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Oct 13, 2021 15:53:31   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
or why I didn't have birds in my yard most of the day Tuesday.
Most of the day only a couple of birds and no doves. Hummingbirds-Yes. Then around 3:55PM this young hawk landed on the old swing set/playhouse, kept changing positions to look over the yard, flew down to the feeders and water dishes. Moved from one to another, splashed a lot of water out of one after setting with its tail in the water for a while. Had bees buzzing around its head enough to cause it to keep jerking its head around then flew off and it must have gone elsewhere because the small birds and doves starting coming for their pre-sundown feeding.
This was the preparation to go down to land on the water dish.
For those who don't know the yellow eyes and vertical pattern on the chest shows it is a young bird. Adult birds the eyes are Orange/Red and the chest pattern is horizontal.

7DII, 100-400L mk2 @ 400, 1/800 @ f/6.3, ISO-400
From tripod at about 60-65' in shade from low sun at 3:58 from the right. I had to bring up the exposure because the white paint on the wooden tilted the Auto ISO too low.


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Oct 13, 2021 16:21:04   #
l-fox Loc: West Virginia
 
robertjerl wrote:
or why I didn't have birds in my yard most of the day Tuesday.
Most of the day only a couple of birds and no doves. Hummingbirds-Yes. Then around 3:55PM this young hawk landed on the old swing set/playhouse, kept changing positions to look over the yard, flew down to the feeders and water dishes. Moved from one to another, splashed a lot of water out of one after setting with its tail in the water for a while. Had bees buzzing around its head enough to cause it to keep jerking its head around then flew off and it must have gone elsewhere because the small birds and doves starting coming for their pre-sundown feeding.
This was the preparation to go down to land on the water dish.
For those who don't know the yellow eyes and vertical pattern on the chest shows it is a young bird. Adult birds the eyes are Orange/Red and the chest pattern is horizontal.

7DII, 100-400L mk2 @ 400, 1/800 @ f/6.3, ISO-400
From tripod at about 60-65' in shade from low sun at 3:58 from the right. I had to bring up the exposure because the white paint on the wooden tilted the Auto ISO too low.
or why I didn't have birds in my yard most of the ... (show quote)



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Oct 13, 2021 18:49:55   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
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Oct 13, 2021 19:18:50   #
pmorin Loc: Huntington Beach, Palm Springs
 
robertjerl wrote:
or why I didn't have birds in my yard most of the day Tuesday.
Most of the day only a couple of birds and no doves. Hummingbirds-Yes. Then around 3:55PM this young hawk landed on the old swing set/playhouse, kept changing positions to look over the yard, flew down to the feeders and water dishes. Moved from one to another, splashed a lot of water out of one after setting with its tail in the water for a while. Had bees buzzing around its head enough to cause it to keep jerking its head around then flew off and it must have gone elsewhere because the small birds and doves starting coming for their pre-sundown feeding.
This was the preparation to go down to land on the water dish.
For those who don't know the yellow eyes and vertical pattern on the chest shows it is a young bird. Adult birds the eyes are Orange/Red and the chest pattern is horizontal.

7DII, 100-400L mk2 @ 400, 1/800 @ f/6.3, ISO-400
From tripod at about 60-65' in shade from low sun at 3:58 from the right. I had to bring up the exposure because the white paint on the wooden tilted the Auto ISO too low.
or why I didn't have birds in my yard most of the ... (show quote)



Nice capture! I recognize the juvenile patterns as we have had nesting pairs in our vicinity. There are wetlands and a flood control channel to the Talbert Marsh nearby to give them lots of food.

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Oct 13, 2021 20:35:11   #
Cwilson341 Loc: Central Florida
 
Great shot of a beautiful predator, Robert!

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Oct 13, 2021 21:10:30   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
pmorin wrote:
Nice capture! I recognize the juvenile patterns as we have had nesting pairs in our vicinity. There are wetlands and a flood control channel to the Talbert Marsh nearby to give them lots of food.


Thanks very much

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Oct 13, 2021 21:10:44   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
Cwilson341 wrote:
Great shot of a beautiful predator, Robert!


Thanks a lot

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Oct 13, 2021 21:46:03   #
Paul B. Loc: North Carolina
 
👍👍

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Oct 14, 2021 00:53:35   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
Paul B. wrote:
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Oct 14, 2021 10:37:20   #
Earnest Botello Loc: Hockley, Texas
 
Great capture, Robert.

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Oct 14, 2021 12:07:35   #
J-SPEIGHT Loc: Akron, Ohio
 
robertjerl wrote:
or why I didn't have birds in my yard most of the day Tuesday.
Most of the day only a couple of birds and no doves. Hummingbirds-Yes. Then around 3:55PM this young hawk landed on the old swing set/playhouse, kept changing positions to look over the yard, flew down to the feeders and water dishes. Moved from one to another, splashed a lot of water out of one after setting with its tail in the water for a while. Had bees buzzing around its head enough to cause it to keep jerking its head around then flew off and it must have gone elsewhere because the small birds and doves starting coming for their pre-sundown feeding.
This was the preparation to go down to land on the water dish.
For those who don't know the yellow eyes and vertical pattern on the chest shows it is a young bird. Adult birds the eyes are Orange/Red and the chest pattern is horizontal.

7DII, 100-400L mk2 @ 400, 1/800 @ f/6.3, ISO-400
From tripod at about 60-65' in shade from low sun at 3:58 from the right. I had to bring up the exposure because the white paint on the wooden tilted the Auto ISO too low.
or why I didn't have birds in my yard most of the ... (show quote)



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Oct 14, 2021 13:55:08   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
Earnest Botello wrote:
Great capture, Robert.


thank you

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Oct 14, 2021 13:55:24   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
J-SPEIGHT wrote:



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Oct 14, 2021 15:12:46   #
JRiepe Loc: Southern Illinois
 
Nice shot.

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Oct 14, 2021 15:37:32   #
Architect1776 Loc: In my mind
 
robertjerl wrote:
or why I didn't have birds in my yard most of the day Tuesday.
Most of the day only a couple of birds and no doves. Hummingbirds-Yes. Then around 3:55PM this young hawk landed on the old swing set/playhouse, kept changing positions to look over the yard, flew down to the feeders and water dishes. Moved from one to another, splashed a lot of water out of one after setting with its tail in the water for a while. Had bees buzzing around its head enough to cause it to keep jerking its head around then flew off and it must have gone elsewhere because the small birds and doves starting coming for their pre-sundown feeding.
This was the preparation to go down to land on the water dish.
For those who don't know the yellow eyes and vertical pattern on the chest shows it is a young bird. Adult birds the eyes are Orange/Red and the chest pattern is horizontal.

7DII, 100-400L mk2 @ 400, 1/800 @ f/6.3, ISO-400
From tripod at about 60-65' in shade from low sun at 3:58 from the right. I had to bring up the exposure because the white paint on the wooden tilted the Auto ISO too low.
or why I didn't have birds in my yard most of the ... (show quote)



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