Several images taken 3 different days over the course of a week. The Osprey are very few in number now . The Great and Snowy Egrets seem to be massing for a run south as well as the Little Blues with their offspring and the Yellow-crowned Night Herons. Several of the small migrants showed up recently on there way south(all I have seen so far has been females and 1st year birds) and some Northern Harriers, American Kestrels and Merlins have made their way into the area, hopefully for an overwinter stay.
Common Yellowthroat Warbler
Little Blue Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Black and White Warbler
Another Common Yellowthroat Warbler(not positive on this or the other yellowthroat ID)
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#1. "RE: The Past Week" | In response to Reply # 0
All beautiful images and so good its difficult to choose a favourite.
I am really impressed by the quality of images (yours and others) that I am seeing with the 300 f4, both with and without tc. In spite of rumors that it may soon be updated I am tempted to pick one of the existing versions up. Now that I have the 500 VR I am looking for a sharper alternative to my old 80-400 AF-D VR so that I will have something light and portable for handheld shots.
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#3. "RE: The Past Week" | In response to Reply # 1
Thanks, James. I also had the old 80-400mm and the 300F4 is way better than that lens even with a tc. Have no knowledge on the newer version of the 80-400, but hear it is very good. I had thought that the updated 300F4 would come out right after I purchased one but it still isn't out there. VR is only missed when I'm shooting in where the warblers and other small birds like to hang out.
#5. "RE: The Past Week" | In response to Reply # 0
Outstanding series Rick!! It looks like the osprey caught a flounder; a great feast for a raptor or a person. The osprey is my favorite, but your warbler shots, along with the others are superb.
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#7. "RE: The Past Week" | In response to Reply # 0
Wonderful pictures and a great lens.
#11. "RE: The Past Week" | In response to Reply # 9
Thanks, Tom. I do try to provide an ID of my bird postings(not always right) but with warblers and sparrows I often get them wrong. And yes, there are many beautiful colorful warblers.
#20. "RE: The Past Week" | In response to Reply # 0
Excellent series of images Rick, the 300 f/4 is certainly a very capable lens and a real bargain considering the IQ it produces. Congrats on the waterthrush, a bird I've looked for but still eludes me.
#21. "RE: The Past Week" | In response to Reply # 0
Rick nice series. I especially like the Waterthrush and its reflection. Nice capture.
I just picked up a refurbished D7000 from Adorama this week. Can't wait to try it with the 300/TC 14 combo this weekend ..
#23. "RE: The Past Week" | In response to Reply # 20
Thanks Richard.I really like the 300F4 for the type of bird shooting that I do as I'm always on the move. The waterthrush is another of those birds that I have to catch during migration.First one that I've seen in a while.