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snooked Feb 16, 2008 2:35 PM

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Not all great, just wanted to show different species seen in one morning. Also saw Osprey and Otter, but no photos.

K10D, Most with Sigma 100-400mm F4 with 1.4TC, some with Tokina 80-400mm with 1.5TC.

All taken Morning of Feb. 15, 2008.

Great Blue Heron

Ed


snooked Feb 16, 2008 2:35 PM

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Little Blue Heron

snooked Feb 16, 2008 2:36 PM

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Great Egret

snooked Feb 16, 2008 2:37 PM

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Tri-colored Heron

snooked Feb 16, 2008 2:37 PM

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Cattle Egret

snooked Feb 16, 2008 2:38 PM

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Snowy Egret, our only snow!

snooked Feb 16, 2008 2:39 PM

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Green Heron

snooked Feb 16, 2008 2:40 PM

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Anhinga

2many Feb 16, 2008 2:40 PM

Great pictures of our Birds

Terry

snooked Feb 16, 2008 2:40 PM

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Belted Kingfisher

snooked Feb 16, 2008 2:41 PM

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Lesser Crested Tern

snooked Feb 16, 2008 2:42 PM

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White Pelican

snooked Feb 16, 2008 2:42 PM

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GlossyIbis

Dennis, Thanks for the correction.

Ed

snooked Feb 16, 2008 2:43 PM

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Cormorant

snooked Feb 16, 2008 2:43 PM

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Coot

snooked Feb 16, 2008 2:44 PM

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Vulture

snooked Feb 16, 2008 2:45 PM

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Little Blue Gatorbait

Driver3 Feb 16, 2008 2:59 PM

Sorry, double post.

Driver3 Feb 16, 2008 2:59 PM

Cool series. People really do not realize the wealth of birds here, especially in the winter. It is enough to make you a bit jaded!

When you consider you can typically see all these and more on the Black Pointe Wildlife Drive at Merritt Island NWR in the space of about 5 miles, it is really hard to explain!

Is the immature ibis actually a Glossy Ibis?

Dennis

Monza76 Feb 16, 2008 3:10 PM

Impressive

snooked Feb 16, 2008 3:20 PM

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It may be a Glossy Ibis, I have another photo with this one flying wingtip to wingtip with another Ibis, I did not feel was sharp enough to post (Do they look like Glossy Ibis?).

All these photos were taken within a one mile strip while on foot.

bilybianca Feb 16, 2008 3:51 PM

A very rewarding excursion. You really have a wealth of birds in your surroundings. And you portrayed them well.

Kjell



Driver3 Feb 16, 2008 10:22 PM

Ed, Here is a Glossy Ibisfrom the Viera Wetlands. Not a great pic but you get an idea of the coloring. They arevery iridescent .
I think your pic is of 2 Glossy Ibis. The immature white usually look kind of a mottled brown and white.
Dennis

http://dcfrench.smugmug.com/photos/2...73_KVzDG-M.jpg

bruder Feb 16, 2008 11:45 PM

Nice shots. I'm amazed that you got several keepers of birds flying on that one day. I've tried a few times and have yet to get a single keeper. I did get a few of birds walking.

--John

Driver3 Feb 17, 2008 5:52 AM

Ed, is that a 100-400 or 100-300?.

Just asking as I have the same lens.

Dennis

snooked Feb 17, 2008 12:33 PM

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I believe you are correct, attached immage is one of my own of an immature Ibis. Will edit and re-lable as glossy Ibis.

I used two different lenses.

Sigma 100-300mm F4 with Sigma EX1.4 TC

Tokina 80-400mm F 4.5-5.6 with Kenco 1.5TC

Ed


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