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I've never gotten a shot of a turkey before today. This poor girl seemed pretty chill, until I saw her start to slowly hobble away and realized her left leg was injured. She could walk, but not fast, which explains why she didn't book it at the sight of me (as most women do). Sad way to get a photo lifer. I doubt she'll make it through the night.

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On 10/29/2021 at 4:21 PM, Kevin said:

Crows around here, besides being solid black, are super skittish, so are extra hard to get a photo of. 

 

I see that. They're the same way here. 

Out in Colorado though, they are less afraid and let you get closer.

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I was photographing this Red-tailed sitting in a tree when these two ravens noticed it and started swooping down to harass it.  The hawk paid no attention.  Then one raven landed on another branch about 5 feet away and was cawing constantly trying to annoy the hawk, but the hawk just ignored the raven and started grooming itself.  The raven jumped onto the branch with the hawk and started inching closer, cawing at it constantly.  Finally the hawk turned and looked at the raven like "seriously?"  I watched them for about 10 minutes and left them there.  I don't know how it turned out.

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I saw these Pygmy Nuthatches last year.  They were rapidly flying to these sunflowers, grabbing seeds, and then zipping away again, only to return a moment later.  They seem rather unbothered by my presence, and didn't stop even when I was about 10 feet away.  Anyway, I'm pleased with how these pictures turned out and wanted to share.

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/397061091

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3 hours ago, Seanbirds said:

I love how you refer to them as "adventures" instead of just plain old birding trips. 

Oh but they are adventures. For us it isn't just about the birds. As you know I'm also into herps and butterflies and mammals and bugs. It is also about the landscape and sometimes even the food which could be anything from restaurants to farmers markets we find along the way. The point is to get out of the house, have a good time even if we don't find our target birds.

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1 minute ago, Clip said:

Oh but they are adventures. For us it isn't just about the birds. As you know I'm also into herps and butterflies and mammals and bugs. It is also about the landscape and sometimes even the food which could be anything from restaurants to farmers markets we find along the way. The point is to get out of the house, have a good time even if we don't find our target birds.

Totally! This is why I love birding!!

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27 minutes ago, Clip said:

Oh but they are adventures. For us it isn't just about the birds. As you know I'm also into herps and butterflies and mammals and bugs. It is also about the landscape and sometimes even the food which could be anything from restaurants to farmers markets we find along the way. The point is to get out of the house, have a good time even if we don't find our target birds.

What about the flora?

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