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Old Jul 27, 2005, 9:07 PM   #1
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To be fair, the first image below was of a normal Willet. He minds his own buisness, and I mind mine.

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/PWILL1.JPG[/img]

But the guy depicted below, spends MY time on the beach, dive bombing the dog, and screaming insults at me...

He's a rotten no good bum, and I am SOOOOooooo tempted...:lol:

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/WILLFY1.JPG[/img]

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/WILLFY2.JPG[/img]

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Old Jul 27, 2005, 9:08 PM   #2
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These are great shots. Very well done and nice light.

Love the reflection in the first one. I think my favorite is the second one however.
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Indeed, great shots, dave, and it's funny but these are exactly some of the birds that I'm seeing at the pond I frequent these days. Your shots are fabulous, and the flight shots are excellent. I know you won't shoot the bird with anything but a camera, too.

Just a side note, the Avocets are dive bombingyour nemesisup here so they don't like it either.
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Great in flight shots dave!!!!
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Old Jul 28, 2005, 10:14 AM   #5
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Indeed, great shots, dave, and it's funny but these are exactly some of the birds that I'm seeing at the pond I frequent these days. Your shots are fabulous, and the flight shots are excellent. I know you won't shoot the bird with anything but a camera, too.

Just a side note, the Avocets are dive bombing your nemesis up here so they don't like it either.
But I am SOOO tempted...

The Killdeers out in Brooklyn do the same as THIS one Willet, but after short time they seem to recognise me, and stop harrasing me.

The other birds that constantly fly around are the Oyster Catchers. But they seem to be motivated by curiosity. I in turn am extremely captivated by them.

They are my favorite bird - they cause no trouble, never harrass the smaller birds, or try to steal their food. That combination of a long strong beak, and their preference for clams, mussels and worms have created a really good natured animal. Indeed, the smaller sand-pipers gravitate to the Oyster Catchers for protection.

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Old Jul 29, 2005, 12:37 AM   #6
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Dave, great shots!!!! just think, if the dirty rotten bum didn't divebomb and harrass you, you would have the opportunity to take such great shots of him!!!:blah:

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Old Jul 29, 2005, 9:28 AM   #7
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Dave, great shots!!!! just think, if the dirty rotten bum didn't divebomb and harrass you, you would have the opportunity to take such great shots of him!!!:blah:

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This is true, but small compensation. The Little Blue Heron and the Tri-colored Heron BOTH pay attention to his yammering. So do the Rails. So, if you notice, I haven't posted to much of them recently and it's because of this lousy Willet...:lol:

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Wonderful shots Dave. Looks like they just wanted their picture taken by a pro. They got their wish. Keep 'em coming. Woody
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Old Jul 29, 2005, 2:47 PM   #9
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Hey Dave, are willets good eating? just take him out some quiet evening!!!!:G:G

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Old Jul 29, 2005, 3:51 PM   #10
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Hey Dave, are willets good eating? just take him out some quiet evening!!!!:G:G

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That's a good question. people used to eat Willets - maybe there's a recipe on Google?

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