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During my travels between some of our facilities in work I cam across these guys. All taken with the D2H and the 300 f4 and 1.4 converter

I was so surprised to see this guy sitting out in the open, I believe it is either a sharp shinned or Red tailed Hawk but I very well could be wrong
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Europeon Starling
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American Robin
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I found a group of these Eastern Bluebirds in some thickets this is the best shot I could manage I will be going back to get some better shots
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Arrrgh! You are killing me with great shot after shot. Couldn't you slip in a blurry one here and there to make me feel better :lol:

Great job Mike. I really do look forward to your posts.
 
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Awww geez Mike. These really are very nice. You've managed to make two comparatively common and ordinary looking birds in the Starling and Robin look like superstars.

Love the bluebird - another one (of many) on my "I want to see for real one day" list.

Neil
 
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DavidM said:
Mike -

More great shots from you. Those bluebirds are some of my favorites -- hope you can go back and get some more shots of them.
Thanks David
They are top on my list I will get more of these if I have to camp out!
 
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hillrg said:
Arrrgh! You are killing me with great shot after shot. Couldn't you slip in a blurry one here and there to make me feel better :lol:

Great job Mike. I really do look forward to your posts.
WOW Rory thanks, thing is I really look forward to your posts they are always first class
 
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NeilCam said:
Awww geez Mike. These really are very nice. You've managed to make two comparatively common and ordinary looking birds in the Starling and Robin look like superstars.

Love the bluebird - another one (of many) on my "I want to see for real one day" list.

Neil
Neil
the bluebirds are awesome, and I stumbled upon them will be back to get some keeper shots for sure.
I really liek the way the Starlings feathers were looking
 
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Hi Mike, great shots. That hawk is definitely not a Red-tail, its either a Sharp-shined or a Cooper's, hard to say exactly because the head looks small (Sharpie) but the body looks larger than a Sharpie. Also the rounded tail says Cooper's. I'd go with Cooper's Hawk.

Either way its a great shot!
 
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Mike,

Great shots. I especially like the one of the Bluebird. You should submit some of your shots to Birders World magazine or another publication devoted to bird watching/photography. They're that good!
 
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jczinn said:
Hi Mike, great shots. That hawk is definitely not a Red-tail, its either a Sharp-shined or a Cooper's, hard to say exactly because the head looks small (Sharpie) but the body looks larger than a Sharpie. Also the rounded tail says Cooper's. I'd go with Cooper's Hawk.

Either way its a great shot!
Janet thanks, I bought a sibley Field guide and even with the detail presented in there it is tough to ID these guys, A cooper it is, thanks again
 
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