! Working hard chasing and banding Scrub-jays with my D200 slung on my shoulder. Every once in a while some slacker will be driving by, see me with my binocuars and yell out his window in jealous sarcasm "Get a real job!!". To this evious barrage my only reply can be, "It's good to be the king!" :biggrin: :tongue:

    Truth be told, it's not so easy trudging through the scrub when it's 92 degrees out, plucking off ticks at the end of every day, but I wouldn't trade it for the world!! :biggrin:

    A flyover Great Blue heron while scanning the beach!
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    Accidentally flushed a Common Nighthawk from here nest
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    Nighthawk nest or scrape as it's called
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    She worked her way around me as I was leaving the area
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    Expressing her displeasure with the Scrub-jays that were behind me
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    Florida Scrub-jay behind me
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    Okay, okay, I'm leaving!!
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  2. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Wow these are outstanding! As for your awful job, well, I'm glad you are the brave soul that you are. :biggrin:
     
  3. Nice shots and nice job you have. Love the mouth on the little one.
     
  4. PJohnP

    PJohnP

    Feb 5, 2005
    Thomas :


    Neat work on the nighthawk, a bird few of us have had the opportunity to shoot.



    John P.
     
  5. Baxter

    Baxter

    Jan 8, 2007
    Clemson, SC
    Cool shots Thomas. Love that nighthawk!
     
  6. Schnauzermom

    Schnauzermom

    Apr 13, 2007
    Michigan
    That nighthawk is one cute 'lil bird....
     
  7. Thanks everyone!! This was the first photo op I've had of a nighthawk with my D200. My one disappointment was that I had the ISO inadvertantly on 400, wouild have preferred at least 200, whaddya gonna do?
    The scrub habitat is optimal for nighthawk nesting as well as Scrub-jays so I feel pretty good I'll get another shot!
     
  8. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Excellent
     
  9. Wow, great day!
     
  10. Hey Tom are you getting payed?:biggrin: :biggrin: Me I just get some gas money and that don't go far. Nice photos and good luck with the new camera.
    Lou
     
  11. Thanks everyone for checking it out!


    Ya know, I always forget about the "icing on the cake"!! In fact, Lou, yes, I DO get paid as well!! Boy, it's even better to be the king than I had thought!! LOL :biggrin: .......:cool:
     
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