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Bolsa Chica Wetlands • Huntington Beach, CA
Second year that I've been watching this nest. And the second year that Mom will safely see all three of her chicks to fledging and self sufficiency. They are trying thier wings now in preparation for first flights very soon. Dad does a good job too, bringing food and driving off other males.     These young osprey have a difficult first couple of years ahead of them. They will make a very long, solitary trip to Venezuela in a couple of months sometime by the end of September - beginning of October. And they must learn to fly strongly and hunt effciently before they go. They'll spend thier first year or two in South America, dodging bullets from irate fish farmers.    trying to catch up with commenting on everyone's dailies, be patient with me :)
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This Bald Eagle photograph was captured in Homer, Alaska (3/2008).  He was positioned on a post and I angled the camera when taking the shot so as to use a red roof from an adjacent building for the background.  So although the shot looks like the background was Photoshopped, in it was not, it is real.     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.
Took the D300 for the first few images to the Jurong BirdPark in Singapore.  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.
Thanks for all the effort and comments on yesterday's bird.  I'm afraid the verdict is still out.  Too many things point away from the brown-headed cowbird.    Today's bird is a rather easy one.  I was wandering around the grounds of the Tamarac National Wildlife Headquarters, dressed in my ninja suit...giant white lens and all!  ;-)  Snuck up on this nesting pair of tree swallows.  Surprising, I got really close for some decent shots!    There are three other shots in gallery of this pair.  Another of the male, and then two of the female!    Have a blessed day!
Belted Kingfisher
"The Cycle of Life" - Bald Eagle with Pintail: Ridgefield NWR, WA (Dec. 2008)
Roadside Hawk.  Picture was taken through the window of the van that was taking us to Cano Negro,  - Feb 2009, Cano Negro, Costa Rica
Unique Bird called Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) is native to New Zealand. #92010766  © Payam Nashery - Photoarts
Velvet-purple Coronet
Bolsa Chica Wetlands • Huntington Beach, CA

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Bolsa Chica Wetlands • Huntington Beach, CA
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Photo by: Tim Foltz · See photo in original gallery.

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