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Wildlife Around Your Home (post pics if you've got 'em!)

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 34,303
    tish said:
    I saw a dead deer (road kill) on way to the skihill this morning.

    Sadly, in many places, there are a lot of different deer predictors. 
    Among others:
    Baracuda
    Beetle
    Bronco
    Cobra
    Colt
    Cougar
    Eagle
    Hornet
    Jaguar
    Marlin
    Mustang
    Rabbit
    Stingray
    Viper
    Wildcat

    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • tishtish taking the looooooong way,...Posts: 3,508
    edited December 2020
    Hunters, too!

    Saw an eagle circling at the hill today too.

    First Nations say they're closest to the heavens, best suited to carry up your prayers.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 34,303
    tish said:
    Hunters, too!

    Saw an eagle circling at the hill today too.

    First Nations say they're closest to the heavens, best suited to carry up your prayers.

    Eagles are awesome!  We rarely see them down here- golden eagles once in a long while and almost never bald eagles.  I lived near Sequim, Washington for a few years and saw bald eagles out by the straight now and then.  My step daughter lives in Ketchikan, Alaska and has sent photos with as many as a dozen or more bald eagles hanging out together.  Quite amazing to see! 
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 34,303
    On our walk today, we saw this snag with at least 9, perhaps 10 Acorn Woodpeckers.  The don't all show here, but I did count 9 with possible one on the other side.  I've never seen this particular bird flock like this!


    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • tishtish taking the looooooong way,...Posts: 3,508
    Good job getting your ass up and out. Thanks for the picture. Reminds me of a Woody tattoo on our Speedy dude.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 34,303
    tish said:
    Good job getting your ass up and out. Thanks for the picture. Reminds me of a Woody tattoo on our Speedy dude.

    Yeah, I've been getting out and walking almost every day for about three weeks now.  Gonna try to keep it up!

    LOL about the Speedy dude's Woody tattoo.

    We knew something interesting was up ahead on the walking trail before we could see what it was.  These guys were flitting about like mad on this big snag and chatting it up big-time.  Quite a racket they were making! 
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • We have green woodpeckers here. My favourite to look at. Beautiful birds
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 34,303
    We saw our biggest flock of turkeys yet on our walk- I counted 56 and there may have even been a few more.  It's hard to see that many here because the photo is not zoomed in well but they were all over this field including some if front of the trees on the far side:


    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • tishtish taking the looooooong way,...Posts: 3,508
    Thanks BBoy, I love seeing you getting out and amongst the turkeys!
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 34,303
    tish said:
    Thanks BBoy, I love seeing you getting out and amongst the turkeys!

    I like hangin' with my kind!  :smiley: 
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • I recently took up "birding".  I haven't been taking too many pics but I might change that so I can post on here.

    Anyone else into birds, lol?!?
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 34,303
    I recently took up "birding".  I haven't been taking too many pics but I might change that so I can post on here.

    Anyone else into birds, lol?!?

    I've been a casual "birder" since the late 80's but I'm not nearly as into to it as the woman who got me started back then (Ex-wife but still friends), or another few friends who are really into it. 

    We have the Sibley's bird guide as well as a Peterson's and a few others that focus on Sierra Mountain and California birds but mainly I use the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America for identifying, the book my ex got me started using.  In the back of the book is an index/ check list for keeping track of birds spotted.  My "life list" (birds I have identified) is a modest 162 species.  I'd have to travel more broadly to add many to that list, but it's a decent list.

    Anyway, yeah, lots of fun.  Let us know how it progresses for you!
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • brianlux said:
    I recently took up "birding".  I haven't been taking too many pics but I might change that so I can post on here.

    Anyone else into birds, lol?!?

    I've been a casual "birder" since the late 80's but I'm not nearly as into to it as the woman who got me started back then (Ex-wife but still friends), or another few friends who are really into it. 

    We have the Sibley's bird guide as well as a Peterson's and a few others that focus on Sierra Mountain and California birds but mainly I use the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America for identifying, the book my ex got me started using.  In the back of the book is an index/ check list for keeping track of birds spotted.  My "life list" (birds I have identified) is a modest 162 species.  I'd have to travel more broadly to add many to that list, but it's a decent list.

    Anyway, yeah, lots of fun.  Let us know how it progresses for you!
    I have an app for my phone, Merlin Bird ID.  It's great.  Really helps w identifying the birds.  I'm only at 14 right now but I haven't bothered to do the common birds like pigeons and seagulls yet.

    One of the cooler birds I have seen so far is called a Hooded Merganser.  Look that one up, lol!
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 17,888
    I took ornithology as a summer college course for what I thought would be an easy A to knock out my science requirement. It was the absolute worst summer of my life. Every morning up at 4 to take a trip to some swampy ass woods with some creepy professor. We also had to stuff a dead bird.

    I wound up writing a horror screenplay about it for catharsis.
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 34,303
    dankind said:
    I took ornithology as a summer college course for what I thought would be an easy A to knock out my science requirement. It was the absolute worst summer of my life. Every morning up at 4 to take a trip to some swampy ass woods with some creepy professor. We also had to stuff a dead bird.

    I wound up writing a horror screenplay about it for catharsis.

    Bummer!
    I took advance field biology in college in my senior year and it was a really tough course.  The prof was an ornithologist- a damn good one who was published and well respected but he was also a bit crazy.  I always attributed that to his having spent many years in the lab working with chemicals used in bird taxidermy.  But he really know his stuff, that's for sure.
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,401
    edited March 18
    This blue tongue lizard has started hanging out in our garden. He appears from under the fence most days and just sits there, working on his tan!

    The next-door neighbour’s cat keeps taking swipes at it, but this guy isn’t taking any shit from her!


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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 21,345

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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 21,345

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    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 27,180
    goldrush said:
    This blue tongue lizard has started hanging out in our garden. He appears from under the fence most days and just sits there, working on his tan!

    The next-door neighbour’s cat keeps taking swipes at it, but it his guy isn’t taking any shit from her!


    This reminds me of the alligator lizards we used to catch in socal.  Very Cool.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 34,303
    goldrush said:
    This blue tongue lizard has started hanging out in our garden. He appears from under the fence most days and just sits there, working on his tan!

    The next-door neighbour’s cat keeps taking swipes at it, but it his guy isn’t taking any shit from her!



    Cool!  I love lizards!

    mickeyrat said:


    Beauties! 
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 34,303
    I wish I had photos, but two great ones yesterday.  First, in the AM we heard first then saw a huge flock of Sand Hill Cranes way up high.  The sound they make as a flock is gorgeous!

    Then later, on out walk, we saw a huge flock of wild turkeys in a field.  I counted 44! 
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 2,847
    ^^heard those once before, sand hill cranes. Way up high. Heard them before I saw them. Very unique gurgling sound if I remember correctly. Nature is amazing and thankful for being able to tune into it all.

    For me it pulls me back to what's important.
  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 2,847

  • tishtish taking the looooooong way,...Posts: 3,508
    ^ awwww SweetLou
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 34,303
    Loujoe said:


    Mmmmm! Hors d'oeuvres!

    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 27,180
    I’ll add this in the Bird thread too. Out at silver point each club here on Long Island there was a Snowy Owl sighting. One seems to come around every year and I’ve made two attempts to find it but came up short. 
    I went out yesterday and found a she. Female snowy owl. A rare birding treat. 
  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 2,847
    ^Fantastic bird to see! Think of the distance they travel. Thrilled for you!!
  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 7,503
    Thats amazing Chris 
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 27,180
    Loujoe said:
    ^Fantastic bird to see! Think of the distance they travel. Thrilled for you!!
    Thats amazing Chris 
    I was shocked and very excited to find her.  I called my GF and whispered to her as I saw it hoping that she wouldn't be spooked even though I was pretty far, lol.

    Thanks you two!
  • FifthelementFifthelement LotuslandPosts: 6,692
    Loujoe said:

    Adorable!

    I’ll add this in the Bird thread too. Out at silver point each club here on Long Island there was a Snowy Owl sighting. One seems to come around every year and I’ve made two attempts to find it but came up short. 
    I went out yesterday and found a she. Female snowy owl. A rare birding treat. 
    Awesome!  I’m thrilled for you.  Great find.
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