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I've seen this guy a few times when I didn't have my camera, but I had the camera yesterday...

 

Cool! The only time I've seen Green Heron is when it's hiding and flies away...

 

I don't know what the deal is with green herons.  My experience is that nine out of ten times you'll only see them flushed out of some completely obscured area.  But every once in a while there will be one that just doesn't care that you're 20 feet away from it and staring right at it.  So keep visiting places where you know they are and you'll get a good shot eventually.  Pic related from yesterday.  I stood there and watched him for a good 10 minutes.

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I have two favorites from today, but I'm partial to the Cuckoo since they are a bird you don't get to see every day, let alone photograph!  I feel very fortunate that I happened upon him/her foraging early this morning!  

 

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Yellow-billed Cuckoo by BirdFancier01, on Flickr

 

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Common Yellowthroat by BirdFancier01, on Flickr

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I have two favorites from today, but I'm partial to the Cuckoo since they are a bird you don't get to see every day, let alone photograph!  I feel very fortunate that I happened upon him/her foraging early this morning!  

 

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Yellow-billed Cuckoo by BirdFancier01, on Flickr

Nemesis for me!!

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I managed to get really close to some Western Kingbirds today.

 

14599835556_8ab43cf7d6_z.jpgIMG_0133 by *B4Birds*, on Flickr

 

14622831615_723ef87dea_z.jpgIMG_0130 by *B4Birds*, on Flickr

 

14436211180_c4a8d700a0_z.jpgWestern Kingbird by *B4Birds*, on Flickr

14599857626_809578cb74_z.jpgWestern Kingbird by *B4Birds*, on Flickr

 

14620742184_73e0eba4e5_z.jpgIMG_0105 by *B4Birds*, on Flickr

 

14619607361_e93b51f7f2_z.jpgIMG_0098 by *B4Birds*, on Flickr

14619654341_b7c7696be2_z.jpgWestern Kingbird by *B4Birds*, on Flickr

 

None are edited except for the last one cropped.

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Just a pretty little young Cardinal that decided to bang into the house.  All is well......

 

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A few good ones from today!

 

Yearbird Black-billed Cuckoo! In my local ravine! I was VERY surprised to find this one today amongst the sirens, screams of children, and city noises of semi-urban Toronto. I only saw five species of birds in the ravine today... and one was a cuckoo!!!!

 

14444215478_1eb4081673_c.jpgBlack-billed Cuckoo! by Owen Strickland, on Flickr

 

ABA #202 - Orchard Oriole! Was not expecting this one either! I thought that my next lifer would come in FL in August... I was wrong!

 

14650747443_50f3f285f5_c.jpgOrchard Oriole - ABA #202! by Owen Strickland, on Flickr

 

And... the ever-awesome Trumpeter Swans... they were super close!!!

 

14607831676_4a2fa943f4_c.jpgTrumpeter Swan! by Owen Strickland, on Flickr

 

14630368962_62b6622a07_c.jpgTrumpeter Swans! by Owen Strickland, on Flickr

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A few good ones from today!

 

Yearbird Black-billed Cuckoo! In my local ravine! I was VERY surprised to find this one today amongst the sirens, screams of children, and city noises of semi-urban Toronto. I only saw five species of birds in the ravine today... and one was a cuckoo!!!!

 

14444215478_1eb4081673_c.jpgBlack-billed Cuckoo! by Owen Strickland, on Flickr

 

ABA #202 - Orchard Oriole! Was not expecting this one either! I thought that my next lifer would come in FL in August... I was wrong!

 

14650747443_50f3f285f5_c.jpgOrchard Oriole - ABA #202! by Owen Strickland, on Flickr

 

And... the ever-awesome Trumpeter Swans... they were super close!!!

 

14607831676_4a2fa943f4_c.jpgTrumpeter Swan! by Owen Strickland, on Flickr

 

14630368962_62b6622a07_c.jpgTrumpeter Swans! by Owen Strickland, on Flickr

 

Great shots of all, too!!  I love the Swans pic!

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One of my favorite birds, the Green Heron

14635085602_c4484d9978_o.jpgGreen Heron by rjbaked, on Flickr

14449133677_154a6b7454_o.jpgGreen Heron by rjbaked, on Flickr

 

Great shots.  I have been trying to find a green heron for a long time.   I finally saw one in the spring, but it was very far away and I couldn't get a good shot.  Hopefully on my August vaca I'll find one!

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Went on a herping trip this weekend to Bankhead National Forest, and this is probably (though I haven't processed them all- too tired!) my best photo of the weekend!

Timber Rattlesnakes are my favorite snake, and how lucky for us to have road cruised five!

 

14647042202_3d6ace90d8_c.jpgTimber Rattlesnake by Redhead Photog, on Flickr

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Went on a herping trip this weekend to Bankhead National Forest, and this is probably (though I haven't processed them all- too tired!) my best photo of the weekend!

Timber Rattlesnakes are my favorite snake, and how lucky for us to have road cruised five!

 

14647042202_3d6ace90d8_c.jpgTimber Rattlesnake by Redhead Photog, on Flickr

 

 

Nice shot, Amber!! That one has a nice set of rattlers on it!

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