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Old 05-17-2007, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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We have a wild turkey in out backyard! When I was in surgery I dreamed about reading posts on City-Data and that stupid turkey! What, exactly, does THAT mean?

Something strange crossed the road today, as I was coming back from dropping off Lauren. It looked like a ferret, but it might have been a mink! How exciting!
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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Yes, probably was a mink, we do have them around but they are rare to see!
I work right next to B.A.E. which is also know as Holston Ammunition run by the government (British owned I believe) and gated off all the way around ( I think there is several hundred acres involved) and has become somewhat of a animal sanctuary. I see BUNCHES of wild turkey a lot and we have a few resident ground hogs that love to tumble around in the grass. They also have quite a few TVA geese (hybrid of Canadian geese that don't migrate) it is so nice to walk outside the building and see these critters and there antics.
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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We have a wild turkey in out backyard! When I was in surgery I dreamed about reading posts on City-Data and that stupid turkey! What, exactly, does THAT mean?
That you were on a bunch of drugs. ;-)

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Something strange crossed the road today, as I was coming back from dropping off Lauren. It looked like a ferret, but it might have been a mink! How exciting!
What color was it, and what did it's tail look like?
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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It was a beautiful chocolate brown. Very silky looking. I don't remember the tail! It seemed very slinky, the way it moved.
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:26 AM
 
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They also have quite a few TVA geese (hybrid of Canadian geese that don't migrate) it is so nice to walk outside the building and see these critters and there antics.
At MetroCenter in Nashville there is a small lake and other water features around. There are so many ducks and Canadian geese that they put up "Duck Crossing" signs. Sometimes traffic comes to a halt while a flock of geese take their own sweet time crossing the road. And whatever you do, don't honk at them; that will just make them stop and stare at you (they may think a car horn is a mating call for all I know).

Sometimes there are baby geese around. They are so ugly they're almost cute.

The Tennessee Titans facility is right on the lake. I've seen films where the geese are on the practice field.
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Old 05-18-2007, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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I've had a lot of happy customers today! I guess these are gold finches?

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Old 05-18-2007, 12:17 PM
 
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Yep.

Either that or peeps that escaped at Easter. ;-)
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Old 05-18-2007, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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Funny, alleycat!

I just took a picture of this gorgeous cardinal, but it came out terrible. I have no idea what I am doing wrong. It's a new camera. It's a HP 6.0 MP, so it's not the camera, it's me!
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Old 05-19-2007, 11:55 AM
 
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What, no new birds from hiknapster today?

By the way, hik, I have a number of guidebooks to birds that I'm not using. I know things are a bit tight for you at the moment; if you'll send me your name and address, I'd be happy to send you one of the guidebooks. They might be old and dusty, but the information hasn't changed too much.
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Old 05-19-2007, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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We've got the same crowd, which I am quite happy with.

The nut hatches rule the place. They like the gold finches but hit the cardinals in the head.

No hummingbirds that I know of.

That is a wonderful offer, but I would feel really guilty because I REALLY can afford a book. I even have a Barnes and Noble membership card!

Thank you. You are wonderful and so helpful on this forum!!!!!
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