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Old 03-04-09, 05:23 PM   #76
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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!

You oughta see a California Condor get startled and take flight. They poop and vomit simultaneously while on their take-off roll. I've been told it is to lighten the load and get in the air as fast as possible.
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Old 03-04-09, 06:03 PM   #77
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Today on my way to work, a woodpecker flew right in front of me. I've heard them many times, but that's the first time I've actually seen one. Very pretty bird.
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Old 03-04-09, 08:12 PM   #78
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Another favorite of mine

I love listening to their calls in the evening.
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