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Marsh Wren (male) - Troglodyte des marais (mâle),   Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Mommy Osprey's like this one should be just about ready to begin migrating to South America for their winter vacation. They normally leave first, followed by the adult males making their vacation plans and leaving a couple of weeks later. The juveniles are the last to go by the first couple of weeks in September.    A few of you have been wondering where I'm getting osprey shots and how many are there around here that I can pretty much shoot them as dailies. I live on the Chesapeake, otherwise known as the 'Osprey Garden', at the mouth of the Patuxent River in Maryland. There is probably somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 - 40 active nests within an hours drive of my house. I frequently shoot the ospreys from 3 nearby nests that I can get to very easily from shore with decent backgrounds. And there's even 4 -5 eagle nests nearby but they are a little harder to get to without a boat. I'm working on getting a little shallow draft runabout :)    This osprey web cam ( http://www.life.umd.edu/biology/paynterlab/video/cam-osprey.html ) is in the area I shoot from. It's not one of the nests I watch religously because it's blocked off to the walking public (the boating public have great access to this nest).
Another eagle - this is one of two pair on our lake - I had interrupted him eating on the bank and he decided to wait me out in the tree - got this rather disdainful pose from him.........  Kerry 8/31/2011
Mandrin Duck. Birds in Singapore Zoo.    Jurong BirdPark is the largest in the Asia Pacific and the best in the world. Spread over 20 hectare it has a collection of more than 9,000 birds from 600 species The Park has four aviaries including the world’s largest walk-in aviary.
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American Avocet
This male Wood Duck flying photograph was captured in Santee Lakes, California (1/08).     This photograph is protected by the U.S. Copyright Laws and shall not to be downloaded or reproduced by any means without the formal written permission of Ken Conger Photography.
Not sure what these pheasants were doing digging through the snow...perhaps after seed?  Got a shot before they got mad and left. ;-)     For a bird not originally native to the US, they have done well in some areas of the country.
Blue heron in the wild eating tilapia
Just a hummer...they have long since migrated and we're waiting for their return!    Have a blessed day!
Marsh Wren (male) - Troglodyte des marais (mâle),
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Marsh Wren (male) - Troglodyte des marais (mâle),   Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Marsh Wren (male) - Troglodyte des marais (mâle),
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Photo by: Gilles Archambault · See photo in original gallery.

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