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Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
« Reply #600 on: July 03, 2013, 08:35:24 PM »
Booni, Booni, Booni    Thank-You  Very Much.   You always share such great photos  but your commentary with the photos is really special.  What a talent you have for telling a story.

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Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
« Reply #601 on: July 07, 2013, 11:58:39 AM »
 
Thank you! ♥

It was the evening of the HIP Trip potluck so i got to sit on the deck & just stare at the view, which is wonderful!
Someone pointed out the way the water was looking & i tried to capture it to show you.
The texture & colour is something else.

june 9 2013 17:54 - evening water at Grassy Point
 

 



 
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Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
« Reply #602 on: July 07, 2013, 12:09:10 PM »
 
This cheeky Crow wasn*t missing the fact that there was food out on the deck being eaten by the people.
 
june 9 2013 18:06 - Crow
 

 
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Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
« Reply #603 on: July 07, 2013, 12:28:46 PM »
 
i*m not much for photographing scenery & sunsets but, wow, how could i resist trying to capture this?
 
june 9 2013 21:25 - Grassy Point sunset
 







 
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Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
« Reply #604 on: July 08, 2013, 09:26:02 AM »
stunning - thank you!

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Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
« Reply #605 on: July 09, 2013, 11:06:39 AM »
 
i was getting close to the water*s edge when i heard strange sounds that i recognize in retrospect, but didn*t at the time.
Otters!
i*m not sure if these two were mating & those were the sounds i interrupted?
Anyway, they were not impressed.
They were swimming around looking at me, & huffing & chuffing.
 
june 13 2013 16:04 - Otters
 


i love Otters.
They seem to have a good life.
Comfortable on land, lovely & slinky in the water.
They are sociable & tactile & stay in family groups.
i love how the water is mixed in with their fur.



Not sure if these are siblings or mates.



Well, now i*ve done it, there they go...
Look at the tail following the Otter on the right.


 
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Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
« Reply #606 on: July 09, 2013, 07:07:44 PM »

Nigig!!  Otters are such lovely creatures!!  

Your sunset photos are spectacular....sigh....SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO wish I was there!
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Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
« Reply #607 on: August 08, 2013, 06:21:36 AM »
I love otters too!  great photos!  They were very curious about you! 

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Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
« Reply #608 on: August 08, 2013, 02:11:33 PM »
Great otter pictures, booni! :ty  (sorry I missed this post earlier)

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Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
« Reply #609 on: August 10, 2013, 09:42:54 AM »
 
i went for a bike ride down to Grassy Point on this cloudy day.
As i biked over the rim of the hill there, right away my eye was caught by two big Birds to the left of the bay there, near the His & Hers Tree.
An adult Eagle with a youngster, & they seemed to be eating something!
But this is Mum & Dad*s territory!
Who is this adult & who could the youngster be?
It is quite a ways to the nearest territory that has a youngster right now.
i was so excited!

Slide Show - august 2 2013 12:28 - Mum eats Salmon while Vulture watches



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Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
« Reply #610 on: August 10, 2013, 09:54:55 AM »
 :eceek Booni fantastic series! the non agression is so interesting :eclove

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Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
« Reply #611 on: August 10, 2013, 09:57:32 AM »
Wonderful capture booni. Who would have believed it .

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Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
« Reply #612 on: August 10, 2013, 10:08:53 AM »
Love it!

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Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
« Reply #613 on: August 10, 2013, 10:16:53 AM »
 
Look at the differences here between a Turkey Vulture & an Eagle.
There is also a lot the same!
The feathers are kinda similar, but it looks like the Vulture has larger feathering, especially the coverts seem like there are less of them but they are larger in size.

august 2 2013 12:28 - Mum eats Salmon while a Vulture watches



Look at the interesting ivory-tipped beak on the Vulture!
Like Eagles, Vultures don*t miss a thing & this one is keeping an eye on me.



This one you can see right through the nares of the Vulture to Mum*s headfeathers!



In all these fotos, there are just little hints of the markings on the back of the head that tell us this is Mum.
i am noticing that Mum*s feet are a lovely healthy orange colour.
i think of her toes as more skinny & yellow.
Not having had to feed young this season means that more nutrition has gone into Mum, for which i am grateful.



This foto is a good size comparison between big Mum Eagle & a Turkey Vulture.
Look how similar the feathering is.
Notice the pink legs & feet of the Vulture.
& the featherless red skin head.
Vultures have lovely brown eyes.
i am amazed that the Vulture & the Eagle stand so close.
The Vulture waiting their turn.
Perhaps they were even the first one to discover the food.



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Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
« Reply #614 on: August 10, 2013, 03:53:22 PM »


WOW...What fun!  I love Love LOVE the vultures~...but I love Mom even more!
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