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    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I once saw 5 or 6 vultures feeding on a dead horse. They did not hesitate.
    You saw my family ?
    Four on the floor, a fifth under the seat

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    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Yup. Never seen an albino bird.
    Back in the day there were two Albino squirrels that used to hang out in our yard. Beautiful
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    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    i think the birds are watching me.

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    lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotton1 View Post
    Back in the day there were two Albino squirrels that used to hang out in our yard. Beautiful
    O u t standing.

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    Pretty poor turn out this winter at the feeder. Blue Jays, sparrows, maybe a junco or two and of course Chickadees. I'm not really sure what else is here in the winter maybe Nuthatch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Pretty poor turn out this winter at the feeder. Blue Jays, sparrows, maybe a junco or two and of course Chickadees. I'm not really sure what else is here in the winter maybe Nuthatch?
    Its been pretty unremarkable here as well. Of course I havent been outside as much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Im a long time fan. I even get to know them as I do it near daily.
    I moved to Lansing KS a couple of years ago, and me and a few other seniors pick up lunch during the week days and go down to the Leavenworth Landing and sit by the Missouri river to eat and watch the birds. We get to see eagles almost daily, hawks, and many others almost all the time. I love watching the eagles when they fly and just gliiiide across the sky---they're BEAUTIFUL.

    I used to be a volunteer at Operation Wild Life rehabbing injured/orphaned wildlife, and giving education programs at fairs, school, anybody who was interesting in paying for us to be at their events... It was so much fun, especially at schools---kids have so many questions, curiosity and eagerness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I recently took a backroad and came across a dead horse with about 20 turkey vultures feeding on it. Its a very odd sight and they are huge birds.
    Turkey vultures are actually kind of attractive when you see them in flight. BUT...when you get to that head-----YUCK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I understand starlings can sometimes chase wrens from their homes, they are very aggressive.

    We've got some owl boxes nearby with the great horned owls judging by the hoots. Owls are the most elusive species for me because they are mostly silent and rarely are out in the daytime.

    There are still a few places around that have the burrowing owl, they come out in the daytime.

    We have all of those and Screech Owls too. It used to be SOOO funny when we'd do the education programs. We'd set up the screech owls (which are only about 8" to 10" tall) setting on the table in front of us. For some reason after we'd get them out of the cages and tethered to the table, they would always have their backs to the audience area. They wouldn't even turn around, usually, as people filed in. But, as we'd be talking about other birds and animals, before we got to them, inevitably, someone would sneeze, cough, or something loudly, and all of a sudden their heads would swivel around to the audience, the neck/heads would stretch tall, and several in the audience would gasp, or kind of scream in surprise, and we'd hear people say "I thought they were stuffed birds?" The staff would be laughing and giggling....

    Out here the screech owls are brown or red. At O.W.L. we had one of each. They're soooo cute, partly their size makes 'em kinda' cute ;o)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Abby08 View Post
    I love watching birds. Here, qe have Thrushes, Cardinals, Cactus Wrens, Roadrunners, and lots of Doves. The other day we spotted an unusual color, Ll white with a couple of gray spots, the only one like it I've seen. The other day, there were 4 Hawks in a tree, we needed the binoculars to get a closer look, it was probably a mated pair and, 2 offspring .

    My other place, Orioles, Chickadees, Grosbeak, Blue Jays, Ravens, Hawks, Eagles, an occasional Perrigrine Falcon, at night, you can hear the Owls.

    It seems I'm always spotting a new bird and, have to go get the book.
    HUH! I never heard of the Cactus Wren before... I love hearing doves in the morning/evening, it's such a relaxing sound~

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