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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1000 on: January 14, 2012, 07:45:00 pm »
Those buzzards may not be as thick as blue jays, but there is lots of'm around.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1001 on: January 14, 2012, 10:32:40 pm »
Norm,

Sorry I didn't back to you sooner.  Been putting new tie rod ends and shocks on my daughter's truck so she can go back to Ithaca on Monday.

It's a Nikon COOLPIX P500.  It is suppose to have a 34X zoom on it with image stabilization.  Take my word for it, at the 34X you need a tripod.  For these pictures I was using the door frame edge to hold it.  Before I purchased it a Costco I did a little research on line and found out that it is a battery hog.  So, I went by Best Buy and picked up an addition battery, an EL-5 I think, and a separate charger.  An outstanding idea on my part because it "saved the day" over Christmas because I had the extra battery in my pocket.  I do really like it and have enjoyed getting back to photography after being out of it for some years.  Wish I could show you guys some of the pictures I took while I was the ship's photographer when I was on my last submarine.  Always, I believe that it is an outstanding camera.  Lots of operating modes.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1002 on: January 15, 2012, 04:58:42 am »
I agree Bruce, for the high zoom a tripod is needed. I used mine on the moose frolic. They were almost a 1/2 mile away.  ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1003 on: January 15, 2012, 07:12:53 am »
Thanks Bruce, interestingly enough I have a Nikon Coolpix but an older model than yours.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1004 on: January 31, 2012, 08:48:54 pm »
Often see varied thrush in our winters, more then normal this year it seems.  Hiking in the woods today, half snow, half melted ran into what I thought was a thrush.  Turned out to be the first robin of the year.  Not sure if he forgot to migrate or is returning.
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« Reply #1005 on: February 10, 2012, 05:49:23 pm »
The honking birds are here! 
They come from all over and usually migrate to South Florida and the peak time is right about now.
You hear them more and more at intersections because it may be a custom to where ever they came from.
It does get irritating because the feller next to you might think your da honking bird honking at him and give you a dirty look or flip da bird because he thought you was honking all the while it was da honking bird 2 cars behind you.   Hopefully some looney bird doesn't get out of his car with fists or weapons of rage. ::)
I make my living amongst the honking birds so it is a mixed blessing to see them come and to see them go.  When they leave it signals me to start thinking about my migration to the great north Woods.  ;D :D
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« Reply #1006 on: February 11, 2012, 08:16:03 am »
I liked that, Moosehereder! :D ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #1007 on: February 11, 2012, 08:21:16 am »
I could never understand the philosophy behind it, because the house back home still needs to be heated and electric maintained. There's no savings. A lot of those birds just sit around down there doing nothing, can do that home. I'm like grandfather, I think they're all crazy in the head. ;) :D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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« Reply #1008 on: February 11, 2012, 08:32:27 am »
As long as I can take care of myself I'm dumb enough to stay here through the winter.  ;D
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« Reply #1009 on: February 11, 2012, 10:58:20 am »
I could never understand the philosophy behind it, because the house back home still needs to be heated and electric maintained. There's no savings. A lot of those birds just sit around down there doing nothing, can do that home. I'm like grandfather, I think they're all crazy in the head. ;) :D

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They maybe like the heat and the humidity.
And they can do it as they have the money to spend.
And FL enjoys the money they spend.

That life wouldn't be my choice either.
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« Reply #1010 on: February 11, 2012, 12:04:26 pm »
 :D :D Jealous is one thing that I ain't. Foolishness is what it is. Of course it's just my opinion. :D

I'm not so sure there is much spending other than day to day living. At least that's what I hear from some that go down. Maybe flea market spending or a game of golf I suppose.

A lot flock to Cuba and Mexico from Canada, I wouldn't be the least bit interested. ;)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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« Reply #1011 on: February 11, 2012, 12:14:13 pm »

A lot flock to Cuba and Mexico from Canada, I wouldn't be the least bit interested.

Well, my wife (of 55 years) and I are two of those birds.  In addition to heat and electricity, there are taxes & insurance on two places, maintenance fees, lawn care and watering, snow plowing our private road and our drive, and the travel costs to go back and forth, so it's even worse than you thought, eh?  But so what? I play can play tennis and golf all winter, walk the woods and trails, or whatever.  I'm retired and we can afford it. Guess I don't see the problem, Swamp.  To each his own...   ;D
 
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« Reply #1012 on: February 11, 2012, 12:20:10 pm »
Shotgun it's fine and dandy if anyone wants to do it. It's just not my thing. I won't hold it against ya. You at least know where I stand on it, so don't invite me. ;) :D

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« Reply #1013 on: February 11, 2012, 12:45:46 pm »
If I had a 500 foot lot I could leave it behind for the winter and enjoy warmer temps,but I have 170 acres to play on all winter long. Just means too much for me to live it behind. I even miss it when we are gone for a week.
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« Reply #1014 on: February 11, 2012, 02:58:36 pm »
Shotgun it's fine and dandy if anyone wants to do it. It's just not my thing. I won't hold it against ya. You at least know where I stand on it, so don't invite me. ;) :D

But SD, it being fine and dandy isn't what you implied in this statement.  ::) ::)
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I could never understand the philosophy behind it, because the house back home still needs to be heated and electric maintained. There's no savings. A lot of those birds just sit around down there doing nothing, can do that home. I'm like grandfather, I think they're all crazy in the head.

But you can back away, that is ok. ;)

My friends come back up north to rest up before they go back. :)
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« Reply #1015 on: February 11, 2012, 04:32:58 pm »
Nope, I still think it's crazy and wouldn't do it.  But it's still fine and dandy and won't hold it against ya. :D Being on the internet, I guess you can read anything into it if you want to be contrary Mary. ;)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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« Reply #1016 on: February 11, 2012, 04:43:22 pm »
That's telling him!  :D

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« Reply #1017 on: February 11, 2012, 09:30:27 pm »
As long as I can take care of myself I'm dumb enough to stay here through the winter.  ;D

Just take a little extra grain along with the hay and that will keep your coat shiny and the eyes bright  :D.

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« Reply #1018 on: February 11, 2012, 10:31:44 pm »
Or be slipping into the kitchen late a night and cooking up a batch.  There are probably some Northern Grits Eaters that are still in the closet.   food1
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« Reply #1019 on: February 12, 2012, 04:42:01 am »
SC is the furthest I made it away from my home base. WDH,I would even try some of those grits if I ever make it down your way.  Never know with me. Would only be gone for a week. We call the snow birds the ones that put thier tail between thier legs and head south for the winter.  ;D
MM,probably there are. Them closest people are everywhere now a days.  :D Not in my house. I sleep through the whole night. I'm tied to a machine at night to help me sleep.
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