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Old Feb 6, 2011, 9:34 PM   #1
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What a beautiful day in Northern California for February. Clear sky, temps in the low 70's all made for some nice weather for shooting birds. I spent a couple of hours shooting pics of wigeons. I was very fortunate to have two Eurasian Wigeon right in front of me.

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Breeding pair of American Wigeon
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great stuff, Steve... man, i miss the sun! i need to get back to my favorite park once the weather improves, and see if i can get some nice bird shots... haven't done much of that the past year or so, and i find i miss it...
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Beautiful smac. Are these birds common in Northern Cal? What camera/lens combo are you using? The photos are so clear and full of colour.
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Thank you Banksy. The American Wigeon is very common. The Eurasian Wigeon is not so common. It does frequent both extreme coasts, East and West and sometimes ventures inland. We do get some here in the Northern Sacramento Valley.

I was using a Nikon D7000 with my Nikon 200-400mm VR lens and a 1.4tc. Quite a nice combo for wildlife.

Thanks for looking and your comments. Steve
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Hey Steve....thanks for the eagle comments on my shots...Wanted to stop by and tell you that your Wigeon shots are plain and simple, "Awesome"...I had never seen these ducks before a few months ago...A new pond I go to now has them and I think about 8 or 10 pairs...All American though...They are pretty skiddish as well... I go to one side of the pond, they go to the other and back and forth until they get tired of the game and fly...Lot's of fun to watch and a very colorful duck...Thanks for sharing yours....
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