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Oh how I wish we had this species around the Duluth area! Very nice images of this most beautiful blackbird species.

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Nice X, haven't seen any around here but I do have some time to start exploring a bit more for these guys. They are one of my favorite birds!

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The reflections make these really interesting. I love it when he is looking at his own reflection. You do so well at these yellow-heads. Yellow-heads and bald heads. (Eagles, that is.)

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Nice X, haven't seen any around here but I do have some time to start exploring a bit more for these guys. They are one of my favorite birds!

Dan, I can take you to a lake that has hundreds of them! Of course you'll probably have to suffer through getting images of Loons, Red Necked Grebes and other species. wink

It looks like you could have used about an 800mm lens and 2x TC on these pics, Mike.

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It looks like you could have used about an 800mm lens and 2x TC on these pics, Mike.

That would have been a bit of overkill. A 600mm would have been about perfect. smile I still prefer the environmental photos over the tight portraits.

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