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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #380 on: June 28, 2007, 06:57:13 pm »
Its easy. DONT GO TO SAGINAW!
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« Reply #381 on: June 28, 2007, 07:13:35 pm »
So I turn left at Saginaw, not right ??? :P :D.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #382 on: June 28, 2007, 09:07:01 pm »
I saw a turkey the other day along the ditch of the road. It wasn't those white ones people farm now, but it had the colors of a wild one. I'm sure it was from someones hobby farm, but it wasn't penned in. It could be fox bate by now.  ::)

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« Reply #383 on: June 29, 2007, 08:48:47 am »


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I heard last fall the wild turkeys are moving north, up around the Ashland area ... Ya might'a  seen a wild one  8) 8)
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« Reply #384 on: June 29, 2007, 02:53:43 pm »
Ring necked pheasants winter here. Could it be possible for the turkeys? We don't have many oaks this far up river, but they are seeding in on the cut overs. Do turkey require oaks? I thought they did. I suppose they could eat ironwood, beech and hazel nuts. It's pretty harsh up here in winter though.   fire_smiley

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« Reply #385 on: June 29, 2007, 02:58:29 pm »
I dont know why they cant live there. There aint an oak within 20 miles of us in the U.P, but lots and lots of beech. I think our winters there are online with yours as well on the severity level.
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« Reply #386 on: June 29, 2007, 03:32:26 pm »
They really like the farmers that spread manure.....it tides them over when there is a bad acorn crop...

Wouldn't surprise me if it was a wild turkey.
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« Reply #387 on: June 29, 2007, 09:18:08 pm »
I wouldn't rule it out, but I ain't ready to stick my neck out to announce it to anyone local, or I might be the local turkey.  ;)

My great grand mother raised turkeys and we have pictures some place of her tending them. They even had about the same color plumage as wild ones.  She was getting along in years when that picture was taken, but still tended her turkeys.

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« Reply #388 on: June 30, 2007, 04:55:24 am »
We did not have any wild turkeys here until about 6 years ago.I use to see them where my FIL lives,about an hour from here all the time.Use to see 20-30 at a time.I've never seen more than 10 at a time here but they are moving up towards your way.We have 2 hanging down at the lower end of the field with about 6 chicks.Keeps the dog on the attack mode all day.I always seen them walking.I went to take a picture of them in our field and it took off and flew into the woods.I was shocked to see that.  :o  :o
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« Reply #389 on: June 30, 2007, 09:50:55 am »
Wild turkeys have also moved into southeastern B.C. from Idaho which seems to be well north of their normal range.
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« Reply #390 on: June 30, 2007, 11:23:36 am »
Clear case of Global flocking.
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« Reply #391 on: July 04, 2007, 09:09:45 am »
A proper dressed bird for Independence day here in the USA. The post is about three inches for scale. The picture is out of focus causing the blue not to show as bright as it should.

 

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« Reply #392 on: July 04, 2007, 10:08:25 am »
Are you into bird carving now?  Nice work.. beautiful bird 

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« Reply #393 on: July 04, 2007, 10:14:38 am »
Great shot Bob, I have many of those on the farm here and really enjoy seeing them.

Happy birthday to a great Country! :)

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« Reply #394 on: July 05, 2007, 06:17:36 pm »
I don't have any red heads here, but I have a some pileated that inhabit some of the old aspen that are becoming decadent.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #395 on: July 15, 2007, 10:30:25 pm »
Playing with the new camera again  ;D

This bird is a Fantail, a fairly comon native bird around here. Quite small, feeds by catching small insects on the wing. Very active and agile bird, it's large tail lets it fly in pretty much any direction it wants, in fact they dont seem able to fly in a straight line or keep still for more than 2 seconds  :D They come out of the forest more in the winter when food is scarce and hang around the cattle, chasing insects that they stir up. They get very quiet and will fly within a few feet of you hoping you stir up some bugs I guess.

This one was sitting in a tree about 70 ft from where we were standing, I was showing off me new camera to a friend. "see that fantail over in the pine tree?" .. "What fantail?"

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"That fantail ! "  ;D

 

Considering this is a bird smaller than a sparrow and 70 ft away I think they are pretty good  pictures. And I have to order a new camera for my friend  ;)

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« Reply #396 on: July 16, 2007, 06:01:05 am »
Yeah, those fly catcher type birds are neat to watch. I have a couple pair around the yard. They can have all they want. The ones I see twirl their tail in a circular motion when perched. ;D

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #397 on: July 19, 2007, 08:54:20 pm »
Golden Eagle. Sits on a perch above the Yellowstone River near Livingston, Montana; 7/4/07.

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« Reply #398 on: July 20, 2007, 05:43:11 am »
 

Local type of cormorant (Shag), at the river mouth where I often eat lunch. They usually appear totally black, but playing with the camera exposure level you can actually see some details.

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« Reply #399 on: July 20, 2007, 03:48:09 pm »
We've noticed a pair of golden eagles here the last couple years. They are not as common as the bald eagles here.

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