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Old Jan 21, 2015, 8:25 AM   #1
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Until yesterday I had never seen a Shoveler duck, what a goofy looking bird and when I got to a pond and there it was, my first


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More species this time on the course

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A Great Egret

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We got back to the driving range and the Hawk was back this week on the same flag as last week, good thing no one was hitting balls so I could walk up and get some shots, The things we do to get a shot, walk into the middle of the driving range???


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The course follows a small water way and I got this Blue Heron flying by

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Old Jan 24, 2015, 12:27 AM   #2
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Very nice shots! I know what you mean about the shoveler ducks - I took a picture of the only one I've ever seen because I just couldn't believe it was real (and I had no idea what it was at the time). But they are interesting, a nice change from Mallards! The blue heron is lovely. What type of hawk is that? It looks fairly small.
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I've never even heard of a shoveler duck, let alone seen one. Interesting!

I think the Great Egret is my favorite of all these.
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Nice captures!..I was thinking that doesn't look like any of the blue herons we have up this way.Ours has a bit of tuft and a white head..so I just had to look him up...lol.Seems that beauty is a Little Blue Heron...one that does not grace our part of the continent..Definitely our loss.
I was wondering if maybe that handsome hawk is a Swainsons?..Of course that page is missing in my bird book..(time for a new one I think..lol)
And as for the shoveller..we get tons of them as the area I live around is known as pot hole country and we get all kinds.Ducks Unlimited has a big presence here.
Again,great shots..I envy you in this cold snap we are having now..lol..-46 with windchill this morn.
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Old Feb 1, 2015, 3:17 PM   #5
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Thanks, yes a small blue heron, you might be thinking of a great blue heron, they are larger and have a white and blue head light blue and gray body you can see one in my "new course" post below
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