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Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 09-14-2012, 07:36 AM
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Posted By williamf
I'm abandoned. One day last week there were a...

I'm abandoned. One day last week there were a dozen birds squabbling over the feeder, the next there was one.
I think there are still one or two around, or passing through, but the show's over....
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 09-08-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,735
Posted By williamf
Hummer Feeder - YouTube...

Hummer Feeder - YouTube...
Forum: Herps 05-25-2011, 08:18 PM
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Posted By williamf
Calling Card

A week or two ago I saw mouse evidence in the basement. First I know of, usually they're in the attic. I've got a few humane live traps that I tried last winter; no luck, but at least I didn't hurt...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 03-19-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,741
Posted By williamf
There you go. I'm afraid the cell phone doesn't...

There you go. I'm afraid the cell phone doesn't do panoramic very well.
Wm
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 03-17-2011, 07:14 AM
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Posted By williamf
Between the highways and the hunters we manage to...

Between the highways and the hunters we manage to support an active community of buzzards, to give them the local common name. The power-line that runs a quarter mile or so from my place is a...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 07-25-2010, 03:21 PM
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Posted By williamf
Nate said this was a first. And the dead squirrel...

Nate said this was a first. And the dead squirrel was probably a bigger draw than the water feature.
I was taking a walk down by our pond with a previous dog some years back when we came upon a...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 07-24-2010, 04:04 PM
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Views: 1,741
Posted By williamf
My nephew's email with the photo attached email...

My nephew's email with the photo attached email mentions a 'drip', so I'm thinking that's what it does. Our birdbath is a manually operated concrete model, but I'm thinking about going auto.
Wm
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 07-23-2010, 04:12 PM
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Views: 1,741
Posted By williamf
Turkey Vulture

My nephew sent me this picture of a bird about as other than hummer as they get. It was washing up after a lunch of squirrel.
Wm
Forum: Herps 07-18-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,132
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Posted By williamf
Rat Snakes do seem to have a thing about barring...

Rat Snakes do seem to have a thing about barring the door.
I was finishing up washing Robin the Forester a while back, rolling up the hose, turned around and saw this guy at the other-side garage...
Forum: Herps 07-07-2010, 08:37 AM
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Posted By williamf
Lewis Carroll wrote in Sylvie and Bruno that when...

Lewis Carroll wrote in Sylvie and Bruno that when you see ferns swaying side-to-side and there is no breeze it's that there are faeries napping on them, as we would on a hammock. Even among us more...
Forum: Herps 07-06-2010, 08:17 AM
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Posted By williamf
Yesterday I was out pulling weeds and spotted a...

Yesterday I was out pulling weeds and spotted a daylily ("Glory") with something wrong with a bloom.
A Glory Frog
Forum: Herps 05-27-2010, 06:08 AM
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Posted By williamf
Fortunately I'm most often called upon to rescue...

Fortunately I'm most often called upon to rescue box turtles and the occasional slider type.
Another thing about snappers: I usually think of them as carnivorous, predatory creatures but the couple...
Forum: Herps 05-18-2010, 04:01 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 48,821
Posted By williamf
A couple of weeks ago, down in the tractor shed,...

A couple of weeks ago, down in the tractor shed, I was "startled" by a very well grown-up rat snake. It looks like he's found a home; maybe he'll take care of enough mice that I can stop having to...
Forum: Herps 10-28-2009, 04:18 AM
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Posted By williamf
No, we don't; we just 'handle with care' and wear...

No, we don't; we just 'handle with care' and wear heavy clothing. His larger body scales can be quite sharp as well, and will easily scrape skin if one is careless. Finally, although his teeth are...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 08-31-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 786
Posted By williamf
That would be a convenience, and probably will...

That would be a convenience, and probably will work better than our over-reaching try at a similar arrangement.
The bottle part of our large feeders is plastic and is too large to fit on the top...
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 08-25-2009, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,853
Posted By williamf
The old family place in Saluda is in town, such...

The old family place in Saluda is in town, such as it is, with a leash law and quite a few tourist dogs. I always try to be considerate about walking Goldie, within reason. Y'all have given me an...
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 08-25-2009, 03:28 AM
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Posted By williamf
Here's a button bush with beetle-couple...

Here's a button bush with beetle-couple adornment. This was on a bank of Spears Creek, half-way between our house and the Wateree River. If I find out what kind of beetles before I get off work I'll...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 08-25-2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 786
Posted By williamf
I've been enjoying and being informed by the...

I've been enjoying and being informed by the Hilton Pond website for several years now. Their real-world site is located not far (just two counties over) from where I live; I've been getting around...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 08-23-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,735
Posted By williamf
I've left several gallons in the fridge for our...

I've left several gallons in the fridge for our helpful neighbor (who thinks we're nuts) to refill the feeders when we're going to be gone for a week or ten days on vacation; I know it'll keep longer...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 08-23-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,735
Posted By williamf
By late summer a lot of the birds at feeders are...

By late summer a lot of the birds at feeders are this year's. The juvies all pretty much look alike and are hard to tell from the adult females.

Y'all sure do take good hummer pictures. Good...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 08-04-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,735
Posted By williamf
I think a second feeder will make a lot more...

I think a second feeder will make a lot more difference than more holes. We put a second one up right around the corner of the porch; it's easy to see both at once, hard for one bully to cover both....
Forum: Herps 07-29-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 48,821
Posted By williamf
And here's the same kind of frog in a more...

And here's the same kind of frog in a more natural setting, down in the Wateree River Swamp. The picture's not turned sideways; the sapling he's on was pulled down.
Wm
Forum: Herps 07-29-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 48,821
Posted By williamf
Here's the Carolina Moonfrog. In the close-up you...

Here's the Carolina Moonfrog. In the close-up you can see the clever way it sleeps with little "x"s over its eyes so predators will think it's dead and the flavor may have turned.
Wm
Forum: Herps 07-10-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 48,821
Posted By williamf
And a few without feet. One with little, indeed. ...

And a few without feet. One with little, indeed.
Wm
Forum: Herps 07-10-2009, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 48,821
Posted By williamf
Very close. He's a 1946. "The Farmall H is the...

Very close. He's a 1946.
"The Farmall H is the most over-confident farm tractor ever produced."
I forget who said that, but he was right. Mr. Haney truely belives he can do anything.
Wm
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