Diversity of Form Among Biological Class Aves ~ Birds (Creative Arts Three Day Weekend)

  
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Diversity of Form Among Biological Class Aves ~ Birds (Creative Arts Three Day Weekend)
 

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Wood Duck Male ~ Aquatic Dabbler

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A. Macarthur
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1  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

One more time!

 
 
 
Thomas
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1.1  Thomas  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    2 months ago

Exquisite photos!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    2 months ago

Those are excellent photos of truly exquisite birds, Mac. Very well done!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    2 months ago

Audubon class images. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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2  Kavika     2 months ago

Sunset Stone Creek, Ocala, FL. 

Good night all.

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pat wilson
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2.1  pat wilson  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago

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Raven Wing
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2.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago

Wow! That is a fantastic sunset, Kavika. The varied colors look like a fantasy. The timing could not be more perfect. Just breathtaking. jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago
Pink sky at night, sailors delight; Pink sky in morning, sailors warning”. This means that if there is pink sky at night there will be good weather tomorrow.

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Guess it will be a nice day coming up for you today.

 
 
 
Dig
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2.4  Dig  replied to  Kavika @2    2 months ago

That's a beauty, Kav.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3  Raven Wing    2 months ago

Here is one for Thursday, one some of may have seen before......

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @3    2 months ago

As usual worth seeing again. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1    2 months ago

Thank you, Buzz. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

Back to Killaloe, hippie paradise - B&W photos taken with my Canon F1 35mm film SLR.  While spending time in that rural Ontario area I came across a farm that was for sale by an elderly couple who wanted to move into the nearby village, a rustic old propery no longer being farmed - a total of 300 acres, 65 of which were cleared, a wholly enclosed clean 35 acre spring-fed lake, and the rest was forest.  On it was a big old barn, a small fishing hut down by the lake, an abandoned brick one-room schoolhouse (beside which I was standing when I took this photo) at the corner of the township gravel road and the road in to the farmhouse that was a tight little bungalow.  Just right of centre over the horizon you can see a small dot - it's a watchtower for forest fires.  They wanted $15,000 for it, and I could afford it, and was sorely tempted at the time, but had I bought it I would have moved there and my life would have turned out very different than it has. 

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When I look back on it now I think it would have been a perfect venue for a small countrified folk music fesival, the hillside down to the lake for seating with a stage at the lakeshore, the schoolhouse which already had washrooms in the basement could have had more, and a large kitchen for food prep on the main floor.  The audience could camp out on the grounds, or sleep in the barn.  It sure would have been a different kind of life.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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4.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4    2 months ago

Great photo, Buzz. Beautiful countryside. 

 
 
 
Dig
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4.2  Dig  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4    2 months ago

Dreamy, Buzz.

 
 
 
Veronica
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5  Veronica    2 months ago

How wonderful.

 
 
 
Veronica
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6  Veronica    2 months ago

My daughter calls him buddy.  Not sure what type of flower he is.256

Look Buddy had a baby....256

Weird... Buddy is purple and baby is pink.....256

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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6.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Veronica @6    2 months ago

Look like phlox flowers.

 
 
 
Veronica
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6.1.1  Veronica  replied to  A. Macarthur @6.1    2 months ago

I think you are right.

 
 
 
Dig
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6.1.2  Dig  replied to  Veronica @6.1.1    2 months ago

Yeah, some kind of phlox. I had a nice looking red on pop up on the edge of the yard this year, but I have no idea how it got there, lol.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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6.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Veronica @6    2 months ago

Beautiful flowers, Veronica. Thank you for sharing them with us.

 
 
 
Veronica
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6.2.1  Veronica  replied to  Raven Wing @6.2    2 months ago

Thank you, Raven.

 
 
 
evilgenius
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7  evilgenius    2 months ago

The Queen's Palace in Edinburgh Scotland.

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Raven Wing
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7.1  Raven Wing  replied to  evilgenius @7    2 months ago

That's a very impressive photo, EG. I understand it is her favorite place.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @7    2 months ago

It must be nice to have a cozy little place like that to spend a little vacation time in the summer. 

 
 
 
Dig
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7.3  Dig  replied to  evilgenius @7    2 months ago

Great B&W pic, clouds and all. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7.4  Gsquared  replied to  evilgenius @7    2 months ago

Great photo, EG.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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8  sandy-2021492    2 months ago

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A hummingbird moth visiting my butterfly bush.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8.1  Raven Wing  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8    2 months ago

I've never seen one of those, or heard of them before. Thanks for sharing it with us. 

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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8.1.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Raven Wing @8.1    2 months ago

I wish the pic were as clear in my comment as it is on my phone.

They really do zoom and hover like hummingbirds.  I expect moths to flutter, like butterflies, but these little guys don't.  And they're almost aggressive.  While I was taking this pic, others were zooming past my head, like they were trying to scare me off.  Sort of like actual hummingbirds, which act like they think they're eagles.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1.1    2 months ago

No problem, sandy. I'm going to look them up so I can learn more about them. They sound very impressive indeed.

 
 
 
devangelical
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8.1.3  devangelical  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.1.1    2 months ago

35+ years ago the front of my house in the 'burbs had a bunch of 4 o'clocks and it attracted those moths. my kids were mesmerized by them, and were scheming their slaughter, until I convinced them they were "killer millers". they bought it for a few nights, until the ex finally got pissed off because she was also duped and then spilled the beans. 

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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8.1.4  sandy-2021492  replied to  devangelical @8.1.3    2 months ago

"Killer millers" jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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8.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8    2 months ago

Never knew about them before - thanks for sharing that with us.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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9  Raven Wing    2 months ago

A new one for Friday....

                               A Mayan Priestess

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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9.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @9    2 months ago

Bird of Paradise Flowers - Bird of Paradise? The plant has many meanings! It represents joy, as well as freedom and luck. Some even say that this plant brings good luck…

Water lily symbolizes resurrection, due to its nature of closing up at night and reopening in the morning, which simulates a daily spiritual rebirth.

The iconography in your imagery is an added joy to someone like myself who cannot walk past an icon without reacting!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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9.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @9.1    2 months ago

Thank you very much, Mac. I'm very glad you like it, and thank you for the great information about the flowers. The Bird of Paradise is one of my favorite flowers.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @9    2 months ago

Absolutely lovely.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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9.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.2    2 months ago

Thank you, Buzz.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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9.3  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @9    2 months ago

Wonderful image.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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9.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @9.3    2 months ago

Thank you very much, G. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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10  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

Great start to the thread!

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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11  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

More bird form diversity.

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A Passerine songbird with perching habits

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Raven Wing
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11.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @11    2 months ago

A truly beautiful bird, Mac. The varied colors and patterns of its' feathers is really interesting. 

 
 
 
Dig
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11.2  Dig  replied to  A. Macarthur @11    2 months ago

I think I saw one of those yesterday, but I'm not sure. It might have just been a house wren popping around under a bush like one. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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12  Gsquared    2 months ago

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                                                                                  Woman in a Kimono, Kyoto

                                                                                              © G. Gam                                  

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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12.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @12    2 months ago

That is a very interesting image, G. And the lady in the Kimono is very well dressed. Well done! jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Gsquared
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12.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @12.1    2 months ago

Thanks, Raven Wing.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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12.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @12    2 months ago

Walking in a dream.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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12.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @12.2    2 months ago

Nice.

 
 
 
devangelical
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12.2.2  devangelical  replied to  Gsquared @12.2.1    2 months ago

you do this on purpose. swap an image of me with the woman and that's me in the 70's...

 
 
 
Gsquared
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12.2.3  Gsquared  replied to  devangelical @12.2.2    2 months ago

Yep.  Guaranteed to blow your mind...

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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12.3  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Gsquared @12    2 months ago

Really appealing in its color, composition and linear perspective and subject.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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12.3.1  Gsquared  replied to  A. Macarthur @12.3    2 months ago

Thank you!  I appreciate that very much.

 
 
 
Kavika
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13  Kavika     2 months ago

One of our directional signs in Stone Creek. 

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sandy-2021492
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13.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Kavika @13    2 months ago

The sign for "snow" gave me a chuckle.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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13.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  sandy-2021492 @13.1    2 months ago

For me it was my first laugh out loud of the morning - due to the many times I escaped from the snow in order to spend time in Florida. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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13.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @13    2 months ago

Oh my goodness. Now that is rather confusing, but, also very funny. jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Kavika
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14  Kavika     2 months ago

Alfred Hitchcock is close by. Stone Creek, Ocala FL.

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devangelical
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14.1  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @14    2 months ago

oh look, the organic texturing crew has arrived for work...

 
 
 
Kavika
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15  Kavika     2 months ago

Stone Creek version of ''Lonesome Dove'' except to us it's ''Lonesome Heron''.

Stone Creek, Ocala, FL.

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Raven Wing
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15.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @15    2 months ago

That looks like a very popular place to the birds. Great photo.

 
 
 
shona1
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16  shona1    2 months ago

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Winter's evening drawing in...and time to head home to the warm. Roll on Summer.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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16.1  Raven Wing  replied to  shona1 @16    2 months ago

Great photo of the evening setting in at the shore line, shona. 

 
 
 
shona1
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16.1.1  shona1  replied to  Raven Wing @16.1    2 months ago

Arvo Raven...thank you...do tend to forget we still get magnificent days and nights here, even in Winter...

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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17  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

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Finches are small to medium-sized passerine birds in the family Fringillidae

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JBB
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17.1  JBB  replied to  A. Macarthur @17    2 months ago

Finches are a very diverse species.

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Raven Wing
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17.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  JBB @17.1    2 months ago

Wow! That is quite an array of Finches, JBB. Lots of various colors and sizes. We got visits now and then by Finches to our bird feeders. Thanks for sharing this very interesting assortment with us. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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17.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JBB @17.1    2 months ago

When I was in public school I had a classmate named Ruby Finch, but she wasn't as pretty as those birds. 

 
 
 
shona1
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17.1.3  shona1  replied to  JBB @17.1    2 months ago

Evening Mac...three of these finches come from Australia...The Zebra, Owl and Gouldian...they live up North or in the Outback...

The colours of all the Finches are testimony to the hand of Mother Nature..

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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17.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @17    2 months ago

That's a very nice photo, Mac. I have never seen a Finch with that coloring. Thanks for sharing it with us. I am learning a lot about various birds and other species we share our world with that I have never seen or heard of before. That is one of the things I really like about this group, it offers so many new things to learn about.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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18  Raven Wing    2 months ago

Here's a not so old one for Saturday.....

            Warrior Taming His New War Pony

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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18.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @18    2 months ago

An excellent image beautifully framed. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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18.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @18.1    2 months ago

Thank you, Buzz.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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19  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

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Red-bellied Woodpecker, Male

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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19.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  A. Macarthur @19    2 months ago

I hear woodpeckers pretty often, but I've never seen one up close.  Very pretty.

 
 
 
Dig
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19.1.1  Dig  replied to  sandy-2021492 @19.1    2 months ago

Hang a suet feeder on a tree where you can see it well from a window, and you'll be in for a treat. Heck, those red-bellies will even visit regular birdseed feeders.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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19.1.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  Dig @19.1.1    2 months ago

I'm afraid to.  Bears.

 
 
 
Dig
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19.1.3  Dig  replied to  sandy-2021492 @19.1.2    2 months ago

Ah. That's a shame. There are supposed to be black bears to the south of me, but not around here. I guess I'm lucky, with all the feeding I do.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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19.1.4  sandy-2021492  replied to  Dig @19.1.3    2 months ago

I've had a bear on my front porch.  My dog thinks he can take them, all 18 pounds of him, so I try not to do anything that would bring them near the house.

 
 
 
Dig
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19.1.5  Dig  replied to  sandy-2021492 @19.1.4    2 months ago

Perfectly understandable. How do people do rural trash pickup around there? I'd be worried about trash cans getting rummaged through all the time.

 
 
 
charger 383
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19.1.6  charger 383  replied to  sandy-2021492 @19.1.4    2 months ago

Today I saw a big bear was hit and killed about 25 miles away. Several Game Wardens and Deputies had one lane of road blocked moving the bear, probably todaled the car  but it was already towed away.   Sorry to see the bear was killed

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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19.1.7  sandy-2021492  replied to  Dig @19.1.5    2 months ago
How do people do rural trash pickup around there?

We drive our garbage to dumpster sites if we don't live in town.  I store it in the garage until I'm ready to make a trip.  There is one company that does garbage pickup outside of towns, but I don't see many of their garbage cans around, so I'm not sure they have many customers.

Bears have been seen pretty often in town, though, so garbage cans are still a problem.  I think about 2 weeks ago, one was seen wandering around for several hours in a residential area a few minutes' walk from my office.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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19.1.8  sandy-2021492  replied to  charger 383 @19.1.6    2 months ago
 Sorry to see the bear was killed

That's sad.  I like to watch them.  I just want them at a distance.  I saw droppings in my yard last week, and paw prints on my neighbor's property a couple of months ago.

I think it was 3 years ago that one died in a neighbor's yard - looked like he had severe mange.

 
 
 
devangelical
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19.1.9  devangelical  replied to  sandy-2021492 @19.1    2 months ago

... no comment.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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19.1.10  sandy-2021492  replied to  devangelical @19.1.9    2 months ago

Get your head out of the gutter!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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19.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @19    2 months ago

That's a real beauty, Mac. We don't get woodpeckers around here. Not sure why, but, I haven't seen, or even heard one, in many many years. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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19.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @19    2 months ago

Never saw or heard a woodpecker here - but saw and heard many back in Ontario. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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19.4  Gsquared  replied to  A. Macarthur @19    2 months ago

Beautiful.

 
 
 
Dig
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20  Dig    2 months ago

I've been obsessed with my homemade bird fountain this week. I can't believe how much action it's been getting since I moved it over by that bush. More and more birds discover it everyday, and reviewing camera footage is actually exciting, lol. I'm already thinking about building a bigger and better one, ringing the area with rocks, and adding some flower pots.

This heat wave is killer, with every day being over 100 for the past week. It's also been really dry this summer, so the fountain is quite popular with the birds that have found it.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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20.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Dig @20    2 months ago

That's a really great video, Dig. So much fun to watch. Looks like many different birds have now found your new birdbath. Thanks for sharing it with us. 

 
 
 
Dig
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20.1.1  Dig  replied to  Raven Wing @20.1    2 months ago

Thanks, RW. That cute little warbler and the oriole were total surprises for me. I didn't even know pine warblers could be found around here, and I thought the orioles had all moved on after the big migration through this area in the spring.

 
 
 
pat wilson
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20.2  pat wilson  replied to  Dig @20    2 months ago

Great video ! The hummingbird looked like it was having a lot of fun.

 
 
 
Dig
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20.2.1  Dig  replied to  pat wilson @20.2    2 months ago

The robins seem to like it more than anyone. Today there were a couple of them practically camped out in it. I saw one of them just sitting there in the water for a really long time, as if it was sitting on a nest, lol. I didn't have the camera set up, though.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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20.2.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  Dig @20.2.1    2 months ago
Today there were a couple of them practically camped out in it.

Who could blame them, in this heat?

 
 
 
Dig
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20.2.3  Dig  replied to  sandy-2021492 @20.2.2    2 months ago

Oh I know. I feel so sorry for the little wren chicks I still have in a couple of birdhouses. Fortunately, the ones in the birdhouse I built this spring are about to fledge, so it shouldn't be much longer for them. The forecast says the heat is about to break here, too, so that's good.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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20.2.4  sandy-2021492  replied to  Dig @20.2.3    2 months ago

It was in the high 90s here today, and then a storm system came through and cooled things down quite a bit.  But it's supposed to be hot again tomorrow, and rain today likely means high humidity tomorrow.

 
 
 
shona1
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20.2.5  shona1  replied to  Dig @20.2.3    2 months ago

Arvo dig..what I do here if I know where a nest is with chicks etc I hose the bush, shrub nest box down with water...

Helps cool the area down and puts the moisture back in the air etc..

Have managed to save quite a few chicks over the years by doing that...but if they are  high up in the trees then it really is survival of the fittest I am afraid...

 
 
 
Kavika
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20.3  Kavika   replied to  Dig @20    2 months ago

Love the ''bird bathtub'', Dig.

My friends in Kimberling City said it's been over 100 degrees every day for a week. 

 
 
 
Dig
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20.3.1  Dig  replied to  Kavika @20.3    2 months ago

Here, too. Luckily, starting tomorrow it's supposed to be back down in the 90s for several days, with chances of rain on Monday and Wednesday. After that it's supposed to be in the 80s, with chances of rain almost every day. I'm looking forward to that.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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20.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Dig @20    2 months ago

Luckiest birds in America - bird feeders, bird houses, bird baths with showers.

 
 
 
Dig
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20.4.1  Dig  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20.4    2 months ago

Lol, it's all just so enjoyable.

The great thing about the fountain is that all birds need water, so I'm hoping to see new ones that don't eat seeds and never visit the feeders. That little warbler is already a new one for me. Even though the internet says they do visit feeders, I've never seen one before now.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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20.5  Gsquared  replied to  Dig @20    2 months ago

Terrific job with all that, Dig.

 
 
 
Dig
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20.5.1  Dig  replied to  Gsquared @20.5    2 months ago

Thanks a lot, G.

 
 
 
devangelical
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20.6  devangelical  replied to  Dig @20    2 months ago

very cool.

 
 
 
Dig
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20.6.1  Dig  replied to  devangelical @20.6    2 months ago

Thanks. I have the camera set up on the new birdhouse right now (the chicks inside will be fledging soon and they're getting rambunctious), but I was just watching the fountain through binos, and what I think is a female house finch was literally sitting on the fountain nozzle, lol.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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22  Raven Wing    2 months ago

One more for Saturday....

                         'White Buffalo Calf Woman'

 
 
 
Kavika
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22.1  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @22    2 months ago

One of my favorites, Raven.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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22.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @22.1    2 months ago

Thank you, Kavika. I am very pleased you like it.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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22.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @22    2 months ago

Very nice.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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22.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @22.2    2 months ago

Thank you, Buzz.

 
 
 
Kavika
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23  Kavika     2 months ago

Attention getter.

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Photo taken by the Stone Creek Photo Club.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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23.1  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @23    2 months ago

That's incredible.  Amazing.

 
 
 
Kavika
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23.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @23.1    2 months ago

We get some spectacular lightning storms here, G.

 
 
 
Dig
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23.2  Dig  replied to  Kavika @23    2 months ago

That's a great shot. I've been trying to figure out how people shoot lightening. I've read it's often done with fast-set time lapses, but I haven't had a chance to try it yet.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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24  Raven Wing    2 months ago

And one for Sunday....

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
24.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @24    2 months ago

Another stained glass window waiting for a commission; it really is a master work.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
24.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @24.1    2 months ago

Thank you very much, Mac.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
24.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @24    2 months ago

Spectacular.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
24.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @24.2    2 months ago

Thanks Buzz.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
25  Kavika     2 months ago

That's a beauty, RW.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
25.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @25    2 months ago

Thank you, Kavika.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
26  Kavika     2 months ago

A Stone Creek sunset from earlier in the week.

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And this is what it looks like now with thunder, looks and sounds like rain coming soon.

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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
26.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @26    2 months ago

Wow!!!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
26.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @26.1    2 months ago

My "Wow!!!" applies to BOTH photos. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
26.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @26    2 months ago

The sunset is beautiful, and the impending rain storm is very dramatic. Great photos, Kavik.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
27  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

original

Bald Eagle

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
27.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @27    2 months ago

Great in-flight catch perfectly placed on that super background.  Was it an all-in-one shot, or layered?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
27.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @27    2 months ago

A truly amazing photo, Mac. The vibrant colors of the Eagle and the clouds around it are really beautiful. Very well done!

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
Professor Guide
28  author  A. Macarthur    2 months ago

Closing shop until Thursday.

Thanks to all.

 
 

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