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Ruffy Drumming...

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I've been listening this little guy for the past week, so yesterday I thought I'd have a go at him.

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Unfortunately there was some obstructions preventing a totally clear shot at him but that's ok as I'm planning yet another session with him! grin

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Winding up...

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whoa! awsome images! I had the pleasure of working with a fellow last spring,, I've been out a few times so far this spring and still no sounds of this happening just yet,, I'm keeping my ears peeled though. wink

your a lucky duck

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What in the world? I think he wants you to sing along in that last one Stu. Nice adventure, and nice photos, too. His behaviors are so interesting.

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Mighty sweet work, Stu! I like the penultimate image because the whole bird is visible, but the last one for the totally cool pose, and for the same reason Jonny mentioned.

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Thank you all for your kind comments! As previously mentioned, I had been listening to this guy in his attempts to attract a female for about a week. With a little careful searching (and a little stealth) I managed to locate one of his "drumming logs". I quietly set up in a position that agve me a decent angel of view of the birds location. With camera set up on my tripod and with me securely tucked out of sight underneath a small but effective camouflage cover, I sat as motionless as posible until he returned. The results of that first encounter is what I posted here.

Now, if its ok with you all, I'd like to make a second post (same subject) but this time the results were somewhat different as I very, very carefully cut a clear lane to the drumming log in order that I could then captured the action without the hansome little guy being blocked out...

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