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PostSubject: Look who I met!   Mon 03 May 2010, 12:01 pm


(not my picture)

Ok, so to most of you not such a big thrill, but I think it's pretty cool. We were out Geocaching and spotted this guy lurking in the reeds. Also saw a pair of Canada Geese trailing goslings already.

So I'm standing at the edge of this pond with my binoculars (yes, I AM that big of a geek) trained on the Green Heron and hubby starts tapping me on the shoulder.

"Honey..... errr....... hun...... hun...... hun........ "

"Shhhhh, you'll scare the bird"

"Errrr..... we'd better move" as he points to the water to my left. Barrelling through the water at a good clip is one very ticked Canada Goose. A few feet to my right was his nest, with his mate nestled on top. Oops.
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PostSubject: Re: Look who I met!   Mon 03 May 2010, 12:20 pm

Well, I think it's exciting. Guess that makes me a geek too. ;)
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PostSubject: Re: Look who I met!   Mon 03 May 2010, 12:39 pm

cureforboredom wrote:
Well, I think it's exciting. Guess that makes me a geek too. ;)

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PostSubject: Re: Look who I met!   Mon 03 May 2010, 12:40 pm

Very cool shot Siobhan. I have a bit of bird envy.

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PostSubject: Re: Look who I met!   Mon 03 May 2010, 12:42 pm

Boston wrote:
Very cool shot Siobhan. I have a bit of bird envy.

It's not my picture, unfortunately. I'm hauling #1 son out with his good camera this afternoon. Hopefully he's still going to be lurking in the reeds.
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PostSubject: Re: Look who I met!   Mon 03 May 2010, 12:49 pm

What a beautiful bird...we only have blue herons here, I like to call then pterodactyls when they are in flight as that's what they remind me of. Waiting for more photos. Smile Smile Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Look who I met!   Mon 03 May 2010, 12:55 pm

cool pic. I just bought a new camera over the weekend, with the nice weather that is suppose to be happening this weekend, I can't wait to get out and use it.
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PostSubject: Re: Look who I met!   Mon 03 May 2010, 2:00 pm

It is exciting! I was on the phone with Bullet and got super excited when I heard a woodpecker!
I didn't catch a glimpse of it, but I hope I do next time
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PostSubject: Re: Look who I met!   Mon 03 May 2010, 3:25 pm

Very cool..........apparantly we are all geeks!

Now, what was the guy doing in the reeds? :twisted:
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PostSubject: Re: Look who I met!   Mon 03 May 2010, 5:08 pm

I'm a complete geek... especially when it comes to birds. Smile

Lucky you! Green Herons are gorgeous.
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PostSubject: Re: Look who I met!   Mon 03 May 2010, 8:07 pm

What a beautiful bird! I used to some bird watching a long time ago.
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PostSubject: Re: Look who I met!   Mon 03 May 2010, 9:51 pm

This is the "guess that bird" photo

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PostSubject: Re: Look who I met!   Mon 03 May 2010, 10:14 pm

Tookey wrote:
This is the "guess that bird" photo


Tookey, was this at a zoo? If so do you recall what exhibit? (area of the world?)
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PostSubject: Re: Look who I met!   Mon 03 May 2010, 10:15 pm

Yes this one was at the Zoo, I don't recall anything for this bird as it was the last few exhibits that I had to rush through cause of my son zooming like he was on speed!
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PostSubject: Re: Look who I met!   Mon 03 May 2010, 10:29 pm

I am so stumped. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Look who I met!   Mon 03 May 2010, 10:44 pm

Argh, I give up.

The zoo has a website with all the birds they have listed and I still couldn't find it. What about emailing the zoo the picture and see if they'll tell you (and us!).
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PostSubject: Re: Look who I met!   Mon 03 May 2010, 11:00 pm

Emailing them now so hopefully I get a response within the next day or two so we are not all stumped on this bird :lol:
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PostSubject: Re: Look who I met!   Tue 04 May 2010, 8:04 am

We missed getting a shot of the Green Heron yesterday, it got startled and flew off into the swamp. Here are a few a little more common ones that we managed to snap.


Red Winged Black Bird


Mrs. Goose on the nest


Mr. Gander looking casual while keeping a close eye on us.


The Mr. & Mrs. as we backed slooooooooowly away.......
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PostSubject: Re: Look who I met!   Tue 04 May 2010, 8:24 am


A different Mr. & Mrs. trailing Junior & Juniorette


Random robin shot


These guys were actually pretty far away. They caught sight of us and ran. Once we stopped laughing hysterically Son#1 got this picture. I'm guessing one of their natural predator defenses is looking so darned funny as they run away.

Hard to believe these were all taken smack dab in the middle of a new subdivision, eh? One of those new run off ponds they've been building, but this one seems to work well. Probably because they've left the adjacent marsh the heck alone and haven't over-managed it too badly.
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PostSubject: Re: Look who I met!   Tue 04 May 2010, 8:28 am


Osprey Nest
You can't see it, but one of the pair is in there. Never got a shot when she was poking her head up, LOL.


The mate coming in with a fish. Another pretty distant shot. He landed in a tree and I was watching him with the binoculars. The fish was actually pretty big and still alive and flopping.

Then the camera batteries died, too darned cheap to buy back up batteries, LOL.
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PostSubject: Re: Look who I met!   Tue 04 May 2010, 9:53 am

Thanks for sharing, Siobhan. I love the shot of the Red-winged Blackbird. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Look who I met!   Tue 04 May 2010, 10:06 am

HoodieCrow wrote:
Thanks for sharing, Siobhan. I love the shot of the Red-winged Blackbird. Smile

Thanks Hoodie, I'll tell Son#1 you said that. We're out at the Osprey nest site right now, trying to get better shots. The male (?) is flying around right now.

Ah, the wonders of technology.
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PostSubject: Re: Look who I met!   Tue 04 May 2010, 10:12 am

Wish buddy on the riding mower would just finish, *sigh*. Son#1's allergic and his eyes are soon to hit the "glowinthedark" stage.
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PostSubject: Re: Look who I met!   Tue 04 May 2010, 10:52 am

Tookey wrote:
This is the "guess that bird" photo


The zoo emailed me back and its a Guira Cuckoo
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PostSubject: Re: Look who I met!   Tue 04 May 2010, 10:59 am

Tookey wrote:
Tookey wrote:
This is the "guess that bird" photo


The zoo emailed me back and its a Guira Cuckoo

And so it is! I can now sleep.
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