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Old 04-06-2019, 08:04 AM
Status: "Pr 6:16-19, JeffBase, Pneuma!" (set 28 days ago)
 
Location: Germany
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The Zilpzalps having been singing for over a week, and the willow warblers for a few days. They will soon be breeding. The crow babies have already left the nest and demanding food.

I hope the crows do not find the Zilpzalp and willow warbler nests. From the egg shells, the crows do seem to have a lot of success with the wood pigeons.
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Saw what I thought was a gray cat walking across the street. I stopped my car to let it go by and then I looked closer at the tail. It was too bushy to be a cat's tail. It was a raccoon. Yuck!! I don't live in a rural area. I should have called animal control. I hope no kids approach the thing.
That reminds me, one time I was walking in my neighborhood in Spokane at night, and several yards in front of me I saw what I thought was a cat. So I walked toward it with the intention of going up to it to pet it. However I took a few steps closer and then I noticed it had this big, bushy tail. A skunk! No I don't think I want to pet it anymore.
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Old 04-08-2019, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Red sy at night, sailors' delight.

If true, the sailors should be very delighted tomorrow.
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Near Falls Lake
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A few observations from the past two days. Yesterday a pair of red shouldered hawks trying to make a baby! Today a Piliated Woodpecker looking for a new home in an old pine tree.
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Old 04-08-2019, 11:00 PM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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First comfortably warm nite of the year here-- heard a "woman screaming in the woods" --probably a fox-- sounded just like this https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...D&&FORM=VRDGAR


but also sounded like mountain lion (we get a loner every yr or two passing thru here) https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...C4&FORM=VDQVAP
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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First comfortably warm nite of the year here-- heard a "woman screaming in the woods" --probably a fox-- sounded just like this https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...D&&FORM=VRDGAR


but also sounded like mountain lion (we get a loner every yr or two passing thru here) https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...C4&FORM=VDQVAP

I thought peacocks sounded awful!
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Old 04-09-2019, 09:02 AM
 
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First comfortably warm nite of the year here-- heard a "woman screaming in the woods" --probably a fox-- sounded just like this https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...D&&FORM=VRDGAR


but also sounded like mountain lion (we get a loner every yr or two passing thru here) https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...C4&FORM=VDQVAP
Hmm, fox calls do shriek horribly, like a woman or kid being murdered. I donít think they sound like mountai lions, though. Lion calls sound like a baby mewling.

First time I heard a fox, it was deep in the wee hours, and it woke me up. At first I thought it might be an owl. But the sound kept moving up the steep road, from a height that matched small mammal, not owl in the trees or air. Its travel speed also matched that of a fox. Later, I asked around and someone said it was a fox mating call. Internet videos with sound match what I heard.
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Old 04-09-2019, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Hmm, fox calls do shriek horribly, like a woman or kid being murdered. I donít think they sound like mountai lions, though. Lion calls sound like a baby mewling.

First time I heard a fox, it was deep in the wee hours, and it woke me up. At first I thought it might be an owl. But the sound kept moving up the steep road, from a height that matched small mammal, not owl in the trees or air. Its travel speed also matched that of a fox. Later, I asked around and someone said it was a fox mating call. Internet videos with sound match what I heard.

The fox mating call woke me one spring night....very scary sounding....very loud and shrieking.
Looked it up on internet and was confirmed...fox.
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Old 04-10-2019, 09:48 AM
 
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Foxes scream sometimes, and their pee smells a fair bit like mild skunk pew. I still like to see them and know they are around. All-natural, undomesticated vermin control!
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Foxes scream sometimes, and their pee smells a fair bit like mild skunk pew. I still like to see them and know they are around. All-natural, undomesticated vermin control!
I live on a road with "fox" in the address title....hope to see more, only seen one since I've been here.
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