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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #650 on: December 27, 2018, 09:28:33 AM »
Reminds me of the Gypsy Rose Lee of the bird world.  Great shot.
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #651 on: January 18, 2019, 08:11:26 PM »
When I started this thread back in 2012, it was not just for posting photos. I was hoping there would be other content that celebrated all wildlife, and our relationship with them.

Hope you enjoy this video!

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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #652 on: January 19, 2019, 08:45:35 AM »
Well that is a good start to the day.  Pretty cool.
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #653 on: January 19, 2019, 09:04:41 AM »
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #654 on: April 16, 2019, 10:02:55 PM »
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #655 on: April 17, 2019, 06:54:14 AM »
My first guess was a coon.  But I don't get why a coon would drag a small tree across the road.  Second guess is a beaver.  I could see that happening.  But I can't quite make it out.  Maybe it's the rare beavoon.
At least it's not a femur through the pelvis.

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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #656 on: April 17, 2019, 07:52:58 AM »
Yup!...Beaver :)...good find Ol P :thumbsup:
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #657 on: April 17, 2019, 08:26:33 AM »
Being in Lincoln county Mt.  I expected to see a bear.  Beaver dragging tree branches is not uncommon on the rivers but that is the first one I have seen dragging one across the highway. 
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #658 on: April 17, 2019, 09:59:47 AM »
I thought it was a pretty cool catch, too!  Probably "Only in Montana" would you see a Trooper turn around and use his light bar to act as a 'crossing guard' for a hard working beaver! LOL!

Unfortunately, most of our 'town beaver' got run out a couple years ago by domestic dogs and big cats.  Here's one of their better construction jobs (in Town):

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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #659 on: July 16, 2019, 06:19:02 AM »
From my July 4th walk on the beach.



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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #660 on: July 16, 2019, 08:09:01 AM »
Nice!
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #661 on: July 16, 2019, 08:26:06 AM »
Great shot Crash.  Light is perfect.
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #662 on: July 16, 2019, 09:56:01 PM »
Wow!  Nice shot, Crash!

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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #663 on: July 17, 2019, 08:31:19 AM »
You copied that picture from a bird book, I think. :lol: :thumbsup: :hail:
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« Reply #664 on: July 17, 2019, 08:32:43 AM »
Gorgeous shot, crashdive123!

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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #665 on: August 06, 2019, 09:41:01 PM »
A few encounters this week.







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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #666 on: August 07, 2019, 09:21:39 AM »
Nice subjects OP. 

I miss seeing the hummingbirds we used to watch up on the Clark's Fork around Trout Creek Mt.  Sitting in the outside seating at the local restaurants watching the feeders was enjoyable.  Eating spaghetti at a friends cabin while playing classical music and watching the hummingbirds was even better. 
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #667 on: August 07, 2019, 10:56:14 AM »
Our birds at the cabin in NC are getting quite bold.  This little guy was lining their nest with my hair.  He really yanked them out.  Naturally it was taking hair from that one spot that is thinning.  He came back  3 or 4 times.  Finally Kelly cut my hair and made an offering to the bird gods putting hair in the trees.

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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #668 on: August 07, 2019, 03:04:18 PM »
Hahaha! Awesome!
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #669 on: August 07, 2019, 03:49:16 PM »
There is a new definition of bold.  LOL!
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« Reply #670 on: August 07, 2019, 04:40:07 PM »
IMO, that's just a great example of harmony with nature.  I stopped and had a conversation with a downy woodpecker from about 2 feet away for several minutes.  In my younger, frenetic days, most critters gave me a wide berth.  I must have better 'vibes' nowadays.  8)
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #671 on: August 07, 2019, 05:11:53 PM »
We have to walk underneath their nest to go inside our cabin.  There was a hornets nest even closer to the door.  Wasps,  and butterflies land on us.  The only thing I have a war with are carpenter bees.  Ok.  Yellow jackets suck too.

I think our wild turkeys purposely make noise early in the morning to tease Max to jump up and charge.  He's never even got close.
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Re: The Wildlife Thread
« Reply #672 on: August 07, 2019, 07:00:03 PM »
We love most birds, Grackles and Starlings are excluded.  No love for wasps and hornets, mice in the house or barn, Black Widow and Brown Recluse spiders, Rattlesnakes, raccoons, coyotes, and a few others are on a permanent stay away list.

We have all of the above except Brown Recluse and Rattlesnakes and do out best to keep them away. 

We have lots of neat birds like house wrens, gold finches, finches, and Flickers.  Many others but you cannot list them all. 

Snapping turtles are also on my list of unwanted denizens.
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