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Old 01-06-20, 02:44 PM
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^^^^ Hmm, looking again at the (beautiful...) plumage, he does look different from the falcon posted by @Slightspeed . I just took him to be a peregrine based on his proximity to the power plant. Evidently they're okay sharing territory.

And yeah, we once had a peregrine (I think this one really was a peregrine) swoop into our back yard and grab some little songbird on the wing. He dined on it on a limb of an old box elder we had back there, with several of our cats watching with rapt attention from the upstairs windows. Somewhere around the house I have an old Hi-8 tape of it, I should digitize.

Edit - I think this one really is Melvin (or maybe Trudy...). Plumage more closely resembles Slightspeed 's pic. This was about 8 months later, but he was much higher up on a wire over the street, much dimmer light, obviously poor conditions by comparison, lots more noise in the pic.


This one also made me late for work. He got my attention by screeching like a banshee:https://streamable.com/qa2uu (guess this falls under "Ride a bike, hear stuff....")

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Rode a bike today, & saw more stuff. Including this cool sign. 😁😎 I couldnít find the bakery, in the strip mall, so settled for Burger King. 🙄
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Some cool whatsits and gizmos adjacent to the Winnetka IL power plant.

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I forgot about the birds in this thread. Iíve been seeing a lot of ravens lately, and this one actually came close enough for some peanut butter & crackers, so I named him Ralph. 🙄😁😉 I donít think he was really hungry, but rather ate to be friendly (?).
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Itís all nuts & bolts, unless itís bolts & nuts. 🤔😁
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No birds, but a few random shots over the past few days.

Heuneme Lighthouse and monument.

Hothouse tomatoes, Somis, CA. Same day as Kobe's crash, back in the fog and clouds.

Fake water tower hiding cell phone antennas.
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in the realm of "whatsits & gizmos" saw the remains of an old wood pencil factory, powered by a brook ... while riding a rail-trail in my neck of the woods



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I admit I was on a bike but not a pedal powered one.
one of my many bike shop and stops

Unhulled rice drying in the 🌞. This shop probably has over 1000 bikes, mostly single and 3 speed. This is where I found my Zunow.
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Originally Posted by bwilli88
I admit I was on a bike but not a pedal powered one.
one of my many bike shop and stops

Unhulled rice drying in the 🌞. This shop probably has over 1000 bikes, mostly single and 3 speed. This is where I found my Zunow.
Is that in India. 🤔 Thatís the vibe I get, anyways.

Iím in Gila Bend, Arizona now, and when I woke up, there were at least 100 long-tailed blackbirds, on the electrical wires above me. These are some noisy birds, even one alone, so this noise was pretty bizarre. 😁
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Is that in India. 🤔 Thatís the vibe I get, anyways.. 😁
Nope, near Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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Originally Posted by madpogue
^^^^ Hmm, looking again at the (beautiful...) plumage, he does look different from the falcon posted by @Slightspeed . I just took him to be a peregrine based on his proximity to the power plant. Evidently they're okay sharing territory.

And yeah, we once had a peregrine (I think this one really was a peregrine) swoop into our back yard and grab some little songbird on the wing. He dined on it on a limb of an old box elder we had back there, with several of our cats watching with rapt attention from the upstairs windows. Somewhere around the house I have an old Hi-8 tape of it, I should digitize.

Edit - I think this one really is Melvin (or maybe Trudy...). Plumage more closely resembles Slightspeed 's pic. This was about 8 months later, but he was much higher up on a wire over the street, much dimmer light, obviously poor conditions by comparison, lots more noise in the pic.


This one also made me late for work. He got my attention by screeching like a banshee:https://streamable.com/qa2uu (guess this falls under "Ride a bike, hear stuff....")
The backlit photo makes it difficult to definitely identify. Around here we get sharp shinned hawks hunting our feeders. All of the peregrins that I have seen were in open land.
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Originally Posted by dweenk
The backlit photo makes it difficult to definitely identify. Around here we get sharp shinned hawks hunting our feeders. All of the peregrins that I have seen were in open land.
Well, it's a half-block from the nest that's been used by a family of peregrines for several generations (see link above). And yeah, we do get other raptors right in town (see red-tail pic above), but I don't think it's a wide variety.
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This is fantastic, great to see these little guys still out there.

Originally Posted by SpeedofLite
Two days ago, the first one I've seen in the wild since moving from the midwest.
Just off the River Mountain Loop Trail near Boulder City, NV.
Shell was about 8" long. Maybe not a big deal for those who have lived a while in the southwest, but it was a very big deal for me!
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I almost forgot to post this one. Taken a couple days ago, in Tacna, Arizona.
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I dunno what this bird is, but itís pretty cool to see. Bright orange, except itís head & wings, which are brown. Iíve been sitting at a picnic table reading, and this must be his tree, right by it. Sorry I couldnít figure out cropping yet, on my iPhone, heís just left of center there. 🙂



EDIT: I think I got it now (at least better) on the iPad.

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Originally Posted by stardognine
Sorry I couldnít figure out cropping yet, on my iPhone...
With the photo on the screen select Edit (upper right on my 6 model), then pick the little square with two circular arrows in the lower left of the next screen, that brings up a grid you can play with to zoom in and crop. Good luck!
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Originally Posted by stardognine
I dunno what this bird is, but it’s pretty cool to see. Bright orange, except it’s head & wings, which are brown. I’ve been sitting at a picnic table reading, and this must be his tree, right by it. Sorry I couldn’t figure out cropping yet, on my iPhone, he’s just left of center there. 🙂
Prolly some sort of Oriole. Impossible to say which without a closer look, but that'll get you in the ballpark.

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Originally Posted by stardognine
I dunno what this bird is, but itís pretty cool to see. Bright orange, except itís head & wings, which are brown. Iíve been sitting at a picnic table reading, and this must be his tree, right by it. Sorry I couldnít figure out cropping yet, on my iPhone, heís just left of center there. 🙂
Cornell's Merlin is a handy app. You can even listen to songs to try and tell the small brown birds apart.
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Originally Posted by iab
Robin?
Nope, this guyís a very bright orange, nearly fluorescent. Especially in the bright sunlight. Another case of pics not doing justice, to the subject. 🙂
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OK, heís probably an Orange-headed Tanager, which Iíll copy here from what bird.com. He looks kinda like a cardinal, & kinda like an oriole, but heís neither. 🤔😁
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I rode down to Hastings, Minnesota on a Saturday night and found myself in the midst of a car show. There were the usual American Muscle Cars, a few Antique Classics, and some really rare (in USA) foreign classics parked all up-and-down the main street of Old Hastings.

The only reason I am posting this here is because I managed to photograph an image that captured the spirit of an era that we all hold dear, for whatever reason. This Jaguar XK120 has one of the most iconic front ends I've ever seen on an automobile. Mid-to-late `50s is the best I can do for dating it. But it suits this thread perfectly, don't you think?



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We were riding on Assateague Island yesterday and found that the tide was around 26" below normal, so we decided to dismount and take a walk on the bayside beach. Here is a tree that is usually 15 to 20 feet from shore. I think it may be a choke cherry since cherries and cedars are predominate on the shore line. If you look closely you can see barnacles on the roots of the tree - most of them were alive, but tightly closed.


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Originally Posted by dweenk
We were riding on Assateague Island yesterday and found that the tide was around 26" below normal, so we decided to dismount and take a walk on the bayside beach. Here is a tree that is usually 15 to 20 feet from shore. I think it may be a choke cherry since cherries and cedars are predominate on the shore line. If you look closely you can see barnacles on the roots of the tree - most of them were alive, but tightly closed.


A great example of erosion. Trees don't grow in salt water.
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