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Old 10-28-2009, 11:17 AM   #1
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Default Yippie! New bird

just saw a yellow bellied sapsucker. So happy I could just piddle myself. Common I know but I have been here two years and not seen a single one. And I look. There aren't even any sapsucker holes in the trees, no evidence of them ever being around. I've thought that strange because they are common and should be here.

Every new creature that shows up is worth a celebration. He posed nicely and took a sun bath on one of the pine boughs at my woods edge. Yay me!

If you build it they will come and all of that.
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:22 AM   #2
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Pictures please.
So funny. My 4yr wonders why I laugh when I'm the computer. He'd never understand why I'm laughing a your "piddle", he gets in trouble for those kinds of things.
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:23 AM   #3
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My dad used to say "yellow bellied sapsucker" as a less than complimentary comment about someone. I guess there's really such a thing.
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:50 AM   #4
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Same here Blueeyes. I thought was just name calling.
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:38 PM   #5
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My dad used to say "yellow bellied sapsucker" as a less than complimentary comment about someone. I guess there's really such a thing.
a term made popular by the dashing and debonair Yosemite Sam of Bugs Bunny fame. Now that was (prepare yourself, I don't think I have ever used these two words in the same sentence) quality tv. Yosemite also used the term highfalutin which I firmly believe should be in everyone's vocabulary. Makes people laugh even when you are trying to ask them to come down a few pegs.

Nope, sapsuckers are real. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology


milkweed I could say another phrase but try to keep posts can open in the office sorts. My brothers always tried to correct my language around their kids and I could never figure out which were bad words. I'd think I did pretty good when I said "butt" and was later told it needs to be "bum". I didn't know what "bums" were as a body part. Being a parent must make you tri-lingual instantly.
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Old 10-28-2009, 02:21 PM   #6
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I love it when new species show up! Thanks for sharing your celebration! Go out and girdle an invasive tree to celebrate! Maybe you can get more birds in that family to live it it when it is dead!!! Congrats!
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Old 10-28-2009, 04:05 PM   #7
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we should start a thread on new species, reporting anything that shows up which was not there before. It journals the success of efforts. Victory is good.

HA! All my invasive trees have been removed. Lots of snags now.
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:20 PM   #8
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I'd think I did pretty good when I said "butt"
Butts a bad word? UT OH. Come to think of it I don't use that word around my son, unless I'm yelling a hubby;" Get off your butt ....
Remember don't say anything in front of kids that you wouldn't say in front of a priest, clergyman etc. LOL

Good old Yosemite Sam! Thats where I heard it.
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