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    Posted: 11 November 2019 at 20:31
A cold air mass is bearing down on the East Coast of the U.S., but it has not reached Virginia yet. So on a mostly sunny, warm, November day, it was time for a walk at Huntley Meadows.

1. The pintails are back



2. The heron is here to stay



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6. It's rare to see a blue on a leaf



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11. I need the computer version to tell me the name of the birds I manage to find



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14. Photo bombed by mallards



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Thanks for looking.

 



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That is a high quality set Winston! I like them all, but # 2,4 and 7 are my favourites. TFS
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Hi Winston,

Another really fine series from you here. I find much to like about all of the set but, for me, the stand-outs are #'s 2,4,6,7,9,10.11,12,13 and 14 (!).

#6 is, indeed, a rare image and I can't ever recall seeing anything like that before - the contrast of the colours in a natural situation looks most odd but as an image it works really well.

For the bird shots, you've got either a great technique, a perfect location or a combination of both - they are nice and crisp and have plenty of detail, but not at the expense of seeing the birds themselves doing 'bird like things'. If I had to select just a couple of special mention it would have to be #'s 7 and 12 - just lovely images and could possibly go a little bigger in the frame I suspect?

Finally - a comment (not a criticism); you mention that you don't know the breeds of the birds and that is a pity; I'd love to know what these are (especially coming from 'out of town'!) - for such high quality images such as these it really would be worth spending some time getting these identified and labelled on the images as I think great images almost always deserve a good or knowledgeable caption.

Thanks for sharing another one of your wonderful visits to this location - If we are ever in the area then we will too be making a special visit that's for sure.

Best regards, Neil.
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# 3, 4 - white throated sparrow
# 5, 8 - lesser goldfinch
# 7, 9, 10 - red headed woodpecker
# 11 - sharp shinned hawk
# 12 - not sure. Maybe a juvenile broad winged hawk, maybe a juvenile merlin? Maybe something else.
# 13 - red bellied woodpecker

Very nice. And I've never seen blue on a leaf either.   
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Thank you for the comments. And thank you for identifying the birds. I knew some of them (since the birders were out on Monday and they were happy to help me identify the birds).
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