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Robin Red Breast by Merhlin
Robin Red Breast
The American robin isn't as colorful as the European ones, and really look nothing alike. Though many robins will persevere in winter conditions, they are migratory in some parts of the states and the return of the robin (for many states) is thought to be a sign of spring returning. This was shot, however, on a cold, snowy day in February. But robins tend to stay around here in much of Kansas through the winter, as they appear to be a pretty hardy species. 
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Slappa De Bass Mon by Merhlin
Slappa De Bass Mon
I get to take a lot of theatre-type photos and more often than not there are musicians involved (in one way or another.) This was the bassist in a jazz quartet. 
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Look Out Below by Merhlin
Look Out Below
I've been fortunate to get many photos of the ring-billed gulls that frequent the small lake where we live. Since I live on the third floor and our balcony is only 15 yards from the water's edge I often have a front-row seat to watch their behavior. Masters of the wing (What bird isn't really?) they can soar with the best of them, (having a a great glide ratio because of their long wings.) But when it needs to it can drop rapidly, spiraling down to the surface in search of the ever elusive fish, dawdling near the surface. Ever the opportunists,  it's not at all "beneath" (pardon the pun) these birds to work parking lots looking for food humans carelessly leave behind. It is also common for them to hover over (or float near) other waterfowl such as cormorants and diving ducks hoping to capitalize on stray fish parts or escapees. 
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I am starting to get so many faves and collects that it has become particularly time consuming for me to thank each and every one of you who has done so. I believe in manners and courtesy (I'm old school) but keeping up with these (by responding to each) has become overwhelming. I'm ever so grateful for them but I will, (more often than not) have to stop thanking each person individually. I will still, however, try to reply to those who leave comments or ask questions. I have much to learn yet and I'm still an amateur compared to so many excellent photographers here on DA and elsewhere. Please don't think I'm not pleased and flattered by each and every fave and collect. 
The Starling by Merhlin
The Starling
Considered by many as pests and "ugly" birds, even the lowly starling can have its moment of glory if caught in the right light. Also, more often than not, its the starlings that form those wonderful murmurations. :) Actually this bird is pretty intelligent vocally as well,  I'm told. 
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So what, exactly, does that mean?
I think it means they have a more discerning eye.  ;)  lol

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EintoeRn Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
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Many thanks for your continuous support, Jeff :handshake:
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Phototubby Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
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hubert61 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
merci pour les favs  :)
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
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Sure thanks, Jeff :highfive:
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hubert61 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
merci pour les favs :)
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hubert61 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
merci pour les favs :)
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
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Sincere thanks, Jeff !
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miirex Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the +fav
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Phototubby Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconbedanker:    :)!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Thanks for the :+fav:
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