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Backyard Birding / Re: Redbellied
« Last post by Shortsighted on January 25, 2022, 05:54:13 pm »
Red-bellied woodpecker indeed. What were they thinking when they named this tree hugger? I'm thinking Red-crowned woodpecker, or Blazing-orange-red-fishing lure neon crowned woodpecker. I recall once have paint this colour and using it to brighten-up an aging wooden fishing lure that never caught a fish but looked cool in my tackle box, which serves more as a spectacle than a repository of functional and essential tackle. Man, those were the days, when I could get away with whipping out something cool.
Good of you to whip out your camera and photograph something cool. I'm hoping for an encore.
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Anything Goes / Re: Planet X
« Last post by Shortsighted on January 25, 2022, 05:42:21 pm »
Planet X is meant to be the Greek letter chi, the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet. It represents the time, measured as 22 earth years, that would elapse before reaching this planet (from the earth) when traveling at half the speed of light, which is the greatest speed we will ever achieve, according to Isaac Asimov. Now, I dare say that marble head's interpretation of what planet X looks like when seen from a distance of 100,000 kilometers and illuminated by it's parent star Ross 128 is based purely on maniacal imagination and fantastical whimsy and perhaps a few more of those most delightful aspects of mental aberration. If you don't kike it, we can step outside. You use the front door and I'll slink out the back door and we will never speak of it again. Deal?
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Backyard Birding / Re: Redbellied
« Last post by Ally on January 25, 2022, 04:05:07 pm »
Lots of nuts of both kinds. Birds are happy today and they have a lot to say.
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Backyard Birding / Redbellied
« Last post by Ally on January 25, 2022, 04:04:20 pm »
The redhead of this bird really shines out when I was sitting by the window for my class. So I put on boots and took some shots during my 15 min break.
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Ontario Birds / Re: Climate change visitor?
« Last post by aviator on January 25, 2022, 01:43:05 pm »
I didn't  hear any song, but that might have been because the bird was female (I can't tell the difference) or our resident hawk was nearby.
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Anything Goes / Re: Planet X
« Last post by Dinusaur on January 25, 2022, 12:52:51 pm »
Well done SS, really like the idea of producing this gem. By the way, it is not the X planet, but the physicists have found the evidence of X particle in CERN, Geneva. I wonder if they employed the same technique as SS did to create one.
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Ontario Birds / Re: Climate change visitor?
« Last post by Ally on January 25, 2022, 11:09:04 am »
While I was watching the effect of climate change on the BBC Winter Watch this Carolina Wren turned up at my feeder.
Wow, did he sing for you? Those guys sing very nice songs, much nicer than those of house wren. One use to sing at the top of my neighbour's tree very early in the morning for a whole month several years ago. I wish to see a wren now, any wren.
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Ontario Birds / Climate change visitor?
« Last post by aviator on January 25, 2022, 09:21:26 am »
While I was watching the effect of climate change on the BBC Winter Watch this Carolina Wren turned up at my feeder.
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Anything Goes / Re: House plant
« Last post by Ally on January 23, 2022, 09:35:33 pm »
More bloomed
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Anything Goes / Re: Planet X
« Last post by Ally on January 21, 2022, 08:12:40 pm »
Wow!! I like this one.