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Old 06-08-2011, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Do you know what kind?

I think you have small burrowing owls in your area too...


quote=nomoresnow;19501155]Uh, Mike....where's the picture???

I saw a pair of owls this morning on my walk. They're just beautiful.[/quote]
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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There is a community of the burrowing owls nearby, BGH, but I've never seen them. They even have a yearly festival in their honor! Only in Florida....

Mike, that is one beautiful bird. I've never seen one quite like that. It has the head of a cardinal, but that's all. I'll have to look it up in my birding books. Thanks for sharing that.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Michigan--good on the rocks
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I think it's a Red-Crested Cardinal.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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Great find, stanman. Thanks. It looks like part cardinal, part blue jay.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Thanks for the info! Great site...had not gotten to look it up on the internet yet....

And of course, cardinals do not HAVE to be red . Bet a birding trip to Hawaii would be really outstanding.


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I think it's a Red-Crested Cardinal.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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I think it's a Red-Crested Cardinal.
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Great find, stanman. Thanks. It looks like part cardinal, part blue jay.
I think he was a full red cardinal, but he dyed the hair on his chest so that he can look like a Red-Crested Cardinal..

Thanks for the info Stanman. Hawaii is very scenic in many aspects, including wildlife.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I found some wild life I could keep up with:

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Old 06-09-2011, 12:57 AM
 
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I live across the street from houses in a wooded area and the river. In the winter the deer come up into the neighborhood at night and chew the bark off the trees in people's yards.

It was in the middle of the night and it had just snowed so it was really quiet and pristene outside. What one would call deafening silence. Then I heard it. It sounded like the snort of a horse and I looked up and saw this antlered deer running across the yards across the street and I followed it with my surprised eyes and he ended up at the corner where about 10 more deer were and then they all crossed the street together. It was vividly burned in my mind how pretty it was.
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:03 AM
 
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If any of you love nature art there is an artist named Bev Doolittle who does these fascinating pieces and many of the animals are camouflaged in her work. There were few of these pieces in my old office and my vet has them in his rooms. They are like hidden pictures. There is one that looks like a man on a mountain (second one in on the link), but if you scan the picture closely you will find a ton of animals in it. Some of her other stuff is not real obvious and takes a while to see.


Bev Doolittle - Bing Images
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:24 AM
 
Location: SW France
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Lovely idea for a thread.

We are by fields and a stream so there are so many things I could list.

This shot, showing deer, was taken standing at the back door;



This was taken from where I'm sitting;

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g290/Jezer57/SummerAutumn2007024.jpg (broken link)
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