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Observing nature
« on: January 26, 2015, 03:31:25 PM »
Over the past several weeks, we have observed this Red Shouldered Hawk hanging around the yard.  He seems to like perching on our trimmed down Crepe Myrtles in the front yard. I guess he's waiting for lunch to come by. It's a cool bird. I've seen the mate around but always at a distance. Just wanted to share.  ;)

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Re: Observing nature
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2015, 03:38:48 PM »
Gorgeous!  People have been seeing one or two bald eagles in my town & I'm totally jealous.  I love birds of prey.

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Re: Observing nature
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2015, 05:04:44 PM »
Gorgeous!  People have been seeing one or two bald eagles in my town & I'm totally jealous.  I love birds of prey.

I do too. They are fascinating to watch.

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Re: Observing nature
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2015, 08:23:52 AM »
Pretty!

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Re: Observing nature
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2015, 01:14:59 PM »
Beautiful and would LOVE to see something like that is our yard!  We get a ton of cardinals, chick a dees, blue birds and such, but nothing like that.

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Re: Observing nature
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2015, 02:35:06 PM »
we get all those birds too. You have a lot of trees so I'll bet they're around.  I generally don't see them in the front, but more in the back where the big trees are. I'm guessing it's easier to hunt up in front where it's clear ground.

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Re: Observing nature
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2015, 09:40:14 AM »
Maybe I'll watch a bit closer when I can be outside for more than a few minutes at a time! 

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Re: Observing nature
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2015, 03:07:01 AM »
That's a great photo.  I like to take photos and make videos of nature.
There's always something out there.   :D

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Re: Observing nature
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2015, 07:06:07 AM »
That's a great photo.  I like to take photos and make videos of nature.
There's always something out there.   :D

I wish I could take credit for the photo but I can't. This is a stock photo I found online. Every time I tried a get a picture of him he would fly away. I haven't given up yet, but it's been weeks and still no luck. :(

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Re: Observing nature
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2015, 01:56:26 PM »
we have a few hawks around here too, and while I love watching them, I do not leave my poor peekawawa PeeWee outside.  He looks too much like a snack to them birds.  :laugh:

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Re: Observing nature
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2015, 04:24:41 PM »
we have a few hawks around here too, and while I love watching them, I do not leave my poor peekawawa PeeWee outside.  He looks too much like a snack to them birds.  :laugh:

Fortunately my little dog is  25 pounds so no worries. But yeah anything much smaller would have a problem for sure. I've seen them take off with big squirrels a couple of times. Can't say I enjoy seeing that, but they have to eat too. :P

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Re: Observing nature
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2015, 12:14:09 PM »
I used to worry with my 22 lb Meg (perhaps unnecessarily), but with the boys we've got now, no worries at all!

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Re: Observing nature
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2015, 12:24:21 PM »
No worries here with our monsters, but we did have a bunny family living under the deck and after seeing large birds and fox, I'm wondering how they made it!

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Re: Observing nature
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2015, 04:43:26 PM »
Bunnies are very smart critters. We see them often around here too along with opossum, raccoons and squirrels.

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Re: Observing nature
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2015, 04:00:37 PM »
Bunnies are very smart critters. We see them often around here too along with opossum, raccoons and squirrels.


They always outsmarted the dogs, but wasn't sure about outsmarting the fox!  They did fine and according to the fact the dogs are still obsessed with that corner of the porch, they are still down there.  Guess we may have more baby bunnies in the spring to watch....which makes me think that I really need to get a fence when we plant the garden.