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Jgbird

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LCSW by profession but here are mostly my photos of birds. Had lots of friends on twtr (CAScrubJay); hoping to stay connected over here. Los Angeles CA

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Mallard cooling off

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Showing my parents that one of the hummingbirds fledged!

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Black skimmer approach

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Osprey flew by so close! What a thrill!

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Good morning babies

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Noticed two Allen’s hummingbird chicks almost ready to fledge on the path to my parents’ house.

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Getting ready to play my first gig since 2019!

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Everyone have a safe weekend!

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I see dozens of parrots almost every time I leave the house, but I can’t imagine a time when seeing them won’t put a smile on my face. I guess it’s an el lay thing to be cynical and act like you dgaf about anything. But amidst all the awful stuff happening everywhere, the parrots are happy to be a constant joy. #parrotjoy

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I always like the time of year when the Black-chinneds are around. Their behavior is pretty different from the Allen’s and Anna’s that I see year-round. Their hovering is shakier and they make a lot more use of the tail for stability. And in flight they have a squeaky sound as opposed to more of a buzzy sound that the Allen’s and Anna’s have. They are tough too—they get chased around a lot but keep coming back.

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Black-chinned hummingbird disputing its characterization.

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One of my favorites. It took about a year before I could make sense of what the hummingbirds were doing. And I suppose it took them a year to be completely fearless when I was around. It finally happened. If there’s something you think you can do, you probably can.

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And you owe it to yourself to try. Who knows how your life might completely change?

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@elaterite Thank you for saying that, Bob! My setup is pretty simple—the D500 with the 200-500 lens. I don’t use anything for flash or refraction; just natural light. I’d like to know how to do that stuff but haven’t learnt it yet.

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From earlier this year. I ended up seeing this bird get eaten in midair!

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Island scrub-jay

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Carpenter bee

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Snuck out with the camera to find this bewildered juvenile Coop’s. At this stage they have the flight part down but when they reach the prey they aren’t fast enough with the talon yet.

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Raven

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Elegant tern from December

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And to everyone who’s been so kind and enjoyed my photography, let me tell you that I learned photography through repetition. There’s no secret; you just have to do it a lot and eventually you’ll figure things out. And don’t worry about what other people think. It doesn’t matter.

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Well, whatever ends up happening, birds have been such a special part of my life. They open up my eyes and ears and heart.

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Haven’t been out with the camera in more than two weeks. Not sure how I feel about it yet.

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Forster’s tern flying through

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Acorn woodpecker

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