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Old 02-08-2017, 05:50 PM   #41
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I've got a few shots of wildlife on a snag out in our backyard. The Anhinga was in a snag on the reservoir behind our house. The snag out back sees many visitors. Osprey use it for a eating table as do the eagles on occasion. At night owls like to sit atop the snag and hoot. We've even seen wood ducks way up in the snag. The eagles stop in several times a week and view their domain from the tree and numerous songbirds and squirrels climb around on it almost every day. I love our snag and will be oh so sad the day that it falls. Storms have already ravaged the tree. The limb the Ibis and Great Blue was on is long gone but luckily life still abounds on our backyard snag.
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Old 02-08-2017, 09:33 PM   #42
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Nice action shot of the woodpecker, MaggyNoLia! Looks like you snag has lots of traffic.
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Old 02-11-2017, 04:31 PM   #43
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Excellent shots, one and all. I do especially like the flying woodchips in the woodpecker pic.

Thank you for sharing.
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:34 AM   #44
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Yes, she really nailed it on that shot!
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Old 02-18-2017, 09:22 AM   #45
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Great photos. Proof of the value of snags for wildlife
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Old 03-11-2017, 08:28 PM   #46
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I always lived the snag thread...maybe this will revive it.

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74 Snagadelicious pages full of the standing dead WG's Snag Appreciation Program (SAP) contest
No longer taking entries but a nice place for review! Hard to imagine it's already 8 years since!
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74 Snagadelicious pages full of the standing dead WG's Snag Appreciation Program (SAP) contest
No longer taking entries but a nice place for review! Hard to imagine it's already 8 years since!
That is a great thread, but where have all the contributors gone that were part of that conversation? So many names from the past that we no longer hear from. I know The Lorax is still watching and occasionally posting, but participation here has definitely waned. I know Fearless Weeder has passed on, but I hope all the others in that thread line are doing well and prospering...

Interests and demands upon our lives change our activities constantly, but it is a lesson in the sadness of nostalgia to read through the contributors of many of the older threads at this site and then realize that they are now names from the past, and seemingly permanently departed...
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Interests and demands upon our lives change our activities constantly, but it is a lesson in the sadness of nostalgia to read through the contributors of many of the older threads at this site and then realize that they are now names from the past, and seemingly permanently departed...
Very well stated.

I know my activities changed my participation--as well as the decline in active posters that kept the site more lively.

I have begun to bring back visiting this site into my regular routine. For a while, I was neglecting the desktop computer--and our shared T-shaped desk. Lately, I am here again sorting through photos, trying to post to my blog, and making sure I check in at Wildlife Gardeners.

Small changes...perhaps others that are lurking can try to do the same.
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Very well stated.

I know my activities changed my participation--as well as the decline in active posters that kept the site more lively.

I have begun to bring back visiting this site into my regular routine. For a while, I was neglecting the desktop computer--and our shared T-shaped desk. Lately, I am here again sorting through photos, trying to post to my blog, and making sure I check in at Wildlife Gardeners.

Small changes...perhaps others that are lurking can try to do the same.
One nice happening of recent vintage was seeing Amelanchier return to the scene and resume posting. We need something to stimulate a renaissance here at WG!
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