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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/27/2017 :  11:00:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Heron at sunset in Beaufort, NC last week. Sorry, but I only had my phone's camera.




Bruce

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/20/2017 :  11:26:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My backyard is all fowled up this morning. The duck family is out for a cruise.



And the Anhinga is drying it's wings on my "low" perch.



And finally the Sandhill crane's "Colts", yes that's correct, are out of the nest for the first time since hatching. It takes a month for them to incubate, that's a long for the parents to alternate sitting on the nest.








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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 03/21/2017 :  11:36:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like you are really going to the birds Frank! I love the Sandhill cranes. They have NO fear of humans. At my Step-Mom's retirement village they usually show up in Jan. and hang there until early March. When I would walk her dog along the lake one or two would come up and walk with us for a couple hundred yards or so. Her dog is fairly small so 4 foot tall birds kinda freaked her out and she would glue herself to me until they left.

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/21/2017 :  8:50:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike, try getting close when they have young around. That 10" beak looks mighty scary.


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 03/21/2017 :  11:50:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very cool Frank' you have a regular wild life reserve down there'.. I still have a good foot of snow on the ground' and it's cold'.. I'll have to come visit...



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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 03/25/2017 :  01:02:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Awesome! My brother used to send me pics of sandhill cranes in Montana.


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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 03/25/2017 :  01:04:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I saw this guy today:



Western Tiger Swallowtail. His wingspan was at least four inches across.



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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 03/25/2017 :  01:09:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Monday night I drove out to the Anza-Borrego desert for an overnight trip to see the wildflowers. All the rain we've had this winter has produced a bumper crop of desert flowers. I also found an adorable little horned lizard, aka "horny toad".




You can see my wildflower photos starting here:

http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/Borrego_Trips_2017.html#129




Edited by - Ray Dunakin on 03/25/2017 01:10:12 AM

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