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Old Jul 31, 2007, 10:13 PM   #1
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I spent some time removing some weeds that covered the eye and decided to stop with that.


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Old Jul 31, 2007, 10:16 PM   #2
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Have been trying for quite a while to get a decent chance at a Yellow-billed Cuckoo. This one would not get out from behind the limbs but best shot I have had.
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Old Jul 31, 2007, 11:24 PM   #3
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great shots sabine. i never realized the road runners were such beautiful birds. i like the low angle of the shot. nice work.

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Old Aug 1, 2007, 5:13 AM   #4
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Really nice shots, Sabine. The level of detail on each is truly outstanding. I'm glad to see the cuckoo for a selfish reason. I have had exactly one cuckoo visit my woods this summer, got some fair shots of him, and have wondered since then if my identification was off since it was such an isolated sighting,lol. Thanks for sharing.

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Old Aug 1, 2007, 6:08 PM   #5
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Thanks, Hung. The Roadrunners have a certain charm of their own. Just happened to catch this one with crest AND tail raised.

Paul,although the Cuckoos seemed to have been more numerous this year, they are more oftenheard than seen. Usually hang out in spots where they are hard to see and mostly a quick look when they domove. This one was feeding a fledgling so stayed in one spot a lille longer. Thanks for the comments!
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Old Aug 2, 2007, 12:32 PM   #6
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These are two birds that are hard enough to get a good closelook at, let alone a photograph.
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Old Aug 3, 2007, 4:05 PM   #7
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The yellow-billed has been the hardest for me, penolta. Just this morning I got a chance at another Roadrunner in a place I have been hoping for eventually (when I had a camera handy) High in a tree. Thanks for looking.
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Old Aug 3, 2007, 7:16 PM   #8
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Very cool :!::!:



Thanks for sharing
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Great shots VP. Love that roadrunner. So different from what we see up here. That cuckoo reminds me of the branch dodging I'm always doing. Good shooting.......cheers..Don
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Old Aug 5, 2007, 9:06 AM   #10
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Thanks, Jeff and Don. The Road Runner is also in the Cuckoo family(don't know how that is determined). Those birds sometimes look as big as a small chicken and deadly on grasshoppers...and small snakes and most everythingelse smaller than them.



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