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    Monday (8/25) I went to the fish hatchery for a change of pace and to avoid the distorting heat waves of the marsh. In Joe's black-throated gray warbler thread I had mentioned that I had not seen one in three or four years. Monday I saw one or two in a tree on the fish hatchery grounds.

    A lot of yellow on the breast, but I still think it is a black-throated gray warbler.
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    Not as much yellow,...... a second bird, perhaps?
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    I went to the fish hatchery for a change of pace and to avoid the distorting heat waves of the marsh.
    These are nice. I like the light along with the color in these!



    Chad
    Last edited by photographmemories; 08-25-2014 at 10:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photographmemories View Post
    These are nice. I like the light along with the color in these! Chad
    Thanks. The warbler was farther away than I would have liked as well as being in constant motion among the branches and in & out of the shadows.

    Here are photos I took earlier of a much closer black-capped chickadee which appears to have just taken a bath in Willow Creek. It was drying out in a tree on the opposite bank from me. Intervening branches prevented magazine quality photos.

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    Wednesday afternoon (8/27) a flock of 30-40 barn swallows gathered on the telephone lines at the west end of the marsh and a nearby building under construction across the railroad tracks. I had never before seen such a large flock of swallows and assumed they were in the process of migrating south for the winter.

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    Wonder if any of those are Purple Martins?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry O View Post
    Wonder if any of those are Purple Martins?
    Too small and their heads are too round. Check out my purple martin shots on this thread.
    http://www.pnwphotos.com/forum/showt...ide-Beach-Walk
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    Thursday afternoon (8/28) I once again caught the adult Cooper's hawk hunting along Pine St. on Pt. Edwards. Unlike the shy red-tailed hawk, the Cooper's hawk will let you get fairly close while it scans the ground below for prey.

    I think it was yawning as no sound came out.
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    Takeoff
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    Just before landing in the brush on the hillside.
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    I once again caught the adult Cooper's hawk hunting along Pine St. on Pt. Edwards. Unlike the shy red-tailed hawk, the Cooper's hawk will let you get fairly close while it scans the ground below for prey.
    Lucky you! These are some superb pics!


    Chad

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    Thursday morning I got a few shots from the marsh. I dragged out the 500L telephoto + 1.4x teleconverter + tripod as it was still overcast and heat wave distortion was minimal.

    Semipalmated plover.
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    From a distance they can be hard to distinguish from their larger cousins, the resident killdeer, one of which is in the background.
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    Sandpipers continue to be a mix of least and westerns. I hope they stick around through Bird Fest.
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    Nice shots, Bill...especially the coopers'

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