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I think you're right about the little bird, that looks like a wound. :(
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Funny looking duck, it's head looks too big for it's body.
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It is a Hooded Merganser. Its head is normal sized compared to its body but they can "ruffle" their feathers to show the full plume.
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Thanks. I should probably buy a bird book so I can start identifying what I see.
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After a nice calm day along the beach by the boardwalk Thursday, we had what passes for "surf" today.
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You can't really see it, but it had something in its mouth. Another gull came up from behind so it decided to make a run for it.
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LIPH wrote:This egret tricked me, I zoomed in and had it in focus then it decided to fly away.
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So, then....

....you have 'no egrets' ?

Sorry, I just couldn't help myself...

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We have a winter storm watch for the next few days so I thought I'd get in a little beach time this afternoon. I got to the boardwalk and a $h!tload of pelicans flew right over my head. There were probably about 15-20 of them. I couldn't get them all in the frame, they were too spread out, but I got a couple of shots.
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A strange forming of snow balls and cylinders from the wind.Some cylinders were hollow.
If I wasn't fishing in this all day rain,I'd be home doing something stupid.

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johnson2113 wrote:Image
I usually prefer color, I never shoot black & white myself, but that's a great picture.
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I must have been in the pelicans' flight path today.
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Except this one, who was just hanging out.
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This bird was very noisy but I was able to get a shot when it's mouth was closed.
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Must be a male bird whose partner is mad at him. It looks like he's extending the olive branch as a peace offering. :lol:
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Whenever I go to the south end of the park, where it's kind of swampy, I hear Creedence songs inside my head.
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Enjoying the pictures, Larry. Miss Huntington Beach State Park. We really need to get back there soon. :D
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Surprised my wife with a trip to Hawaii in December.
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Guess who happened to be in town at the same time? Funny how those things work out. Unfortunately the Waikiki Shell said you couldn't bring a camera with a removable lens so I brought my old camera and these were the only good ones I came away with.
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Jimmy Buffett at the Waikiki Shell 12/14/2014 by BBQMonster, on Flickr

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Jimmy Buffett at the Waikiki Shell 12/14/2014 by BBQMonster, on Flickr

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LIPH wrote: I usually prefer color, I never shoot black & white myself, but that's a great picture.
Thanks!

Yeah, I get torn between shooting in color and black and white. That one was definitely one of my favorites.
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I had to wait until Queen Sheba was asleep to sneak out of the house to go to a Super Bowl gathering.

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johnson2113 wrote:
LIPH wrote: I usually prefer color, I never shoot black & white myself, but that's a great picture.
Thanks!

Yeah, I get torn between shooting in color and black and white. That one was definitely one of my favorites.
I usually prefer Brunettes, but who is the Blonde Stranger?
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LIPH wrote:Whenever I go to the south end of the park, where it's kind of swampy, I hear Creedence songs inside my head.
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Better than hearing banjo music...
You only have two options - havin' fun or freakin' out...

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It stopped raining and the sun came out so I decided to go to the beach again. This pigeon must have gotten dumped by his girlfriend the way he's staring wistfully out to sea. :(
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Sea gulls sometimes just look badass.
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Surprisingly enough, this mockingbird wasn't mocking me when I took the picture.
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I snapped this picture, put the camera down and the bird was gone. It must have flown off just after I pressed the shutter button.
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About 5 or 6 planes came in over the ocean while I was there, this was the only one with pontoons.
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"There's a bad moon on the rise"
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How do you know he was wistful if he was facing the other way? He could have been laughing his bird ass off.
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Don't ruin my narrative. :lol:
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