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    Looks like a little Downy Woodpecker. We get them all the time.

    We are crazy with Blue Jays at the moment. We barely saw them all summer and now we have a flock come by every day. We get anywhere from 4 to 10 at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn View Post
    Looks like a little Downy Woodpecker. We get them all the time.

    We are crazy with Blue Jays at the moment. We barely saw them all summer and now we have a flock come by every day. We get anywhere from 4 to 10 at a time.
    I didnít see any blue jays for awhile myself until a few days ago. We donít see many at a time maybe 2 to 3 at most. This one flew into the trees the same day as the Downey woodpecker.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    I didn’t see any blue jays for awhile myself until a few days ago. We don’t see many at a time maybe 2 to 3 at most. This one flew into the trees the same day as the Downey woodpecker.




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    I haven't see blue jays for several months, though I've heard them.

    Not sure why they're avoiding me I feel rejected! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    I haven't see blue jays for several months, though I've heard them.
    Blue Jays are definitely better seen and not heard. LOL!

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    Just a blue heron[emoji41]
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    I see those herons when I go kayaking in the morning. If you're just drifting, not paddling, you can get very close to them.

    Next time I'm out, I'll see how close I can get to one, and take a pic.

    Kayaking early on a weekday morning is one of the best ways to reset!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    I see those herons when I go kayaking in the morning. If you're just drifting, not paddling, you can get very close to them.

    Next time I'm out, I'll see how close I can get to one, and take a pic.

    Kayaking early on a weekday morning is one of the best ways to reset!

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    What a beautiful spot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    I see those herons when I go kayaking in the morning. If you're just drifting, not paddling, you can get very close to them.

    Next time I'm out, I'll see how close I can get to one, and take a pic.

    Kayaking early on a weekday morning is one of the best ways to reset!

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    I can't bear the thought of you disturbing that beautifully still, water mirror with that kayak. Love to kayak, but I sold it when I got my dog. We are paddle boarders now...a floating dock to jump in and out of the water.

    There's a great blue heron that hangs at a golf course pond nearby. I walk by it all the time with the dog when the course is empty. Easily spooked, especially with dog.

    How do you get those pictures large in here? Whenever I try to post one it's tiny. I got lots of bird pics...
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    A roadrunner hitching a ride with an Arizona State Park Ranger. Must've run out of paint to create an escape tunnel.

    "Well my son, life is like a beanstalk, isn't it?"--Dalai Lama

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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    Must've run out of paint to create an escape tunnel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    A roadrunner hitching a ride with an Arizona State Park Ranger. Must've run out of paint to create an escape tunnel.

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    That roadrunner pic is awesome! Love them!
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    Whoah!

    This just now perched on our deck! My wife grabbed a few cell phone pics, but unfortunately, the pic was taken through the bug screen on the window. She stood up slowly to try to get the screen out of the pic, but it saw the movement and flew away.

    Is it a Cooper's..?

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    From now on, the cat is no longer allowed on the deck!
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    ^^ When I was a kid a stray cat adopted us. My parents ended up taking her to the pound. She chased away all the birds who would've eaten the cicadas in our trees. The trees became completely infested with cicadas. Who took refuge from all the other neighborhood trees where there actually were birds. BTW: here in the Sonoran Desert, we get cicadas every summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    Whoah!

    This just now perched on our deck! My wife grabbed a few cell phone pics, but unfortunately, the pic was taken through the bug screen on the window. She stood up slowly to try to get the screen out of the pic, but it saw the movement and flew away.

    Is it a Cooper's..?

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    From now on, the cat is no longer allowed on the deck!
    Nice! Well, maybe not for your cat. Cooper's Hawk would be my quess, but it's hard to tell. It could also be a Sharp-shinned hawk.

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