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Old 12-31-2012, 09:47 PM   #31
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Seeing one so late in the year is so cool.
Not having spent much time in Florida in recent decades, I can't remember if butterflies are common in the winter or not. Viceroy and Sage might be able to tell us.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:43 PM   #32
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I meant to contact you, Viceroy, with thanks and regrets, but the adorable 1950's place where we stayed had no internet access (which I actually enjoyed). My husband's cousins and niece all descended on Brevard County at the same time we did, so our entire (too-short) trip was filled with friends and relatives that we'd not seen in years. But we did get in a short walk at Barrier Island Sanctuary, which was gorgeous. I at least am hoping to spend more time in that part of the country--maybe when the sea turtles are hatching.
Glad you enjoyed it, I think this is the best time of year to be here.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:46 PM   #33
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Not having spent much time in Florida in recent decades, I can't remember if butterflies are common in the winter or not. Viceroy and Sage might be able to tell us.
They will be around the entire year if the weather holds up. I still have many floating around, and even saw eggs on my parsley and dill. Though they are a lot fewer they are still here.
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I am seeing snowbirdery in my future.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:41 PM   #35
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Here are a few more.
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Here are a few more.
Nice 'n' close!

Is that first one a killdeer? I've always been fond of them.

What is the second one?
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Nice 'n' close!

Is that first one a killdeer? I've always been fond of them.

What is the second one?
Dap, I believe you are right about the killdeer(where'd that name come from?)
The second I have no idea, I will really have to defer to the Avian officionados here.
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Dap, I believe you are right about the killdeer(where'd that name come from?)
The second I have no idea, I will really have to defer to the Avian officionados here.
Not sure about the origin of the name (it is an odd one), maybe one of the avian aficionados will chime in on both accounts.
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Not sure about the origin of the name (it is an odd one), maybe one of the avian aficionados will chime in on both accounts.
One of my favorite birds too! I don't know the origin of the name, either, maybe derivation of the cry the bird makes... The old timers around here call them "killdee". Back in 1994, the younger pre-president George Bush was on a dove hunting trip and killed a killdeer instead. He was fined $130 (instead of the usual $500) and was the subject of jokes for a while for not being able to distinguish a killdeer from a dove. Alas, a precedent was born!
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One of my favorite birds too! I don't know the origin of the name, either, maybe derivation of the cry the bird makes... The old timers around here call them "killdee". Back in 1994, the younger pre-president George Bush was on a dove hunting trip and killed a killdeer instead. He was fined $130 (instead of the usual $500) and was the subject of jokes for a while for not being able to distinguish a killdeer from a dove. Alas, a precedent was born!
Interesting story. I didn't remember it.

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