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Old 09-29-2019, 04:13 PM
Location: North State (California)
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Oh & on the rafting trip we also some some cool birds, a flock of turkey vultures, on a tree, waiting for a salmon carcass, & a beautiful great blue heron flew overhead. Plus seagulls.
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Old 09-30-2019, 01:14 PM
Location: Maine
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A little mutual observation with this young bull moose in the Maine North Woods on Saturday.

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Old 10-02-2019, 01:50 PM
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Nice pic of that young bull moose, MW.

We seem to have a resident owl down here. Every day since the morning we first saw her (posted up thread) we have been able to watch her repeatedly as she patiently sits watching and waiting for an opportunity to swoop down and grab her supper. We're thinking she is young bc she seems clumsy still, although she is getting better very quickly. The second day we watched her she swooped down, made three or four little jumps and still came up empty talon-ed. Now, just a few days later, she is successful more quickly and more often. Mostly field mice. She seems to lay low from around 10am to 3pm.

We try not to get in her face at all and by the same token, she seems to not be at all bothered by us. (no fear) From a distance of 15-20 feet, she barely swivels her head in our direction. Once, when we walked past her -about five feet away- not knowing she was there (she was in a pine tree) she suddenly swooped away. In total silence. Amazing.

Also, looking at her through the binoculars, her eyes are like two black holes. The black depths of her eyes are mesmerizing.

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Old Today, 09:02 PM
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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I just had 3 deer in my front yard!

I'd seen them in my neighborhood twice before - once a few years ago several blocks from my house, and then last year down the end of my street a few days after Thanksgiving during a snowstorm. But never on my yard.

But I was walking through my living room and looked out my window and there were 3 deer! Two of them were on the street in front of my house (it's not a busy street) and one of them was on my yard eating something (I think it might have been eating acorns?). That latter one hung out on my yard for several minutes.

As soon as I saw them I grabbed my cat and put her on the cat furniture I have in my front window. I don't think she'd ever seen a deer before, so when she saw them she went "Grrrrrrrr." LOL!
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Old Today, 09:21 PM
Location: NE Mississippi
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The hummingbird flock has thinned out, but there are still a few around. I keep the feeder refreshed.
And I saw a monarch butterfly today. She and the hummingbird were tolerating each other as they fed.

The usual winter flock of titmouses, chickadees, and nuthatches has formed up. Wrens keep to their own species. Cardinals don't migrate and mate for life, so they are always around.

I tricked a squirrel family into evicting themselves from our rental house. I made a one way door.

A tiny frog hitch hiked on our Great Pyrenees and found his way into the house. I caught him and showed him to the back yard.

I planted a canna lilly in July. JULY! And it is already 5 feet tall. I have never seen such a happy plant! Blooms constantly.
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