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Offline gmadeb3

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #900 on: July 21, 2018, 04:41:19 PM »
Here is a couple of pictures of one of the little squirrels that visit.  When I had a poor squirrel that was having issues with its fur, a very wise person told me to add some important things to its diet.  Well I did and it recovered so now I keep oranges and other things out all the time for the squirrels,  they really enjoy them.





Maybe this is one of the offspring of the one that needed a little nutrition boost.  Wouldn't that be so cool.   :hooray :woohoo2
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #901 on: July 21, 2018, 07:54:07 PM »
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #902 on: July 22, 2018, 10:17:57 PM »
I have been waiting for this kind of day.  I went to the area where some burrowing owls have been seen,   not by me until today.  I was so happy to see 4 youngsters and an adult around their burrow and another adult and youngster at another burrow.  Burrowing Owls make their nest in  abandoned burrows made by prairie dogs.  They get along so well together, the prairie dogs know that they are safe because the owls meal is bugs.   Burrowing owls are not very big and they have long legs,  they run pretty fast also. They also are very active during the day unlike most all other owls.  They are pretty cute also.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cHIToJoHGo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cHIToJoHGo</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vogwfsaf-yM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vogwfsaf-yM</a>





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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #903 on: July 23, 2018, 09:59:01 AM »
Wow, you found them!
And flowers everywhere... So beautiful.

Who are the other birds, walking around in the background in the second video?

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #904 on: July 23, 2018, 11:07:49 AM »
Those are Upland Sandpipers,  also there were meadowlark, and killdeer and lots of prairie dogs,  which neither were worried about each other, which is so amazing.
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #905 on: July 23, 2018, 09:53:27 PM »
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #906 on: July 24, 2018, 05:59:02 AM »
Cute as the dickens!   :eclove

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #907 on: July 25, 2018, 09:48:47 PM »
What a cool pose from this burrowing owl  :heart

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #908 on: July 26, 2018, 02:36:45 AM »
S/he is practising thei ballet  :eclove

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #909 on: July 26, 2018, 09:04:05 PM »
The owls costume is perfect for dancing.    :thumbup:
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #910 on: August 09, 2018, 06:11:22 AM »
Fall is just around the corner and this is a sure sign,  the cicadas are coming out.  Their sound that they make is loud.  They come out of the ground and crawl up the tree bark and attach.  The shell splits on the back and they come out, hanging from their shell as their wings unfold and dry.  Then off they go.  They vibrate their wings  to make that loud buzzing sound.



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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #911 on: August 09, 2018, 09:59:19 AM »
Awesome pictures, Deb - I hear them every year in the fall but have never seen this process. Thanks!

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #912 on: August 10, 2018, 02:23:10 AM »
I have never seen a live cicada, likely because rhey are so well
L camouflaged, but I often find the empty exoskelletons. They look frgile and fascinating too. 

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #913 on: August 10, 2018, 11:57:03 AM »
Their wings are transparent.  Never knew that.  Nice photos that show details.   :nod2
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #914 on: August 11, 2018, 06:30:07 PM »
Don't want any of you to miss out on the loud noise the cicadas make so here is a video of one that just emerged.  It is not the one making all the noise.  The wings need to dry before they make this noise.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh63_yvs2jU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh63_yvs2jU</a>
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