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Black-throated loon (black-throated diver), Sutherland...

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Video of the Peregrine Falcon family of Hannibal, Mo. This was videoed from about 1/4 mile away, and the nesting area is 1/3 of the way out into the river, affecting image quality with heat waves among other issues. Since the fall of 2018, I have photographed adult Peregrine Falcons near the Mark Twain Bridge over the Mississippi River . A local Peregrine Falcon lover alerted me that there were 3 young Falcons eyases (chicks) hatched this year under the bridge, on the top of a pier out in the Mississippi River. The Falcons have nested under the bridge and have attempted to raise young the last few years. This video and stills is my first ever of the young Peregrine Falcons. Also in the video is Mom and Dad at times bringing food, feeding and watching after the family. At the end is a good wing stretch view of one of the chicks!
R5 RF200-800 1.4X 4k crop mode and additional cropping due to distance
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Eared Grebe.

Grebes are one of those birds that require water for "landing" or taking flight. One evening a flock of them mistook a rural roadway for a river and tried to put themselves down. The next day my wife saw a story about it so we went to investigate and help if possible. An animal rescue group was on scene and we helped gather the birds that had survived and were now stranded. Once close enough to the bird we covered it with a small, light blanket and the birds were instantly calm. Then we could pick them up and put them in a holding crate for travel. I grabbed a couple shots before it was all over.

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Eared Grebe.

Grebes are one of those birds that require water for "landing" or taking flight. One evening a flock of them mistook a rural roadway for a river and tried to put themselves down. The next day my wife saw a story about it so we went to investigate and help if possible. An animal rescue group was on scene and we helped gather the birds that had survived and were now stranded. Once close enough to the bird we covered it with a small, light blanket and the birds were instantly calm. Then we could pick them up and put them in a holding crate for travel. I grabbed a couple shots before it was all over.

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Quite similar to the Slavonian grebe. There were only 20 breeding pairs in the UK in 2021. However, one of the lochs we fish in the Loch Ness area has 2 pairs on it, and it's possible to get shots of them if they wander close to our boat while fishing. This from 2023...

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And here it is, taking off...

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