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    • odd man out wrote:

      Crazy amount of bird sighting out the back window this weekend. We had Baltimore Orioles, Yellow Rumped Warblers, Yellow Warblers, Ducks (with ducklings), House Finches, Barn Swallows, Tree Swallows, Cardinals, Robins (with juveniles), Red Wing Blackbirds. Must be migration season.
      That is good, it means things are warming up. 8)
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Astro wrote:

      odd man out wrote:

      Crazy amount of bird sighting out the back window this weekend. We had Baltimore Orioles, Yellow Rumped Warblers, Yellow Warblers, Ducks (with ducklings), House Finches, Barn Swallows, Tree Swallows, Cardinals, Robins (with juveniles), Red Wing Blackbirds. Must be migration season.
      That is good, it means things are warming up. 8)
      it's been depressingly cool and wet this spring. But now they ate prediction 80 deg and humid on Saturday. So we go right from winter to summer. Spring is on Friday.
    • Did an overnight float on the Etowah River this weekend, saw the usual water birds and their young, also saw several eagles, osprey...the highlight for me was watching a litter of young river otters feed on a large striper that was pulled up on a log, cute little pups...when some of the group got too close they pulled the fish under and waited for us to leave.
      I may grow old but I'll never grow up.
    • Drybones wrote:

      Did an overnight float on the Etowah River this weekend, saw the usual water birds and their young, also saw several eagles, osprey...the highlight for me was watching a litter of young river otters feed on a large striper that was pulled up on a log, cute little pups...when some of the group got too close they pulled the fish under and waited for us to leave.
      I guess they didn't want to share.
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • This fellow has been hanging out in the back yard for weeks, I see him most days I'm in the hammock having a cigar but never have my phone for a shot, watched him down a fish today, beautiful bird, not as leery of people as the other herons....yellow crested night heron.
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      I may grow old but I'll never grow up.
    • Drybones wrote:

      This fellow has been hanging out in the back yard for weeks, I see him most days I'm in the hammock having a cigar but never have my phone for a shot, watched him down a fish today, beautiful bird, not as leery of people as the other herons....yellow crested night heron.
      A Beauty!
      “Of all sad words of tongue or pen,
      the saddest are these, 'It might have been.”


      John Greenleaf Whittier
    • The bear sat in the middle of the trail, staring at me. He wasn’t close (which is why the pic is blurry) but I saw him right away and stopped. I decided it was a good place to turn around after quickly snapping a photo.

      He was the second bear I saw this morning. The first one was in the overgrowth next to the trail and sauntered off when he saw me, only showing his backside.

      Here’s a better perspective of distance.
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      In life there are no limitations. Except stupidity. If you're stupid, you're screwed.

      Stephan Pastis
    • Traffic Jam wrote:

      The bear sat in the middle of the trail, staring at me. He wasn’t close (which is why the pic is blurry) but I saw him right away and stopped. I decided it was a good place to turn around after quickly snapping a photo.

      He was the second bear I saw this morning. The first one was in the overgrowth next to the trail and sauntered off when he saw me, only showing his backside.

      Here’s a better perspective of distance.
      Sounds like an exciting walk!
      “Of all sad words of tongue or pen,
      the saddest are these, 'It might have been.”


      John Greenleaf Whittier