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Steve Foss

Up the trail and in the yard

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With birds, animals and people finally on the move and starting to do late spring/early summer things, here are some images over the last couple of days from in and around Ely and up the Echo Trail.

All with the Canon 30D and Canon 400 f5.6L, various iso and other settings.

Echo Trail gray jay 1

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BIIGGfoot snowshoe hare at Fenske Lake

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Echo Trail gray jay 2

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Echo Trail gray jay 3

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Getting the kids out on Shagawa Lake

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Male purple finch on dogwood

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Female purple finch on balsam fir

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Male American goldfinch almost in prime plumage

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Really like the purple finchs and gray jay 2. All are very nice.

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That hare looks like it could kick the [PoorWordUsage] out of something, with those back feet. shocked

I love the finch on the dogwood and the female looks like she's climbing a ladder. grin

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Great images, I really like those grey jays. I think its their big curious looking eyes. I had a pair nest near my house this year. and they started bringing their babies to my suet feeder this spring. I had no idea the babies are almost solid gray. I have tried to get picture but not much success. I thought I had some new bird species at my feeder when I first say one!

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All very nice, Steve! Jay 2 is probably my favorite with the male purple finch a close second, and all the rest a close third!

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