Yellow-Headed Blackbirds

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Went on my May fishing trip again this year to Eastern Washington to do some flyfishing for Brown trout. The weather is typically beautiful this time of year but not this year, wind, rain and cold weather met us for the entire four days. Was able to find a few Yellow-Headed Blackbird and that was about it. Oh, I did catch a few fish also, but didn't have a large enough wide angle lens to get them in the frame....I wish.

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Well done Louie,great shots of a bird I don't see much of here in the mid-west.
That split shot looks really painful:biggrin:Hope you had a good time on your trip even with the bad weather.
 
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Nice Louie; I laughed at #6. I've never seen this bird. Looks as though it behaves much like a red-winged. Too bad you didn't have a wide-angle for the fish. I finally understand why they call them fish-eyes.
 
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Well done Louie,great shots of a bird I don't see much of here in the mid-west.
That split shot looks really painful:biggrin:Hope you had a good time on your trip even with the bad weather.
Hi Tim and thanks very much.
Nice Louie; I laughed at #6. I've never seen this bird. Looks as though it behaves much like a red-winged. Too bad you didn't have a wide-angle for the fish. I finally understand why they call them fish-eyes.
Thanks Baxter, you're right I did need a fish-eye lens.
Very nice, Louie. I really like #4 & #6. I am hoping to see these in a couple of weeks.
Thanks very much.
That is great! Looks like he's wearing a hood.
I appreciate your comments.
Excellent shots Louie!
Hi Anthony and many thanks.
 
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Wonderful series, you did great on the exposure, the yellow is hard to deal with on these birds! I cant stand the screeches they make though gets to be very tiring!

You should come up and try the trout up at my place the Cowichan River is world famous for its fly fishing and the lodgings for you are free!
 
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Wonderful Louie! Interesting bird to see. Brown trout make great pictures.
Thanks very much Al.
Beautiful bird. I wish we had them around here.
Hi Allan, these are a beautiful bird, but very noisey during breeding season.
What a pretty blackbird! We don't have them here that I know of. Wonderful shots as always.
Thanks for your kind comments.
Wonderful series, you did great on the exposure, the yellow is hard to deal with on these birds! I cant stand the screeches they make though gets to be very tiring!

You should come up and try the trout up at my place the Cowichan River is world famous for its fly fishing and the lodgings for you are free!
Hi Andreas and many thanks, lets chat about the fishing, I'd love that.
 
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Hey, great shots... The YHBB that landed over this way wouldn't get out of the grass...until it flew out of camera range. :biggrin: Plus it wasn't in full breeding plumage yet.: http://sjlarue.smugmug.com/Unsorted/OhioBirds/16108559_K6usy#1288973262_pMSTWhx

What a pretty blackbird! We don't have them here that I know of. Wonderful shots as always.

Birgit, There is/was 3 over at Metgzer Marsh this year. You can get in touch with the BSBO and see if they are still there...: http://www.bsbobird.org/

You will need your scope if they are. They were usually back in the tall grass.
 
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Hey, great shots... The YHBB that landed over this way wouldn't get out of the grass...until it flew out of camera range. :biggrin: Plus it wasn't in full breeding plumage yet.: http://sjlarue.smugmug.com/Unsorted/OhioBirds/16108559_K6usy#1288973262_pMSTWhx



Birgit, There is/was 3 over at Metgzer Marsh this year. You can get in touch with the BSBO and see if they are still there...: http://www.bsbobird.org/

You will need your scope if they are. They were usually back in the tall grass.

Thanks:biggrin:
 
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Hey, great shots... The YHBB that landed over this way wouldn't get out of the grass...until it flew out of camera range. :biggrin: Plus it wasn't in full breeding plumage yet.: http://sjlarue.smugmug.com/Unsorted/OhioBirds/16108559_K6usy#1288973262_pMSTWhx

Thanks, they're not anywhere close by where I live either, have to go to the other side of the state for the most part to find them.

Birgit, There is/was 3 over at Metgzer Marsh this year. You can get in touch with the BSBO and see if they are still there...: http://www.bsbobird.org/

You will need your scope if they are. They were usually back in the tall grass.

Very cool...don't think we have that here inFL
Hi Troy and many thanks.
Thanks:biggrin:

Thanks.
 

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