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Everything posted by lonestranger

  1. I think in this case, the main reason for not seeing the rump would simply be that the bird is facing the wrong direction.
  2. I believe @The Bird Nuts will be choosing a new bird sometime today.
  3. Thanks for the reminder @Bird Brain. I pick @Kerri's CPR post as the winner.
  4. You might try uploading your video to youtube and then share the link here. Your video should be viewable without any need for downloading it.
  5. Don't forget to look behind you, too. We tend to focus on what is in front of us, but it's worth stopping and turning to look behind yourself now and then.
  6. @Aveschapines, Clean up in aisle 4...*ducks for cover* Seriously, I appreciate how you manage the forums, and your patience in doing so. ??
  7. Is Sean any good with that Trumpet? (aren't typos great)
  8. While I'll admit that the harsh weather can be hard on birds and some will succumb to the cold, I don't think it would happen specifically to just one species. One thing that makes me wonder about this event, is the fact that so many birds were in the nest boxes. While I have only observed nest boxes from roadside viewing, I have never seen birds near them other than during breeding season. Is it typical for birds to seek shelter in nest boxes outside of nesting season? If so, do just bluebirds use bluebird boxes for shelter or might there be a battle with other birds over who gets shelter and who doesn't? We see birds frequenting our ornamental bird houses but only in the spring when they're looking for somewhere to nest. We've never seen birds coming and going from the bird houses any other time of year. Have I been missing out on activity in the off seasons?
  9. That's a good question. The reviews I've read never mention it folding up accidentally. There were a few comments about tip overs and how the cargo net of one model helped prevent spillage during a tip over. Here's the link to the their website with more details and reviews. https://macsports.com
  10. @floraphile I have also been considering some of the collapsable wagons for hauling my gear around. It looks like Mac Sport has various styles to choose from and is available at Costco and Amazon.
  11. I have been thinking about ways to easily transport my gear and the Pop-cart looks interesting but I'm not convinced the wheels are big enough to make it practical for off road terrain. On level ground it wouldn't be a problem but getting the cart to roll over rocks, roots, holes, etc., might be tricky with the small wheels. I have never used a cart in rough terrain but I know from personal experience with hand trucks/dollies, the bigger the wheels are the better it handles differences in terrain, including stairs. Hand trucks with small wheels need to be dragged up stairs, ones with bigger wheels can be rolled up the stairs. While you're not likely to be hauling your gear up stairs, bigger wheels should make it easier to maneuver on the rougher terrain just like they make maneuvering up and down stairs easier.
  12. I'm not convinced it's the cold killing them either. Up here in Ontario, we get Eastern Bluebirds year round and also get some pretty cold temps. If a couple of extremely cold nights was to cause their demise, I don't think we'd have them year round.
  13. Hmmm, I wonder what that nail was suppose to hold.
  14. How about, Bird Sex? With a, Difference in Plumage disclaimer, of course.
  15. Well that was weird, when I clicked the second link, the Sea otter page loaded. When I clicked it a second time, the Sea Otter page loaded and then a River Otter pop-up photo appeared that I didn't see the first time. I'm not sure if it's me, my computer, or this website, but some weird things have been going on lately.
  16. Both your links take me to the same Sea Otter page on Wikipedia.
  17. You might try suggesting that your granddaughter incorporate birds into her artwork. Who knows, maybe you can talk her into being your in the field artist and get her to sketch/draw/paint/etc the birds you're observing.
  18. Ouch. I'd be worried about being stepped on with that huge foot while it's holding me by the wing. I'm going to guess that there were a few feathers flying after this encounter.
  19. That's the way I had always viewed this thread, too. While I totally understand the urge to post more than one "best" photo of the day, I can't help but think that my second best photo of the day doesn't really belong here. Having said that, it doesn't really matter to me when viewing other people's photos, but it does matter when posting my own "best" of the day. Just sharing my thoughts.
  20. I call it the peg leg goose. This photo should answer your question about it's legs.
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