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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:40 AM

Try, try and try again.

As some of you know I have a love-hate relationship with the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. I keep trying and that evil bird keeps mocking me.


So...I saw something flying. Wasn't sure what it was.

Not great but I just wanted to share this with you. Even though the shot is blurred, I think that evil bird is graceful in flight.






It landed here and this was the best shot I got of it.



I'll keep trying.


Some other shots I got.

Pine Warbler




White-throated Sparrow




American Crow




Cabbage Flowers




Time for lunch




This is a very brave bird (Chipping Sparrow). Never shies away from me and often lands next to me.





All done.

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Reply Try, try and try again. (Original post)
Solly Mack Feb 2013 OP
NRaleighLiberal Feb 2013 #1
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #2
justiceischeap Feb 2013 #3
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #4
SouthernDonkey Feb 2013 #5
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #8
Celebration Feb 2013 #6
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #7
Blue_In_AK Feb 2013 #9
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #10
Blue_In_AK Feb 2013 #11
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #12
Adsos Letter Feb 2013 #13
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #14

Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:48 AM

1. Nice! I love Pine Warblers and their characteristic "song" -

they, and the Yellow Rumps (Myrtle warblers) are very reliable on our suet here in the winter.

Warblers are kind of a challenge/passion for me - in my whole bird watching life, I've not seen all that many - Black Throated Blue, Blackburnian, Yellow Throat, Hooded and Redstart here in my yard in Raleigh, and Black and White and Black Throated Green at Ocracoke Island. I hear far more than I see!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:18 AM

2. I love listening to the birds sing in the morning.

I heard the warbler well before I saw it. I just followed his song.

Thanks, NRaleighLiberal.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:21 AM

3. Never heard of cabbage flower birds

Beautiful species and easy to capture, I'm sure.

Lovely photos.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:01 AM

4. I don't know. It took me days to come across one.

Then there were several and I was enchanted!

lol

Thanks, justiceischeap.

Love your Robins!

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:42 PM

5. Great shots!

as always!

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Response to SouthernDonkey (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:03 PM

8. Ah..thanks.

That evil bird...it does try me.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:46 PM

6. There's that sapsucker!

Hope to see it here soon!



Thanks for sharing your adventures.

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Response to Celebration (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:02 PM

7. One day. lol

Gives me something else to look forward to. (I tell myself)

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 05:04 AM

9. The birds can be so tricky.

The redpolls are still flocking around here like crazy, but they're such skitterish little things, it's almost impossible to get a clear shot, especially when it's cloudy and the light is low. I think you did a great job with these photos.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:21 PM

10. Thanks, Blue.

My goal is to eventually get a clear shot of that evil bird. Gives me something to aim for. (hehe)

I found a woods where several live so that will increase my chances. (or not)

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:16 PM

11. Here are some I got of the redpolls today.





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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:15 PM

12. Those are adorable.

I got a new lens for my b-day and I played around with it today. This weekend I'm taking it deep into the woods and see what I can see.

Got these today.








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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:29 PM

13. I love these!

The sapsucker landed on the tree trunk looks like he's gloating (You can't fly can you, Solly Mack?).

Oh, and take care around that Chipping Sparrow...he looks intent on leading you astray.


edit: ...punctuation matters...

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:33 PM

14. lol! It is a soul crushing evil bird.

Thanks, Adsos Letter!


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