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Old 08-11-2016, 02:53 PM   #2491
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Yes, pretty sure it's a dove now. Similar size. I sent DH the pic, he thinks it's a dove too.
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Old 08-12-2016, 11:22 PM   #2492
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Backyard bee hive. This is called bearding. Some of them are hanging around outside, trying to help the inside stay cooler. It's been really hot lately, so they also flap their wings like crazy to increase airflow inside the hive. You can tell by the buzzing
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Old 08-12-2016, 11:42 PM   #2493
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Neato, GG! Bees fascinate me.
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Old 08-13-2016, 12:00 AM   #2494
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Really enjoying the random photo pics!

Rick...those are amazing wildlife photos. I always look forward to your pics.

GG...LOVE the pics of your inlaws lakeside place, just gorgeous. I'd grab a book and kick back there as well. LOVE the bees as well!

Dawg...great pic of the young dove on your mailbox.

Souschef...that's such a pretty plumeria! I can imagine how you two love seeing that in your front yard.
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Old 08-13-2016, 01:50 AM   #2495
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Cool bees, GG! They amaze me and scare me all at the same time. I've been stung a couple of times, but I still think they're cute and fascinating. Especially when they are....................................over there >.

Our son had a little bee that would visit him on his 3rd floor balcony/porch at the old house where he has an apartment. He's posted pictures of it sitting on his finger and all. I'm not that brave.
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Cool bees, GG! They amaze me and scare me all at the same time. I've been stung a couple of times, but I still think they're cute and fascinating. Especially when they are....................................over there >.

Our son had a little bee that would visit him on his 3rd floor balcony/porch at the old house where he has an apartment. He's posted pictures of it sitting on his finger and all. I'm not that brave.
Honeybees aren't dangerous as long as they don't feel threatened. I've sat with my camera in a patch of wildflowers for an hour or more with dozens of bees all around me. As long as you don't move too quickly or slap at them or something, they totally ignore you.

Wasps are different and although they won't sting either if you remain still while they check you out, they do have a somewhat nastier disposition. Unlike honeybees, they are predators, so they may be more aggressive and may be quicker to sting. I really hate this time of year when the yellowjackets become more active and aggressive.
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Old 08-13-2016, 10:19 AM   #2497
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Honeybees aren't dangerous as long as they don't feel threatened. I've sat with my camera in a patch of wildflowers for an hour or more with dozens of bees all around me. As long as you don't move too quickly or slap at them or something, they totally ignore you.
This is true. I'll tell you this - they *hate* the weed whacker. They come swarming out and buzz like maniacs. DH is looking for a push mower.
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Honeybees aren't dangerous as long as they don't feel threatened. I've sat with my camera in a patch of wildflowers for an hour or more with dozens of bees all around me. As long as you don't move too quickly or slap at them or something, they totally ignore you.

Wasps are different and although they won't sting either if you remain still while they check you out, they do have a somewhat nastier disposition. Unlike honeybees, they are predators, so they may be more aggressive and may be quicker to sting. I really hate this time of year when the yellowjackets become more active and aggressive.
I was attending some business classes at the local Catholic High School in the late afternoon. Right in front was the bus stop along with a huge nest of yellow jackets. The city FINALLY did something about them. Even the bus drivers refused to stop there and open the doors. Nasty critters!
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The turkey whose photo I posted has left the territory. This morning's visitor was a juvenile Ibis looking lonely as he poked his long bill into the soft mud. They usually travel in groups and the adults are white.
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Aww. Poor guy, hope he finds his flock.
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