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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #980 on: January 11, 2012, 07:47:15 pm »
MM, your geese are still up here. Thousands flying around last evening.

Wanted to share a video brought to my attention. The slow motion parts provide some real insight to the way birds move through the air.
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« Reply #981 on: January 11, 2012, 10:12:05 pm »
That is amazing.   :o
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« Reply #982 on: January 12, 2012, 04:53:26 am »
Those things hunt in my plantation corridors for grouse and I suppose rabbit. I have seen them catch grouse. I see them in winter.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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« Reply #983 on: January 13, 2012, 07:44:02 am »
It looks like a good way for him to eventually break the bird's wings.
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« Reply #984 on: January 13, 2012, 07:46:28 am »
Don't care for that anymore than I do circus animal tricks.

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« Reply #985 on: January 13, 2012, 02:32:55 pm »
I think that video is pretty informative.  I've seen these hunt in the forest. Those openings are child's play for that magnificent animal.  They are built for attack and capture in tight places.
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« Reply #986 on: January 13, 2012, 03:48:39 pm »
After we get over this storm and it gets cold this weekend, I need to take a journey up to my woodlot to see what I'm missing. ;)

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« Reply #987 on: January 13, 2012, 05:17:04 pm »
Don't care for that anymore than I do circus animal tricks.

You got it! I mean, it's amazing for sure but sooner or later the bird will pay for it.
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« Reply #988 on: January 13, 2012, 08:18:38 pm »
But the fact is their eyes and reflects are so in tune that their prey catching abilities are uncanny.  It was amazing how it adapted and changed it's flight pattern to adjust for different size and shaped obstacles.

Hawks and other birds of prey make those adjustments every day in the wild.
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« Reply #989 on: January 13, 2012, 08:33:44 pm »
Should see ravens, they'll fly upside down and rotate in play with one another. They'll drive an eagle nuts making play.

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« Reply #990 on: January 13, 2012, 09:35:18 pm »
Back on the 2nd, I was down in the Syria house I heard something outside.  Looking around I saw this guy flying around.  The first 3 images are at what I thought was the max zoom on my new camera I received in June.  After watching him for a few minutes I noticed that the zoom indicator wasn't all the way over.  So I held the zoom switch over for a few more seconds and boy was I surprised.  Man did it zoom in some more.  He was about 280-300 feet for me.

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« Reply #991 on: January 13, 2012, 10:16:32 pm »
It must have gone from optical to digital zoom.  Hold it still and as you see, you got some nice shots.   :)
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« Reply #992 on: January 13, 2012, 10:28:45 pm »
You have to admit is amazing. now put some whiskey in her and she how she flies.   jk :P
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« Reply #993 on: January 13, 2012, 11:26:07 pm »
Nice catch. On the camera too. :)

Nice bird to have around the woods. And not the easiest to get a pic of such as yours.
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« Reply #994 on: January 14, 2012, 04:56:59 am »
I have to drive them from the yard once in awhile, they are at an old maple that the power company is suppose to take down since Nov 2010.  ::)

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« Reply #995 on: January 14, 2012, 07:30:30 am »
I know they can do it in the wild but that's at their behest not for the camera staged.

Bruce great pictures, what camera are you using? I remember the first time I ever saw one or rather heard it first. Very cool bird.

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« Reply #996 on: January 14, 2012, 07:53:06 am »
Nice pictures. By the time I see one,they fly off. I have a few around here,I can tell by the mess they leave.
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« Reply #997 on: January 14, 2012, 08:47:52 am »
You can tell when your balsam fir is no longer any good, they will move right in and peck the buts full of square holes.

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« Reply #998 on: January 14, 2012, 11:02:58 am »
Nice pictures. By the time I see one,they fly off. I have a few around here,I can tell by the mess they leave.
The pileated woodpecker has a very distinctive and frequent call and it is rare when in my woods that I don't hear one. Ours are pretty obvious as they seem to call often, usually as they are flying tree to tree. Not as often to see one or hear one tearing into a tree, but common to see the wood debris or the holes they leave. Have had them around the 40+ years I've been here.
When one would almost disappear into a big white oak near my house, I decided it was time to drop that tree if it had that much internal decay.

Here is a recording of a pileated woodpecker call.
http://www.pileatedwoodpeckercentral.com/audio.htm
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« Reply #999 on: January 14, 2012, 12:51:40 pm »
I never get tired of watching pileateds.
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