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Old 08-28-2011, 04:25 PM
 
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Red-shouldered hawk...

The red-shouldered and red-tailed are the right size but the one in the yard didn't have those pretty colors. The pic is a swainson's and that may not be what it was but the color is closest. It was enjoying whatever it had in its talons. May never see another one. But I'm still watching for herons!
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:50 PM
 
Location: grooving in the city
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My Grackel's are BACK! They were making such a racket on my banister as if to say "we're back, we're back, hey youuuuu, we're back!"
They never let you forget they're back..
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:56 PM
 
Location: grooving in the city
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My Grackel's are BACK! They were making such a racket on my banister as if to say "we're back, we're back, hey youuuuu, we're back!"
They're like an unwelcome neighbour or family member returning from holidays...you just get used to the peace and quiet and there they are.
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:46 AM
 
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here is some 'nature' that fell from my 90-ft. oak tree during the hurricane and stabbed into the wet ground about 6 inches deep

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Old 08-29-2011, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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Holy cow! You don't realize how hard those things can hit. I'm glad you're ok.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:12 AM
 
Location: grooving in the city
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That's scary, uggabugga....glad you were nowwhere near it, when it fell...
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:14 AM
 
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Holy cow! You don't realize how hard those things can hit. I'm glad you're ok.
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That's scary, uggabugga....glad you were nowwhere near it, when it fell...
thanks. good thing i didn't know about that branch until sunday morning, or i would have gotten even less sleep than i did.
there are tons of green acorns that got knocked to the ground, i wonder if the squirrels will eat them.
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:26 AM
 
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Looked like an immature red-shouldered to me...they do not yet have the obvious red-shouldered wings...

Swainson's is a buteo like the red-shouldered, but it occurs only rarely away from the west coast, so you might have a mystery bird....


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The red-shouldered and red-tailed are the right size but the one in the yard didn't have those pretty colors. The pic is a swainson's and that may not be what it was but the color is closest. It was enjoying whatever it had in its talons. May never see another one. But I'm still watching for herons!
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:32 AM
 
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Yesterday on Folly Island sound:

a group of wood storks, about 12-15 ....just standing around... like they were chatting, or at a cocktail party no one was feeding..maybe just a rest.

They remain on the endangered list (since 1984) although they are under a 12 month review to see if they can move to the "threatened" category.
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:39 AM
 
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Yesterday on Folly Island sound:

a group of wood storks, about 12-15 ....just standing around... like they were chatting, or at a cocktail party no one was feeding..maybe just a rest.

They remain on the endangered list (since 1984) although they are under a 12 month review to see if they can move to the "threatened" category.
I like your cocktail party descriptionwonder what their discussion was about?
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