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#31 Don Kondra

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 11:17 AM

I'm finally seeing something other than chickadee's and woodpeckers :)

 

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 11:22 AM

Very nice, Don!

Perfect pose, excellent exposure!
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:00 PM

OK, in a forum with BIRD PHOTOGRAPHERS ... we are slowing down....  <_<

 

Male Cardinal. resplendent in Red!

 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:02 PM

If munks are more to your preference.... this one is the CHIPPIEST of them.....

 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:52 PM

Really good stuff all!!! I hope to work the P900 out this weekend. :D

 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:43 PM

The elusive Yellow Rumped Warbler !

 

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:19 AM

Very nice, Don!


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:50 AM

Very nice, Don!

 

Thank you !

 

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:38 PM

Nice shot, Don.  The colours nicely contrast with each other.  :)


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:58 PM

Mourning Dove

 

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:14 AM

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:24 AM

You got this close to take a pic near a chick, and lived to tell about it!

Im impressed!
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:20 AM

You got this close to take a pic near a chick, and lived to tell about it!

Im impressed!
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The geese don't bother me; their goslings walk right up to my feet sometimes. Mute swans are a different story. :)



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Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:27 AM

Bison, reindeer, mouflon calf feeding, barbary sheep, and a wallaby at High Park Zoo.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 04:56 AM

Some one has been to High Park!

Very nice series.
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:03 PM

You got this close to take a pic near a chick, and lived to tell about it!

Im impressed!
:lol:

 

That makes two of us.  I'll be posting some shots over the next week, but momma wouldn't let me get anywhere near that close.  :lol:

 

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 04:12 PM

Thanks Art and Mark. :)


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 05:52 PM

Black Squirrel on University College, Toronto.

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 09:44 PM

Nice work everyone!!!

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 11:14 PM

I have a confession to make:  I like crows.  I have lots of respect for them.

 

This wasn't always the case.  However, after being dive-bombed by one in 2014, I did some research on them.  It turns out that they are highly intelligent birds.  I didn't realize that a crow who perceives you as a threat can communicate that feeling to the other members of his murder.  That's right.  A flock of crows is actually called a murder.  I have no idea why.

 

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I came across this character during a recent walk around Como Lake.  He wasn't creating very much mischief.  But he did remind me of Vancouver's notorious Bad Boy Crow:  Canuck The Crow.

 

Notorious?  Yes.  Canuck gained international notoriety when he swooped into a crime scene and made off with the murder weapon.  This was followed by invading a McDonald's restaurant and a rapid transit rail car.  His attacks on Canada Post letter carriers got so bad that mail delivery was temporarily suspended.

 

http://www.cbc.ca/ra...rrier-1.4622137

 

Fame (or notoriety) quickly followed.  How many crows do you have their own Facebook page; or a Twitter account; or have been the subject of a documentary film?  Canuck is a celebrity.

 

Alas, peanuts and the love of a lady crow seem to be slowing him down.  The letter carrier found that Canuck likes peanuts, to the point where he helps deliver the mail.  Meanwhile, Mrs Canuck has him looking after the "kids"

 

Meanwhile, Canuck's Facebook page is reporting that he is helping Mrs Canuck (named Cassiar or Mama Cass) raise the little Canucks.  This was as of yesterday.

 

https://www.facebook.com/thecrowandI/

 

So, Canuck, this one is for you, buddy!  :lol:


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 11:31 PM

Seeing lots of Goslings was one highlight of my recent visit to Como Lake.  Unfortunately, I didn't get very many satisfactory images.  Thats because the parental reaction gradually went from this.

 

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To this.

 

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And finally, to this.

 

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I quickly decided that discretion was the better part of valour, and went to say hello to the ducks.

 

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 11:49 PM

I didn't see very many ducks during my recent visit to Como Lake.  I caught fleeting glimpses of hens and ducklings.  I also heard quacking from within reeds.  But the two main ducks visible were this guy.

 

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And this duck.  I first noticed this duck last summer, but capturing a good image had proven to impossible until 2 weeks ago.  When I first noticed "him" last summer, "he" chose to paddle around in the centre of the lake, and I didn't have a long enough lens.  It was the same story over the winter, even though I had the 200-500 lens by then.  "He" took care to swim just out of lens range from where I was.

 

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Can someone please tell me what type of duck this is?  Is this a specific type of duck; or the product of some late night hanky-panky when there were no humans around the duck pond?  ;)  I have no idea.  I also don't know what the gender is.

 

Predictably, "he" has gone back to playing coy.  When Angela and I went for a walk on Wednesday, there were no ducks to be seen.  This afternoon, "he" was having a nap just off-shore.  Of course, I had no camera and was holding onto our dog's leash. 

 

I would really appreciate it if some of the bird experts here at PN can help me identify this duck.  Meanwhile, many thanks for looking.  :)


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Posted Yesterday, 08:33 AM

I didn't see very many ducks during my recent visit to Como Lake.  I caught fleeting glimpses of hens and ducklings.  I also heard quacking from within reeds.  But the two main ducks visible were this guy.

 

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And this duck.  I first noticed this duck last summer, but capturing a good image had proven to impossible until 2 weeks ago.  When I first noticed "him" last summer, "he" chose to paddle around in the centre of the lake, and I didn't have a long enough lens.  It was the same story over the winter, even though I had the 200-500 lens by then.  "He" took care to swim just out of lens range from where I was.

 

Como%20Lake%20Birds-20180506-6-XL.jpg

 

Can someone please tell me what type of duck this is?  Is this a specific type of duck; or the product of some late night hanky-panky when there were no humans around the duck pond?  ;)  I have no idea.  I also don't know what the gender is.

 

 

It looks like a male Duclair duck (a type of Rouen duck). Their heads are usually all green like a drake mallard. We have a few of these on Lake Ontario periodically. We also get a lot of hybrid ducks (mallards sleep with anything, even dead ducks...yes, there are videos of this  :unsure: ). I find these two sites useful for IDing domestic ducks and hybrids http://www.birds.cor...ws/domducks.htm & http://www.10000bird...id-mallards.htm



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Posted Yesterday, 12:20 PM

What...No Eagles!!!!!!!! We can't have that. Here's one I found this morning. D500...200-500...hand held. Jeff

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Posted Yesterday, 12:26 PM

Here's a Song Sparrow I caught just as it was taking flight. Not the best shot, but not too shabby for ISO 2500. D500...200-500...hand held. Jeff

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Posted Yesterday, 12:56 PM

Thanks, Jason.  I appreciate your help.  :)  :)


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