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Started by professor_pat, May 31, 2019, 11:08:06 AM

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apl68

Yesterday I saw two large egrets at the city park.  Perhaps a mating pair?  I didn't see them this morning.  It had been awhile since I'd seen any egrets there.  I still see the blue herons now and then.
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Langue_doc

Saw the roufus hummingbird on the bird walk this morning. The bird has been hovering in this area for a couple of weeks now, so I wasn't sure if he was still around. The bird, slightly larger than a bumble bee, was iridescent green, unlike the mulitcolored ones shown on the bird websites, and kept flitting around the bushes and then around the hummingbird feeder that had been set up for him.

The only hummingbird in northeast US is the ruby throated hummingbird, so seeing a species whose habitat is in the western part of the country is a treat. Scroll down the link for the map.

apl68

Saw the egrets again.  And some little wood ducks.  And what looked like a buzzard flailing its way through the trees and brush.  Not sure what it was doing there by the bank of the pond.

Yesterday I saw a buzzard soaring along at high speed in one of the blustery winds we've seen so much lately.  I wonder what those birds think when they get caught in winds like that?
If any will come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever will lose his life for my sake will find it.
For how does a man profit if he gains the whole world, but loses his soul?

FishProf

Quote from: apl68 on Today at 07:20:35 AMYesterday I saw a buzzard soaring along at high speed in one of the blustery winds we've seen so much lately.  I wonder what those birds think when they get caught in winds like that?

Wheeeeeeee!
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apl68

Quote from: FishProf on Today at 08:56:45 AM
Quote from: apl68 on Today at 07:20:35 AMYesterday I saw a buzzard soaring along at high speed in one of the blustery winds we've seen so much lately.  I wonder what those birds think when they get caught in winds like that?

Wheeeeeeee!

You'd like to think that, wouldn't you?  It looks fun.  I wonder, though, whether the bird is mainly irritated at being carried along too fast to spot any yummy carrion.
If any will come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever will lose his life for my sake will find it.
For how does a man profit if he gains the whole world, but loses his soul?

AmLitHist

On a trip to daughter's farmhouse yesterday, I saw crows, various hawks (red-tail, sparrow, chicken), a couple of eagles, turkey buzzards (dining on a deer and a coyote from two separate encounters with cars), seagulls, Canada geese, and several meadowlarks.