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Old 10-27-2009, 10:12 AM   #221
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Equill How come you had to remove the box's?

You would think I would have seen a heron colored like that here since they are so common. But never have......
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:46 AM   #222
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The HOSPs got in and left dead nestlings floating in the water and up against the shoreline by the cattails. We figured we better let the wood ducks take their chances on their own finding a cavity then providing nest boxes for them where they were going to be sitting ducks. Our neighbors feed the house sparrows unwittingly and a few of our neighbors left up martin houses that are nothing but HOSP hotels.
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Old 10-28-2009, 02:14 AM   #223
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You would think I would have seen a heron colored like that here

Havalotta, the herons Maggy posted don't live anywhere near your area - there are links to their range maps on these pages. BBS map = breeding bird survey, and CBC map = Christmas bird count

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron

The Great Blue Heron has a much wider distribution:

Great Blue Heron
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:29 PM   #224
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Oh....She has the little blue and we have the great blue. Now I see.
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:34 AM   #225
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Here's yet another from the pre-digital archives; the upside down orientation is deliberate...
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:09 PM   #226
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Suunto, your photos are increasingly impressing me. You have been underplaying your hand, I think.
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:21 PM   #227
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That is nice.
It looks like a goose head reflection that way but when you turn it right side up it looks correct.
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Got these Turkey Vulture pics today. Not very good, they were flying pretty fast.
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Old 11-07-2009, 05:12 AM   #229
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I saw this woodcock at the native plant garden in Acadia Nat. Park in September. I used to hear them often, and once in a while see them doing their bizzare courtship flight, but never saw one up close before.

And it was amazing. It just would not hold still! It was doing like three different dances at the same time, crazy looking. I was describing it to a friend and I couldn't remember the name of the bird - "you know, about the size of your hand, long pointy beak, and struts around like a chicken...?" He says, "oh, a Timberdoodle!", which is a great name for this bird.

Sorry the pics aren't very good again, but it hopped and strutted and wiggled constantly.
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Old 11-07-2009, 12:55 PM   #230
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The sunlight illuminates your turkey vultures wings in the first photo very nicely. Beautiful photo.
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