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Today while birding my local hotspot. There's been quite of bit of rain here recently & everything was pretty wet. I was walking a trail & came upon a large mud puddle. I walked around the edge of it & the ground was a bit uneven so I leaned onto a branch so I wouldn't lose my balance. Unfortunately the branch snapped & I went face first into 6 inches of mud & water. So the other thing I saw while birding was an up close & personal look at a mud puddle ?. Like a good birder I did save the bins & camera though.

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54 minutes ago, stitch58 said:

Today while birding my local hotspot. There's been quite of bit of rain here recently & everything was pretty wet. I was walking a trail & came upon a large mud puddle. I walked around the edge of it & the ground was a bit uneven so I leaned onto a branch so I wouldn't lose my balance. Unfortunately the branch snapped & I went face first into 6 inches of mud & water. So the other thing I saw while birding was an up close & personal look at a mud puddle ?. Like a good birder I did save the bins & camera though.

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Gand you saved your camera! 

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4 hours ago, stitch58 said:

Today while birding my local hotspot. There's been quite of bit of rain here recently & everything was pretty wet. I was walking a trail & came upon a large mud puddle. I walked around the edge of it & the ground was a bit uneven so I leaned onto a branch so I wouldn't lose my balance. Unfortunately the branch snapped & I went face first into 6 inches of mud & water. So the other thing I saw while birding was an up close & personal look at a mud puddle ?. Like a good birder I did save the bins & camera though.

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... and your worst nemesis bird almost fell off his branch chuckling as he flew off unseen.

I look like that after some days at work - good to keep a sense of humor about such things  ?.

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I think I found a herp lifer, a Shorthead Garter snake the other day in Rochester, NY. @Seanbirds any thoughts? Its about 100 miles east and 20 miles north of the nearest cluster of sightings on iNaturalist. Probably better sources out there to track their distribution though. Crappy pics, I was a tad low on time...DSC_5721.thumb.JPG.0d3b7a2548992611764c6b7c294e093e.JPG

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It's not a common thing to see bats in the late morning (11 AM). I believe this is a western pipistrelle, at Corn Creek this morning.

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Yes, the picture is noisy. I just did a quick export without processing it.
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