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Your Photos & Stories
« on: November 24, 2009, 06:08:16 PM »
Please post your different stories & photos from you, your friends & families nature experiences. :binocs



With a happy heart & fun memories i dedicate this thread to a friend of many & of nature Bunnybits/Pat. :heart
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2009, 06:17:37 PM »
I went exploring the town i've recently moved to, i seen a Great blue heron, an Osprey, some what i believe to be Buffleheads, a couple Common mergansers. There are a lot of farms in & around town, caught a couple pics of chickens & cows too. :ecsmile
The highlight was finding a eagle nest or maybe Osprey, want do you think it is?



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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2009, 06:50:50 PM »
Passerine, what a great idea.  You live in the country away from the hustle and bustle of a city. Lovely to see the area's inhabitants through your eyes.

In September another eagle lover and I went out for lunch. When we arrived back at my complex, we spotted this hawk, who really felt at home in a puddle of water.  After discussion with other folks it was decided it was a Cooper's Hawk (because of its banded tail (Ref. at the bottom of this post) Photos are clickables

Surprise in a puddle of water ~ ~ ~ he presented his back to us
 

Then a profile and before he left - a 'shuggle' (shakes off the water)
 

Ref (1) http://raptorgallery.wordpress.com/2007/01/26/comparison-coopers-hawk-peregrine-falcon-red-tailed-hawk/
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2009, 07:25:49 PM »
Ooooooo, i*m LIKING this thread!  :nod2
wooohoooo!

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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2009, 09:25:15 PM »
I was telling someone here recently about the hot air balloons that I see near my home all of the time. They had said that they would like to see a photo so here you go. There are two that I see regularly and a third that I see occasionally. Here is a photo that I took recently when two were passing nearby.


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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2009, 08:37:14 PM »
Cool pic Birdv.  Have you ever been up in one?  What a great experience it is.  Took me awhile to work up the courage - but they give you such a great view.
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Re: Your Photos & Stories
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2009, 09:17:55 PM »
BBE you went up in a balloon?


Golden-Crowned Kinglet - http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Golden-Crowned_Kinglet/id


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Re: Your Photos & Stories
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2009, 09:45:33 PM »
Gorgeous view of the golden crowned kinglet. In breeding attire perhaps?  I've never seen one show it's colors so well. 
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2009, 11:04:27 PM »
It's a fairly recent picture, within the last month so not breeding. They always have those colors here, that's a male the female doesn't have the head spot, probably gets brighter in breeding season.

ETA I'm wrong the above is a female, the males have a red stripe on their head along with the yellow.

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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2009, 11:28:44 PM »
Yes passerine, up, up and away in Australian outback in 2000.
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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2009, 06:35:43 AM »
Wow, I envy you BBE, for your ride in a balloon. I can imagin how wonderful the views would be. I would love to go for a ride. But as I have gotten older, I find that I am more and more uncomfortable with heights. :scared

I did go on an open sided helicopter tour of Kauai when I was there two years ago. I did fine but could not look out my side. I had to look across my sister and out her side. Something about nothing between me and "out there" but a seat belt. Who knows, maybe one day... :ecrolleyes

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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2009, 08:02:28 AM »
Passerine, those are gorgeous fotos of the little kinglet!
Is that your hand in the foto??
Wow.
i found a little kinglet that had the yellow patch on the head but in the center of it was a red stripe as well.
Can*t tell whether this would be a ruby crowned kinglet?
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Re: Your Photos & Stories
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2009, 09:39:08 AM »
Booni you saying you found a kinglet with a red stripe clicked a brain cell, you found the male the picture above is the female. :blush Sorry for the mix up.
This little one bumped into a window which stunned her,Lyle the hand in the photo saved her.
Their so pretty & i rarely see them except in flocks high up in the trees they're so tiny & always on the move darting & diving.

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Re: Your Photos & Stories
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2009, 10:14:09 AM »
Here is a male Golden-crowned kinglet:



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« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2009, 07:25:27 PM »
Yeah, that looks like him!
i don*t remember the black, just the yellow & the red.
They are TINY!
The size of my thumb.
wooohoooo!