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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:34 pm 
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The farmers around there...mostly chicken farms save the dead chickens.
They dump them in the same field same time each day....Eagle bait station.
Last year they reported around 300 eagles wintering in the surrounding area.
Now two 5 gal buckets of chicken squabs certainly don't support 300 Eagles but on any given day there seeing around 100 is the norm.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:41 pm 
Kpr, Watch started this weekend and will be going for the next 2 I believe.

Wolfsong: They seem to get somewhat used to the crowds.
As I understand it area is/was a natural wintering area but the local Poultry farmers help them out a bit. You may be able to see the chickens in this shot.
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:lol: You beat me to it kpr, posted while I was still typing


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AWESOME light for it today KL!!!
Would have loved to have been there!!
Lastyear it was -24C with a heavy frost/fog/ice crystals in the air which made it really tough.
Not to mention the waist deep snow... :wink:

Here is a slideshow from lastyear taken from the shooting stick and I wish I could have smoothed the transition from pic to pic just a bit better...
Tripod and better light next weekend hopefully :D



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very cool guys must create some awesome photo-opps.. kpr.. love the slide show.. especially with evanescence :D

K.. you mentioned a 400mm lens.. was it a prime? did you get a new toy??? :)

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K.. you mentioned a 400mm lens.. was it a prime? did you get a new toy??? :)


Yes to both, I picked it up around Christmas time, 400mm f5.6 L series. Unfortunately it doesn’t have IS and I knew when I bought it I would be using the tripod more. Then I went out yesterday and left the tripod in the trunk of the car. DUHH!


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Great series of shots Kevin, well done.


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Had the chance to head north again today seeing it was a great day.... unfortunately the locals up there have taken to feeding the linx that started hanging around up there a few months ago... he now basically is a local resident... not a good idea in my opinion. He is seen wandering the side roads daily and has little fear of cars or humans at this point... they have also set up feeding stations for him hence the closeup shots... if he sticks around til this summer and as traffic increases I really dont see a bright future for this guy.... hopefully more traffic will drive him back into the deep forest.

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wanted to try and get something in the backround besides snow so bellied up as close as I could.. best of the pics imo as I managed to get a bit of direct light on his face.

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Wow Wolfsong, they are beautiful shots you have captured there! Thats one tame puddy tat, as you say lets hope he remembers who he is and gets back to living on his wits rather than handouts. Perfectly demonstrates who the domestic cat managed to worm itself into our lives!

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Such a cute kitty! Love the little tufts on the ears since I first saw a Lynx up close.

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thanks guys.. I like the beard on them as well.. that's why I really wanted a profile shot of him and finally got one.

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Great shots indeed!

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Wow! I'm in love with those lynx shots! How close did you get?


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Those are some gorgeous cats...hard to believe they'd be out in the wild somewhere, as they look so close to our domestics!

Here's a gator from this past weekend...he looked happy, like maybe he just ate:

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And this green heron nabbed himself a fish...too bad if you're the fish:

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Wow! I'm in love with those lynx shots! How close did you get?


7 to 10 meters quentin... behind a snow bank blind they made just back from a feeding station.. holes were put in the snowbank to shoot/view through... they used a leashed live rabbit as bait/feed... lynx are fussy eaters and their diet consists almost entirely of rabbits.. they also dont like dead food in the winter as their claws and teeth are fragile and might break/chip on frozen meat. He comes around every second day to 2 different stations to feed.

Hopefully they put a stop to it soon as this guy is getting just too comfy with the surroundings. Under normal conditions you are lucky to get within 20 meters of one of these guys.

The pics are actually a bit decieving... he is about the size of a medium size dog and solid muscles. His paws are almost as big as your hands and his shoulders are massive for his size.

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