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Posted 26th July 2015, 09:48 AM
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Nice shot chuck...
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Thanks kiddy. I have been a bird nut all my life, and I truly enjoy the photography side of bird watching. I have the Sam Houston National Forest about twenty miles north of me, and if it weren't so darned hot here I would spend a lot of time in those woods. They even have a rare woodpecker that only lives in a small section of that forrest.
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Nice shot Chuck. This spring we had a very vocal mocking bird here who would sing till all hours of the morning. Woke me up several nights. Once or twice they have nested in our yard, but now when they do I try to scare them out. I love watching them fly, and like hearing them, but not when they nest. They are so protective of their nest that my poor dogs were getting attacked by them, and even us when we would go out to the garden. LOL, my dogs spent half the spring that year hiding under the forsythia bushes.
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Eagle update....


Went water skiing today and was a BEAUTIFUL hot sunny dead calm day. As I was driving out saw the eagle flying low towards course. Stopped to eyeball the nest to my left and saw 2 in the nest, but could not tell if parent and young or just young, long story short, it was TWO young adults. Went on to ski...

Got good and close to parent bird will post two pics.....Im sure ur all sick of them by now but he let me close so will post these last two.
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So this is the cropped version of him sitting in his tree before he launched in last pic..This pic is loaded to my tv computer, and I was too tired to email to my ipad so just took a pic of the tv screen, will uplaod all the rest tomorrow...But he let us get withing about 50 feet of shore before he launched and went fishing in my water ski course, I think they love us there, as so many osprey and eagles hunt right there in the shallows as we drive the boat by, it must stir up the fish, sometimes they just escort us overhead, realy cool to have an eagle escort almost nightly. Back in the day me and my hubby used to fight to find these birds in florida, never dreamed there would be a nest in my own backyard!! Drove over the next street as there is a row of housees between me and the nest and took some blob squatch pics of the two in the nest, u can only tell two large upright birds side by each. With binos tho, can see a good eyeful of fledglings, this is the first year in about 4 that TWO chicks have grown to this age, fingers crossed they both make it. I will see thim at my course learning how to hunt for themselves and try again to get them on film when parents are teaching them. This time Koom...I will put the quality to 16m instead of 4 or 6 as it pixelates on blow up. Got some great video too. More stable this time. He flew circles around us literally. Had the nerve to swipe twice to find a fish in our course. Ballsy bugger, like we dont matter lol...We didnt even see him flying beside us until and opsrey started to dive bomb him, so that was good.
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Nice shots. We have them here too. Beautiful birds.
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Thanks kiddy. I have been a bird nut all my life, and I truly enjoy the photography side of bird watching. I have the Sam Houston National Forest about twenty miles north of me, and if it weren't so darned hot here I would spend a lot of time in those woods. They even have a rare woodpecker that only lives in a small section of that forrest.

Wow, that's a great hobby. I am sure you will find that wood pecker from that small section too. Lol. Don't know if there are Tigers and lions too there? I haven't tried much of photography yet, need a good camera for that. So you must be using DSLR camera for the same? They are heavy to carry?
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We have Turkey Vultures. So strange to see them flying overhead in groups.


Here one is spreading his wings over a chimney to keep warm on a cold winter day. Pretty smart. You see them up on the roof tops downtown.
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Nice shot Chuck. This spring we had a very vocal mocking bird here who would sing till all hours of the morning. Woke me up several nights. Once or twice they have nested in our yard, but now when they do I try to scare them out. I love watching them fly, and like hearing them, but not when they nest. They are so protective of their nest that my poor dogs were getting attacked by them, and even us when we would go out to the garden. LOL, my dogs spent half the spring that year hiding under the forsythia bushes.
LOL, sweet story. Some time back I saw a rooster chasing cat, I talked to my self tho a bit loud, what a time, cat is being chased by a cock and everyone started laughing there. Never heard of dogs or humans scared off mocking birds.Lol. Loved how they sang for nights
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Went water skiing today and was a BEAUTIFUL hot sunny dead calm day. As I was driving out saw the eagle flying low towards course. Stopped to eyeball the nest to my left and saw 2 in the nest, but could not tell if parent and young or just young, long story short, it was TWO young adults. Went on to ski...

Got good and close to parent bird will post two pics.....Im sure ur all sick of them by now but he let me close so will post these last two.

No, of course not. As long as you love to post, I would love to see.
They are awesome loved how you are enjoying them and they enjoying your company.
I would love to see those young ones in nest too
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We have Turkey Vultures. So strange to see them flying overhead in groups.


Here one is spreading his wings over a chimney to keep warm on a cold winter day. Pretty smart. You see them up on the roof tops downtown.
Oh never saw a vulture on a roof. I have seen them eating dead animals my God they gather like house flies. We have different one here tho.
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These quail are common in west Texas and eastern New Mexico where I grew up. This one was one of a pair that kept coming to a waterhole where I was hunting. It was hard to get a half decent photo of them since they were very nervous at the water.

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Oh, he's cute.
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Jay great shots of the vulture, we have both black and turkey but they never seem to land, always riding the thermals, so nice to see a good clear pic of them close up.
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They aren't pretty birds. LOL.
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