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« Post / Reply #810 on: February 07, 2018, 09:58:08 PM »

It was a cold and snowy day.  I had let the dogs out in the back yard and I heard this rustling in the tree in the neighbors yard.  I kept looking around and trying to figure out what was making that noise.  Soon a squirrel came into view,  it was stuffing leaves in its mouth from the oak tree.  That tree does not shed all of its leaves till springtime.  That squirrel was needing some leaves to keep him warm in its nest.   



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« Post / Reply #811 on: February 08, 2018, 02:57:22 AM »

When I was still living in Dundas, the local squirrels used my two oak trees in the same way all winter long.  It was cute to see them scurrying about gathering leaves and running back to nest, while avoiding each other.  wink
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« Post / Reply #812 on: February 12, 2018, 11:22:40 PM »



I was so happy to release this Red Tail Hawk after she had been in rehab for awhile.  She was so ready to be free.  As you can see she is a mature hawk by her full red tail, hope that she will find a mate. 



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« Post / Reply #813 on: February 17, 2018, 11:06:02 PM »

The state bird of Nebraska....... The Meadowlark

The have a very nice song that sounds like they say this " I am a pretty bird"




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« Post / Reply #814 on: February 18, 2018, 02:45:36 PM »

 love. Love those photos, the colors are stunning!  Canít wait to hear them again ...

And I hear the cranes are coming in !!!!  Must be Spring.
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« Post / Reply #815 on: February 18, 2018, 11:52:38 PM »

the Sandhill Cranes are arriving along with other birds.  I found a place where there was a pretty good number out in a field, they didn't seem to be to active, not really doing any display dancing which I think they are still tired from the trip here.




They set their wings and lower their legs like landing gear



The prairie where the deer and the sandhills play ♪♫


There is a new webcam running on the Crane Trust Property to view the Sandhill Cranes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pblUykz-BJs

There was a change in the Sandhill Crane Cam for the Crane Trust,  this is updated now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjCtwMwVgoQ
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« Post / Reply #816 on: February 19, 2018, 10:22:22 AM »

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Thanks for that cam link, at least the river is open in the middle. Hope things are warmer in a month!
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« Post / Reply #817 on: March 02, 2018, 10:13:47 PM »

I have always had squirrels around in the yard but this is the first time I have had one that is really dark.  I found out it is the same kind of squirrel called the fox squirrel only it has the dark gene.  It is really not black cause you can see some of the brown tint in places.
  Will have to see if he stays around or was just passing by for a snack.




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« Post / Reply #818 on: March 11, 2018, 08:54:04 AM »

This is how you wake up in the morning on the Platte River with thousands of Sandhill Cranes


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dLPaZlJG_Y" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dLPaZlJG_Y</a>
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« Post / Reply #819 on: March 11, 2018, 09:53:21 AM »


Wow!
Fabulous Deb!
Something i sure don*t see around here!
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« Post / Reply #820 on: March 11, 2018, 10:30:41 AM »

 love. Awesome, Deb (they are doing jumping jacks!)
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« Post / Reply #821 on: March 13, 2018, 10:04:30 PM »

Well it is March and it is the time of the year that I bore you with my pictures of Sandhill Cranes along the Platte River.  Spring Migration is in full swing as the birds return to their nesting grounds farther north.
 



Sandhills with their landing gear down coming in for a landing against the warm colors of the setting sun


Sharing the river with many different kinds of ducks,  the river is a wealth of life



Sunrise reveals the many birds in the river and the sky changes from darkness to such brilliant colors



A very special visitor  has been traveling with the Sandhill Cranes.  I was so lucky to see it and to get a photo of it.
 It sure does stand out in the crowd.
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« Post / Reply #822 on: March 14, 2018, 04:39:58 AM »

 smile i love all your photos and descriptions Deb.  You show me things I have never seen in my life  nod  and give excellent information to go with the photos.  thumbup They will NEVER be boring. nope
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« Post / Reply #823 on: March 14, 2018, 09:11:34 AM »


i totally agree jeavverhey!
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« Post / Reply #824 on: March 14, 2018, 08:26:30 PM »

Always welcome, never boring, Deb!

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