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Really like the first one here Ron. I have never seen a "nest" like that one either.
Good catch on the RTH's, Ron. Looks like someone is whispering sweet nothings to the other one.
Great shot of the first peep. Don't worry about clean backgrounds with peeps, be happy with clean foregrounds.
You have to learn how to peep better. Slow approach, no eye contact, and good luck. Trouble is, most birds feel safer when there is a branch directly in front of them.
Thanx Tony. They definitely wanted something between us.
Mark Cronin wrote:
Some nice shots Ron, Glad you got out.
I'm curious what the nest is too.
Very nice couple RTH and the sparrow, Ron.
Ted ellis wrote:
Very nice Ron, the hawks are great. Prune branches off some of the trees in your back yard.
Thanx Ted. Our house is surrounded by woods - I'd rather shoot than prune...
Nice photos Ron. How big was the nest and could you see an entrance? Orioles build pendant-like hanging nests, This one might have been blown into a lop-sided position. I'm in no way certain on this one.Also , why did you rule out a squirrel nest?
Thanx Norm. It's big enough for a squirrel, but I've never seen a nest like this, and I've spent a lot of time in the woods. It was well off the path, and people are not supposed to leave the paths, so no other views were possible.
Nice shots Ron. First one looks like she's telling him how the cow ate the cabbage.
How large was that nest? Orioles make a hanging nest but they are not very large.
Thanx Kent. It was large enough for a squirrel, so I don't know...
Tim Kuhn wrote:
Great to see you got out in some nice light Ron!!! You came back with some wonderful shots, the hawk shot is super unique
To your small bird question; sometimes watching their habits helps, some of them tend to hit the same perches over and over. See where they go, sneak over and wait. For some small birds of habit, WCS amongst them, that can work quite well.
Thanx Tim. I have watched some, and have had a little success. Phoebes down at the lake will use the same perch as a launch point to catch bugs, and I can occasionally get the yak fairly close.
Very nice set Ron ! Glad you got out. Love the first and third. Every time I try and shoot the wee ones, they are so far in to tree all I see are branches !
Thanx Birdie. I was lucky in that these came to me.
Nice set Ron, as for the wee little birds patience is the key.
Sometimes I stand for hours waiting for one to pop out
for a second and just hope I'm fast enough to catch it
Thanx Tim. I'm thinking a monopod might help. I could be "almost" ready without much movement, and the mp is light enough I could pick up the whole rig to shoot.