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Old 06-15-2009, 12:47 PM   #21
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Grabbing a gulp before heading out.
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Come on you little ones, hurry up.
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Time to explore elsewhere.
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:25 AM   #22
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It was a family affair! One gosling looks significantly smaller than the others.
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Old 06-16-2009, 01:25 PM   #23
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Maybe he's adopted..........
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:06 PM   #24
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Like the ugly duckling story...............
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Maybe he'll grow into a beautiful swan.
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Tidbit, "Biologists theorize that by adopting goslings, adult geese may help their own young in a variety of ways. In a larger group, for instance, each gosling's chance of falling prey to a predator is likely to be lower. Later, the adoptees can help their host family defend good foraging sites against other geese. Jablonka and Avital also suggest that geese may adopt in order to set their own offspring up with future mates; geese that couple with individuals they've known since chickhood seem to have more stable relationships than those who mate with strangers. All such possible advantages are difficult to prove, of course. It may be that adoption persists in geese simply because it has little impact one way or another. Research has shown that goslings whose parents raise outsiders survive just as well as those who live only among their genetic brothers and sisters."
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What a cool photo!! How did you capture it at the perfect moment? Is that a bird feeder in the photo with your birdy?

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What a cool photo!! How did you capture it at the perfect moment? Is that a bird feeder in the photo with your birdy?

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What you do is take about 100 pictures, spend about an hour downloading them and going through them, throw away 98 0r 99 and keep the one or two that are worth keeping.

It's not a feeder. It's the chimney on my outdoor wood stove in that shot. I hope that the stainless steel stays reflective. When the flycatcher decides to beat up his reflection in my sliding glass doors it becomes as annoying as a child with a new drum set.
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Thanks!

What you do is take about 100 pictures, spend about an hour downloading them and going through them, throw away 98 0r 99 and keep the one or two that are worth keeping.
Ha ha ha, very funny!!

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It's not a feeder. It's the chimney on my outdoor wood stove in that shot. I hope that the stainless steel stays reflective. When the flycatcher decides to beat up his reflection in my sliding glass doors it becomes as annoying as a child with a new drum set.
I'm not a bird person, but I am curious. Why is the flycatcher so entralled with his reflection? Does he think it's another bird? And the noise the flycatcher makes when he beats up your sliding glass doors; is that from it's wings and/or it's beak?

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Old 06-20-2009, 02:00 PM   #29
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June is cecropia moth month in my area.

Caterpillar - in August.
Cocoon - in December.
Adult cecropia - in June.
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June is cecropia moth month in my area.

Caterpillar - in August.
Cocoon - in December.
Adult cecropia - in June.
I would love to see one of those in person Nice photos!
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