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Oh pshaw! I got lucky....

Thankee 2 Beers.
Great pics Scythe!!!

(04-23-2012 02:00 AM)Scythe Matters Wrote: [ -> ]I took a few pics today on our wetland jaunt...

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Barn Swallow

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A Wren, I think....?

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And another Barn Swallow. This little guy let me get quite close.... so cute!
Thanks Deb!
Nice photos! We have robins nesting in the crab apple tree next to the back door at the Toadstool. They keep busy. Saw a Golden Eagle while on vacation in UT/WY a couple weeks back. Most likely hoping we'd kick up a cottontail sandwich. Soared circles right over my buddy and I as we cruised the back-country looking for Mule deer antlers. Found a laundry basket load. There's bone in them hills!
Thanks B-Dub! Golden Eagles. I love 'em. There was a Disney short I loved as a kid about a Hopi boy and his eagle and it was a golden eagle. I fell in love with them then. Now I only see Bald Eagles but they sure are magnificent, too!
Billie snapped a pic of this little guy who was hangin' out on our sunflowers! It sure must have been hungry, he stayed on the same one all night and didn't fly off 'till the next morning! Check out the colours!:
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(06-28-2012 10:42 AM)Nawlins Wrote: [ -> ]Billie snapped a pic of this little guy who was hangin' out on our sunflowers! It sure must have been hungry, he stayed on the same one all night and didn't fly off 'till the next morning! Check out the colours!:
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That's a beautiful Swallowtail butterfly.
Had a black bear lumber across the road in front of me on my way to work the other morning. Plopped down 30 feet off to the side and looked back over his shoulder at me like, "What?"
Violins in nature! (SNL flashback, sorry)...Violence in nature!

My sister 'n' law and I were up in the northeast part of AZ just chillin' on our cabin porch taking in the serenity when all of a sudden out of the sky came a Nighthawk. While the Juniper tits and hummers were trying to establish dominance (little bird syndrome) at the feeders, the Nighthawk grabbed what looked like a hummingbird out of the air, flew back to one of the trees, and bashed the life out of the bird on the tree branch. I am pretty sure the Nighthawk was terrified when he heard my sister inlaw let out a deafening scream (no earplugs to protect me from that one). As a result, the predator dropped it's prey. My sister (who is a science teacher and is pretty smart) who was walking her dog went over to analyze the situation. It turned out to be a dragonfly the size of a hummingbird. It's not that we didn't feel bad for the dragonfly, but we were a little relieved it wasn't one of the hummingbirds we had been watching the past few days. We ended up naming the Nighthawk, Dexter. Isn't nature somethin'?
Vall66, that reminds me of the time my friend and I were watching his 'empty' hummingbird feeder, when a curious full-sized gray squirrel crept forward to investigate and was viciously attacked by a territorial male. I mean that hummer came out of nowhere, and the squirrel launched himself off the deck like he'd been shot! What does prey on those birds? Will investigate.
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