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Old Jan 22, 2011, 6:34 PM   #1
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Default Eagles, Ducks and Geese Sac. Refuge

It was an absolutely gorgeous day in Northern California today. It got up to the low 70's and the sky was clear and blue. So, of course, I headed over to the refuge to take some pics.
Here is a variety from today. There were 3 or 4 Bald Eagles on the refuge today. I got some pretty clear shots of two of them.

Thanks for looking and as always, comments are welcomed.

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First up a male Ring-necked Duck side lit with morning sun.
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Old Jan 22, 2011, 6:36 PM   #2
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#2 Young Snow Geese resting and dabbling in cattails.
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#3 Snow goose resting in the safety of the cattails.
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#4 Bald Eagle checking out the ducks.
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#5 Close crop of the Eagle's head.
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#6 Another close up of the Eagle. He was about 50-60 yards away in these shots. These were straight out of the camera. I did post work to remove the sky noise with Noise Ninja after I had posted these shots. These were shot at ISO 400 with my Nikon D300 and 200-400mm VR lens with a 1.4 TC.
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#7 Red-tailed Hawk in the cattails with something it had caught.
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#8 Young female Ruddy Duck preening and looking around. I thought this was an odd pose for a duck.
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#9 Another Eagle on the other side of the refuge. It had just finished eating something. Notice the bloody Beak.
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