“Pelican”

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“Pelican”
Pelicans frequent inland and coastal waters where they feed mainly on fish.

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)
Cherry Creek State Park, Colorado
04/11/2013
Canon 7D
Canon 100-400mm lens @ 400mm
1/500 sec @ f5.6
iso 160
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“Garter Snake”

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“Garter Snake”
Garter snakes, like all snakes, are carnivorous, and their diets consist of almost any creature they are capable of overpowering.

Garter Snake (Thamnophis elegans terrestris)
Cherry Creek State Park, Colorado
04/13/2013
Canon 7D
Canon 100-400mm lens @ 400mm
1/1000 sec @ f5.6
iso 200
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“Killdeer”

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“Killdeer”
You can find Killdeer near water, but unlike many other shorebirds, they are also common in dry areas.

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
Pueblo West, Colorado
04/06/2013
Canon 7D
Canon 100-400mm lens @ 400mm
1/1250 sec @ f5.6
iso 200
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“Harrier”

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“Harrier”
Northern Harrier fossils dating from 11,000 to 40,000 years ago have been unearthed in northern Mexico.

Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)
Cherry Creek State Park, Colorado
04/11/2013
Canon 7D
Canon 100-400mm lens @ 400mm
1/1000 sec @ f5.6
iso 160
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“Strut”

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“Strut”
Male turkeys may be seen courting in groups, often with the dominant male gobbling, spreading his tail feathers (strutting), drumming/booming and spitting.

North American Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
San Isabel National Forest, Colorado
04/08/2013
Canon 7D
Canon 100-400mm lens @ 400mm
1/1000 sec @ f5.6
iso 125
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“Sandhills”

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“Sandhills”
The sandhill is one of the few crane species in the world that is still common.

Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis)
Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado
04/04/2009
Sony A200
Sony 75-300mm lens @ 300mm
1/500 sec @ f6.3
iso 100
© Teklanika Photography 2009