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Recent content by vingio54

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    Comment by 'vingio54' in media 'Being reminded that "crow" is also a verb...'

    Thought maybe I should share the shot of the crow that looks blind in one eye (nictitating membrane), but this one is more fun.
  2. Being reminded that "crow" is also a verb...

    Being reminded that "crow" is also a verb...

    Very vocal American crow in a small tree.
  3. Morning ablutions

    Morning ablutions

    This song sparrow has apparently found enough water for a bath, and quite recently.
  4. Checking me out between the overhead wires...

    Checking me out between the overhead wires...

    House finch that seems at least as curious about me as I am about him.
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    Comment by 'vingio54' in media 'Female this time'

    The only birds in my experience that find me and stare at me through the window to let me know the feeder is empty. I will shamelessly like every hummingbird photo I see. Tfs
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    Comment by 'vingio54' in media 'Common Tern'

    Beautiful shot of a beautiful creature. With their wings up like that I think terns are the best looking bird ever for a model for a hood ornament design. :)
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    Comment by 'vingio54' in media 'Osprey with fish'

    Great shot. The shape of the fish, from underneath like this, seems very like a largemouth bass. Certainly couldn't swear to that.
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    Comment by 'vingio54' in media 'Caspian tern flying east'

    I have two passable photos of this one from this morning and now that I've shared this shot I wish I had shared the other.
  9. Glaucous-winged gull leaving the park after lazing on the ground for a longish time

    Glaucous-winged gull leaving the park after lazing on the ground for a longish time

    I saw several gulls this morning in the park. As many as seven to nine of them left not long after I arrived, but three were for quite some time contentedly lounging on a low concrete feature near the soccer fields. Later I saw motion and turned to realize they'd decided finally to move on.
  10. Caspian tern flying west with a fish

    Caspian tern flying west with a fish

    Once again I've made a somewhat poor photo of a Caspian tern and realized upon examination that the bird is carrying a fish in their bill. How do they know not to get close enough for a better shot when they have food?
  11. Caspian tern flying east

    Caspian tern flying east

    I saw at least two and possibly as many as four Caspian terns early today in the park; two times I saw birds flying east and two times going west. Each time I saw only one bird at a time, with at least a few minutes between sightings. Quite possible I saw the same two birds twice. They were...
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    Comment by 'vingio54' in media 'Spotted towhee completely unconcerned about me...'

    Do you still have that book? Could be worth a lot. Not that I'd consider selling it.
  13. Spotted towhee completely unconcerned about me...

    Spotted towhee completely unconcerned about me...

    I'm repairing some flood damage in a home in the Mt. Baker area, less than two miles from my place, and as I'm taking tools in from the truck I pass this male spotted towhee and he's not the least bit afraid of me as I walk within two feet of him. From talking to the homeowner and her neighbors...
  14. Curlew in flight

    Curlew in flight

    Sharing a couple more shots of the long-billed curlew from three days ago, slightly clearer for identification purposes. In this photo the curlew is flying to another area of the park in hopes of escaping harassment by angry crows.
  15. Long-billed curlew walking

    Long-billed curlew walking

    Rare visitor to Jefferson Park, a long-billed curlew walks in the grass, enjoying a too brief period of quiet morning solitude before being beset by agitated crows.
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