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Wildlife / Re: "stinker" of a day
« Last post by Shortsighted on September 18, 2021, 03:40:55 pm »
Absolutely classic! That's what I'm talkin about. I'd like to have that printed on a button as a metaphor for the coming election. Something really stinks and it fast approaching. Don't ya think?
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Wildlife / Re: "stinker" of a day
« Last post by lovemypt on September 18, 2021, 02:59:24 pm »
Stinkers or not, at this angle they're almost cute. Now, if you would have laid prostrate and shot just above the top of the blades of grass revealing the head of a rapidly approaching skunk it would have been almost chilling.

How about now....... this what you had in mind
(different day, different skunk, same park)

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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.