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2015-12-19 15:38:42 (16 comments; 5 reshares; 67 +1s)Open 

Sharp-shinned Hawk
Caledonia Wisconsin
Look who is watching me load up the birdfeeder this morning. This Cooper's hawk hung around for about 30 min and took off after checking out the backyard.


‪#‎Bird‬ ‪#‎Birds‬ ‪#‎Birding‬ ‪#‎Hawk‬ ‪#‎Birdofprey‬ ‪#‎Wisconsin‬ ‪#‎Wildlife‬ ‪#‎Nature‬ ‪#‎Backyard‬
(C) Copyright Ricky L.Jones Photography 1995-2015 All rights reserved
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpU44x4m0_I&feature=youtu.be

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2016-01-05 17:57:44 (11 comments; 7 reshares; 141 +1s)Open 

Happy #NationalBirdDay Everyone!
Baltimore Orioles
Kenosha #Wisconsin


#Canon #TeamCanon   #Bird #Birds #Birding #birdsgallery #birdsinfocus #birds4all   #nature #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography  

(C) Copyright Ricky L.Jones Photography 1995-2015 All rights reserved

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2016-01-05 17:57:44 (11 comments; 7 reshares; 141 +1s)Open 

Happy #NationalBirdDay Everyone!
Baltimore Orioles
Kenosha #Wisconsin


#Canon #TeamCanon   #Bird #Birds #Birding #birdsgallery #birdsinfocus #birds4all   #nature #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography  

(C) Copyright Ricky L.Jones Photography 1995-2015 All rights reserved

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2016-02-14 01:41:11 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 38 +1s)Open 

Juvenile Bald Eagle
Wisconsin River, Wisconsin
 
The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus, from Greek hali "sea", aiētos "eagle", leuco "white", cephalos "head") is a bird of prey found in North America. A sea eagle, it has two known subspecies and forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

The bald eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons. It builds the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species, up to 4 m (13 ft) deep, 2.5 m (8.2 ft) wide, and 1m... more »

Juvenile Bald Eagle
Wisconsin River, Wisconsin
 
The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus, from Greek hali "sea", aiētos "eagle", leuco "white", cephalos "head") is a bird of prey found in North America. A sea eagle, it has two known subspecies and forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

The bald eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons. It builds the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species, up to 4 m (13 ft) deep, 2.5 m (8.2 ft) wide, and 1 metric ton (1.1 short tons) in weight. Sexual maturity is attained at the age of four to five years.

Bald eagles are not actually bald; the name derives from an older meaning of "white headed". The adult is mainly brown with a white head and tail. The sexes are identical in plumage, but females are about 25 percent larger than males. The beak is large and hooked. The plumage of the immature is brown.
-Wiki

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#Canon #TeamCanon #Bird #Birding #Birder #Eagle #BaldEagle #birdsofprey #birdsinflight #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birds4all #birdsinfocus #Wisconsin #Nature #NaturePhotography #Wildlife #WildlifePhotography  
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2016-02-11 02:03:55 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Canon 1DX Mark II Preview
 by +Tony Northrup

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tQjpbR-8h0

#Canon‬ #Eos #Canon1dmkII #Youtube #Preview #Canonshooter #canonphotography #canonusers  

Canon 1DX Mark II Preview
 by +Tony Northrup

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tQjpbR-8h0

#Canon‬ #Eos #Canon1dmkII #Youtube #Preview #Canonshooter #canonphotography #canonusers  ___

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2016-02-09 04:36:12 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 34 +1s)Open 

Eagle Coming in For a Landing
Wisconsin River, Wisconsin

The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus, from Greek hali "sea", aiētos "eagle", leuco "white", cephalos "head") is a bird of prey found in North America. A sea eagle, it has two known subspecies and forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

The bald eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons. It builds the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species, up to 4 m (13 ft) deep, 2.5 m (8.2 ft) wide,... more »

Eagle Coming in For a Landing
Wisconsin River, Wisconsin

The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus, from Greek hali "sea", aiētos "eagle", leuco "white", cephalos "head") is a bird of prey found in North America. A sea eagle, it has two known subspecies and forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

The bald eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons. It builds the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species, up to 4 m (13 ft) deep, 2.5 m (8.2 ft) wide, and 1 metric ton (1.1 short tons) in weight. Sexual maturity is attained at the age of four to five years.

Bald eagles are not actually bald; the name derives from an older meaning of "white headed". The adult is mainly brown with a white head and tail. The sexes are identical in plumage, but females are about 25 percent larger than males. The beak is large and hooked. The plumage of the immature is brown.
-Wiki

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#Canon #TeamCanon #Bird #Birds #Birding #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birds4all #birdsinfocus #Wisconsin #Raptor #birdsofprey #Eagle #BaldEagle  
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2016-02-07 22:27:09 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 37 +1s)Open 

Eagle Watch
Wisconsin River

The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus, from Greek hali "sea", aiētos "eagle", leuco "white", cephalos "head") is a bird of prey found in North America. A sea eagle, it has two known subspecies and forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

The bald eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons. It builds the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species, up to 4 m (13 ft) deep, 2.5 m (8.2 ft) wide, and 1 metric ton (1.1 short... more »

Eagle Watch
Wisconsin River

The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus, from Greek hali "sea", aiētos "eagle", leuco "white", cephalos "head") is a bird of prey found in North America. A sea eagle, it has two known subspecies and forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

The bald eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons. It builds the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species, up to 4 m (13 ft) deep, 2.5 m (8.2 ft) wide, and 1 metric ton (1.1 short tons) in weight. Sexual maturity is attained at the age of four to five years.

Bald eagles are not actually bald; the name derives from an older meaning of "white headed". The adult is mainly brown with a white head and tail. The sexes are identical in plumage, but females are about 25 percent larger than males. The beak is large and hooked. The plumage of the immature is brown.
-Wiki

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#Canon #TeamCanon #Bird #Birds #Birding #birdphotography #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birds4all #birdsofprey #WIsconsin #Nature #NaturePhotography #Wildlife #wildlifephotography #Eagle #BaldEagle  
(C) Copyright Ricky L.Jones Photography 1995-2016 All rights reserved___

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2016-02-06 23:40:59 (8 comments; 2 reshares; 43 +1s)Open 

American Bald Eagle
Wisconsin River

The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus, from Greek hali "sea", aiētos "eagle", leuco "white", cephalos "head") is a bird of prey found in North America. A sea eagle, it has two known subspecies and forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

The bald eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons. It builds the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species, up to 4 m (13 ft) deep, 2.5 m (8.2 ft) wide, and 1 metric ton (1.1... more »

American Bald Eagle
Wisconsin River

The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus, from Greek hali "sea", aiētos "eagle", leuco "white", cephalos "head") is a bird of prey found in North America. A sea eagle, it has two known subspecies and forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

The bald eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons. It builds the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species, up to 4 m (13 ft) deep, 2.5 m (8.2 ft) wide, and 1 metric ton (1.1 short tons) in weight. Sexual maturity is attained at the age of four to five years.

Bald eagles are not actually bald; the name derives from an older meaning of "white headed". The adult is mainly brown with a white head and tail. The sexes are identical in plumage, but females are about 25 percent larger than males. The beak is large and hooked. The plumage of the immature is brown.
-Wiki

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#Canon #TeamCanon #Bird #Birding #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birds4all #birdsinfocus #birdsofprey #birdsinflight #Eagle #Wisconsin #Baldeagle  
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2016-02-06 02:13:41 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 40 +1s)Open 

American Bald Eagle Taking Off!!
Wisconsin River

The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus, from Greek hali "sea", aiētos "eagle", leuco "white", cephalos "head") is a bird of prey found in North America. A sea eagle, it has two known subspecies and forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

The bald eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons. It builds the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species, up to 4 m (13 ft) deep, 2.5 m (8.2 ft) wide, and 1... more »

American Bald Eagle Taking Off!!
Wisconsin River

The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus, from Greek hali "sea", aiētos "eagle", leuco "white", cephalos "head") is a bird of prey found in North America. A sea eagle, it has two known subspecies and forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

The bald eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons. It builds the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species, up to 4 m (13 ft) deep, 2.5 m (8.2 ft) wide, and 1 metric ton (1.1 short tons) in weight. Sexual maturity is attained at the age of four to five years.

Bald eagles are not actually bald; the name derives from an older meaning of "white headed". The adult is mainly brown with a white head and tail. The sexes are identical in plumage, but females are about 25 percent larger than males. The beak is large and hooked. The plumage of the immature is brown.
-Wiki

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#Canon #TeamCanon #Bird #Birding #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birds4all #birdsinfocus #birdsofprey #birdsinflight #Wisconsin #Eagle #baldeagle  
(C) Copyright Ricky L.Jones Photography 1995-2016 All rights reserved___

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2016-02-03 02:43:17 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 39 +1s)Open 

Rough-Legged Hawk
Horicon Marsh Wildlife Refuge, Wisconsin

The rough-legged buzzard (Buteo lagopus), also called the rough-legged hawk, is a medium-large bird of prey. It is found in Arctic and Subarctic regions of North America and Eurasia during the breeding season and migrates south for the winter. It was traditionally also known as the rough-legged falcon in such works as John James Audubon's The Birds of America.

Nests are typically located on cliffs, bluffs or in trees. Clutch sizes are variable with food availability but 3–5 eggs are usually laid. These hawks hunt over open land, feeding primarily on small mammals. Along with the kestrels, kites and osprey, this is one of the few birds of prey to hover regularly.
-wiki

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Rough-Legged Hawk
Horicon Marsh Wildlife Refuge, Wisconsin

The rough-legged buzzard (Buteo lagopus), also called the rough-legged hawk, is a medium-large bird of prey. It is found in Arctic and Subarctic regions of North America and Eurasia during the breeding season and migrates south for the winter. It was traditionally also known as the rough-legged falcon in such works as John James Audubon's The Birds of America.

Nests are typically located on cliffs, bluffs or in trees. Clutch sizes are variable with food availability but 3–5 eggs are usually laid. These hawks hunt over open land, feeding primarily on small mammals. Along with the kestrels, kites and osprey, this is one of the few birds of prey to hover regularly.
-wiki

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#Canon #TeamCanon #Bird #Birding #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birds4all #Wisconsin #birdsinfocus #birdsofprey #birdsinflight #WildlifeRefuge #Hawk  
(C) Copyright Ricky L.Jones Photography 1995-2016 All rights reserved___

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2016-02-02 22:56:34 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

I sold a Tote Bag - 18" x 18" of Wind Point Lighthouse In Fall to a buyer from Franklin, WI.
http://fineartamerica.com/saleannouncement.html?id=9a752f8d6e004307f700909555ed312d

I sold a Tote Bag - 18" x 18" of Wind Point Lighthouse In Fall to a buyer from Franklin, WI.
http://fineartamerica.com/saleannouncement.html?id=9a752f8d6e004307f700909555ed312d___

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2016-02-02 02:01:37 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Horned Lark
Horicon Marsh Wildlife Refuge, Wisconsin

Unlike most other larks, this is a distinctive-looking species on the ground, mainly brown-grey above and pale below, with a striking black and yellow face pattern. Except for the central feathers, the tail is mostly black, contrasting with the paler body; this contrast is especially noticeable when the bird is in flight. The summer male has black "horns", which give this species its American name. America has a number of races distinguished by the face pattern and back colour of males, especially in summer. The southern European mountain race Eremophila alpestris penicillata is greyer above, and the yellow of the face pattern is replaced with white.

Vocalizations are high-pitched, lisping or tinkling, and weak. The song, given in flight as is common among larks, consists of a few chips followed by a warbling,... more »

Horned Lark
Horicon Marsh Wildlife Refuge, Wisconsin

Unlike most other larks, this is a distinctive-looking species on the ground, mainly brown-grey above and pale below, with a striking black and yellow face pattern. Except for the central feathers, the tail is mostly black, contrasting with the paler body; this contrast is especially noticeable when the bird is in flight. The summer male has black "horns", which give this species its American name. America has a number of races distinguished by the face pattern and back colour of males, especially in summer. The southern European mountain race Eremophila alpestris penicillata is greyer above, and the yellow of the face pattern is replaced with white.

Vocalizations are high-pitched, lisping or tinkling, and weak. The song, given in flight as is common among larks, consists of a few chips followed by a warbling, ascending trill.
-wiki
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaDI2WTi7N0&feature=youtu.be

+U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service #Horicon #Wisconsin #Bird #Birding #Youtube #Horned #Lark #Midwest  

(C) Copyright Ricky L.Jones Photography 1995-2015 All rights reserved.___

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2016-01-31 15:05:37 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

1941: Busy Year for Refuges

+U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/refuges/news/1941BusyYearForRefuges.html

1941: Busy Year for Refuges

+U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/refuges/news/1941BusyYearForRefuges.html___

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2016-01-31 03:02:36 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 57 +1s)Open 

Juvenile Red-tailed hawk
Horicon Marsh Wildlife Refuge

The red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a bird of prey, one of three species colloquially known in the United States as the "chickenhawk," though it rarely preys on standard sized chickens. It breeds throughout most of North America, from western Alaska and northern Canada to as far south as Panama and the West Indies, and is one of the most common buteos in North America. Red-tailed hawks can acclimate to all the biomes within their range. There are fourteen recognized subspecies, which vary in appearance and range. It is one of the largest members of the genus Buteo in North America, typically weighing from 690 to 1,600 g (1.52 to 3.53 lb) and measuring 45–65 cm (18–26 in) in length, with a wingspan from 110–145 cm (43–57 in). The red-tailed hawk displays sexual dimorphism in size, with females averagingabout 2... more »

Juvenile Red-tailed hawk
Horicon Marsh Wildlife Refuge

The red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a bird of prey, one of three species colloquially known in the United States as the "chickenhawk," though it rarely preys on standard sized chickens. It breeds throughout most of North America, from western Alaska and northern Canada to as far south as Panama and the West Indies, and is one of the most common buteos in North America. Red-tailed hawks can acclimate to all the biomes within their range. There are fourteen recognized subspecies, which vary in appearance and range. It is one of the largest members of the genus Buteo in North America, typically weighing from 690 to 1,600 g (1.52 to 3.53 lb) and measuring 45–65 cm (18–26 in) in length, with a wingspan from 110–145 cm (43–57 in). The red-tailed hawk displays sexual dimorphism in size, with females averaging about 25% heavier than males. The bird is sometimes referred to as the red-tail for short, when the meaning is clear in context.
-wiki

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#Canon #Teamcanon #Bird #Birds #Birding #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birds4all #birdsinfocus #Nature #wildlife #wildlifephotography #Wisconsin #Refuge #birdsofprey #Hawk #Wildliferefuge #Stare  
(C) Copyright Ricky L. Jones Photography 1995-2016 All Rights reserved___

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2016-01-30 05:09:12 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 35 +1s)Open 

Dark-eyed Junco
Milwaukee Wisconsin

The dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis) is the best-known species of the juncos, a genus of small grayish American sparrows. This bird is common across much of temperate North America and in summer ranges far into the Arctic. It is a very variable species, much like the related fox sparrow (Passerella iliaca), and its systematics are still not completely untangled.
-wiki

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#Canon #TeamCanon #Bird #Birding #Birds #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birds4all #Wisconsin #Backyardbirding #birdsinfocus #Nature #naturephotography #Wildlife #wildlifephotography  
(C) Copyright Ricky L. Jones Photography 1995-2016 All Rights reserved

Dark-eyed Junco
Milwaukee Wisconsin

The dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis) is the best-known species of the juncos, a genus of small grayish American sparrows. This bird is common across much of temperate North America and in summer ranges far into the Arctic. It is a very variable species, much like the related fox sparrow (Passerella iliaca), and its systematics are still not completely untangled.
-wiki

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#Canon #TeamCanon #Bird #Birding #Birds #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birds4all #Wisconsin #Backyardbirding #birdsinfocus #Nature #naturephotography #Wildlife #wildlifephotography  
(C) Copyright Ricky L. Jones Photography 1995-2016 All Rights reserved___

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2016-01-29 02:40:20 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

30 Years ago today! January 28, 1986

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/challenger-disaster-put-end-nasas-plans-send-civilians-space-180957922/?utm_source=twitter.com&no-ist

#Nasa #disaster #SpaceShutter #Science #Challenger #Space

30 Years ago today! January 28, 1986

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/challenger-disaster-put-end-nasas-plans-send-civilians-space-180957922/?utm_source=twitter.com&no-ist

#Nasa #disaster #SpaceShutter #Science #Challenger #Space___

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2016-01-27 14:01:02 (6 comments; 2 reshares; 50 +1s)Open 

Blue Jay
Milwaukee Wisconsin

The blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to North America. It is resident through most of eastern and central United States and southern Canada, although western populations may be migratory. It breeds in both deciduous and coniferous forests, and is common near and in residential areas. It is predominantly blue with a white chest and underparts, and a blue crest. It has a black, U-shaped collar around its neck and a black border behind the crest. Genders are similar in size and plumage, and plumage does not vary throughout the year. Four subspecies of the blue jay are recognized.
-wiki

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Blue Jay
Milwaukee Wisconsin

The blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to North America. It is resident through most of eastern and central United States and southern Canada, although western populations may be migratory. It breeds in both deciduous and coniferous forests, and is common near and in residential areas. It is predominantly blue with a white chest and underparts, and a blue crest. It has a black, U-shaped collar around its neck and a black border behind the crest. Genders are similar in size and plumage, and plumage does not vary throughout the year. Four subspecies of the blue jay are recognized.
-wiki

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#Canon #TeamCanon #Bird #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birds4all #birdsinfocus #Nature #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #Wisconsin #BackyardBirding #Bluejay #Birds  
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2016-01-26 03:37:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

A Rare Owl Turned Up Dead—Are Birders To Blame?

http://www.audubon.org/news/a-rare-owl-turned-dead-are-birders-blame

A Rare Owl Turned Up Dead—Are Birders To Blame?

http://www.audubon.org/news/a-rare-owl-turned-dead-are-birders-blame___

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2016-01-24 00:28:32 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

Juvenile Peregrine Falcon
Kenosha Wisconsin

The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known as the peregrine, and historically as the duck hawk in North America, is a widespread bird of prey in the family Falconidae. A large, crow-sized falcon, it has a blue-grey back, barred white underparts, and a black head and "moustache". As is typical of bird-eating raptors, peregrine falcons are sexually dimorphic, females being considerably larger than males. The peregrine is renowned for its speed, reaching over 322 km/h (200 mph) during its characteristic hunting stoop (high speed dive), making it the fastest member of the animal kingdom. According to a National Geographic TV programme, the highest measured speed of a peregrine falcon is 389 km/h (242 mph)
-wiki
 
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Juvenile Peregrine Falcon
Kenosha Wisconsin

The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known as the peregrine, and historically as the duck hawk in North America, is a widespread bird of prey in the family Falconidae. A large, crow-sized falcon, it has a blue-grey back, barred white underparts, and a black head and "moustache". As is typical of bird-eating raptors, peregrine falcons are sexually dimorphic, females being considerably larger than males. The peregrine is renowned for its speed, reaching over 322 km/h (200 mph) during its characteristic hunting stoop (high speed dive), making it the fastest member of the animal kingdom. According to a National Geographic TV programme, the highest measured speed of a peregrine falcon is 389 km/h (242 mph)
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2016-01-23 05:31:48 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

Snowy Egret
New Orleans Louisiana

The snowy egret (Egretta thula) is a small white heron. It is the American counterpart to the very similar Old World little egret, which has established a foothold in the Bahamas. At one time, the beautiful plumes of the snowy egret were in great demand by market hunters as decorations for women's hats. This reduced the population of the species to dangerously low levels.[citation needed] Now protected in the United States by law, under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, this bird's population has rebounded.
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Snowy Egret
New Orleans Louisiana

The snowy egret (Egretta thula) is a small white heron. It is the American counterpart to the very similar Old World little egret, which has established a foothold in the Bahamas. At one time, the beautiful plumes of the snowy egret were in great demand by market hunters as decorations for women's hats. This reduced the population of the species to dangerously low levels.[citation needed] Now protected in the United States by law, under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, this bird's population has rebounded.
-wiki

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2016-01-19 05:45:02 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Milwaukee Wisconsin

The red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) is a medium-sized woodpecker of the Picidae family. It breeds in southern Canada and the northeastern United States, ranging as far south as Florida and as far west as Texas. Its common name is somewhat misleading, as the most prominent red part of its plumage is on the head; the red-headed woodpecker, however, is another species that is a rather close relative but looks quite different.

It was first described in Linnaeus' Systema Naturae, as Picus carolinus. The type locality is given simply as "America septentrionalis" (North America).
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Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Milwaukee Wisconsin

The red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) is a medium-sized woodpecker of the Picidae family. It breeds in southern Canada and the northeastern United States, ranging as far south as Florida and as far west as Texas. Its common name is somewhat misleading, as the most prominent red part of its plumage is on the head; the red-headed woodpecker, however, is another species that is a rather close relative but looks quite different.

It was first described in Linnaeus' Systema Naturae, as Picus carolinus. The type locality is given simply as "America septentrionalis" (North America).
-wiki

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What is a “Gray Market” Camera and Why Does It Matter?

http://www.photographybay.com/2016/01/18/what-is-a-gray-market-camera-and-why-does-it-matter/
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What is a “Gray Market” Camera and Why Does It Matter?

http://www.photographybay.com/2016/01/18/what-is-a-gray-market-camera-and-why-does-it-matter/
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What’s Wrong With This Photo?
Interesting article by my friend Vic Berardi.

http://photonaturalist.net/whats-wrong-with-this-photo/comment-page-1/#comment-272773

What’s Wrong With This Photo?
Interesting article by my friend Vic Berardi.

http://photonaturalist.net/whats-wrong-with-this-photo/comment-page-1/#comment-272773___

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2016-01-17 00:21:48 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 37 +1s)Open 

White-Breasted Nuthatch
Grant Park
Milwaukee Wisconsin

The white-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) is a small songbird of the nuthatch family which breeds in old-growth woodland across much of temperate North America. It is a stocky bird, with a large head, short tail, powerful bill, and strong feet. The upperparts are pale blue-gray, and the face and underparts are white. It has a black cap and a chestnut lower belly. The nine subspecies differ mainly in the color of the body plumage.
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White-Breasted Nuthatch
Grant Park
Milwaukee Wisconsin

The white-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) is a small songbird of the nuthatch family which breeds in old-growth woodland across much of temperate North America. It is a stocky bird, with a large head, short tail, powerful bill, and strong feet. The upperparts are pale blue-gray, and the face and underparts are white. It has a black cap and a chestnut lower belly. The nine subspecies differ mainly in the color of the body plumage.
-wiki

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2016-01-16 02:58:57 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

European Goldfinch
Kenosha #Wisconsin

The European goldfinch or goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), is a small passerine bird in the finch family that is native to Europe, North Africa and western Asia. It has been introduced to other areas including Australia, New Zealand and Uruguay.

The goldfinch has a red face and a black-and-white head. The back and flanks are buff or chestnut brown. The black wings have a broad yellow bar. The tail is black and the rump is white. The female is very similar to the male but has a slightly smaller red area on the face.
-wiki

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1qUUUTWUZM&feature=youtu.be

The History of the European Goldfinch in America:
http://net-results.blogspot.com/…/01/european-goldfinch.html

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European Goldfinch
Kenosha #Wisconsin

The European goldfinch or goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), is a small passerine bird in the finch family that is native to Europe, North Africa and western Asia. It has been introduced to other areas including Australia, New Zealand and Uruguay.

The goldfinch has a red face and a black-and-white head. The back and flanks are buff or chestnut brown. The black wings have a broad yellow bar. The tail is black and the rump is white. The female is very similar to the male but has a slightly smaller red area on the face.
-wiki

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1qUUUTWUZM&feature=youtu.be

The History of the European Goldfinch in America:
http://net-results.blogspot.com/…/01/european-goldfinch.html

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European Goldfinch
Kenosha #Wisconsin

The European goldfinch or goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), is a small passerine bird in the finch family that is native to Europe, North Africa and western Asia. It has been introduced to other areas including Australia, New Zealand and Uruguay.

The goldfinch has a red face and a black-and-white head. The back and flanks are buff or chestnut brown. The black wings have a broad yellow bar. The tail is black and the rump is white. The female is very similar to the male but has a slightly smaller red area on the face.
-wiki 

The history of the European Goldfinch in America:
http://net-results.blogspot.com/2009/01/european-goldfinch.html

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European Goldfinch
Kenosha #Wisconsin

The European goldfinch or goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), is a small passerine bird in the finch family that is native to Europe, North Africa and western Asia. It has been introduced to other areas including Australia, New Zealand and Uruguay.

The goldfinch has a red face and a black-and-white head. The back and flanks are buff or chestnut brown. The black wings have a broad yellow bar. The tail is black and the rump is white. The female is very similar to the male but has a slightly smaller red area on the face.
-wiki 

The history of the European Goldfinch in America:
http://net-results.blogspot.com/2009/01/european-goldfinch.html

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Winter Skies
Kenosha Wisconsin

Kenosha Lakefront at Sunrise

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Winter Skies
Kenosha Wisconsin

Kenosha Lakefront at Sunrise

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2016-01-09 16:53:26 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

5 places to see Bald Eagles in Wisconsin
(Photo By Journal Sentinel files)

http://www.wisconsintrails.com/travel/5-places-to-see-bald-eagles-in-Wisconsin-287820241.html

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5 places to see Bald Eagles in Wisconsin
(Photo By Journal Sentinel files)

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2016-01-09 16:26:25 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

41st Anniversary of the Discovery of the Mountain of the Butterflies

https://www.google.com/doodles/41st-anniversary-of-the-discovery-of-the-mountain-of-the-butterflies

#googledoodle #Savethemonarch #butterflies #conservation  

41st Anniversary of the Discovery of the Mountain of the Butterflies

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2016-01-09 01:56:43 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday Roy Batty!!

http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2016/01/07/roy-batty-blade-runners-inception-date-happy-birthday-roy/
#movies #Birthday #scifi #sciencefiction #BladeRunner  

Happy Birthday Roy Batty!!

http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2016/01/07/roy-batty-blade-runners-inception-date-happy-birthday-roy/
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2016-01-08 05:15:38 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

Juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk
Racine Wisconsin

The red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a bird of prey, one of three species colloquially known in the United States as the "chickenhawk," though it rarely preys on standard sized chickens.[2] It breeds throughout most of North America, from western Alaska and northern Canada to as far south as Panama and the West Indies, and is one of the most common buteos in North America. Red-tailed hawks can acclimate to all the biomes within their range. There are fourteen recognized subspecies, which vary in appearance and range. It is one of the largest members of the genus Buteo in North America, typically weighing from 690 to 1,600 g (1.52 to 3.53 lb) and measuring 45–65 cm (18–26 in) in length, with a wingspan from 110–145 cm (43–57 in). The red-tailed hawk displays sexual dimorphism in size, with females averaging about 25%heavier... more »

Juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk
Racine Wisconsin

The red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a bird of prey, one of three species colloquially known in the United States as the "chickenhawk," though it rarely preys on standard sized chickens.[2] It breeds throughout most of North America, from western Alaska and northern Canada to as far south as Panama and the West Indies, and is one of the most common buteos in North America. Red-tailed hawks can acclimate to all the biomes within their range. There are fourteen recognized subspecies, which vary in appearance and range. It is one of the largest members of the genus Buteo in North America, typically weighing from 690 to 1,600 g (1.52 to 3.53 lb) and measuring 45–65 cm (18–26 in) in length, with a wingspan from 110–145 cm (43–57 in). The red-tailed hawk displays sexual dimorphism in size, with females averaging about 25% heavier than males.[3] The bird is sometimes referred to as the red-tail for short, when the meaning is clear in context.
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2016-01-07 05:46:12 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

Winter Drive on Highway A
Petrifying Springs, Kenosha Wisconsin

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Winter Drive on Highway A
Petrifying Springs, Kenosha Wisconsin

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2016-01-05 17:57:44 (11 comments; 7 reshares; 141 +1s)Open 

Happy #NationalBirdDay Everyone!
Baltimore Orioles
Kenosha #Wisconsin


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Happy #NationalBirdDay Everyone!
Baltimore Orioles
Kenosha #Wisconsin


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2016-01-04 16:22:11 (12 comments; 4 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

How to Attract Pine Siskins to Your Yard in Winter with +Jo Alwood 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FO7cuP-31Q

How to Attract Pine Siskins to Your Yard in Winter with +Jo Alwood 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FO7cuP-31Q___

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2016-01-04 01:10:22 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 65 +1s)Open 

American Kestrel
Milwaukee Wisconsin

The American kestrel (Falco sparverius), sometimes colloquially known as the sparrow hawk, is a small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas. It is the most common falcon in North America, and is found in a wide variety of habitats. At 19–21 cm (7–8 in) long, it is also the smallest falcon in North America. It exhibits sexual dimorphism in size and plumage, although both sexes have a rufous back with noticeable barring. Juveniles are similar in plumage to adults.
The American kestrel hunts by hovering in the air with rapid wing beats or perching and scanning the ground for prey. Its diet typically consists of grasshoppers, lizards, mice, and small birds (e.g. sparrows). It nests in cavities in trees, cliffs, buildings, and other structures. The female lays three to seven eggs, which both sexes help to incubate. It is a commonbir... more »

American Kestrel
Milwaukee Wisconsin

The American kestrel (Falco sparverius), sometimes colloquially known as the sparrow hawk, is a small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas. It is the most common falcon in North America, and is found in a wide variety of habitats. At 19–21 cm (7–8 in) long, it is also the smallest falcon in North America. It exhibits sexual dimorphism in size and plumage, although both sexes have a rufous back with noticeable barring. Juveniles are similar in plumage to adults.
The American kestrel hunts by hovering in the air with rapid wing beats or perching and scanning the ground for prey. Its diet typically consists of grasshoppers, lizards, mice, and small birds (e.g. sparrows). It nests in cavities in trees, cliffs, buildings, and other structures. The female lays three to seven eggs, which both sexes help to incubate. It is a common bird to be used in falconry, especially by beginners. Though not as aggressive a hunter as many other larger falcons, proper training and weight control by the falconer allows many kestrels to become effective hunters of birds in the size range of sparrows and starlings, with occasional success against birds up to approximately twice their own weight.
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2016-01-02 02:13:25 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

Northern Harrier on The Hunt
Milwaukee Wisconsin
 
The hen harrier (Circus cyaneus) or northern harrier (in the Americas) is a bird of prey. It breeds throughout the northern parts of the northern hemisphere in Canada and the northernmost USA, and in northern Eurasia. This species is polytypic, with two subspecies. Marsh hawk is a historical name for the American form.
 
It migrates to more southerly areas in winter. Eurasian birds move to southern Europe and southern temperate Asia, and American breeders to the southernmost USA, Mexico, and Central America. In the mildest regions, such as France, Great Britain, and the southern US, hen harriers may be present all year, but the higher ground is largely deserted in winter.
-wiki
 
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Northern Harrier on The Hunt
Milwaukee Wisconsin
 
The hen harrier (Circus cyaneus) or northern harrier (in the Americas) is a bird of prey. It breeds throughout the northern parts of the northern hemisphere in Canada and the northernmost USA, and in northern Eurasia. This species is polytypic, with two subspecies. Marsh hawk is a historical name for the American form.
 
It migrates to more southerly areas in winter. Eurasian birds move to southern Europe and southern temperate Asia, and American breeders to the southernmost USA, Mexico, and Central America. In the mildest regions, such as France, Great Britain, and the southern US, hen harriers may be present all year, but the higher ground is largely deserted in winter.
-wiki
 
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2016-01-01 23:18:14 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

Rough-Legged Hawk
Milwaukee Wisconsin

The rough-legged buzzard (Buteo lagopus), also called the rough-legged hawk, is a medium-large bird of prey. It is found in Arctic and Subarctic regions of North America and Eurasia during the breeding season and migrates south for the winter. It was traditionally also known as the rough-legged falcon in such works as John James Audubon's The Birds of America.

Nests are typically located on cliffs, bluffs or in trees. Clutch sizes are variable with food availability but 3–5 eggs are usually laid. These hawks hunt over open land, feeding primarily on small mammals. Along with the kestrels, kites and osprey, this is one of the few birds of prey to hover regularly.
-wiki

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Rough-Legged Hawk
Milwaukee Wisconsin

The rough-legged buzzard (Buteo lagopus), also called the rough-legged hawk, is a medium-large bird of prey. It is found in Arctic and Subarctic regions of North America and Eurasia during the breeding season and migrates south for the winter. It was traditionally also known as the rough-legged falcon in such works as John James Audubon's The Birds of America.

Nests are typically located on cliffs, bluffs or in trees. Clutch sizes are variable with food availability but 3–5 eggs are usually laid. These hawks hunt over open land, feeding primarily on small mammals. Along with the kestrels, kites and osprey, this is one of the few birds of prey to hover regularly.
-wiki

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2016-01-01 05:25:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

How to Photograph Birds with Any Camera using a Hunting Blind and Bird Calls with +Tony Northrup

Tony use the same blind use, "Ameristep Doghouse Blind Realtree"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbmWt-FSHSs

#Bird #Birds #Birding #photographytips #Backyardbirding  

How to Photograph Birds with Any Camera using a Hunting Blind and Bird Calls with +Tony Northrup

Tony use the same blind use, "Ameristep Doghouse Blind Realtree"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbmWt-FSHSs

#Bird #Birds #Birding #photographytips #Backyardbirding  ___

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2015-12-31 19:35:13 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

Northern Harrier
Milwaukee Wisconsin
 
The hen harrier (Circus cyaneus) or northern harrier (in the Americas) is a bird of prey. It breeds throughout the northern parts of the northern hemisphere in Canada and the northernmost USA, and in northern Eurasia. This species is polytypic, with two subspecies. Marsh hawk is a historical name for the American form.
 
It migrates to more southerly areas in winter. Eurasian birds move to southern Europe and southern temperate Asia, and American breeders to the southernmost USA, Mexico, and Central America. In the mildest regions, such as France, Great Britain, and the southern US, hen harriers may be present all year, but the higher ground is largely deserted in winter.
-wiki
 
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Northern Harrier
Milwaukee Wisconsin
 
The hen harrier (Circus cyaneus) or northern harrier (in the Americas) is a bird of prey. It breeds throughout the northern parts of the northern hemisphere in Canada and the northernmost USA, and in northern Eurasia. This species is polytypic, with two subspecies. Marsh hawk is a historical name for the American form.
 
It migrates to more southerly areas in winter. Eurasian birds move to southern Europe and southern temperate Asia, and American breeders to the southernmost USA, Mexico, and Central America. In the mildest regions, such as France, Great Britain, and the southern US, hen harriers may be present all year, but the higher ground is largely deserted in winter.
-wiki
 
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2015-12-31 00:30:00 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Canon Still Working on New 800mm Lens [CR1] - http://www.canonrumors.com/canon-still-working-on-new-800mm-lens-cr1/

Canon Still Working on New 800mm Lens [CR1] - http://www.canonrumors.com/canon-still-working-on-new-800mm-lens-cr1/___

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2015-12-30 05:28:24 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

UV Filters - Do You Need Them Or Not? by Steve Perry


#Lens #Lenses #Filters #Camera #UV #Photography  

UV Filters - Do You Need Them Or Not? by Steve Perry


#Lens #Lenses #Filters #Camera #UV #Photography  ___

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2015-12-29 00:59:41 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Best Canon Lenses for Wildlife Photography
http://cameratimes.org/best-canon-lenses-wildlife-photography/

#Canon #TeamCanon #EOS #canonphotography #canonusers  

Best Canon Lenses for Wildlife Photography
http://cameratimes.org/best-canon-lenses-wildlife-photography/

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2015-12-29 00:38:24 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 24 +1s)Open 

Northern Cardinal
Caledonia Wisconsin

The northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is a North American bird in the genus Cardinalis; it is also known colloquially as the redbird or common cardinal. It can be found in southern Canada, through the eastern United States from Maine to Texas and south through Mexico. It is found in woodlands, gardens, shrublands, and swamps.

The northern cardinal is a mid-sized songbird with a body length of 21 cm (8.3 in). It has a distinctive crest on the head and a mask on the face which is black in the male and gray in the female. The male is a vibrant red, while the female is a dull reddish olive. The northern cardinal is mainly granivorous, but also feeds on insects and fruit. The male behaves territorially, marking out his territory with song. During courtship, the male feeds seed to the female beak-to-beak. A clutch of three to four... more »

Northern Cardinal
Caledonia Wisconsin

The northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is a North American bird in the genus Cardinalis; it is also known colloquially as the redbird or common cardinal. It can be found in southern Canada, through the eastern United States from Maine to Texas and south through Mexico. It is found in woodlands, gardens, shrublands, and swamps.

The northern cardinal is a mid-sized songbird with a body length of 21 cm (8.3 in). It has a distinctive crest on the head and a mask on the face which is black in the male and gray in the female. The male is a vibrant red, while the female is a dull reddish olive. The northern cardinal is mainly granivorous, but also feeds on insects and fruit. The male behaves territorially, marking out his territory with song. During courtship, the male feeds seed to the female beak-to-beak. A clutch of three to four eggs is laid, and two to four clutches are produced each year. It was once prized as a pet, but its sale as a cage bird was banned in the United States by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.
-wiki

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2015-12-26 14:16:02 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

Happy Box Day

#HappyBoxday #Boxday #canada #european  

Happy Box Day

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Cooper's Hawk in the Fog in the Backyard!
#Wisconsin 

First the Sharp-Shinned hawk now this gorgeous Cooper's Hawk in the fog in the Backyard!!

Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii) is a medium-sized hawk native to the North American continent and found from Southern Canada to Northern Mexico. As in many birds of prey, the male is smaller than the female. The birds found east of the Mississippi River tend to be larger on average than the birds found to the west.
-wiki

#Canon #TeamCanon #Bird #Birds #Birding #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birdsofprey #Hawk #Nature #Wildlife #BackyardBirding #birds4all 

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Cooper's Hawk in the Fog in the Backyard!
#Wisconsin 

First the Sharp-Shinned hawk now this gorgeous Cooper's Hawk in the fog in the Backyard!!

Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii) is a medium-sized hawk native to the North American continent and found from Southern Canada to Northern Mexico. As in many birds of prey, the male is smaller than the female. The birds found east of the Mississippi River tend to be larger on average than the birds found to the west.
-wiki

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2015-12-23 17:58:59 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Cooper's Hawk in the Fog in the Backyard!
#Wisconsin  
First the Sharp-Shinned hawk now this gorgeous Cooper's Hawk in the fog in the Backyard!!

Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii) is a medium-sized hawk native to the North American continent and found from Southern Canada to Northern Mexico. As in many birds of prey, the male is smaller than the female. The birds found east of the Mississippi River tend to be larger on average than the birds found to the west.
-wiki

#Canon #TeamCanon #Bird #Birds #Birding #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birdsofprey #Hawk #Nature #Wildlife #BackyardBirding #birds4all  
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Cooper's Hawk in the Fog in the Backyard!
#Wisconsin  
First the Sharp-Shinned hawk now this gorgeous Cooper's Hawk in the fog in the Backyard!!

Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii) is a medium-sized hawk native to the North American continent and found from Southern Canada to Northern Mexico. As in many birds of prey, the male is smaller than the female. The birds found east of the Mississippi River tend to be larger on average than the birds found to the west.
-wiki

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2015-12-23 02:23:00 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 32 +1s)Open 

American Goldfinch in the Rain
Caledonia #Wisconsin
Caledonia Wisconsin

The American goldfinch (Spinus tristis), also known as the eastern goldfinch, is a small North American bird in the finch family. It is migratory, ranging from mid-Alberta to North Carolina during the breeding season, and from just south of the Canadian border to Mexico during the winter.

The only finch in its subfamily to undergo a complete molt, the American goldfinch displays sexual dimorphism in its coloration; the male is a vibrant yellow in the summer and an olive color during the winter, while the female is a dull yellow-brown shade which brightens only slightly during the summer. The male displays brightly colored plumage during the breeding season to attract a mate.

The American goldfinch is a granivore and adapted for the consumption of seedheads, with a conical beak to... more »

American Goldfinch in the Rain
Caledonia #Wisconsin
Caledonia Wisconsin

The American goldfinch (Spinus tristis), also known as the eastern goldfinch, is a small North American bird in the finch family. It is migratory, ranging from mid-Alberta to North Carolina during the breeding season, and from just south of the Canadian border to Mexico during the winter.

The only finch in its subfamily to undergo a complete molt, the American goldfinch displays sexual dimorphism in its coloration; the male is a vibrant yellow in the summer and an olive color during the winter, while the female is a dull yellow-brown shade which brightens only slightly during the summer. The male displays brightly colored plumage during the breeding season to attract a mate.

The American goldfinch is a granivore and adapted for the consumption of seedheads, with a conical beak to remove the seeds and agile feet to grip the stems of seedheads while feeding. It is a social bird, and will gather in large flocks while feeding and migrating. It may behave territorially during nest construction, but this aggression is short-lived. Its breeding season is tied to the peak of food supply, beginning in late July, which is relatively late in the year for a finch. This species is generally monogamous, and produces one brood each year.

Human activity has generally benefited the American goldfinch. It is often found in residential areas, attracted to bird feeders which increase its survival rate in these areas. Deforestation also creates open meadow areas which are its preferred habitat.
-wiki

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2015-12-22 03:37:31 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

Shooting from the Blind on a Rainy Day
Caledonia Wisconsin

#BackyardBirding #Wisconsin #Canon #Photography
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Shooting from the Blind on a Rainy Day
Caledonia Wisconsin

#BackyardBirding #Wisconsin #Canon #Photography
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2015-12-21 23:16:12 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Happy Winter Solstice!
The solstice starts at 4:48 a.m. UTC on Dec. 22 (which is 11:48 p.m. ET on Dec. 21)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/12/18/monday-night-marks-the-winter-solstice-and-the-shortest-day-of-the-year/
#wintersolstice #astronomy #Winter  

Happy Winter Solstice!
The solstice starts at 4:48 a.m. UTC on Dec. 22 (which is 11:48 p.m. ET on Dec. 21)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/12/18/monday-night-marks-the-winter-solstice-and-the-shortest-day-of-the-year/
#wintersolstice #astronomy #Winter  ___

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Sharp-shinned Hawkin Caledonia
Wisconsin

Look who is watching me load up the birdfeeder this morning. This Sharp-shinned Hawk hung around for about 30 min and took off after checking out the backyard.

The sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter striatus) is a small hawk described from Hispaniola, with males being the smallest hawks in the United States and Canada, but with the species averaging larger than some Neotropical species, such as tiny hawk. The taxonomy is far from resolved, with some authorities considering the southern taxa to represent three separate species: white-breasted hawk (A. chionogaster), plain-breasted hawk (A. ventralis), and rufous-thighed hawk (A. erythronemius).
wiki

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#Canon #TeamCanon #Bird #Birds #Birding #birdphotography #birds4all #birdsgallery#bi... more »

Sharp-shinned Hawkin Caledonia
Wisconsin

Look who is watching me load up the birdfeeder this morning. This Sharp-shinned Hawk hung around for about 30 min and took off after checking out the backyard.

The sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter striatus) is a small hawk described from Hispaniola, with males being the smallest hawks in the United States and Canada, but with the species averaging larger than some Neotropical species, such as tiny hawk. The taxonomy is far from resolved, with some authorities considering the southern taxa to represent three separate species: white-breasted hawk (A. chionogaster), plain-breasted hawk (A. ventralis), and rufous-thighed hawk (A. erythronemius).
wiki

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2015-12-21 05:22:02 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Stuff that Annoys Wildlife Photographers

Seen and posted this many times before but I love it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODIUaPooKGw

Make sure you check out more of Tony and Chelsea here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDkJEEIifDzR_2K2p9tnwYQ

+Tony Northrup #Wildlife #Wildphotography #Photographers #Humor  

Stuff that Annoys Wildlife Photographers

Seen and posted this many times before but I love it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODIUaPooKGw

Make sure you check out more of Tony and Chelsea here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDkJEEIifDzR_2K2p9tnwYQ

+Tony Northrup #Wildlife #Wildphotography #Photographers #Humor  ___

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2015-12-19 15:38:42 (16 comments; 5 reshares; 67 +1s)Open 

Sharp-shinned Hawk
Caledonia Wisconsin
Look who is watching me load up the birdfeeder this morning. This Cooper's hawk hung around for about 30 min and took off after checking out the backyard.


‪#‎Bird‬ ‪#‎Birds‬ ‪#‎Birding‬ ‪#‎Hawk‬ ‪#‎Birdofprey‬ ‪#‎Wisconsin‬ ‪#‎Wildlife‬ ‪#‎Nature‬ ‪#‎Backyard‬
(C) Copyright Ricky L.Jones Photography 1995-2015 All rights reserved
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpU44x4m0_I&feature=youtu.be

Sharp-shinned Hawk
Caledonia Wisconsin
Look who is watching me load up the birdfeeder this morning. This Cooper's hawk hung around for about 30 min and took off after checking out the backyard.


‪#‎Bird‬ ‪#‎Birds‬ ‪#‎Birding‬ ‪#‎Hawk‬ ‪#‎Birdofprey‬ ‪#‎Wisconsin‬ ‪#‎Wildlife‬ ‪#‎Nature‬ ‪#‎Backyard‬
(C) Copyright Ricky L.Jones Photography 1995-2015 All rights reserved
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2015-12-17 17:42:50 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

Juvenile Bald Eagle
Wisconsin

The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus, from Greek hali "sea", aiētos "eagle", leuco "white", cephalos "head") is a bird of prey found in North America. A sea eagle, it has two known subspecies and forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

The bald eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons. It builds the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species, up to 4 m (13 ft) deep, 2.5 m (8.2 ft) wide, and 1 metric ton (1.1 short... more »

Juvenile Bald Eagle
Wisconsin

The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus, from Greek hali "sea", aiētos "eagle", leuco "white", cephalos "head") is a bird of prey found in North America. A sea eagle, it has two known subspecies and forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

The bald eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons. It builds the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species, up to 4 m (13 ft) deep, 2.5 m (8.2 ft) wide, and 1 metric ton (1.1 short tons) in weight. Sexual maturity is attained at the age of four to five years.
-wiki

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