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Everything posted by SirVive

  1. I was down in KY doing storm cleanup when they had the big ice storm there probably nearly 15 years ago now. We get them here in the Columbia River Gorge on occasion but I've never seen destruction like the disaster that one caused to the hardwood forests.
  2. Picked these in my yard a couple weeks ago and the next day ...
  3. I was wondering if @Charlie Spencer has been seeing any snow geese, snow buntings , snowy owls, snow men , or snow angels around lately?
  4. Fancy figure skating moves no less๐Ÿ˜‚
  5. Maybe - was just hunting around for some more likely photo matches and looks like a possibility
  6. Wasn't able to get pictures but I got some decent looks over the 30 min or so I watched it. Lewis River - SW WA. Here are my notes from the time. Diver about the size of the COGO in the same area. Universally light brown body, head and neck darker chocolate, wings slightly darker than body. Large broad slightly upturned? bill with a blue tinge?, longer than the head. Very prominent white ring of feathers around base of the bill making the bill appear nearly as wide as the head from the front. Closest guess would be a Redhead but still not sure.
  7. I'm sure the rivalry adds motivation and fun to the whole thing but I never make it to the top anyway mostly for lack of time and/or effort. And no , it doesn't bother me to have my name posted on the bottom - I'm happy to give others someone to beat Probably the most interesting/useful thing for me would be to see what everyone's guesses were right or wrong but that's probably an even bigger pain.
  8. They're all at my house I had a high count of 40 in my 1/4 acre a couple weeks ago.
  9. That should trigger a flag for quantity - on the low end
  10. Here's another for variety Especially deserved since while I was trying to write this my screen was blocked by a popup that @IKLland had reacted to a post๐Ÿ˜œ
  11. I'm sure this lives up to your usual quality of humor but since I had to Google to even know who Cmdr Scott was the joke is unfortunately lost on me - but I will laugh anyway ๐Ÿ˜‚
  12. with my trusty spotting scope. JK , I was saying we had 2 llamas for many years but never ate them - the pigs, chickens, cows, etc were another story. Oh yeah, and never ate the dogs or cats either. I milked 1-2 cows by hand every day from the time I was about 8 till I was working full-time in my late teens. Gives you good forearms ๐Ÿ’ช I don't necessarily miss the every day chores but I do miss a good milking once in awhile.
  13. You got that figured out! Pen the calf up at night, milk in the morning, and then let the calf have it all day. Bingo - depending on the cow you should have more than enough milk for a couple of families and only be tied down to milking once a day plus getting a much healthier calf. Once the calf is big enough you can even go on vacation once in a while - the calf never minds being turned loose to pig out for a few days
  14. Sounds like my childhood - only we never ate the 2 llamas, just all the other critters. You milking by hand?
  15. Spotted this on magnet today ๐Ÿ˜„
  16. No reply seems suspicious to me๐Ÿ˜‰
  17. Still in the 40s today but heading for the low teens or less next week
  18. I thought only birds were so hard to id that you needed such info In my greenhouse in Vancouver WA
  19. Wasn't exactly while birding but I know a few of you like these things - and I don't have a clue.
  20. If only I'd done an image search ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
  21. The difference is obvious guys - the chickadees are dominant right 'winged' and number 3 is a lefty.
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