Humber River Trail Nov 4
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Humber River Trail Nov 4

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Lovely weather for a while


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Years of chase and run, this is the first time I got close enough for long enough to get the kingfisher. Even the Cardinal girl was cheering me on


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Comparing to kingfisher, nothing is so fantastically tiresome, or maybe golden crowned kinglets count


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White throated are just so friendly


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All flying things catch my eye now


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Brilliant shot of the Belted Kingfisher. It is so hard to getclose to a Kingfisher because they want no part of it.Too bad the background is so distracting.Or ... is it?



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He was almost furious to see me after I clicked about 10 shots (in AV mode no less), because he managed to see me and flew away only 15 minutes ago.
I was really quiet and really nervous, fearing to blow it yet again. Some branches and leaves between us, so I had to aim between distractions. But maybe that's why I managed to get as close as I did. About 5-6 meters. Did you see the mask I showed you?




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When you have identified a favoured perch for a local Kingfisher the next step is to discovera vantage point that conceals your presence. That's usually not possible but such primo circumstancesdo occasionally arise. I remember being silent and motionless behind a bush and also havingdifficulty finding an unobstructed window of view. Even more difficult whenever it is windy.
I have seen your interpretation of a bird-themed mask. I wasn't being serious when I proposedthe theme. It was just whimsy on my part. What I was actually thinking at the time was a colourdistribution on a mask that mimic a bird when viewed from the front. The concept may not evenbe possible, a condition common to most examples of frivolous whimsy. For example, an EasternTowhee from the front: Black above, off-white below and rusty-red on the sides. Only a birderwould even recognize the communication.