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    Default This is interesting

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...rd_flying.html


    I don't know how many people do bird watching, but I do everyday. I recently saw a baby hawk right before me. He was hiding in the back of my purple iris's watching on lunch to go by.

    But, he was neat to look at. I will post a picture of him when I figure out how to do it.
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    I can't wait to see it...

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    I've got an osprey overhead right now. Wonder what that means?

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    Wow, I just looked him up, you are lucky, he is beautiful. I copied a picture of him, is this him?


    He is gorgeous. I love him. Can you take a picture of him? Maybe, sitting on your finger?

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    They are gorgeous. To get pictures of them, I need a loooottttt longer lens than I've got. If he ever sits on my finger, it's because he wants to take me home, and that would not be a good thing .

    Your hawklet is neat. Developing a nice beak and set of claws.

    A new hobby for you:

    http://www.falconryacademy.com/?gcli...FQtjgQod7i03Vg

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    Thank you Terry for posting my birdie picture. lol, Isn't he cute?
    Mikey, I got enough of hobbies, But, I do like watching the birds.

    How old do you think this baby hawk is? And, is he a Cooper for sure? I love him.

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    One day when I retire, I want to open a bird santuary, hire a vet to work it, while I play with them. Red Oak Mountain in Al, has got a great one. I will send Terry pics , and he can post them. When I lived there I was helping with the owls. We had one who got injured, and I fixed its boo boos. I love Owls.

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    Default Owls in my yard

    Watching birds in the yard can be fun....

    I am not fast enough to get a hawk picture....


    this picture is from last year,

    we had 2 sets of breeding Owls in our back yard....

    all the other wildlife in the woods had a rough year


    notice in the first picture the rabbit feet and fur
    the parents caught this rabbbit for the young female


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    They are so fantastic! I love them. You must had been really paying attention to see them, they are hard to see here. I miss them all the times in the trees, I only see the owls when they are perched on my deck railing. The absolute coolest bird. I will have to get out my owl pics this weekend, I am holding the injured one on my arm. I had a hard time walking past the pet store yesterday, I wanted to go in and buy a finch.

    Mark, how often do you see those owls?
    Aren't they great, you are so lucky to see them in the trees. I get so excited whenever they come down to the deck.

    I am lucky in the sense I got alot of wildlife on my property. My neighbor had a black bear come down to hers, she felt alittle different, lol.
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    Here's some robins (I know, not as cool, but they have since grown and left the nest)Name:  Birds,FortEdmonton,and churches 001.jpg
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    OH MY GOD, THEY ARE GREAT!

    i love them... to pieces.
    Where was this nest at?
    You were so lucky to see this! They are fantastic, they remind me of my kids, lol.
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    These robins nest at my house, on the windowsill of my garage every year(last 5 years or so). I wait till they're done with the nest and then clean it off. They rebuild again in the spring. I was worried that getting that close they might not come back, but they don't seem to care.
    steve

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    That's a pretty cool picture.
    I had birds nesting above my bedroom window this year.
    Do you know how early birds rise?
    And how noisy they can be?

    Love the picture.

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    I'm well aware of how noisy they can be, especially when your year old dog thinks it is APPROPRIATE to bark at them at 4:30 AM(which is when it starts getting light this far north) But, it's still cool to see some nature out here in the boondocks of Alberta....

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    I don't know about the dog barking, but, I love waking up to 2 sounds, either birds or the ocean, they both are so relaxing. I have a red cardinal who can say one word, " wierdo." He can say it really clear and it is really funny, he says it over and over. I love it.

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