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Lesser Scaup, male


Do you see how the black head of a male Lesser Scaup is purple in just the right light? If it was a male Greater Scaup in the right light, the head would be iridescent in green.
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Sharp-shinned Hawk


This one flew way too far away to get any good shots, so I just made a composite of three flight poses.
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White-throated Sparrow


First time I noticed these guys were back was yesterday.
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Some appreciative comments for uncadonego:

• The Sparrows are beautiful!

• The dark water-reflections enhance several of your bird "portraits".

• The solo Red-breasted Merganser is creating an impressive bow-wave.

• The composite Sharp-shinned Hawk study is impressive (good thing it's not a photoshopped royal image).

:D

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Many beautiful photographs added and shared! Thanks uncadonego :D

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Wow, I had to take this from far away. I saw several flashes of yellow head into that tree. I hope one day I get a closer shot of this bird. This is the first shot I've ever taken of this species.
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Hello,

There are some truly amazing photos in this thread. I imagine they were taken with a lot of patience and powerful cameras.

I am just back from a holiday on the island of Reunion which has several endemic birds. I only have a holiday snap type of camera and hope you will excuse the poor quality. I have placed the french or créole names of the birds under the photos: they are more colourful than the official names ;) .
paille-en-queue
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These sea birds have very long tails that resemble straw, hence the name in french. They are white-tailed tropicbirds.
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The female Reunion stonechat is less colourful than the male.
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zoiso blanc or oiseau tuit-tuit
This very small bird is the Reunion grey white-eye, if I have identified it correctly!
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Two more birds not found in Europe.
martin triste
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This bird is very common and, like sparrows, is often seen near restaurants where they will jump onto tables to grab any crumbs. It is the Common Myna.
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The Zebra Dove is a lot smaller than the Eurasian collared dove found here in France.
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A few more composites here. Same reason as the Sharp-shinned pic. The subjects never got quite close enough for decent shots.

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Tree Swallow


they've been back for about a week now...
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Attractive composite shots, thanks uncadonego :)
I offer some captions:

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Golden-Winged Teal
Huey, Louie, Huey and Dewey
.
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Belted Kingfisher
Athos, Porthos and Artemis
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Tree Swallow
Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful,
Sneezy, Dopey and Doc
:D

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RogerE, Porthos isn't a Kingfisher, he's an adorable Beagle. :)
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