A fantastic set Conrad!! Don't feel too bad, I don't think you missed the whole raptor season - I think you probably got about 10 times the amount of good raptor shots I got this winter just from your trip to sax zim bog.
They're all awesome, but I like 1 a lot. The bushtit covered in pollen is awesome, and the blk throated sparrow is wonderful.
Ruby 'Crowned' Kinglet in this image holds up to its name
Conrad, you know me buddy, I will always say what I 'see' or what I feel...........You have some outstanding images that are extremely well presented and you have some that seem to me a bit 'edgy' and overworked perhaps. I like your work shown more 'relaxed' in processing And just so you know, you earn a lot of respect from me for all that you see and all that you do..............I honestly don't know how you do it my friend!
So you get props and you get nits from me, too many to single out so you are safe
Dang you see a lot!
Pretty incredible shot of a Cedar Waxwing, wowza!
Lots of goodness here Conrad........Rock on buddy
Luckily, I don't try to take bird pics that might be compared to these, Conrad- because any comparo would seriously alter my fine-wine-in-a-box evenings.
These are all too good for words, so....
Charlie (swell stuff, Conrad )
OK, how about some advice for us mere mortals. How in the world do you get this close? I have been a birder for 25 years and have not had looks this good of many of these species, much less a photo, much less a good photo. How do you do it?