Saw a new bird today (3 pics)

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Steve S, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    This 1st one kinda looks like a Cedar Waxwing, but I don't think it is. Sure did sing a lot! All shots done w/D2X/200-400VR in HSC mode, RAW, sRGB, @ISO 400, Center Weighted, f4.5, Exp Comp +1/3, Hue +3.
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    I've seen this little guy around, but don't know what it is either.
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    And finally, the ubiquitus Mourning Dove
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  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Wonderful pics Steve. ;-) You are really getting to know the new X well. I hope Janet will help with the ID of these. I looked in all of my books and can't come up with the species.

    Regards,

    Frank
     
  3. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    Steve,

    I think the first one is a Titmouse.
     
  4. Hi Steven,
    The first one is a Tufted Titmouse. The second is a Dark Eyed Junco, and the last is a Dove. See Janet has been tutoring me, Have a nice evening.

    --Ed--
    BTW, nice pictures. Thanks for sharing. :)
     
  5. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Good job Patrick and Ed. I only looked in the Jay sections. :?

    Should have been more open minded.... :lol:

    Frank
     
  6. Nice shots seen you got the Id's already, a suggestion what I have done is take fallen branches and tied them to the feeders and railings as perches for the birds to stop in on the way in and out of the feeders that way you get more natural looking shots not much work but the dividends are great.
     
  7. Secrets

    Darn Mike, you are giving away the secrets. Don't tell them about putting peanut butter on some of those branches lol :D :D :wink:

    BTW, we ought to be thinking about Bombay Hook soon.
     
  8. Great shots Steve!! Thank you, I really enjoyed those!! :) :) :) :)
     
  9. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Thnx for the ID's guys,

    So, A Tufted Titmouse, and a Dark Eyed Junco, eh? Wow, never heard of either one. You know, I bought a Sibley's, but haven't a clue as to where it is. Thanks for the branches idea AND the peanut butter too. Right now, I'm just sprinkling feed all over my built in deck bench, even though I have one single feeder, and there is a tree only 15 ft away, but I do like the branch idea!
     
  10. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    To think, I captured an image of a "Titmouse"!

    Who'da thunk it! :oops: I will say, it was singing up a storm, when I was out on the deck getting ready to shoot the evening goose flyout, but missed it! :(
    Edit: yesterday, I was all set to shoot the flyout, and when I squeezed the cable release, nothing happened! The d@mn Timer was on from a previous shot I did indoors! I hate when that happens!
     
  11. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Great shots steve,

    Pinecones and peanut butter rolled in bird seed :>)))

    Cheers
    Gale
     
  12. Nice images Steve. The X is serving you well with sharp nice color images.
     
  13. NeilCam

    NeilCam

    609
    Feb 21, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Beautiful shots Steve.

    Now go study your Sibleys. :D

    Neil
     
  14. Nice birdies and really nice backgrounds which set them off well!
     
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