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#1 Platypus

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 05:15 PM

Hey guys - checking in again from my summer job in Wisconsin. I was able to go out birding today for the first time in weeks! Here are three lifers for which I need confirmation. I also heard Mourning Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Pine Warbler and American Redstart - all would have be lifers if I had seen them, but I wasn't able to get a look through the binocs or get a photo unfortunately. Another day I guess!

#1 (lifer) - This bird surprised me because I was not expecting to see it at all. Guess I was focused too much on learning the Warblers!
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#2 (lifer) - I think these fellas are beautiful.
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#3 (lifer) - Finally got a shot of one.
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And to top off the wonderful day, I saw this beautiful pair of Black-backed Woodpeckers at the same bog in which I found bird #1.
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 05:18 PM

  • Lincoln's Sparrow
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler
  • Broad-winged Hawk
  • And of course Black-backed Woodpecker


#3 Liam

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 06:54 PM

I agree. Congrats!!

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:43 PM

Nice photos!!

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:57 PM

Ok, I need all four of those on my list! Only one likely here is the Lincoln's Sparrow. We get the occasional migrating Broad-winged Hawk, usually just a quick fly over.
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#6 Platypus

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 11:41 PM

Thank you for the confirmations Liam and psweet, and for the compliment hbvol! I wish I had a 400mm lens, but I'm really enjoying becoming a better birder since I have to get closer to the birds than I would with a longer lens.

Creeker - I know the feeling! I'm happy I got the opportunity to work here for a summer, otherwise I'd be moving back to the west coast without ever having a spring/summer/early fall of birding in the East.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 11:46 PM

Thank you for the confirmations Liam and psweet, and for the compliment hbvol! I wish I had a 400mm lens, but I'm really enjoying becoming a better birder since I have to get closer to the birds than I would with a longer lens.

Creeker - I know the feeling! I'm happy I got the opportunity to work here for a summer, otherwise I'd be moving back to the west coast without ever having a spring/summer/early fall of birding on the east coast.


Beautiful captures. What type of lens are you using?
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:13 AM

Beautiful captures. What type of lens are you using?

Thank you very much! I use a Sigma 70-300mm. I wouldn't recommend it if you can afford anything better though (even for the same focal length)! Liam wrote a good blog post about the lens that you can find here.




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