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    I have a humming bird feeder on the deck outside my bedroom...
    Very Cool!
    I'm still trying to get pics but they are very tough to catch a shot of!
    Very skitish!

    We have a lot of nesting ospreys around here.
    Its pretty wild watching them catch fish...
    They are just flying along circling looking...
    Then all of a sudden they just crash into the water...
    Almost like that has to hurt...
    Then they take off again with a fish in their claws...

    Sometimes when I'm fishing I feed them...
    Catch a fish and injure it so its not swimming too well...
    Throw it back in and wait for the osprey to get it...
    Watch them slam the fish 10 feet from the boat...
    Not just cool its awesome!

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    I was alittle lucky here, I caught this guy in flight. I saw two today. They are fast!
    Last edited by Cookie; 07-31-2009 at 04:36 PM.

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    http://community.webtv.net/Velpics/HUM

    Make sure you go to the very end page... amazing!

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    Cookie I saw that several years ago.
    On the last page there is a link to pictures from a 2003 nest...
    Check it out!

    They are amazing!
    I did manage to be on the deck one day standing about 3 feet away from the feeder (really still) and have one come in and feed.

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    Just fed this guy an apple...
    Isn't he wonderful?
    Last edited by Cookie; 07-31-2009 at 04:36 PM.

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    Cookie, I was looking for a picture of an Osprey fishing hoping to show you their technique which looks more like a crash but didn't find what I was looking for... I guess I'll have to try to catch that shot myself.

    I did manage to find this great article though... lots of good pics!
    http://www.naturephotosociety.org.sg...hDate=3/3/2003
    http://www.naturephotosociety.org.sg...Date=3/17/2003

    Here in Connecticut a small highly populated state we seem to be getting a few of the big guys moving in... The animals seem to have figured out that if they move in close enough they don't get shot at and the populations are taking off. The deer population has always been high and in the last 30 years populations of a few other animals has gone from non-existant to scary. We now have Coyote, Black Bear, Moose, and known but undocumented Cougar populations, to name a few of the top of my head.

    It hits the news when a black bear decides to go for a walk in downtown Hamden wich has a population density of about 1,800 people per sq. mile average for the whole town.

    When a moose decides to go for a walk on I-95 which has about 150,000 vehicles a day traveling on it, the moose gets on the news then too!
    As they say in Maine... I Brake For Moose!

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    This beautiful bird in an apple treecalling to his/her mate in a nearby bush. Does anyone recognize what kind it is?
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    That would be a Dumetella carolinensis if I ever saw one!
    http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAbou...y_Catbird.html

    My cat has gone missing... We suspect he's Coyote Bait!
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    The bird sure looks like the Gray Catbird picture you linked to. Here is its mate in the appletree, the first one, was in the Rhodie... my mistake.
    Last edited by Cookie; 07-31-2009 at 04:36 PM.

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    It impresses me that there is a whole world up in those trees. One day, I can imagine I will be runned over while walking, by a mack truck. I am always looking up. At least I am not text messaging, lol.
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    This bird here, actually says a word. This bird has been coming around since 2001, I don't know what their life span is but, he is an oldie, I think in bird years.
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    Nope, lol.

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    I don't know what else a cardinal would say.

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    It is really funny, it is very clear and loud. He says the word, " wierdo" over and over and over. I don't know if he is calling his mate or addressing some other neighbor, lol, certainly, not me,

    I will record him, it is unbelieveable.
    Last edited by Cookie; 08-02-2008 at 07:14 AM.

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