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 Post subject: Re: Fall in Oregon, USA
PostPosted: December 13th, 2010, 11:11 am 
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Oh dear --

I finally cleaned up my computer so there was room for my images, and I moved them off the camera and on to the computer -- about a month's worth of images, but they are numbered willy nilly. I am not sure about their order, which will make telling the story of the seasons a bit difficult.

I need to make them smaller -- so it will still be a day or so, but here is one. I was so thrilled to get a bird picture.

Varied Thrush -- the dramatic larger bird and a Junco the smaller closer bird -- oh there are two of them.
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 Post subject: Re: Fall in Oregon, USA
PostPosted: December 13th, 2010, 11:31 am 
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I think these are from about November 20th -- before we had our little snow fall

These are maples -- maybe sunset maples. There are bare birches to the right and behind the little maples are Sweet Gum trees.
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One of my Sweet Gums
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This tree is still full of leaves but now they are a sort of ugly greeny browny.


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 Post subject: Re: Fall in Oregon, USA
PostPosted: December 29th, 2010, 11:12 pm 
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Oops I was supposed to work on more pictures

Here are a couple pictures my dad sent me today --taken with his new bird camera

Yellow-rumped Warbler (sitting in a flowering current bush -- a native variety, which you can see is already budding)

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Varied Thrush

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 Post subject: Re: Fall in Oregon, USA
PostPosted: December 30th, 2010, 10:28 am 
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Hello Alice,
thanks (to your father as well) for those two nice pics! Bird cam sounds interesting! Can you please ask him for some more details? Is he digiscoping?

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 Post subject: Re: Fall in Oregon, USA
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This is just a little light camera that has a lot of zoom to the lens -- it is small and light. I think it is something a bit like this -- http://www.consumersearch.com/ultra-zoo ... t-sx120-is. He complains the pictures tend to be a little dark. He had been looking for a long lens but they are very expensive so he thought he would try this. I know he is looking for a spotting scope (my mother does not have binocular vision so binoculars don't work for her) but I don't think he thought about using that with his camera.

I know the yellow rumped warbler was at least 20-25 feet away (at the back of the garden) and on the other side of a window from where he was standing in his dinning room.


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 Post subject: Re: Fall in Oregon, USA
PostPosted: December 31st, 2010, 2:59 am 
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Another photo from my father

An Evening Grosbeak on the feeder

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I noticed I am still in the Fall and really it is winter. While I was out raking leaves today I came upon a plastic bag and found ice! So it must be winter but at the same time -- as I was walking past the weed patch of Blue Bells and they they are coming up a whole patch of fresh green shoots.


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 Post subject: Re: Fall in Oregon, USA
PostPosted: December 31st, 2010, 4:13 am 
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Freezing Fog tonight


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 Post subject: Re: Fall in Oregon, USA
PostPosted: December 31st, 2010, 4:20 am 
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Freezing Fog tonight

Same here... :hi: Alice..I see you.. :peek: hope you and your family are enjoying the Xmas season. I received the exact same camera for Christmas. :thumbs:
Lovely bird photographs. Thank your Dad. :wave:

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 Post subject: Re: Fall in Oregon, USA
PostPosted: January 7th, 2011, 11:32 pm 
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Photos from my birding trip new year's day

Again Finley Refuge

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The little white line at the far side of the lake is Tundra Swans
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 Post subject: Re: Fall in Oregon, USA
PostPosted: January 7th, 2011, 11:41 pm 
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Birds

Now that my dad has his new camera he sends me a bird most every day

Golden Crowned Sparrow
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Junco
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 Post subject: Re: Fall in Oregon, USA
PostPosted: January 7th, 2011, 11:45 pm 
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This is my first capture of a bird on my feeder


A Nuthatch
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The rhododendrons seem to be favourable for birds.


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 Post subject: Re: Fall in Oregon, USA
PostPosted: January 15th, 2011, 2:29 am 
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More birds from my dad

A Fox Sparrow
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A Hermit Thrush
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A Lesser Gold Finch
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 Post subject: Re: Fall in Oregon, USA
PostPosted: January 15th, 2011, 2:34 am 
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Congratulate your father Alice,his bird photos are superbe. :thumbs:
How is your 'new' computer ? There I go,I have probably got my name all up and down the posts now.. :banghead:

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and more

A Kinglet -- because of the white eye ring I think it is a Ruby Crowned Kinglet

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Chestnut-backed Chickadee
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Today's bird -- Anna's Hummingbird
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Today while I was raking leaves I saw a flock of at least 100 crows fly over.


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What lovely photos, Alice, both yours & your dad's. We don't have the chestnut chickadee here in Missouri, only the black-capped chickadee. Yours is a chipper looking little fellow.

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 Post subject: Re: Fall in Oregon, USA
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My big camera seems dead -- at least my computer cannot read the memory card and the battery of the little camera will not come out to be recharged. I am sure it used to come out a little when you opened the battery door. I am ready to cry.


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 Post subject: Re: Fall in Oregon, USA
PostPosted: January 18th, 2011, 9:50 am 
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Carmel -- I don't have the new computer yet. They are shipping it to me. I think it might arrive tomorrow/today or the day after -- Tuesday or Wednesday.


I got the battery out of the point and shoot camera -- but it appears to have swollen it was cracked when I was given the used camera years ago and I fear it is now worse. I think I will walk around the block (it is colder but not raining) have a beer and go to bed.


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 Post subject: Re: Fall in Oregon, USA
PostPosted: January 18th, 2011, 7:33 pm 
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Carmel -- I don't have the new computer yet. They are shipping it to me. I think it might arrive tomorrow/today or the day after -- Tuesday or Wednesday.


I got the battery out of the point and shoot camera -- but it appears to have swollen it was cracked when I was given the used camera years ago and I fear it is now worse. I think I will walk around the block (it is colder but not raining) have a beer and go to bed.

Alice what a pity about the battery..please be careful those things are dangerous matrials. I hope it hasn't leaked and damaged the insides of camera. :shock:
Don't cry..maybe a local photo shop can find you one ? Or a local Photographer's Club ? Or even the birding community ?

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 Post subject: Re: Fall in Oregon, USA
PostPosted: January 19th, 2011, 7:59 am 
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Thank you for your kind words -- the computer arrived today, but I think it will Thursday before I get to it :rolleyes: At least I will still have an XP computer so my old programs will work.


The battery is not leaking but it will be off to the recycle center as soon as I get the information about it written down. I will see if I can get a replacement.


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