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Etienne

PhD student from 🇨🇵 Bird and wildlife pictures from Boston area... And maybe from other places I get to visit! Canon 750D + EF 400mm f/5.6 L 📷

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Family of Great crested grebes (grèbe huppé). The two parents were taking care of their youngs. One of the parents was carrying the youngs. Wish I had an even longer lens to see better but you can still see their feathers. #greatcrestedgrebe #grebe #grebehuppe #parcdumarquenterre #marquenterre #wildliferefuge

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Little Grebe (Grèbe Castagneux) is a difficult one to catch on camera. He keeps on moving and constantly dives so you have to guess where he'll come out of the water next. Still, a very beautiful bird with its deep brown/red feathers. #littlegrebe #grebe #grebecastagneux #parcdumarquenterre #marquenterre #wildliferefuge

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Common Redshank (Chevalier Gambette) with its bright orange legs. #commonredshank #redshank #parcdumarquenterre #marquenterre #wildliferefuge

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Pied Avocet (Avocette Élégante) couple nesting in the spring. There were many couples (sharing a small island with Black-headed gull nesting as well) that you could observe from up close. Didn't even need binoculars nor scopes to enjoy the spectacle! #piedavocet #avocet #avocette #avocetteelegante #parcdumarquenterre #marquenterre #wildliferefuge

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Pied Avocet (Avocette Élégante) is one of the most beautiful and elegant (as the French name is most appropriate) bird I've seen. #avocetteelegante #avocette #avocet #piedavocet #marquenterre #parcdumarquenterre #wildliferefuge

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Common Pheasant (Faisan de Colchide) playing hide and seek in tall grass. The female here is less colorful than the male but she came pretty close to me and I could get a nice shot of its pattern. #pheasant #faisandecolchide #marquenterre #parcdumarquenterre #wildliferefuge

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White Stork (Cigogne Blanche) clattering its beak in a beautiful (an raucous) display. #whitestork #cigogne #marquenterre #wildliferefuge #parcdumarquenterre

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Eurasian spoonbill (spatule blanche) in flight. There were so many flying that day between the marsh and the nesting trees. They were constantly bringing new material for the nests which gave me plenty of good opportunities for in-flight pictures! My 750D was a bit challenged autofocus wise but I got a few decent shots... More to come! 😉 #eurasianspoonbill #spoonbill #spatuleblanche #parcdumarquenterre #marquenterre #wildliferefuge

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White Stork (Cigogne Blanche) on her nest. It's an amazing bird to observe up close. This was taken during breeding season and I had a glimpse of their offspring but the nest was too high up to get good pictures. #whitestork #cigogne #marquenterre #parcdumarquenterre #wildliferefuge

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Wild Turkey at sunset. #massaudubon Broadmoor wildlife refuge is such a great place to walk around and shoot pictures! #birdsofmassachusetts #massbirds #massachusettsbirds #wildliferefuge #wildturkey

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Baltimore Oriole feasting in the cherry blossom. #baltimoreoriole #massachusettsbirds #massaudubon #birdsofmassachusetts

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Eastern phoebe. A very curious bird that would keep flying back and forth between branches in front of me and offer some really nice poses! #birdsofmassachusetts #massbirds #massaudubon #easternphoebe

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Tree swallow. I have not been posting for a while now... I'm sorry about that, but on the other hand I have now a large backlog of pictures to publish 😅 #treeswallow #swallows #massachusettsbirds #massaudubon #birdsofmassachusetts

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I wish I could have framed this shot better but alas it's the only decent in flight picture I was able to capture during my last encounter with a Snowy Owl. #snowyowl #owlsofinstagram #owls #elite_raptors #birdsofmassachusetts #massachusettsbirds #massaudubon

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