The World Bird Wednesday Archive

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

World Bird Wednesday VIII

The Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
I have been off this week and have had a wonderful time taking a ton of photos and never has my lack of knowledge of the DSLR camera been so apparent. After months of practice my stellar average is still about one really good bird picture per thousand shots taken. I lucked into this turkey shot while struggling with a razor thin depth of focus, the low light and my shaky cold hands. How is it possible to consistently focus accurately on the birds eye? I wait for that glorious day when my ratio doubles to two keepers per thousand!  

It has been a spectacular week for eagle watching. Many times I have seen three or four birds in the sky chasing each other. Two adult Balds have been landing together way out on the lake ice rather than lazing in the trees between their fishing forays. The haggard young eagle on the ice has been getting his tail feathers ripped to shreds by the older eagles. Still he persists dauntlessly.  

A female American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), 
 The long suffering Suzanne was admonishing me to keep my eyes on the road and out of the trees when I drove off the asphalt after spotting this Kestrel swooping by. We sat on the side of the road for twenty minutes while I popped my head in and out of the sunroof taking pot shots. It was 15 degrees Fahrenheit out and Suz's so badly wanted to get to the resale shop. Since Suzanne likes moon shots, I will include this weeks crescent in honor of her new role as official bird expedition driver!

  Now it's time for World Bird Wednesday VIII 

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