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Old Feb 18, 2014, 3:18 PM   #1
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Default There was a bird in my driveway today.

I was headed to the mailbox today and when I opened the front door to go outside there was a bird standing in my driveway. He did not fly away, so I went back for my camera to take a few shots.

These shots are dedicated to those of you who have to drive miles to see a Sandhill Crane. This is one of the advantages that I have by living in "Jurassic Park." LOL. Notice that rather than flying away, he acted like it was his driveway instead of mine.









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Old Feb 18, 2014, 3:41 PM   #2
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LOL...!!! this is hilarious, you are in Jurassic Park for sure...!!

Some people travel long distances to shoot this kind of birds and you have some in your backyard and in your driveway..!! :-)

On the second picture looks like the bird is going to ring your bell to let you know he is outside ready for a photo session.

Nice pictures Steven.

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Old Feb 18, 2014, 9:21 PM   #3
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Thank you very much Marcelo. We have several families of Sandhill Cranes that roam over the subdivision, and act as if they own the neighborhood. It makes for some great photo opportunities without traveling a long distance.
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They do own the neighbourhood it is we humans who have encroached

Opportunity to take pictures sometimes falls right into our laps,nice photos BTW.
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That is really nice Steve. I can walk out to the deck and perhaps see a Robin or Sparrow. Not too colorful to make me want to pull out my camera. There are colorful birds in the area but they don't frequent the neighborhood very much. Once in a while a Cardinal or Blue Jay will show up but by the time the camera comes out they are long gone. I tried hanging to cakes up to attract them but then the Starlings show up and gobble it up so I put an end to that.
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Cool shots Steven
Just think . You don't have to leave home for bird shots any more
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Great shots, lottsa humour there as he struts about.

Our spring birds are starting to show up, I need to set up a perch, something that looks natural for shots.
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Thank you for looking and for your comments; wanaclick, James, Fred, and Ken.
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Nice pictures you made Steven!
Must have been a serious surprise to see this fellow around your house.
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I was headed to the mailbox today and when I opened the front door to go outside there was a bird standing in my driveway. He did not fly away, so I went back for my camera to take a few shots.
I think she was just looking for an appropriate car to peck on. It's pretty clear where she was headed in that third shot - a car with a bird name she could bond with. Wooohoo!



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