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An early morning photo of a Red Bellied woodpecker (a male) on a stump in my front yard; he was very unafraid and must be feeding nestlings at this time; as is the female Eastern Bluebird below; she has found a fat cricket:

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A juvenile Red-tail hawk in the yard this morning looking really fierce.  Additionally, Eastern Bluebird courtship started today (later than usual due to the cold weather). I cleaned out the birdhouses on my Bluebird Trail this morning. Also a pair of Hairy Woodpeckers searching for spiders and eating raw peanuts this morning. The Hairy Woodpecker appears to be banded:

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I took these photos about 20 minutes ago. An Eastern Bluebird and a Yellow-Rumped Warbler, and finally, a first summer Bluebird, as portraits using a Canon 7D and a Canon EF300L IS 2.8:

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Today in the light rain (it’s heavier now) this group of very young bluebirds have discovered a nest box on the corner of my utility shed made for phoebes and barn swallows. They are playing “King of the House”. Each one takes a try to takeover the platform and eject the previous occupant. Several fly to the ground to pick up and a piece of straw for nest building, as instincts take over. They are mischievous and cute:

 

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Taking their parents lead, these fledglings hatched from my trail, about 15, have taken to the water in a big way as their parents watch:

 

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Well — after two weeks of little interest in breeding, the breeding season is back as of this morning. The Bluebirds are more aggressive NOW  but so are the House Sparrows; Photos from this morning follow, taken with a Canon 50D and a Canon 400mm Lens, handheld. There are quite a few photos:

 

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Here come the Pesky House Sparrows – they can and will kill Bluebirds

 

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Took this phot with a Canon 7D and a Canon 600mm Lens which yields 600mm X 1.6 (crop factor) = 960 mm. This male Eastern Bluebird (a juvenile I think) has a landing perch from which he lands and eats. I had the camera set up 100′ from the perch and then used manual focus for a spot 10′ in front of the perch. That is  a total of 110′. I then wait for the bird and take 8 quick photos when he closes in on that 110′ spot.

Still a little out of focus and my speed was a little too slow (1/1000th sec):

 

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