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Old Dec 12, 2006, 1:58 PM   #1
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the area i went to today has a huge population of parrots. i just can't ever find them. same area has gulls, cormorants, ducks, etc. i took about 8 shots of the two parrots but only got one decent one. i couldn't get to them with the light right. it was behind and to the left. oh well, now i know what they sound like..
this is the best i got.

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Old Dec 12, 2006, 2:00 PM   #2
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this is the best of the others. i just PPed these and will post some more, different birds later.
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Old Dec 12, 2006, 2:09 PM   #3
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I really like the first one! Why don't you bump up the mid tone contrast just a bit?

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Old Dec 12, 2006, 2:48 PM   #4
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i'll give it a try.

female boattail grackle.
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Old Dec 12, 2006, 3:48 PM   #5
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Your little girl in the third one sure likes the corn (that's what it looks like), doesn't she? I like the first one, too. There's a flock of parrots that sometimes come around work (made up of pets that have excaped and their decendents)and they sure are noisy.
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Old Dec 12, 2006, 4:02 PM   #6
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here's a couple cormorants.. plenty of these in the trees and in the water..
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Old Dec 12, 2006, 4:02 PM   #7
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Old Dec 12, 2006, 4:50 PM   #8
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the area i went to today has a huge population of parrots.
Are they numerous? This is a monk parakeet native to Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina! My somewhat old book states that it is also established in the New York metropolitan area, but not at all in Texas. So it must have spread, maybe occupying the ecological nice of the Carolina Parakeet? Nice but noisy birds, anyway.

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Old Dec 12, 2006, 5:08 PM   #9
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kjell,
they are so numerous that the local power company is building them a rookery to try and get them out of their equipment.. way too many nests.

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Old Dec 12, 2006, 5:21 PM   #10
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here's a recent article about them.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...n/4373969.html

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