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Old Feb 4, 2009, 2:08 AM   #1
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First, there's some mighty fine pictures from all you folks!!! Some are amazing!! Well, I hadn't been out for a few months but the last couple of weekends I was lucky enough to get some fairly uncommon travellers. Most of these pictures were taken with 500mm and 1.4x TC or a 100-400mm zoom.

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1. White-winged Crossbill female.


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Old Feb 4, 2009, 2:09 AM   #2
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2. And the opposite gender White-winged Crossbill




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Old Feb 4, 2009, 2:10 AM   #3
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3. While out after white-winged crossbills we happened upon this nice long-eared owl.


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4. The following weekend brought me to New hampshire to see a fairly rare appearance of a Northern Hawk Owl. Sitting on one of it's favorite perches.





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5. Unfortunately this was one of my only long distance flight shots. Coming right at me and then my battery died. By the time the battery was replaced the owl flew within 5 feet and land on the perch in the previous picture.


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6. Hawk Owl having lunch with a vole!! Oh, yummy!!!


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7. Lastly, the Northern Hawk Owl scanning the snowy field for lunch.


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Very sharp and well composed images

My favorite is #3 . the details around the face and eyes are quite sharp. Seems like you can almost reach out and touch him.

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Lovely series Dennis. Love the long eared owl, and what a treat to see the white winged crossbills! We have the Reds up here, but haven't seen any lately...cheers....Don
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