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Old 01-03-2012, 11:13 PM
bjh
 
Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:13 AM
 
Location: grooving in the city
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Hi nature folks! Been away for a bit, so will enjoy looking over your latest observations....

Kinda quiet here....chickadees, cardinals, titmice at the feeder and just one male goldfinch. The suet is popular now that it is cooler here. The birding trips around here will start up again next week, so maybe I will have something interesting to report... quiet at the beaches too, some sanderlings, pelicans, cormorants, gannetts and sea ducks too far away to id.
So happy to see you back, gbh. You've been missed.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:30 AM
 
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That is so very beautiful and also amazing! I had no idea a teensy little bird could or would do things like that.
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:04 PM
 
Location: grooving in the city
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Thanks, bjh. Beautiful photo.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Today: saw a yellow-bellied sapsucker and then, a Great Blue Heron flew over the bridge and in front of my car.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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Wow, what a photo, bjh! Is that a hummingbird???

Nice to see everybody - a new poster and bgh is back. Yay!

Yesterday we had 2 really interesting sightings. We brought a friend's daughter to the airport and, driving out of the community, there was a pair of raccoons just after the guardhouse. They were so cute! They were about the same size, and it was so funny to watch them waddling away from us, in unison! Those two little butts were in synch, for sure!

Then, as we drove down I75 towards the Airport, there was a big wild boar, running parallel to the road, with two little ones behind her. It was so cool! I'd never seen one before. I hope they stayed beside the road and didn't try to cross.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:17 AM
 
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I never see much of anything except a few squirrels and a couple of raccoons! I'm living in a place named after the heron and still haven't seen one, only a few cranes and that was months ago. Maybe I'll go hang around I75!

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Wow, what a photo, bjh! Is that a hummingbird???

Nice to see everybody - a new poster and bgh is back. Yay!

Yesterday we had 2 really interesting sightings. We brought a friend's daughter to the airport and, driving out of the community, there was a pair of raccoons just after the guardhouse. They were so cute! They were about the same size, and it was so funny to watch them waddling away from us, in unison! Those two little butts were in synch, for sure!

Then, as we drove down I75 towards the Airport, there was a big wild boar, running parallel to the road, with two little ones behind her. It was so cool! I'd never seen one before. I hope they stayed beside the road and didn't try to cross.
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:26 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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I observed a squirrel in the park today....actually yesterday!
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:55 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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In December we get a mini-invasion of dozens of golden-crowned sparrows in our back yard. They only appear for one day, and it's always in December. I recognize them by their bright yellow markings. They zoom excitedly around our backyard and our neighbors', exploring all the bushes and trees, and then poof! They're gone until the next year. I suspect they're probably just making a rest stop on their migration south for the winter.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:51 AM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Wow, what a photo, bjh! Is that a hummingbird???

Nice to see everybody - a new poster and bgh is back. Yay!

Yesterday we had 2 really interesting sightings. We brought a friend's daughter to the airport and, driving out of the community, there was a pair of raccoons just after the guardhouse. They were so cute! They were about the same size, and it was so funny to watch them waddling away from us, in unison! Those two little butts were in synch, for sure!

Then, as we drove down I75 towards the Airport, there was a big wild boar, running parallel to the road, with two little ones behind her. It was so cool! I'd never seen one before. I hope they stayed beside the road and didn't try to cross.
It's a kingfisher. Kingfisher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Great at diving for fish, just much smaller than eagles that do the same.
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