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Offline UNCLEBUCK

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #180 on: May 29, 2006, 01:17:58 am »
Those birds just hatched here too Jeff , they are everywhere  :)

I left the door open in the woodshop last few weeks and got me a fresh barn swallow nest almost done on the cieling so I decided to close the door before they set eggs , sure felt bad closing the door after they went to all that work hauling mud and straw .
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #181 on: May 29, 2006, 03:06:35 pm »
We have a bunch of really angry barn swallows here today. Norm destroyed their happy home yesterday. ::)
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #182 on: May 29, 2006, 03:16:59 pm »
I can remember them when we had them in great numbers they would swoop and almost nip you on the ears. We had a cat that was always a target for the swallows in the yard. I always thought of their attack chirp as the sound of a pare of scissors as they swoop down on you as if to cut a lock of hair. :D

I've caught them in fish nets and the biggest part of them are their wings. Such a tiny body.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #183 on: May 30, 2006, 01:02:31 am »
Dragon flies or Mosquito Hawks were quick and easy pets when I was little.  If you stood still, one might light on you.   We would, sometimes, tie a piece of thread around his body and walk around with him flying circles around our head.   When fishing, no cane pole was complete without one or two resting in the tip.  In the evening, the air would be full of them.  They are a really neat insect.  One would never guess that the immature stage was a super bad, aggressive, vicious and voracious nymph that feeds on beetles, small fish and worms on the bottom of a pond.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #184 on: May 30, 2006, 03:33:31 am »
Actually they dont change much, the adult dragon flies are carnivorus insects that feed on mossies and moths. While they dont live long as adults (3 or 4 weeks) compared to several years as a nymph, I guess they need the occasional snack to keep them going... every topic comes back to food  ;) :D

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #185 on: May 30, 2006, 04:10:28 pm »
They are realy active in grain fields hunting beetles too. I see all kinds during harvest season (August-Sept).

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #186 on: June 20, 2006, 07:50:41 am »
Here is a young kestrel I found sitting on my woodpile yesterday. I have a nest box located a few feet away that is usually occupied by a pair and this year was no exception. They always seem to come out of the box before they can really fly. I was really tempted to keep this little guy as a pet but decided that the best thing was to leave it where I found it. Always wanted to keep one for a pet. Had a red tailed hawk when I was kid but he was pretty wild and tough to handle. This little guy let me pick him up and would just sit on your hand. Always find chipmunk tails around the box and under a dead elm where they sit.





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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #187 on: June 20, 2006, 08:17:05 am »
What a great picture! 

If the boss hears about the chipmunk capability, he'll be wanting one!   :D
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #188 on: June 20, 2006, 08:47:31 am »
We have alot of them here that sit on the hydro wires adjacent to grassy fields.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #189 on: August 08, 2006, 07:44:55 pm »

This Hawk was stirring up the neighborhood this evening trying to get at some Baby Bluejays.  He got run off by 3 little birds. Got lucky to get this one on his flight to a perch.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #190 on: August 11, 2006, 09:50:29 pm »
I know we have night hawks in the NW, but don't see them often, haven't seen any for a couple of years.  They seem to come in for a hatch of particuar bug or something.  Earlier this week I was down at the neighbors, sitting out on the patio for that last hour before dusk.  Swallows working up high and then an occasional night hawk.  Pretty soon there was another and within ten minutes there were 6 of them working directly overhead, no more they 30 or 40 feet up.  Beautiful birds to watch!
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #191 on: August 12, 2006, 05:37:43 am »
We have night hawks here too. Hear their wings as they dive for bugs. When we used to go camping and fishing you'de here them all night. Vrooooooom ;D

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #192 on: September 01, 2006, 08:41:58 am »
American Bald Eagle in moon light




This picture was taken by a friend of a friend in Presque Isle Maine... They called it "Timing" ... How true!! and how many times ya see something super like this and ya ain't got a camera!!
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« Reply #193 on: September 01, 2006, 08:49:31 am »
I'll second that. That's a really nice snap pappy. Thanks for sharing.  8)  :)

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #194 on: September 01, 2006, 11:28:08 am »
Amazing photo! 

Funny thing about birds, (and especially hawks for me,) no matter how many I've seen I will still find myself slowing down to look or pulling off to watch.  Never tire of them.

Had a young sharp shinned hawk playing with a couple of flickers down in our meadow earlier this week.  Tree to tree and scolding each other but not trying to hurt anyone.  Just learning the neighbors I think.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #195 on: September 01, 2006, 01:40:06 pm »
is it possible to get a copy of that bald eagle picture in a higher resolution?  it's amazing
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #196 on: September 01, 2006, 03:29:33 pm »
If that is an original photo, unretouched, it seems like your friend should copywrite it and see if it is marketable.
I agree that it is a fantastic photo.
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« Reply #197 on: September 04, 2006, 02:48:04 pm »
Dan,
I'll check w/ the friend that sent it to me and see if he has a better res of it... The one I have here is only  73.7 KB... If every thing is OK with them I'll get ya a copy..

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« Reply #198 on: September 04, 2006, 07:37:55 pm »
Dan,
Here's a link to the photographers web site...

http://www.crownofmaine.com/paulcyr/main.php?g2_page=5

he's got lots of great shots over there!!! ::)  The guy is   GOOD !!!


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« Reply #199 on: September 04, 2006, 08:50:31 pm »
Wow, that guy is good. And a CYR!
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