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Old 08-10-2016, 12:26 PM   #2481
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Great photos, as usual, Rick.


Gobble-gobble, lizzie. We used to get a lot of those, but no more. I guess some of them retired to FL.
I don't think they know boundaries. Cambridge at one time had a huge problem with them. A lot of the newer science building over near MIT have mirrored windows. The males were constantly attacking their own image and managed to break a few before the City took the problem seriously. Once all the males were either shot or caught, the females left the area.

The problem they had is that they take to roost after sundown. You can't shoot them in the middle of the day with pedestrian traffic and cement all around. So just before sundown you would see the cops climbing the trees to get them where they lived. In the trees. Netting them didn't work. The Toms were smarter than man. They only roosted in the lower branches. So get above them, and shoot down. If you missed, the bullet went into the grass. I am afraid the City of Cambridge was the laughing stock of the area.

When we lived in Texas, the Tom that belonged to my neighbors next door, used to chase my daughter. One day it caught up with her and took a huge chunk of flesh out of her but. Oh joy! Another trip to the ER.
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Old 08-10-2016, 01:21 PM   #2482
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This little lady turkey wandered through the yard last week. I'm really not that far out in the country -- she was a big surprise.
Love the turkey. We saw several back in June on a camping/float trip in Nebraska.
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Old 08-10-2016, 04:50 PM   #2483
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There are a few flocks of wild turkeys on Hwy 85 around the Hawk Springs area, just south of me.
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:23 PM   #2484
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Our Plumeria

Here is our front yard pride and joy. It looks like heck in the winter. It is a Plumeria from Hawaii. The blossoms have a delicate peach like scent. The sign at the base says, "Come grow old with me, the best is yet to be"-Browning
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Old 08-11-2016, 12:42 AM   #2485
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you are going to make Kaneohegirl homesick. I bet she can tell you how to make a lei with those beautiful flowers.
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:56 AM   #2486
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When we were in Michigan with my in-laws, I admired this book that my brother-in-law had given to my MIL. Since she's living in a nursing home and won't be able to go home, my FIL asked me if I'd like to have it. It's my favorite kind of cookbook, with pictures and stories of the country, as well as recipes.
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Old 08-11-2016, 02:11 PM   #2487
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This little guy was sitting atop my mail box when I went out to get the mail, and didn't mind me taking his picture. I think it's a juvenile, not sure what kind of bird, maybe a catbird? They often nest in the juniper. Hope he wasn't injured. Click image for larger version

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Old 08-11-2016, 02:18 PM   #2488
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This little guy was sitting atop my mail box when I went out to get the mail, and didn't mind me taking his picture. I think it's a juvenile, not sure what kind of bird, maybe a catbird? They often nest in the juniper. Hope he wasn't injured. Attachment 25153
Cute birdie. He's probably a fledgling, just learning to fly.
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He didn't seem too concerned, even when I got the mail. Looking at the black markings and striping, he may be a baby woodpecker. Hm. Maybe a baby dove.
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Old 08-11-2016, 02:48 PM   #2490
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My first thought was a dove. We used to get mourning doves nesting on top of our front porch columns.
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