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  1. Cookie

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  2. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    I can't wait to see it...
  3. Mikey

    Mikey Aspiring Old Fart, EE, computer & networking geek

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    I've got an osprey overhead right now. Wonder what that means?
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    Wow, I just looked him up, you are lucky, he is beautiful. I copied a picture of him, is this him?
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    He is gorgeous. I love him. Can you take a picture of him? Maybe, sitting on your finger? :D
  5. Mikey

    Mikey Aspiring Old Fart, EE, computer & networking geek

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    They are gorgeous. To get pictures of them, I need a loooottttt longer lens than I've got. If he ever sits on my finger, it's because he wants to take me home, and that would not be a good thing :eek:.

    Your hawklet is neat. Developing a nice beak and set of claws.

    A new hobby for you:

    http://www.falconryacademy.com/?gclid=CMmswsX-55MCFQtjgQod7i03Vg
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    Thank you Terry for posting my birdie picture. lol, Isn't he cute?
    Mikey, I got enough of hobbies, :D But, I do like watching the birds.

    How old do you think this baby hawk is? And, is he a Cooper for sure? I love him.
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    One day when I retire, I want to open a bird santuary, hire a vet to work it, while I play with them. :) Red Oak Mountain in Al, has got a great one. I will send Terry pics , and he can post them. :) When I lived there I was helping with the owls. We had one who got injured, and I fixed its boo boos. I love Owls.
  8. Owls in my yard

    Watching birds in the yard can be fun....

    I am not fast enough to get a hawk picture....


    this picture is from last year,

    we had 2 sets of breeding Owls in our back yard....

    all the other wildlife in the woods had a rough year


    notice in the first picture the rabbit feet and fur
    the parents caught this rabbbit for the young female

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  9. Cookie

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    They are so fantastic! I love them. You must had been really paying attention to see them, they are hard to see here. I miss them all the times in the trees, I only see the owls when they are perched on my deck railing. The absolute coolest bird. I will have to get out my owl pics this weekend, I am holding the injured one on my arm. I had a hard time walking past the pet store yesterday, I wanted to go in and buy a finch.

    Mark, how often do you see those owls?
    Aren't they great, you are so lucky to see them in the trees. I get so excited whenever they come down to the deck.

    I am lucky in the sense I got alot of wildlife on my property. My neighbor had a black bear come down to hers, she felt alittle different, lol.
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    Here's some robins (I know, not as cool, but they have since grown and left the nest) Birds,FortEdmonton,and churches 001.jpg

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    OH MY GOD, THEY ARE GREAT!

    i love them... to pieces.:):)
    Where was this nest at?
    You were so lucky to see this! They are fantastic, they remind me of my kids, lol.
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    These robins nest at my house, on the windowsill of my garage every year(last 5 years or so). I wait till they're done with the nest and then clean it off. They rebuild again in the spring. I was worried that getting that close they might not come back, but they don't seem to care.
    steve
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    That's a pretty cool picture.
    I had birds nesting above my bedroom window this year.
    Do you know how early birds rise?
    And how noisy they can be?

    Love the picture.
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    I'm well aware of how noisy they can be, especially when your year old dog thinks it is APPROPRIATE to bark at them at 4:30 AM(which is when it starts getting light this far north) But, it's still cool to see some nature out here in the boondocks of Alberta....
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    I don't know about the dog barking, but, I love waking up to 2 sounds, either birds or the ocean, they both are so relaxing. I have a red cardinal who can say one word, " wierdo." He can say it really clear and it is really funny, he says it over and over. I love it.
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    I have a humming bird feeder on the deck outside my bedroom...
    Very Cool!
    I'm still trying to get pics but they are very tough to catch a shot of!
    Very skitish!

    We have a lot of nesting ospreys around here.
    Its pretty wild watching them catch fish...
    They are just flying along circling looking...
    Then all of a sudden they just crash into the water...
    Almost like that has to hurt...
    Then they take off again with a fish in their claws...

    Sometimes when I'm fishing I feed them...
    Catch a fish and injure it so its not swimming too well...
    Throw it back in and wait for the osprey to get it...
    Watch them slam the fish 10 feet from the boat...
    Not just cool its awesome!:cool:
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    I was alittle lucky here, I caught this guy in flight. I saw two today. They are fast!
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    Cookie I saw that several years ago.
    On the last page there is a link to pictures from a 2003 nest...
    Check it out!

    They are amazing!
    I did manage to be on the deck one day standing about 3 feet away from the feeder (really still) and have one come in and feed.
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    Just fed this guy an apple...
    Isn't he wonderful?
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