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I have lived here my whole life and never noticed these birds before! I think it was due to joining Project Noah which made me more conscious of nature around me! It is a migratory bird, moving to lower elevation in the winter.
Nests in Alaska, Canada and mountains in Oregon and Washington. Prefers moist conifer forest.
Picture 3 is very grainy and I was wondering if I could get some tips on avoiding this. I have been trying to get picture of hummingbirds also and they are either too grainy or dark... Am I setting too low of a ISO setting?
Spotted on Jan 18, 2014
Submitted on Jan 19, 2014
and 43 other people favorited this spotting
43 Comments (1–25)
Congratulations !-attractive bird and great shots !!
Thanks very much Adarsha and Two Cans. Clever name and picture by the way!
Congratulations on SOTD!
A precious spotting :) A hearty congratulations :)
Nice one Arya! Congrats!
Thanks KD, António, Gator and Tom! Tom I your Owl spotting is amazing also!
Arya, congrats on these great pictures of a beautiful bird for a well deserved SOTD!
lovely series, congratulations on SOTD :)
Beautiful bird Arya,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing
Stunningly beautiful bird. Congratulations Arya. Continually amazed at the beauty & variety of world birds!
Thanks Saumya, Tiz, Mark, Noel, Mac, Neil, Daniel, Sergio, Kathleen, Julie Dilan and Lauren!
Karen, I used what you could call a blind to get really close in my backyard!
Shanna, I really enjoyed the conversations below! Everyone provided great insight. Like, not being too critical of your work even though it's hard not to :P
Congratulations Arya! These are wonderful photos and such a beautiful bird.
Congrats! I have taken many photos of ours, but never this nice
Congrats. Gorgeous bird, great picture. Good job
Congratulations! One of my fave birds!
I love your description, Arya, and feel exactly the same. This is a bird I have never seen before and it is truly magnificent. A great spotting and a much-deserved SOTD. Congrats to you :-)
Congratulations Arya for your SOTD
Congrats Arya! Thanks to everyone who commented on Arya's question re the graininess - I'll take that on board too and try to stop being so hard on myself. ; )
Congratulations Arya for the SOTD!
Congrats Arya. Beautiful shots.
A huge congrats Arya. a great SOTD!