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21 hours ago, RobinHood said:

Yesterday - two things I hadn't seen before.

A Mink was raiding Red-winged nests, saw me coming and flew up an adjacent tree.

A Painted Turtle hitching a ride on a Snapper (shooting through reeds).

 

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Love both of these. I have seen very few mink and I don't think I have any good photos. And the hitch hiker is just cool.

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4 minutes ago, Clip said:

Love both of these. I have seen very few mink and I don't think I have any good photos. And the hitch hiker is just cool.

I see Mink regularly (photos of territorial fighting, mating, plus taking off with a large Mute Swan cygnet despite a fierce defence by the parent) but I had never seen one up a tree. Something different every day.

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Couple tree frogs found by my parents around the house the past couple days! The one on the retired bird feeder has been there for three days, the other was found on the ground and subsequently moved into the tree above it to avoid children stepping on it. 

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On 5/23/2023 at 3:51 PM, Avery said:

Couple tree frogs found by my parents around the house the past couple days! The one on the retired bird feeder has been there for three days, the other was found on the ground and subsequently moved into the tree above it to avoid children stepping on it. 

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That's fun! Tree Frogs always are neat!

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7 minutes ago, Connor Cochrane said:

An endangered California Red-legged Frog which I almost stepped on while birding today. First time I've been able to confirm one, but I've likely seen them before. With this I only have 2 more amphibians to see in the county.

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Nice.

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