Bobolinks In Breeding Colors

Discussion in 'Birds' started by jfenton, May 17, 2005.

  1. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    More and more of these (my favorite bird) are migrating through and although they are spooky, I managed a few decent long distance shots last evening...

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  2. Leigh

    Leigh

    Feb 19, 2005
    Alabama
    All nice shots...So sharp...but that first one has to be my favorite! Very interesting colors...how do their colors look when they aren't breeding?
     
  3. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Hi Leigh

    These guys pretty much look like a combination starling / grackle after breeding colors go away.
     
  4. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Great shots Jim. Outstanding detail.
     
  5. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Thanks Harry....

    Each of the birds I shot were marked a little different. Some of them are so mottled at the moment that they look like they've got mold growing all over the darker portions of them.
     
  6. Great shots, interesting markings and also very interesting how large their feet are relative to their body size???!!!!
     
  7. GeeJay

    GeeJay

    Jan 26, 2005
    Florida
    Hi Jim,
    I always feel like I'm there with your birds and animals. You do wonderful work,

    Thanks for these birds,

    Gaye
     
  8. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Sandi

    Hi Sandi...

    It's interesting that you noted this about their feet because to be honest...I just noticed it when I was posting these.
     
  9. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Gaye

    Thanks for the nice comments. I guess they come out nice cause I love seeing them out in their natural environment away from people and I shoot them exactly as I see them :)
     
  10. WOW, I can see why this is your favorite bird!! Nice shots!! :D :D :D
     
  11. drueter

    drueter

    963
    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Great shots as usual, Jim! Very sharp and detailed of a beautiful bird!
     
  12. Jim, your bird shots are always amazing. These little guys really have some long feet and nails. Wonderful color and clarity to all these image. Well done.
     
  13. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Wow Jim. I missed this one first time around.

    Excellent shots, as usual. 8)
     
  14. Rob G.

    Rob G. Guest

    Excellent shots :eek:
     
  15. awesome, especially the second one. These guys are really hard to shoot, they pop in and out of the tall grass...I love them too...!
     
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