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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #1100 on: August 22, 2012, 02:59:44 am »
    Beautiful shots, Bruce. Nice of him to hold the poses for you. lol
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« Reply #1101 on: August 22, 2012, 03:49:51 am »
I took a short video of one sitting on top of a red spruce. I tooted the horn to make him fly at the end. It was near a small river (Taxis).

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« Reply #1102 on: August 23, 2012, 02:06:16 am »
     I came across this pair a couple years ago snowmobiling on Mackinac Island.

 

 
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« Reply #1103 on: August 23, 2012, 11:04:57 pm »
We have a family that lives here at the Lake but yet to catch them posing like that!
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« Reply #1104 on: September 04, 2012, 11:31:53 am »
Sitting in our great room playing cards on Sunday, when a loud thud and flying feathers turned everyone's head. Looked and a Pileated woodpecker lay in the flower bed. He didn't set there long before fluttering to this maple tree a short distance away. Stayed there for a good 30 minutes, prolly shaking the head to get some smarts back. Left a big dust print on the glass. Appeared to be a young one, as not yet full size.

 

 
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« Reply #1105 on: September 04, 2012, 12:33:44 pm »
Just getting its wings and survived the first crash. :D
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« Reply #1106 on: September 04, 2012, 02:05:56 pm »
There was a picture in our Highland County paper, "The Recorder", last week of a Bald Eagle eating a groundhog it had caught out in a field.
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« Reply #1107 on: September 04, 2012, 07:54:15 pm »
That woodpecker sure looks a little worse for wear  :).
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« Reply #1108 on: September 05, 2012, 12:32:42 pm »
    Pileateds have to be the loudest fliers in the woods. You can hear them comeing, but after they land the real noise starts.

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« Reply #1109 on: September 10, 2012, 07:49:58 am »
They occasionally whack the glass beside me here in the sun room.  I do not know which of us is more surprised, and as yours did, sometimes they will sit and shake their heads for a while.   smiley_dizzy
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« Reply #1110 on: September 11, 2012, 03:11:06 pm »
I looked out the bedroom window a couple mornings ago and there was a Red Headed Woodpecker on the side of a tree. They are beautiful birds, too. One of those times that I wished I had a camera. My son wood have pulled out his cell phone. I tell you I've seen him do everything with that phone except talk on it!  :D

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« Reply #1111 on: September 12, 2012, 08:13:46 pm »
Warblers really moving through in southern migration right now, hummingbirds are gathering, several others including a Barn owl I had flushed out of a grain bin today.

I did some habitat management last spring, burning and deadening and some clearing of the swamp-type plants and trees. My BIL visited last month, he is what I consider a pro-birder, even he was impressed with numbers of various species.

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« Reply #1112 on: October 08, 2012, 08:05:18 pm »
Last week while mowing an Egret flew in and stalked me closely until a frog jumped out of the path of the mower.
It was a good size frog and he worked hard getting it down the hatch.
Today while mowing, I was almost done and he showed up again so I came in to get the camera.
He got a smaller frog and there was one sacrificed in the making of this video.
I did have a hard time getting the video out of my pocket and zoomed in but got most of it.
Before you feel bad for the frog you should know we have plenty more.
One morning when I opened the front door to leave for work in the dark a dozen or so baby frogs jumped in my house making me scramble to catch them.  I know I didn't get them all.

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« Reply #1113 on: October 09, 2012, 04:10:12 pm »
Its been a number of years ago but I was walking down to the the shop and on the side of the drive a snake had a frog about swallowed so I took a Y stick and held the snake then pulled the frog back out and turned him lose. He looked back and for a minuite I thought he was going to give me one wish  ;D.
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« Reply #1114 on: October 16, 2012, 07:41:43 pm »
My wife caught this Hawk on my daughter's camera.
That is why it is better than my pictures. ;D
He has been hanging out here for over a month. 
I hope he is eating snakes and frogs and leaves my lil' dog alone.

 

 
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« Reply #1115 on: October 17, 2012, 04:51:19 am »
I don't know about little dogs for a meal, but my uncle had a white cat. As white as a hare in the winter. It's hair was even real fine like a hare. Anyway, my uncle had noticed a big old owl around the barn in the early mornings before daylight when he was after the cows for milking. One morning the owl got himself a white cat for breakfast. ;D

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« Reply #1116 on: October 17, 2012, 10:28:14 pm »
 a hawk got my cousins mini yorkie that was a sensitive subject for awhile. I found a hawk the other day sitting in the middle of the road. Nothing i could do popped over the hill and he had its back torwards me. I hit the brakes but to late. But  no damage to the car. But the week prior i was in the truck same road and a deer ran out it did 3 grand worth of damage to my truck. But the mini cooper that was in the other lane comeing torwards me wasnt so lucky. I hit the deer knocked it in her lane. It totaled out her car. 1 deer hit 2 vehicles in 2 seconds that done happen very often.

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« Reply #1117 on: December 06, 2012, 09:06:20 pm »
I was able to get this brief shaky video of two young eagles. One took off just as I took the camera off them and flewaround a wood edge and landed with a third. I'd been watching the adults over the summer fishing along lake Huron and noted the young birds a month or so ago. This is the first time I had a chance to film them (such as it is), and I didn't see mamma and pappa anywhere this time. I love da U.P. :)



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« Reply #1118 on: December 06, 2012, 09:16:33 pm »
Thanks for the video.
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« Reply #1119 on: March 01, 2013, 05:05:11 pm »
Another video I ran across, and this is about the amazing Bird of Paradise.
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