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Jackie had thought to take or had purchased bird food to lure birds to her during her stay in Lake Tahoe.
She had been feeding them all week; throwing bird food loaded with peanuts,seeds, and berries on the decking, setting it on the railing, and tossing some to the roof top below the deck.
When I met Jackie on the deck in the morning I was delighted to see the birds coming so close to get the food.
Just as I was getting ready to quit shooting and get ready for our excursion around the lake this bird flew in to the top of farther Douglas Fir I think. It’s not a bird I’d ever seen before. I thought it was a Thrasher at first by it’s bill, but KUDO’s to Jackie who ID’d the bird when she got home to New Jersey.
It’s taking flight off the tree here. I’m glad I got this shot because it shows more wing and tail detail than my earlier shots of it just sitting and surveying the landscape.
Nikon D300s| Nikko300mm @f5.6| 1/2500 s| ISO 640| Manual Priority| Matrix Metering| Hand-held