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  1. #2321
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    Talking No Woodpeccker but.............

    Well, I didn't see a woodpecker this weekend but I did get close to this Tree Swallow perched on a post as he stood guard outside his 'wife's' birdhouse.
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  2. #2322
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    Great tree swallow Falconest. Love the iridescent blue. The swallows around here rarely sit still for me.

  3. #2323
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    I have had good luck with these guys. They seem to perch around the birdhouses and on them and usually allow me to get quite close.
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  4. #2324
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    Killdeer protects the nest

    Was finally able to get some decent shots of a Killdeer. This bird is extraordinarily shy and very spooky, except when defending a nest or young. Thsi particular female has laid her eggs in an area that had been cleared in hopes of commercial development that has yet to be realized. I was able to get a number of pictures of her faking injury to distract me, a presumed threat, from her eggs. These were laid as usual for Killdeer, in a shallow depression on the ground.
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  5. #2325
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    Falconest,

    I see killdeer around here quite a bit. I knew about the faked injury behavior, but have never witnessed it myself. Nice sequence.

  6. #2326
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    Most of the hawk family gathered on a pine tree near the road this morning. Too bad they could not all face forward. The chicks are nearly as big as the adults now.
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  7. #2327
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    A tasty lizard.
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  8. #2328
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    Nice landing
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  9. #2329
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    A lot of flying at lunch today.
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  10. #2330
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    You're getting quite good at this, aren't you!
    Nikon D7000 and a bunch of Nikon stuff oh, and some Canon p&s's too

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