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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    phil..c Guest

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    brooklyn1 wrote:
    > A few minutes ago:
    > http://i40.tinypic.com/16ke6x1.jpg
    >
    > Morning beggers:
    > http://i44.tinypic.com/34e4xg5.jpg
    > http://i43.tinypic.com/157eii0.jpg
    >
    >

    Lovely, but jealous of all that grass you have

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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    "phil..c" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > brooklyn1 wrote:
    >>
    >> A few minutes ago:
    >> http://i40.tinypic.com/16ke6x1.jpg
    >>
    >> Morning beggers:
    >> http://i44.tinypic.com/34e4xg5.jpg
    >> http://i43.tinypic.com/157eii0.jpg
    >>
    >>

    > Lovely, but jealous of all that grass you have


    Don't be jealous... you're welcome to help mow.... have you ever mown ten
    acres of lawn in a day? All I can say is sitting a tractor is tough on the
    kidneys... tractors have no suspension... good I have plenty of bushes
    heheh.




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    phil..c Guest

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    brooklyn1 wrote:
    > "phil..c" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> brooklyn1 wrote:
    >>> A few minutes ago:
    >>> http://i40.tinypic.com/16ke6x1.jpg
    >>>
    >>> Morning beggers:
    >>> http://i44.tinypic.com/34e4xg5.jpg
    >>> http://i43.tinypic.com/157eii0.jpg
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Lovely, but jealous of all that grass you have

    >
    > Don't be jealous... you're welcome to help mow.... have you ever mown ten
    > acres of lawn in a day? All I can say is sitting a tractor is tough on the
    > kidneys... tractors have no suspension... good I have plenty of bushes
    > heheh.
    >
    >
    >

    he he try doing 5000 acres of barley harvest in a day & a night

    By the way the community here holds the guinness book of records for
    most headers in one place at one time see

    Quote

    >
    >
    > WESTY said it would work. Boots offered his property. Brickie got excited and Griffo wanted to bring his chopper.
    >
    > Well, Westy was right. Boots copped a bonus in getting 200ha of wheat off in world record time. Brickie could only marvel at the publicity and confidence booster to the local community and Griffo, well Griffo had a ball in his helicopter ferrying professional and amateur photographers.
    >
    > And the result?
    >
    > An entry into the Guinness Book of Records for having 55 combine harvesters operating together in one paddock in an event called the Perenjori Header Muster.
    >
    > It happened on Friday, December 19 in a 200ha paddock owned by Ron ³Boots² Cannon after much planning by Perenjori Progress Association member and local Elders agent Ian ³Westy² West, who thought of the idea three years ago.
    >
    > Perenjori Shire president and farmer Brian ³Brickie² Baxter was an enthusiastic supporter as was Allan ³ÒGriffo² Griffiths, who owns a farm and a helicopter in Carnamah.
    >
    > ²I was absolutely knocked over by the response,² Ian said of the more than 350 people who turned up to watch 56 headers make short work of a Calingiri wheat crop going 2.3t/ha.
    >
    > The task was completed in two passes of the 1100m wide paddock by a variety of combine harvester models ranging from the current breed to a Massey 850 built in 1985 and designed with a 7.3m (24ft) closed front or comb front which required three lifting rams.
    >
    > It was the last header away and kept up admirably with its bigger brothers (with the assistance of a chase bin).
    >
    > The end result was 400t of Calingiri wheat delivered to the nearby Bunjil bin with the operation taking about an hour.
    >
    > ³I had been waiting for the right year to use the idea to get the community together to celebrate the season,² Ian said. ³It also gave us an opportunity to raise funds for the progress association to help out the St Johnıs Ambulance brigade and the local school and other local groups.
    >
    > ³And we wanted to give a positive spin to Perenjori, which has copped a bit of negative publicity as a town in decline.
    >
    > ³Guiness opened up a new category for us and I suppose someone else will now want to have a crack at it.²
    >
    > Naturally all ideas need support and Ian is grateful for the help he has received, with the mind-boggling logistics of handling low loaders, parking comb front trailers, arranging road trains to take the wheat and feeding the multitude.
    >
    > ²Could you also please give our sponsors a plug too?² Ian asked.
    >
    > the Nationalıs head of Agribusiness Risk Management Services Tim Keith said.
    >
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    jmcquown Guest

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    "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >A few minutes ago:
    > http://i40.tinypic.com/16ke6x1.jpg
    >
    > Morning beggers:
    > http://i44.tinypic.com/34e4xg5.jpg
    > http://i43.tinypic.com/157eii0.jpg
    >
    >


    Nice photos! There are deer running around down here. Here's a funny. In
    2007 my mother was in the den and I was reading in the bedroom. In
    mid-afternoon a herd of deer went running across the back yard. We met in
    the middle of the house, each of us exclaiming "Did you see that?!" Yeah,
    we saw that! They're usually only seen around dawn or dusk. You certainly
    don't see a whole herd of them running across the lawn in the middle of the
    day. LOL

    Canada geese aren't seen much down here. There are lots of snowy egrets,
    herons, ibises and the occasional stork. Sometimes even a pelican
    Red-tailed hawks are abundant and they're huge birds... one landed out back
    and just sat there. I said, Mom, look! There's a hawk! It was just
    sitting there. Resting, I guess, after a hard day of trying to find mice
    and squirrels to eat. It a large bird. When it did take off the wingspan
    was fantastic. And the talons on it, eeek! Hawks are a good reason to keep
    cats indoors.

    Jill


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    Cheryl Guest

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    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Red-tailed hawks are abundant and they're huge birds... one landed out
    > back and just sat there. I said, Mom, look! There's a hawk! It was just
    > sitting there. Resting, I guess, after a hard day of trying to find mice
    > and squirrels to eat. It a large bird. When it did take off the wingspan
    > was fantastic. And the talons on it, eeek! Hawks are a good reason to
    > keep cats indoors.


    We get those up here in MD too. They can grab a bird in mid-air when
    hunting. I once saw one grab a male cardinal but the hawk must have had his
    vision obstructed because they both hit the side of the house. After the
    impact the hawk lost hold of the cardinal, and the cardinal flew off.


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    jmcquown Guest

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    "Cheryl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    >> Red-tailed hawks are abundant and they're huge birds... one landed out
    >> back and just sat there. I said, Mom, look! There's a hawk! It was
    >> just sitting there. Resting, I guess, after a hard day of trying to find
    >> mice and squirrels to eat. It a large bird. When it did take off the
    >> wingspan was fantastic. And the talons on it, eeek! Hawks are a good
    >> reason to keep cats indoors.

    >
    > We get those up here in MD too. They can grab a bird in mid-air when
    > hunting. I once saw one grab a male cardinal but the hawk must have had
    > his vision obstructed because they both hit the side of the house. After
    > the impact the hawk lost hold of the cardinal, and the cardinal flew off.


    YAY for the cardinal getting away! I love cardinals. Had some nesting in
    the tree outside the kitchen window last May. The neighbors cats kept
    trying to get at them. I'd run out and shoo them away. I think they
    finally fledged.

    Jill


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    Janet Bostwick Guest

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    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    snip
    >
    > Canada geese aren't seen much down here. There are lots of snowy egrets,
    > herons, ibises and the occasional stork. Sometimes even a pelican
    > Red-tailed hawks are abundant and they're huge birds... one landed out
    > back and just sat there. I said, Mom, look! There's a hawk! It was just
    > sitting there. Resting, I guess, after a hard day of trying to find mice
    > and squirrels to eat. It a large bird. When it did take off the wingspan
    > was fantastic. And the talons on it, eeek! Hawks are a good reason to
    > keep cats indoors.
    >
    > Jill

    Go here for some stop-action, truly amazing photos of birds
    http://www.miguellasa.com/photos/ssp...lbumID=1001578





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    phil..c Guest

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    Janet Bostwick wrote:
    > "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > snip
    >> Canada geese aren't seen much down here. There are lots of snowy egrets,
    >> herons, ibises and the occasional stork. Sometimes even a pelican
    >> Red-tailed hawks are abundant and they're huge birds... one landed out
    >> back and just sat there. I said, Mom, look! There's a hawk! It was just
    >> sitting there. Resting, I guess, after a hard day of trying to find mice
    >> and squirrels to eat. It a large bird. When it did take off the wingspan
    >> was fantastic. And the talons on it, eeek! Hawks are a good reason to
    >> keep cats indoors.
    >>
    >> Jill

    > Go here for some stop-action, truly amazing photos of birds
    > http://www.miguellasa.com/photos/ssp...lbumID=1001578
    >
    >
    >
    >

    Truly amazing and lovely photos any additional words would be superfluous.
    Thank you for a FANTASTIC link

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    jmcquown Guest

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    "Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > snip
    >>
    >> Canada geese aren't seen much down here. There are lots of snowy egrets,
    >> herons, ibises and the occasional stork. Sometimes even a pelican
    >> Red-tailed hawks are abundant and they're huge birds... one landed out
    >> back and just sat there. I said, Mom, look! There's a hawk! It was
    >> just sitting there. Resting, I guess, after a hard day of trying to find
    >> mice and squirrels to eat. It a large bird. When it did take off the
    >> wingspan was fantastic. And the talons on it, eeek! Hawks are a good
    >> reason to keep cats indoors.
    >>
    >> Jill

    > Go here for some stop-action, truly amazing photos of birds
    > http://www.miguellasa.com/photos/ssp...lbumID=1001578
    >
    >
    >

    Incredible Thanks! As I said, the wingspan of redtailed hawks is
    fantastic. And those talons. Yikes! When I see hawks looking like they
    are lazily floating on a breeze I think how fun is that? But there is a
    reason they say "eyes sharp as a hawk"; they're looking for prey. And when
    they spot it they move very fast. Wonderful shots, thanks, Janet.

    Jill


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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote
    >
    > Canada geese aren't seen much down here. There are lots of snowy egrets,
    > herons, ibises and the occasional stork. Sometimes even a pelican
    > Red-tailed hawks are abundant and they're huge birds... one landed out
    > back and just sat there. I said, Mom, look! There's a hawk! It was just
    > sitting there. Resting, I guess, after a hard day of trying to find mice
    > and squirrels to eat.


    Too bad you didn't take pictures.

    Here's a red tailed hawk perched on a garden post... waiting for moles to
    pop up... was a long way off (500 yards):
    http://i39.tinypic.com/312zt5y.jpg

    Couldn't resist this DD robin (let's not think it's a male), had it blown up
    to a 8" X 10" and framed, makes a great pin up on my wall:
    http://i43.tinypic.com/x44x7m.jpg

    A stork on my barn, probably making a delivery:
    http://i39.tinypic.com/dynl9s.jpg

    Some days there are gaggles:
    http://i42.tinypic.com/zmjlo0.jpg




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    jmcquown Guest

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    "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote
    >>
    >> Canada geese aren't seen much down here. There are lots of snowy egrets,
    >> herons, ibises and the occasional stork. Sometimes even a pelican
    >> Red-tailed hawks are abundant and they're huge birds... one landed out
    >> back and just sat there. I said, Mom, look! There's a hawk! It was
    >> just sitting there. Resting, I guess, after a hard day of trying to find
    >> mice and squirrels to eat.

    >
    > Too bad you didn't take pictures.
    >

    There's plenty of time to take pictures. When the weather gets warmer there
    will be snowy egrets, ibises and herons all over the place All manner of
    water fowl.

    > Here's a red tailed hawk perched on a garden post... waiting for moles to
    > pop up... was a long way off (500 yards):
    > http://i39.tinypic.com/312zt5y.jpg
    >
    > Couldn't resist this DD robin (let's not think it's a male), had it blown
    > up to a 8" X 10" and framed, makes a great pin up on my wall:
    > http://i43.tinypic.com/x44x7m.jpg
    >

    Robins are one of the wild north american birds whose sex is hard to
    determine. Usually there are defining features. Not so with robins.

    > A stork on my barn, probably making a delivery:
    > http://i39.tinypic.com/dynl9s.jpg
    >
    > Some days there are gaggles:
    > http://i42.tinypic.com/zmjlo0.jpg
    >

    Gotta laugh at gaggles of geese

    Jill


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    Janet Bostwick Guest

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    "Omelet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..
    > In article <gqd8tj$roi$[email protected]>,
    > "phil..c" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >> > "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> > news:[email protected]..
    >> > snip
    >> >> Canada geese aren't seen much down here. There are lots of snowy
    >> >> egrets,
    >> >> herons, ibises and the occasional stork. Sometimes even a pelican
    >> >> Red-tailed hawks are abundant and they're huge birds... one landed out
    >> >> back and just sat there. I said, Mom, look! There's a hawk! It was
    >> >> just
    >> >> sitting there. Resting, I guess, after a hard day of trying to find
    >> >> mice
    >> >> and squirrels to eat. It a large bird. When it did take off the
    >> >> wingspan
    >> >> was fantastic. And the talons on it, eeek! Hawks are a good reason
    >> >> to
    >> >> keep cats indoors.
    >> >>
    >> >> Jill
    >> > Go here for some stop-action, truly amazing photos of birds
    >> > http://www.miguellasa.com/photos/ssp...lbumID=1001578
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >

    >> Truly amazing and lovely photos any additional words would be
    >> superfluous.
    >> Thank you for a FANTASTIC link

    >
    > I wish I could grab some of those as wallpaper... Wow.
    > --
    > Peace! Om

    If you figure out how to do it, let me know. I would love it for screen
    saver
    Janet



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    Omelet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Cheryl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:s2gyl.77507$[email protected]..
    > > "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]..
    > >
    > >> Red-tailed hawks are abundant and they're huge birds... one landed out
    > >> back and just sat there. I said, Mom, look! There's a hawk! It was
    > >> just sitting there. Resting, I guess, after a hard day of trying to find
    > >> mice and squirrels to eat. It a large bird. When it did take off the
    > >> wingspan was fantastic. And the talons on it, eeek! Hawks are a good
    > >> reason to keep cats indoors.

    > >
    > > We get those up here in MD too. They can grab a bird in mid-air when
    > > hunting. I once saw one grab a male cardinal but the hawk must have had
    > > his vision obstructed because they both hit the side of the house. After
    > > the impact the hawk lost hold of the cardinal, and the cardinal flew off.

    >
    > YAY for the cardinal getting away! I love cardinals. Had some nesting in
    > the tree outside the kitchen window last May. The neighbors cats kept
    > trying to get at them. I'd run out and shoo them away. I think they
    > finally fledged.
    >
    > Jill


    I have some redbirds that nest in my grape vines. :-) I love them too!
    --
    Peace! Om

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
    -- Anon.

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    [email protected] Guest

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    On Mar 25, 8:06*am, "Janet Bostwick" <nos...@nospam.net> wrote:
    > "Omelet" <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news[email protected]..
    >
    >
    >
    > > In article <gqd8tj$ro...@news.motzarella.org>,
    > > "phil..c" <inva...@invalid.com> wrote:

    >
    > >> Janet Bostwick wrote:
    > >> > "jmcquown" <j_mcqu...@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > >> >news:[email protected]..
    > >> > snip
    > >> >> Canada geese aren't seen much down here. *There are lots of snowy
    > >> >> egrets,
    > >> >> herons, ibises and the occasional stork. *Sometimes even a pelican
    > >> >> Red-tailed hawks are abundant and they're huge birds... one landed out
    > >> >> back and just sat there. *I said, Mom, look! *There's a hawk! *It was
    > >> >> just
    > >> >> sitting there. *Resting, I guess, after a hard day of trying to find
    > >> >> mice
    > >> >> and squirrels to eat. *It a large bird. *When it did take off the
    > >> >> wingspan
    > >> >> was fantastic. *And the talons on it, eeek! *Hawks are a good reason
    > >> >> to
    > >> >> keep cats indoors.

    >
    > >> >> Jill
    > >> > Go here for some stop-action, truly amazing photos of *birds
    > >> >http://www.miguellasa.com/photos/ssp...lbumID=1001578

    >
    > >> Truly amazing and lovely photos *any additional words would be
    > >> superfluous.
    > >> Thank you for a FANTASTIC link

    >
    > > I wish I could grab some of those as wallpaper... Wow.
    > > --
    > > Peace! Om

    >
    > If you figure out how to do it, let me know. *I would love it for screen
    > saver


    No. please don't. The man is a terrific professional photographer.
    If you want his work, buy it from him, don't steal it. -aem

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    Omelet Guest

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    In article <gqd8tj$roi$[email protected]>,
    "phil..c" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Janet Bostwick wrote:
    > > "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]..
    > > snip
    > >> Canada geese aren't seen much down here. There are lots of snowy egrets,
    > >> herons, ibises and the occasional stork. Sometimes even a pelican
    > >> Red-tailed hawks are abundant and they're huge birds... one landed out
    > >> back and just sat there. I said, Mom, look! There's a hawk! It was just
    > >> sitting there. Resting, I guess, after a hard day of trying to find mice
    > >> and squirrels to eat. It a large bird. When it did take off the wingspan
    > >> was fantastic. And the talons on it, eeek! Hawks are a good reason to
    > >> keep cats indoors.
    > >>
    > >> Jill

    > > Go here for some stop-action, truly amazing photos of birds
    > > http://www.miguellasa.com/photos/ssp...lbumID=1001578
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >

    > Truly amazing and lovely photos any additional words would be superfluous.
    > Thank you for a FANTASTIC link


    I wish I could grab some of those as wallpaper... Wow.
    --
    Peace! Om

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
    -- Anon.

  17. #17
    Omelet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]> ,
    "Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > >> > Go here for some stop-action, truly amazing photos of birds
    > >> > http://www.miguellasa.com/photos/ssp...lbumID=1001578
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> Truly amazing and lovely photos any additional words would be
    > >> superfluous.
    > >> Thank you for a FANTASTIC link

    > >
    > > I wish I could grab some of those as wallpaper... Wow.
    > > --
    > > Peace! Om

    > If you figure out how to do it, let me know. I would love it for screen
    > saver
    > Janet


    I wish. :-( Slideshows like that appear to be copy protected???
    --
    Peace! Om

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
    -- Anon.

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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:Bnryl.1880$6%.[email protected]..
    >> "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote
    >>>
    >>> Canada geese aren't seen much down here. There are lots of snowy
    >>> egrets, herons, ibises and the occasional stork. Sometimes even a
    >>> pelican Red-tailed hawks are abundant and they're huge birds... one
    >>> landed out back and just sat there. I said, Mom, look! There's a hawk!
    >>> It was just sitting there. Resting, I guess, after a hard day of trying
    >>> to find mice and squirrels to eat.

    >>
    >> Too bad you didn't take pictures.
    >>

    > There's plenty of time to take pictures. When the weather gets warmer
    > there will be snowy egrets, ibises and herons all over the place All
    > manner of water fowl.
    >
    >> Here's a red tailed hawk perched on a garden post... waiting for moles to
    >> pop up... was a long way off (500 yards):
    >> http://i39.tinypic.com/312zt5y.jpg
    >>
    >> Couldn't resist this DD robin (let's not think it's a male), had it blown
    >> up to a 8" X 10" and framed, makes a great pin up on my wall:
    >> http://i43.tinypic.com/x44x7m.jpg
    >>

    > Robins are one of the wild north american birds whose sex is hard to
    > determine. Usually there are defining features. Not so with robins.


    There are marked differences between male and female North American robins,
    especially only the male sports the bright redish orange breast. The female
    colors are duller, especially the breast which is mostly tan and white,
    dotted sparsely with pale redish speckles.

    Scroll to bottom: http://www.audubon.org/bird/BoA/F12_G3a.html

    If there's one thing I know it's breasts! LOL


    >> A stork on my barn, probably making a delivery:
    >> http://i39.tinypic.com/dynl9s.jpg
    >>
    >> Some days there are gaggles:
    >> http://i42.tinypic.com/zmjlo0.jpg
    >>

    > Gotta laugh at gaggles of geese
    >
    > Jill




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    Cheryl Guest

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    "Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > snip
    >>
    >> Canada geese aren't seen much down here. There are lots of snowy egrets,
    >> herons, ibises and the occasional stork. Sometimes even a pelican
    >> Red-tailed hawks are abundant and they're huge birds... one landed out
    >> back and just sat there. I said, Mom, look! There's a hawk! It was
    >> just sitting there. Resting, I guess, after a hard day of trying to find
    >> mice and squirrels to eat. It a large bird. When it did take off the
    >> wingspan was fantastic. And the talons on it, eeek! Hawks are a good
    >> reason to keep cats indoors.
    >>
    >> Jill

    > Go here for some stop-action, truly amazing photos of birds
    > http://www.miguellasa.com/photos/ssp...lbumID=1001578


    Awesome!!!!!!


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    jmcquown Guest

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    "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >>> "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote
    >>>>
    >>>> Canada geese aren't seen much down here. There are lots of snowy
    >>>> egrets, herons, ibises and the occasional stork. Sometimes even a
    >>>> pelican Red-tailed hawks are abundant and they're huge birds... one
    >>>> landed out back and just sat there. I said, Mom, look! There's a
    >>>> hawk! It was just sitting there. Resting, I guess, after a hard day of
    >>>> trying to find mice and squirrels to eat.
    >>>
    >>> Too bad you didn't take pictures.
    >>>


    Forgot to say, I didn't have a digital camera with me when I came down here
    in 2007. I doubt I'd have had time to grab the camera in any event. I
    didn't want to startle it. It was a remarkable site. Not 6 feet from where
    I was sitting on the sofa.

    >>> Couldn't resist this DD robin (let's not think it's a male), had it
    >>> blown up to a 8" X 10" and framed, makes a great pin up on my wall:
    >>> http://i43.tinypic.com/x44x7m.jpg
    >>>

    >> Robins are one of the wild north american birds whose sex is hard to
    >> determine. Usually there are defining features. Not so with robins.

    >
    > There are marked differences between male and female North American
    > robins, especially only the male sports the bright redish orange breast.
    > The female colors are duller, especially the breast which is mostly tan
    > and white, dotted sparsely with pale redish speckles.
    >
    > If there's one thing I know it's breasts! LOL
    >

    The robins I've seen with speckled breasts are fledglings or "just fledged".
    Young birds. I can't say I've ever noticed a much deeper shade of orange
    (they aren't actually red) on a male vs. female robin. But then again, I've
    mostly only been able to observe seed eaters. Robins will eat seed but
    they'd much rather dig around in the soil for a fat juicy worm I don't
    see many robins down here. I don't see mourning doves, either. Those are
    very common back in TN but I have yet to see one here.

    There was a tufted titmouse splashing away in a plant saucer on the patio
    yesterday afternoon. Splish splash it was takin' a bath! I think there is
    a nest in the camelia bush at the back corner of the house

    Jill


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