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Old 10-31-2010, 08:27 AM   #1
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:10 PM   #2
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Thanks, Dave. You are always on the ball with these contests!

I look forward to seeing the November submissions.
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Old 11-06-2010, 03:20 PM   #3
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This morning, I was taking ...or should I say trying to take chickadee photos (Boy are they quick) and all of a sudden I noticed this big fella strutting around right out in front of me....I hadn't noticed him until he was only a few feet away scratching and feeding on something in the underbrush.... I must have been standing pretty still to have him move in so close, so quick, like he did. I could have reached out and touched him had I been at ground level! What FUN!
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This morning, I was taking ...or should I say trying to take chickadee photos (Boy are they quick) and all of a sudden I noticed this big fella strutting around right out in front of me....I hadn't noticed him until he was only a few feet away scratching and feeding on something in the underbrush.... I must have been standing pretty still to have him move in so close, so quick, like he did. I could have reached out and touched him had I been at ground level! What FUN!
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Wow...you are lucky you were standing still and with a camera! Great shot! I've never seen a ruffed grouse--although it is our state bird.

Just last week, I pulled out the feeder (yes, I got a late start), and the chickadees seemed to be watching me and calling excitedly. It did not take them long at all to find it.

The other day I went out to feed them and a chickadee flew to the opposite side of the feeder. I was about an arm's length or less from the feeder when he jumped to the branch holding the feeder. He was right there, so I held out the container of black oil sunflower seeds. He jumped and perched on the rim of the container, grabbed a seed, and flew off. Cool experience.

...Now, had I only been able to look down and see a ruffed grouse!
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:18 PM   #5
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A few days earlier I was out (in the same neck of the woods) went up a hill and took a peek over....A beautiful 6 point buck was staring back at me! We watched each other for the longest time...I slithered down a bit then slowly backed away not wanting to spook him any. No camera.... exciting non the same. TODAY... I made sure to bring it JUST in case...
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Great story, havalotta. I love when those encounters happen...even without a camera. The memory is enough.
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:35 PM   #7
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Nice ruffed grouse, Havalotta! The only time I get to see one so close is after my brother shoots it! He was duck hunting today and I was secretly rooting for the ducks! I don't think he got any or he would have called.
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Thanks... I never did figure out what he was eating.
Appeared to be pretty small pickings.
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I've got to start growing sunflowers next year. YUM.

(Great picture by the way.)
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