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    ducks are so cool...I love when you can just see their feet paddling under the water


    we were just in FL last week and were digging watching the pelicans fly in formation...wild. there'd be two flying together and then they'd turn around and join a larger group flying in the opposite direction.

    Those suckers are huge! Very Jurassic Park/Land of the Lost.
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    I've always liked birds of prey. I've always been a fan of peregrine falcons, but I like blue jays, cardinals, and ceder waxwings as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamplight View Post
    I love watching ducks!
    Here's a duck I found a couple of years back:

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    ducks are so cool...I love when you can just see their feet paddling under the water

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    These are my favourites from South Africa, all seen in my garden except for this
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    Quote Originally Posted by CdCf View Post
    Here's a duck I found a couple of years back:
    I loves me some duck butt
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    here's one of our feathered friends nomming the backyard suet back in the 90s.

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    Looks cooler than that. I would have said in the mid 50s.
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    I think the elderly couple on the next block had a late 70s Chevette. That's my neighbor's boat under a tarp at right.
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    I love cardinals...both the bird and the St. Louis Cardinals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    National Bird of Foo

    that's some good eatin right there.
    2 of them, grilled, served with a cornbread muffin and some greens. mmm, mmm, good!
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    All nice, but the Carolina Wren is like the jack russell terrier of birds.

    Small, beautiful, perfect bird.

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    I love watching cardinals in the winter time. There is something about seeing them with a backdrop of snow that really brings out their color, whether male or female.

    However, my favorite bird sighting was just before I moved from California, and I was riding my bike one Sunday. It was the first times I had ridden in the hills along the coast. I was tired, and everyone had left me behind, and I had just started my return trip. I was doing better on the hills than I expected.

    As I started to round a corner near the top of my first climb on the return of the out and back ride, with a drop off in front of me a red tailed hawk swooped up and circled up into the sky. It must have been only about 20 feet in front of me with wings and tail fully spread as it climbed, it looked close enough to touch.

    It was the highlight of my ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    that's some good eatin right there.
    2 of them, grilled, served with a cornbread muffin and some greens. mmm, mmm, good!
    I like to get a few hundred and make a pound of quail jerky. Almost as good as bass jerky.
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    more backyard pics from yesteryear.....





    my wife loved this little woodpecker the best...he was really cute. He really loved that Tulip tree, especially after we added the suet cage.



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    We have a pair regularly on the pond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
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    We have a pair regularly on the pond.
    Was out boating one Summer with several others and we pulled over into a cove and sat ---- and we realized in the treeline - there were probably 20 heron heads sticking up from the tops --- and something scared them and all took off at once - quite a sight!

    It was also quite a sight when most of them pooped at once swear it was a 10 lb bomb hitting the water with a huge splash ---- and they were heading toward us! Luckily they finished before they flew over us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post

    We have a pair regularly on the pond.
    There's a type of heron, I can't remember the type, that migrates up the Chattahoochee corridor. I think this is the only corridor that particular bird migrates up. Anyway, they are truly amazing to watch. And they are awesome at catching trout out of the river. But they are not pleasant to listen to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post

    It was also quite a sight when most of them pooped at once swear it was a 10 lb bomb hitting the water with a huge splash ----


    see, I told ya - they're like a formation of dive bombers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    Was out boating one Summer with several others and we pulled over into a cove and sat ---- and we realized in the treeline - there were probably 20 heron heads sticking up from the tops --- and something scared them and all took off at once - quite a sight!

    It was also quite a sight when most of them pooped at once swear it was a 10 lb bomb hitting the water with a huge splash ---- and they were heading toward us! Luckily they finished before they flew over us!
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    i liked the Ravens at the tower of london, they looked big enough to pick up small children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    My father was dying of cancer. I had met a very kind, gentle man at work during the time my father was ill. It turned out that we shared a love of birdwatching. When my father died on July 28, 1993, I was devastated.

    My friend suggested that we go to a place called Fort Simcoe. Lewis's Woodpeckers were almost guaranteed to be seen there. We both had the same days off, so we went to Fort Simcoe on August 3, 1993.

    We did, in fact, see Lewis's Woodpeckers there at Fort Simcoe. Every year since then my friend and I have gone to Fort Simcoe to see the world's most beautiful birds.

    My friend has been Mr. East Hill for 15 years now.

    That is such a beautiful story. All of these birds are beautiful in their own way. But I can see why that one holds the most special place in your heart.
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