Neighborhood Bird Pictures from Harper's Preserve, by Dick Locke
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Birds photographed exclusively from our HP yard are here.

Many of my Hummingbird Pictures are from the back yard.

Raptors are sometimes seen!

Cattle Egret, Early Morning Light

Cattle Egret going to work on the morning of 9/3.  We see these heading north in the morning & south in the evening.      Nikon D810A, 500mm lens, f5.6, 1/1000s, ISO 200, matrix metered at -0.33, I actually fired my off-camera flash but doubt it did anything.

Black-bellied Whistling-ducks

June 2016, I saw these along the drainage area near our house while driving home from the store.  I ran home and grabbed the big lens, and was glad to find these two had stuck around.  I proceeded to slowly work my way closer to them for about 1/2 hour.  Fortunately they slipped into the water, and there were some passing clouds, allowing me to get some shots like this one!  While these ducks are noted for their sounds, they were totally silent during my time with them.  The Audobon site has more info on this species.

Black-bellied Whistling-duck Pair

Here's another shot of the ducks with a nice reflection off the water.




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Egret in Flight

Nikon D610 camera, 300 f2.8 VRII with 1.4x wide open (f4 for the combo), 1/4000s, Auto-ISO at ISO 200.

Blue Heron in Flight

Same gear as egret shot.

Singing Male Red-winged Blackbird

Female Red-winged Blackbird

Male Red-winged Blackbird Takeoff

More HP Critter Pics

You may like the Hummingbird and the Big Woodpecker page, too, along with my "Main" Bird Picture Page

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