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I spied an Intermediate Egret hunting this afternoon after work by the lakes at UQ. I was of course two close to get it all in, on one frame, so this is a two shot panorama (luckily egrets are very still while hunting).

First time I've noticed one of these birds, but they're apparently all over North America: A Northern Flicker, a type of .

(I was kind of annoyed that it was on the shaded side of the tree, but I can't really blame it. The late afternoon sun was really bright.)

A couple of Black Phoebes spotted in the cherry grove.

Some days I spot a lot of birds at these gardens, some days (like on this one) I mostly just hear them. Though I was at least able to *see* some red-tailed hawks circling way up in the sky, even though I couldn't get any photos of them.

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It’s thankfully started being brighter and dryer in the last few days, so we’ve been using the increasingly longer days to get some post-work wandering and photography done. 👍

There’s more from this hike here, if you’re interested ->

The tale of two moons...Seen through different lenses.

1st image taken with a 500mm mirror lens
2nd image taken with my Sigma 120-400mm lens.

# MirrorLens

Cherry blossoms are coming in at the local botanic gardens. They have a grove with multiple different cherry trees in various stages of waking up for spring (some with a few flowers, some with more flowers and leaves, some still bare), and a few scattered trees elsewhere in the garden - some of which are already covered. But the tree in the fourth shot isn't even in full bloom yet!

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street lamp in Berlin
Location: street lamp, Berlin, Germany
Illumination: natural (blue sky)
Date: 22.09.2020

Cygne tuberculé (dépt Vienne, nikon d5600 avec sigma 150-600 mm, 03/21)

Accenteur mouchet (dépt Vienne, nikon d5600, sigma 150-600 mm, 03/21)

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