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Old 04-12-2010, 01:08 AM   #41
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This egret doesn't appear to be that aware of his surroundings...not only is there that alligator to his left but right behind him is a smaller alligator. Just out of this shot and to the right of the egret was a third alligator.
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:07 AM   #42
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I don't know what this osprey did, but the eagle gave chase...
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:01 PM   #43
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Alright, I dug into the archives and came up with some pics.
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Here's a Gret Blue Heron on the shore of Wachusett Reservoir

The next three show Canadian Geese playing well with others
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A double date with The Mallards
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Only geese could feed on what sheep leave behind
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Guine Fowl can be territorial...except when outnumbered!
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This was taken in the fall at a local pond where the geese were staging for migration. This photo was my wallpaper for the entire following winter and very much helped stave off the winter doldrums.
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:11 PM   #44
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Please define the "Foes" part? Feathered foes? Not sure what is meant by this...
STAFF? I'm wondering about this as well..... Do FOX etc. qualify or just the feathered foes?

Ooo Maggy that poor little unsuspecting egret.
Bulc.... I can see why you chose that one. It's warm and soothing. Nice!
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:27 PM   #45
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Native and invasive species (European Starling, English House Sparrow, Mute Swan, Rock Pigeon, Monk Parakeet, Ring-necked Pheasant, etc. etc.) may be included.
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:22 PM   #46
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Dave Stiles> your raven is a crack up. Those birds are so darn smart. Lorax> I do I do I do... it has to waaaaaaaait. MaggyNoLia> cool photo. I've been watching all sorts of shorebirds hanging with gators... blows my mind. The only birds so far I've seen turned into gator snacks have been the cormorants. They don't move. Bulucanagria> niiiiiice Great Blue.
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:50 PM   #47
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So...... No furry, scaly etc. predators allowed.... Ok, Thanks for clarifying that for us Feerless.
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Native and invasive species (European Starling, English House Sparrow, Mute Swan, Rock Pigeon, Monk Parakeet, Ring-necked Pheasant, etc. etc.) may be included.
Thank you for clarifying.
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Old 04-13-2010, 01:54 PM   #49
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Native or invasive. or both? These beautiful geese seem to be detested and NYS now allows eggs to be taken and nests be destroyed. Geese are prolific but don't seem to attack other wildlife.

Wildlife of course recognizes NO borders. Canada Geese ARE native to North America. They do not need a passport to get across the Peace Bridge as I do. Please judge them by their beauty.

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Old 04-13-2010, 02:07 PM   #50
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I'm with you on that one, Sage, as my entries above attest to. I can understand some folks aversion to them, however. I've seen areas in suburbs or shopping areas with water features where the sheer numbers of them has lead to a profusion of droppings and sometimes aggresive behavior. In cases like that I think some action is justified in dispersing the geese and discouraging their return. Allowing unchecked destruction of nests, however, is wanton and ill-advised. There should be a mechanism in place whereby a nuisance population can be addressed.
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