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« Reply #200 on: June 21, 2013, 07:30:21 PM »
MR Duck!

Beautiful pic, CD.
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« Reply #202 on: June 26, 2013, 08:57:59 PM »
  CD, I hate you AND your camera!!!   ;D
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« Reply #204 on: June 28, 2013, 08:04:35 PM »


Nice shot CD, Woodpeckers are great subjects!




I had no idea this thread even existed....but I'm glad I came across it, there are a lot of great pics from folks thru-out these 5 pg's.. :thumbsup:
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« Reply #206 on: June 29, 2013, 10:16:37 PM »
You guys sure have an abundance of unique bird-life down there CD.
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« Reply #207 on: June 30, 2013, 04:38:41 AM »
Yeah - this is the place where they come when everybody is playing in the snow. :fire2:

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« Reply #209 on: July 01, 2013, 02:26:16 PM »
So many birds I've never even seen before, I'd have a field day down there with a camera.
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« Reply #210 on: July 02, 2013, 06:07:13 PM »

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« Reply #211 on: July 02, 2013, 08:38:09 PM »
Why does Alfred Hictchcock come to mind.....?    ;D
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« Reply #213 on: July 03, 2013, 06:57:10 PM »
A few older pictures from one of our trips.
 






Everybody must read those signs in order to be current...  :D






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« Reply #214 on: July 03, 2013, 07:19:05 PM »
Nice, SB! Thanks for those!

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« Reply #215 on: July 03, 2013, 07:21:58 PM »



"A marvelous bird is the pelican,
His beak can hold more than his belly can,
He can hold in his beak,
Enough food for a week,
But I'm darned if I know how in he!! he can."
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« Reply #216 on: July 03, 2013, 08:16:41 PM »
Shakespeare or Marlowe? :P
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #217 on: July 03, 2013, 08:24:59 PM »
Merritt
I love being out in the woods!   I like this quote from Mors Kochanski - "The more you know, the less you carry". I believe in the same creed, & think  "Knowledge & honed skills" are the best things to carry with ya when you're out in the wilds. They're the ultimate "ultralight" gear! ;)

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« Reply #218 on: July 03, 2013, 08:36:32 PM »
Sorry...Ogden Nash.
I quoted it from memory, and was a bit off:

A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His bill will hold more than his belican.
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week,
But I'm damned if I see how the helican.

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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #219 on: July 03, 2013, 08:44:42 PM »

No matter to me, just offering the original author.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixon_Lanier_Merritt

It is often misattributed to Ogden Nash, and is widely misquoted, as the Wiki will say in the first main paragraph.
Enjoy your 4th of July.



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« Reply #220 on: July 03, 2013, 09:01:25 PM »

No matter to me, just offering the original author.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixon_Lanier_Merritt

It is often misattributed to Ogden Nash, and is widely misquoted, as the Wiki will say in the first main paragraph.
Enjoy your 4th of July.



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Well bless Ogden's lil' pea pickin' plagiarizin' heart!  Thanks for that MSN! Credit should go where credit is due! 
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« Reply #222 on: July 04, 2013, 12:07:31 PM »
That's a treat! What did Momma think about all that?
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« Reply #223 on: July 04, 2013, 04:35:55 PM »
They were out wandering unsupervised.  I was keeping an eye out for her though.

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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #224 on: July 04, 2013, 04:51:43 PM »
Nice raccoons! Keep the dog food locked up. My friend used to have them stealing his pet's food all the time.


Here's a couple of shots of a wildflower (wildlife, I guess) that popped up beside one of the sprinklers in a part of our garden we didn't plant with anything. This just popped up out of nowhere. I'm going to leave the sprinkler on to keep it watered.



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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #225 on: July 05, 2013, 06:05:57 PM »




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« Reply #227 on: July 05, 2013, 07:23:34 PM »
That's funny how sometimes things just pop up unexpectedly like that flower, any idea what it is? has a very exotic look to it...




This almost looks like a hummingbird O.P ...


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« Reply #228 on: July 05, 2013, 08:15:28 PM »
I'm betting the flower is one of several varieties of Columbine.  They reseed themselves all over my yard from the 3 plants we started with.

You're half right. It's a Hummingbird Moth. They sleep at night, and love pollen as much as the butterflies and bees.
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« Reply #229 on: July 06, 2013, 03:43:10 AM »
Love the pic of the hummingbird moth.

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« Reply #230 on: July 06, 2013, 09:40:24 AM »
Thanks! They're rare, but I got lucky.
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« Reply #231 on: July 06, 2013, 01:40:03 PM »
I'm betting the flower is one of several varieties of Columbine.  They reseed themselves all over my yard from the 3 plants we started with.

You're half right. It's a Hummingbird Moth. They sleep at night, and love pollen as much as the butterflies and bees.

Well I'll be...pretty cool
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #233 on: July 07, 2013, 05:11:13 PM »
What the heck is THAT thing? :shocked:


Nice photo whatever it is! :thumbsup:
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #234 on: July 07, 2013, 06:22:44 PM »
Very cool pic!
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I guess it is some kind of a variation on a "King" snake.... The head & some of the color variation has me a bit confused though....Maybe a "racer"?

 :-\ 


I can't see the tail details very well in the fine pic ya took crashdive123, but maybe a Dusky Pygmy rattler? Here is another pic of the D.P. rattler... {I was kinda interested, searched a bit. ;) } Looks close...

Still dunno...
 :-\ 
Looks like one though..comparing the pics...


I'll be waiting to see the I.D.. I am not a snake guy, but have eaten them upon occasion... Tastes like chicken. Or Alligator... LOL
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I love being out in the woods!   I like this quote from Mors Kochanski - "The more you know, the less you carry". I believe in the same creed, & think  "Knowledge & honed skills" are the best things to carry with ya when you're out in the wilds. They're the ultimate "ultralight" gear! ;)

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« Reply #235 on: July 07, 2013, 08:13:22 PM »
Yep, a Pygmy Rattler on the side of the trail.

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« Reply #236 on: July 07, 2013, 08:23:27 PM »
Beautify coloration. Too close.  :shocked: Good pic!   ;D
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« Reply #237 on: July 07, 2013, 08:24:20 PM »
Great Pygmy photo!

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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #238 on: July 07, 2013, 08:37:23 PM »
a few shots from last wednesdays 18 mile loop in the absaroka mnts
heres my hiking partner Dave he's pretty wild


cow elk


muley


 

Blue flax



saw this yearling grizzly, it crossed the trail ahead of us and took off over the hill
fortunate for us mama griz did not make an appearance
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #239 on: July 07, 2013, 09:08:35 PM »
How far away and which general direction from the border of Yellowstone N.P. were you there in that first picture, Dave?   BTW, I'm ready to get out of here and see some of that country again and your pictures makin' me 'antsy'!   It's been TOO LONG! :(
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« Reply #240 on: July 07, 2013, 09:47:27 PM »
we were approx twentyfive miles north of the north entrance to yellowstone craig
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« Reply #241 on: July 07, 2013, 09:55:55 PM »
we were approx twentyfive miles north of the north entrance to yellowstone craig
i know what ansy feels like my friend...if you get over this way let me know...Please...and we can split a pot of coffee.
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I thought that looked familiar!   BTW, better make me a whole pot.....I AM from Nebraska, ya know! :coffee: :rofl:
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« Reply #242 on: July 07, 2013, 10:08:56 PM »
LOL...you Got It Craig!!!
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« Reply #246 on: July 12, 2013, 10:44:45 AM »
The Blue Heron is one of my favorites, probably because it's the only heron we had where I grew up. We had a rookery about a mile from the house, but all my photos are on 35mm slides.  :(
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« Reply #247 on: July 13, 2013, 03:26:30 PM »
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« Reply #248 on: July 13, 2013, 03:29:28 PM »
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #249 on: July 14, 2013, 02:54:19 PM »
It looks like one of the kayaks hanging in my garage---



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