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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #645 on: April 23, 2017, 11:23:41 PM »
This is very diverse habitat.  Good for water critters as well as land and birds.  This deer stood still as to say if I don't move I won't be seen.



I kept hearing something right above my head, I looked up and this squirrel was dinning on the tree blossoms


Very cute and busy little muskrat



Early morning sunshine must feel good cause there were lots of bull frogs sunning themselves
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #646 on: April 23, 2017, 11:42:11 PM »
I had my hopes set on finding a wood duck at this pond area.  Lots of Teal and Canada Geese and some Mallards.  So I kept waiting and scanning the water for my prize.  Finally around this little island came a duck that seemed a likely candidate........ YES it was him




Mallards are pretty common but as he swam by it was so neat to see his mirrored reflection


This GBH was in stealth mode, very slow and stalking as he moved along the log

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #647 on: April 25, 2017, 09:50:30 PM »
I have been seeing a little squirrel running in the yard but could never see where his house was.  Then I went outside the other day and he was by the garage and when he saw me he ran to the tree.  He stopped up on a branch and looked at me for a bit.  I went and got some acorns from the fall that I had saved.  I put them out for him as a treat.  Later that evening I saw him again But this time there was another.  They were playing in the tree and when they spotted me they ran to the cavity in the tree.



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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #648 on: April 25, 2017, 10:01:24 PM »
I know those that have been checking in here might be missing those Sandhill Cranes, so I thought maybe I would post one just for the memories  :biggrin3



even added a couple of snow geese with them, lol
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #649 on: April 25, 2017, 10:06:10 PM »
Who do we have here, a trio of turtles.  Maybe someone can give them a name..... :ecwink


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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #650 on: April 25, 2017, 11:23:35 PM »
Who do we have here, a trio of turtles.  Maybe someone can give them a name..... :ecwink


Huey, Dewey and Louie ? 

Oh wait - they were ducks!

Seriously - wonderful photos Deb.  Thanks so much for sharing.
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      rather than what we are separate from. - Terry Tempest Williams

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #651 on: April 26, 2017, 01:49:16 AM »
let me think..... Tom,. Dick and Harry?

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #652 on: April 26, 2017, 08:57:11 AM »
Wonderful photos!  Thanks for posting them!  How bout The Three Musketeers for the cute turtles!  :eclove

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #653 on: April 26, 2017, 10:13:44 AM »
Mo, Larry and Curly?  :biggrin3

I have been really enjoying all of your photos deb. Thank you for continuing to share your world with us.
 

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #654 on: April 29, 2017, 06:52:28 AM »
Another thought for my turtle trio --- Alvin, Simon and Theodore.  Sure enjoyed everyones input  :ecsmile

Could go an with a music trio,  Peter, Paul and Mary  :eclol
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #655 on: April 30, 2017, 01:29:25 PM »
My little squirrel stopped by just before nightfall and had a little snack  :heart

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #656 on: April 30, 2017, 10:01:35 PM »
cutie!
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #657 on: May 03, 2017, 09:05:08 PM »
This Brown Thrasher has been visiting my backyard for 2 days.  So fun to watch as it digs around in the dead leaves under my tree. I think they just arrived from their winter migration.   I was sneaking around in my own yard, had to be so careful  to stay out of sight as they are spooked easily.  Am sure the neigbors wonder about me.... LOL


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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #658 on: May 05, 2017, 10:34:52 PM »
Time to give Spike his photo opportunity.  Yesterday was really nice so thought Spike would like to get some nice sunshine.  He is not a cuddly kinda guy so you have to watch out. He has a really beautiful shell. This fall he will turn 4, still a growing boy, LOL









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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #659 on: May 05, 2017, 10:49:41 PM »
 :eceek Spike is all grown up!