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Old Nov 16, 2009, 3:56 PM   #1
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Default A few more from the bird feeder

This weekend I tried Rodney's suggestion to get better habitat shots at the feeder. Moved one of our feeders to a more natural-looking setting. Had just a few moments to capture a range of the feeder visitors.
Of course the Cardinals were busy hogging the feeder a lot - and the male kept chasing the female away!
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There was a mockingbird hanging around - not at the feeder. The light & shadows kept playing across him, but I had to try at least one or 2 shots of our Tennessee State Bird!
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Not much luck with the Red Bellied Woodpecker - he is still way too shy of me. What do you think of this high overhead shot?
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My big old lens is teaching me how slow I am - I kept missing the Carolina Wren on the ground under the feeder. But he did pose on the porch rail for a few moments.
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White Throated Sparrows have just recently arrived and begun singing here. Notice that the second shot is a bit soft (I'm still SLOWLY learning manual focus), but the pose is so cute, I hated to get rid of this photo. Would value your opinion...
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Our bird feeders are supposed to be squirrel proof!
The squirrels have learned to pick up all the dropped and scattered seed - and they do "pay" for their meals with such cute poses. When the team of 4 squirrels arrived, most of the birds left (Squirrels do sometimes eat small birds!)
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Hope you liked "meeting" my front yard visitors. Glad for any comments or suggestions.
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 4:34 PM   #8
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Mole,
That male cardinal is awesome, very well done.
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These are great Mole! Your going to have to start work on publishing a book on Tenn's wildlife.
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I love the feather detail you are getting with the 135-600, especially the female Cardinal and the Mocking Bird.

The squirrels seem to have a blue cast to them. In all the other pictures the color looks natural. Maybe they are eating too many blueberries?

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