Hodge podge from Eastern Washington

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THE Bill Dewey took me to Eastern Washington where I got to shoot another part of the country literally. So different from W. Washington and sunny to boot. Lots of common birds I just have never shot before.

I even got a mini history lesson on Didgeridoos and the Aboriginals. Quite interesting.

Anyway here are some images.


There were probably 30 Goslings in this park learning to eat here..
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My first Meadowlark. Boy what a sweet song they sing!
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Although I have seen them I guess I never thought to shoot them, so here is my first Magpie.
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Amongst the birds this Beaver popped up for a snack
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Another first for me this Yellow headed black bird was having a bit of trouble keeping it together:biggrin:
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Found a few Burrows as well and this little owl was very alert as we took his picture.
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Perhaps the coolest thing was watching a few Red-tails mix it up near their nests. This is where I wish I had more FPS. I only got 3 shots off before the squirmish was over. The next 2 tell part of the story.

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Talk to the hand:smile:
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Last but not least a Red-tailed cruising:
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Chip, really glad you came along, it gave me just one more "reason" to go back again :biggrin:.

Those Red tails are sweet. I had an increbile close-up view of that action, I was right below them, unfortunately so were the tree branches I was looking through :mad:.

What Chip doesn't tell you is how much fun I had watching Chip, I'm sure glad I don't get THAT excited when I see "new stuff" :biggrin: :biggrin: :wink:

Great stuff, but why haven't you posted any of the Owls you shot "real close up"???? :confused: :confused: :wink: :wink:
 
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All great shots! Looks like The Bill Dewey needs to start a photo safari for the easterner's.

Rich - Connie, are we up for a road trip??
 
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Wow Chip, you have to be pleased with these shots you brought back. An excellent set and what a variety of birds. I'm headed over next weekend and staying for a few days, hope I see half as much as you guys did. Nice job on all of these.

Louie
 
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Chip, I sure wish I could have made the trip with you guys. I have been waiting and waiting for you to post your shots. Well the wait was worth it. These are simply outstanding shots in all ways. Well done.
 
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Wow Chip these are great! What lens did you use?

Anthony
Thanks Anthony, mainly the 500f/4 w/TC 1.4
Great series with the last one my favorite.
Thanks Eric, that was amazing to watch.
Super shots
Wow
Thanks Gale.
Chip, really glad you came along, it gave me just one more "reason" to go back again :biggrin:.

Those Red tails are sweet. I had an increbile close-up view of that action, I was right below them, unfortunately so were the tree branches I was looking through :mad:.

What Chip doesn't tell you is how much fun I had watching Chip, I'm sure glad I don't get THAT excited when I see "new stuff" :biggrin: :biggrin: :wink:

Great stuff, but why haven't you posted any of the Owls you shot "real close up"???? :confused: :confused: :wink: :wink:
Thanks Bill it was fun...ticks and all:eek: As for the owls it seems I have 50 pictures of the same thing. I can't decide which I like:smile:
All great shots! Looks like The Bill Dewey needs to start a photo safari for the easterner's.

Rich - Connie, are we up for a road trip??
Mark, thanks...worth the trip!
Wow Chip, you have to be pleased with these shots you brought back. An excellent set and what a variety of birds. I'm headed over next weekend and staying for a few days, hope I see half as much as you guys did. Nice job on all of these.

Louie
Thanks Louie, I am sure you wont come back with empty cards. Lots to shoot.
Chip, I sure wish I could have made the trip with you guys. I have been waiting and waiting for you to post your shots. Well the wait was worth it. These are simply outstanding shots in all ways. Well done.
Well thanks Jim, we missed ya. I had fun with these birds and what a great area. Especially along Hwy 17 and the Canyon, looks like camping is in my near future.
 
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Great series Chip. That last redtail may be the best I've ever seen. I've been hearing about how beautiful the Palouse River area is in Washington. Is that eastern?
 
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Great series Chip. That last redtail may be the best I've ever seen. I've been hearing about how beautiful the Palouse River area is in Washington. Is that eastern?
Thanks David. Big crop and lotsa PP.:biggrin: Yes the Palouse river is eastern Wash. and from what I hear is very beautiful. We weren't quite that far east and were more toward Moses lake-central Washington.
 
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Well Chip these are really up to your high standards ,great work not many get to see the hawk fite less capture it good one . Like the owl :biggrin:
 
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