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Old May 3, 2007, 6:59 PM   #1
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Mr. Serious-Yellow-Headed Blackbird

I decided to spend the afternoon at a little mountain lake in Colorado called Echo Canyon. Last year I went up there one time and noticed a lot of blackbirds and I need some new blackbirds for my web site.

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The same as last year these characters are very skittish. The only way I have figured out to get any photos is to watch and see what area they seem to like the best and when they are not there move in get a spot and wait. They never seem to relax and always look so serious.









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Great shots as usual Roger.

No1 is my fav.


You did good.



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Hi Roger,

Great shots -- I've recently heard of a place around here where there are some of these guys, and after seeing your pics, I'm pumped to go check them out!

. . . and TIA for the tip on how to get close

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Great shots as usual Roger.

No1 is my fav.


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Thanks Darren for the kind comment about my photos and for taking the time to look.

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As usual, those are ridiculously good Roger. I like the second one the best, the detail you captured in the black feathers is really amazing.

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What a pretty bird! I've never seen one but wish they would come around here. Outstanding pictures, as usual - thanks for posting them (love to see strange birds).
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Hi Roger,

Great shots -- I've recently heard of a place around here where there are some of these guys, and after seeing your pics, I'm pumped to go check them out!

. . . and TIA for the tip on how to get close

Scott
Good luck Scott and I am looking forward to seeing your photos of them. Thanks for looking and for taking the time to comment.

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As usual, those are ridiculously good Roger. I like the second one the best, the detail you captured in the black feathers is really amazing.

Tim
Hi to YA!!! Tim, thanks for the kind comment and for taking the time to look.

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What a pretty bird! I've never seen one but wish they would come around here. Outstanding pictures, as usual - thanks for posting them (love to see strange birds).
Hi Lady here is hoping all is well with you and yours. Thanks for the kind comment. We get them for a while in the spring and summer then they are gone. Next time I go looking for them I will tell them to head your direction.

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Nice shots Roger! I'm lucky enough to have some of these birds close to home and I haven't found them to be as skittish as you describe. I just drive up to them very slowly and stop when I get close enough. I've been about 10 to 20 feet away from them before. I imagine they would fly away if I tried to get out the truck though. Anyway here are some of my pics.


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