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Some BIF shots on the way home from work.

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Stopped at a beaver slough for a half hour and got a few:

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Sorry, not a BIF

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Okay, back to a BIF

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Canon 40D 100-400 mm ISO 400, f/6.3 and shutter at 1/2000

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Nice Ken!.....That belted kingfisher sure is nice!....I"almost" got a capture of one this past week sitting on a perch at Carey lake...kingfisher outsmarted me though grin.gif

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I'm with the rest that second goldeneye is a beauty.

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Those are all great Ken but like the rest #2 is really nice.

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Yeah, well, since I don't have the Finnish flag to salute I gotta change them out from time to time. gringringrin

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Say, I've been seeing so many birds I've never seen before this year, can't believe how many there are. I swear there was a Cape May warbler on the deck last night. The yellow collar was incredible and the cheeks were orange. Three of us saw it and unfortunately it left as I was getting the camera but it was the only bird in Sibley's that was even close to it.

And, I shot 18 holes of a golf tournament today. On the 17th hole there was a [me] willow with several warblers in it, including yellows and yellow rumped which I got some pix of, but not good ones, and this fella which I can't find in the book. Any help?

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Ken, the Cape May is no surprise. The Minnesota Arrowhead boasts a ton of migratory and nesting warbler species.

This one is a first-year female northern parula warbler. Check it in Sibley.

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Aha! Thanks, Steve! Like I said, it's like my eyes are being opened for the first time. Unbelievable, the variety!

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Ken, if I remember correctly, the Arrowhead boasts the largest number of nesting wood warbler species in the world.

With the scrubby regeneration after the blowdown, the chestnut-sided warblers are particularly abundant. Check the Secret-Blackstone trail and other places with new growth after the devastation. The chestnut-sided is a beautiful bird.

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