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jonny_redhorse

Splash of Color!(added pics from Sunday Morning)

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With all the white...It's just nice to see the bright reds of these guys against all the colorless winter landscape...Took these on Owl Avenue.....Such beautiful creatures!....

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and a lone redpoll...

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and a few more from this morning...

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Took this boreal image at the Arkola Station....

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nice shots, I am not sure about the first bird, is that a purple finch?

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Knoppers,It's a male Pine Grosbeak....much larger then the finch's...not alot of them in the southern part of our state....a very picturesque bird for sure...they let you get quite close at times....

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Nice shots, jonny! I find it difficult to get the "correct" hue on this bird. You've done well with these!

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Thanks Ken and Knoppers.....I agree Ken,It's a challenge so the reds don't get oversaturated or blown out on these male grosbeaks...no real answer on how to get it "just right"....I just play with the image untill I get close to what the birds coloration looks like to me in real life...

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Nice shots Johnny, I think Arkola Rd has become pine grosbeak central.

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Thanks Dan and Jay....Yes the Arkola station has certainly been an attraction for the birds!...The Owl Avenue Station(north one) had "more" birds then the Arkola yesterday!..no boreals though...It's nice to be in the bog when there's blue sky and sun for once also!..usually gray and overcast...adds to some nice colors in the images!......I met many out of state individuals this weekend between the stations.One couple from upstate New York, that heard about the bog...many from Wisconsin...people were really happy to see those boreal chickadees and hoary redpolls!...Some have never seen a pine grosbeak or gray jay!...all had smiles on there faces as they left...They kept mentioning the overall beauty of the bog area...Something we see and live every weekend...for years on end....Yes,We are very fortunate...

On my travels yesterday, I came across 2 NHO'S...One on the corner of Kolu Road and Cranberry Lane and another on McDavitt....no great grays.....a nice weekend overall!

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