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Old 07-04-22, 07:40 PM
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Old 07-04-22, 07:42 PM
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Old 07-13-22, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by gugie
Saw this out on the Fanno Creek Trail near my home.



Post your oddities seen out riding.
This guy gets around.


Main Street, Kalispell Montana. Must be tired after the long trip from Oregon
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Alright, shut it down! That's a wrap!

We've come full circle.
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Old 07-17-22, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam
We've come full circle.
Not just yet. You guys gotta see this white turkey. 😎 FYI, there are 2 females & 3 babies here (even if you can't see all of them, lol), the males are way bigger.

Sorry it's so hard to see, the sun's bright, when it's 100 F out. 😵😉
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why did the peacock cross the road? IU have seen one peacock on this corer then two a year later now a whole bunch. this is in the middle of the city and I think they are wild.



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Not to nitpick, but I think your peacocks are actually quails, or possibly partridges. I'm not real sure what partridges look like, just know they have those dangly bits on their heads, kinda like quails. 🤔😉
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Originally Posted by stardognine
Not to nitpick, but I think your peacocks are actually quails, or possibly partridges. I'm not real sure what partridges look like, just know they have those dangly bits on their heads, kinda like quails. 🤔😉
Quail are much smaller than that, about the size of a pigeon. Partridges are slightly bigger than quail. Those are most likely peafowl (peacocks and peahens).
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Quail are much smaller than that, about the size of a pigeon. Partridges are slightly bigger than quail. Those are most likely peafowl (peacocks and peahens).
I "could" be wrong again, I guess, I'm certainly not an expert. 🤔 Could someone ask them to fluff out their feathers, like peacocks are supposed to do? 😁
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One for the kids that I remember from QI

Partridges are named after the greek for fart possibly from the sound they make when taking off.

https://www.etymologynerd.com/blog/fartridges
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Originally Posted by stardognine
Not to nitpick, but I think your peacocks are actually quails, or possibly partridges. I'm not real sure what partridges look like, just know they have those dangly bits on their heads, kinda like quails. 🤔😉
they are peacocks they huge and they of course have the traditional peacock colors and tails.
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Originally Posted by stardognine
I "could" be wrong again, I guess, I'm certainly not an expert. 🤔 Could someone ask them to fluff out their feathers, like peacocks are supposed to do? 😁
they do. the first one I saw had a full tail and was strutting around the parking lot. these guys tails were in bad shape but more of them.
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the more drab ones without the tail 'fans' are peahens. only the males, or 'cocks', have the fancy tails.

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It is amzing to see all these pictures,well done
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OK, to make up for my lame quail comment, I got these marmots to pose for me this morning. 🙄😁
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Originally Posted by gugie
Festival of Balloons, Tigard Oregon


Saw this on my commute to work. A third of my route is on a MUP, I saw the top of this balloon peaking over some trees. It was a short detour to get to the launch zone. I was maybe 50 yards from it, setting up my bike with a helmet kickstand when I looked up and saw it starting to climb! First time I'd been near a hot air balloon at launch.
we were going to go but they launched to early for us to get there or too late.
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On a short morning ride, got off the bike to check the tire and saw this little fella resting. Haven't seen one in years - beautiful.

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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob
On a short morning ride, got off the bike to check the tire and saw this little fella resting. Haven't seen one in years - beautiful.

Really cool looking, exactly what is it? 🤔

Man, I saw a heck of a lot of cool birds yesterday, bluebirds, bluejays, magpies, red-headed woodpecker s, & chickadees. And right after dark, I even heard an owl, really close, but I never actually saw it.
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Originally Posted by stardognine
Really cool looking, exactly what is it? 🤔

Man, I saw a heck of a lot of cool birds yesterday, bluebirds, bluejays, magpies, red-headed woodpecker s, & chickadees. And right after dark, I even heard an owl, really close, but I never actually saw it.
Polyphemus, I believe. I used to be pretty up on entomology but the more I try to cram into the gourd even more leaks out...
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Do we need a “Post your bike with a tin man” thread?

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