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Behaviour / Re: A Muskrat for Lunch
« Last post by Shortsighted on September 17, 2021, 02:46:16 pm »
Goose is really a transatlantic goose that currently grazes in Sweden and is being thoroughly .... Swedish. It was either Sweden or off-world and I decided that Sweden was more acceptable. Since I am almost entirely confined to a 1 km block, virtually anywhere is as exotic as off-world. Thank goodness there is a woodlot  along the street and that Amos pond and Reesor pond are only a few minutes away, not that I visit either more than once a season, if at all.
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Behaviour / Re: A Muskrat for Lunch
« Last post by Ally on September 17, 2021, 01:59:28 pm »
Be careful what you wish for. It might come true ... someday ... and then you'll kick yourself for being so .... wait for it .... SHORTSIGHTED.
Hahaha, good one. Maybe I can meet Goose too.
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Behaviour / Re: A Muskrat for Lunch
« Last post by Shortsighted on September 17, 2021, 01:48:15 pm »
Be careful what you wish for. It might come true ... someday ... and then you'll kick yourself for being so .... wait for it .... SHORTSIGHTED.
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Ontario Birds / Re: Streetside woodlot, again
« Last post by Ally on September 17, 2021, 12:03:00 pm »
I say it's a girl.


Juvenile, or female Am. Redstart


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Ontario Birds / Re: Streetside woodlot, again
« Last post by Shortsighted on September 17, 2021, 11:23:03 am »
Juvenile, or female Am. Redstart


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Behaviour / Re: A Muskrat for Lunch
« Last post by Ally on September 17, 2021, 11:10:19 am »
I have some difficulty imagining you looking "feeble" while toting a 600mm lens. No heron would confront a weaponized Ally. You would think that a muskrat should expand the heron's stomach to such an extent hat it would need to rest after so much rat-tat-tui,
You don't have to imagine, you know. Sighting Shortsighted, and birding with you is still top on my bucket list. Higher than finding a Short-eared owl.
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Backyard Birding / Re: Two New Yard Birds
« Last post by Shortsighted on September 17, 2021, 08:35:08 am »
Moral of the story ... everyone get themselves a cherry tree in the backyard. I look out ten times a day looking for twitching weeds and have detected "zip" lately. Usually the sun is so bright it is a strain to scrutinize the weeds for movement. Still, it's all that I can do.
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Behaviour / Re: A Muskrat for Lunch
« Last post by Shortsighted on September 17, 2021, 08:31:22 am »
I have some difficulty imagining you looking "feeble" while toting a 600mm lens. No heron would confront a weaponized Ally. You would think that a muskrat should expand the heron's stomach to such an extent hat it would need to rest after so much Muskratatouille.
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Behaviour / Re: A Muskrat for Lunch
« Last post by Ally on September 16, 2021, 08:57:24 pm »
That is so extraordinary. I guess they do take their chances at whatever food that is available. I need to make sure I don't look too feeble in front of these creatures.
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Backyard Birding / Re: Two New Yard Birds
« Last post by Ally on September 16, 2021, 08:48:08 pm »
So nice! Love warbler portrait!