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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Yeah, that, too.
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    I didn’t notice the bird
    Seriously?

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    One of the Pigeon sisters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    Had two birds in my back woods that I thought were rattle snakes until I got close enough to see they were birds


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    A chattering sounds? They might have been wrens. I had a family of wrens in the house in my garden until a few days ago. The father would be chattering up a storm while I watered my plants. There were at least four times when he literally dove into my head. The ungrateful bastard didn't know I was the one who gave him a home.
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    Being locked-down I have become addicted to watching these Ospreys in Scotland grow from babies to almost full-size. It’s a bit like a soap opera wondering if the male or female will show up first with the freshly caught fish from the loch - then watching the youngsters fight over scraps. This morning we finally had one of the three fledglings take its maiden flight - some browsers allow you to go back on the live stream. If you go to about 6:10 this morning you’ll see the whole thing as it evolved. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rgeLp2TX36c

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    Quote Originally Posted by jake View Post
    Being locked-down I have become addicted to watching these Ospreys in Scotland grow from babies to almost full-size. It’s a bit like a soap opera wondering if the male or female will show up first with the freshly caught fish from the loch - then watching the youngsters fight over scraps. This morning we finally had one of the three fledglings take its maiden flight - some browsers allow you to go back on the live stream. If you go to about 6:10 this morning you’ll see the whole thing as it evolved. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rgeLp2TX36c
    I love this! Thanks for sharing it.

    And, I can rewind.

    Now that I've watched it, 1. That's a brave bird. If the wings don't work, that's a long way down! 2. I love the reactions of the other two birds. They're, like, WTF? Where did he go?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    I didn’t notice the bird


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    I noticed the nice bird......and the eagle too.
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    A love bird (sitting in the pan) sharing the feeder with some sparrows. My folks used to keep a feed block in the back yard, but switched to the feeder to keep the pigeons out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    A love bird (sitting in the pan) sharing the feeder with some sparrows. My folks used to keep a feed block in the back yard, but switched to the feeder to keep the pigeons out.

    There has been a significant uptick in random escaped exotic birds in my area.
    My guess is that owners are bored and let them fly around the house and then forget and they fly out of the first open door.
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    My wife took these pictures of a barred owl in our back yard this morning. Seems to have been hunting for his/her breakfast; see if you can find it in the second pic :
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    My wife took these pictures of a barred owl in our back yard this morning. Seems to have been hunting for his/her breakfast; see if you can find it in the second pic :
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    It's a good hider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by proggy_jazzer View Post
    My wife took these pictures of a barred owl in our back yard this morning. Seems to have been hunting for his/her breakfast; see if you can find it in the second pic :
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    Wow!
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    Birders

    Suggested as the name of the “Washington Football Team”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firth View Post
    Suggested as the name of the “Washington Football Team”
    The “Washington Football Team”, soon to be abbreviated as the "WFT".

    Or more likely - the "WTF"
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    Quote Originally Posted by proggy_jazzer View Post
    My wife took these pictures of a barred owl in our back yard this morning. Seems to have been hunting for his/her breakfast; see if you can find it in the second pic :
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    I FOUND THE OWL

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    Several grackles were hanging around under our butterfly bushes and trying to fly up to grab butterflies feeding above them. I went out to tell them to get lost, but they scrammed as soon as the door opened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by proggy_jazzer View Post
    My wife took these pictures of a barred owl in our back yard this morning. Seems to have been hunting for his/her breakfast; see if you can find it in the second pic :
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    Nice!

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    2nd year in a row we have seen sandhill cranes in WV at 3000ft+ altitude, not flying of course. Seen many in Florida.
    On the verge of indecision
    I'll always take the roundabout way

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