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George D
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Posted - 02/19/2008 :  8:01:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's a link to our local Eagle Cam. http://www.wvec.com/cams/eagle.html
They had it set up last year and it was fascinating to watch. This year there's a soap opera going on with a love triangle among the eagles.

George



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jeffshultz
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Posted - 02/20/2008 :  5:28:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit jeffshultz's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I can sort of mix railroads with animals - here is a duck I stumbled upon (almost literally) as I was railfaning a couple years back:

It didn't even twitch as I got ready to photograph him.

And while this has nothing to do with railroads, the Camp Rilea National Guard base up by Warrenton, OR has it's own resident herd of elk - here are just a few of them:


Some of the rest were keeping an eye on me from a vantage point:



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Jeff Shultz
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deemery
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Posted - 02/20/2008 :  6:14:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was driving home when my wife called, "There's an owl on the porch, did you send mail?" Turns out it was an immature hawk, with his head tucked deeply under his wing. Eventually he pulled his head out, and started to look around. A call to the local raptor rescue yielded the information that, when a raptor bangs into a window, s/he will often do that "until the bells stop ringing."

The next day he started to move and eventually flew over to our bird feeder, and I got this photo, which I entitled, "Not exactly the bird I had in mind..."



There's a pair of hawks on our side of the neighborhood, and I humor myself by thinking one of them is this one, which we called "Junior".

dave



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Peterpools
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Posted - 02/20/2008 :  6:48:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit Peterpools's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave
Outstanding image.
Peter



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 02/20/2008 :  8:18:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave and Jeff, very nice shots.


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LandNnut
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Posted - 02/20/2008 :  9:18:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit LandNnut's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Love the hawk and birdfeeder. Maybe I'm dumb. I thought it was obvious that the hawk is waiting for his dinner.


Edited by - LandNnut on 02/23/2008 7:27:39 PM

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shadetreekid
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Posted - 02/22/2008 :  1:31:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The hawk is waiting for his lunch.

Don in Ottawa



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northern6400
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Posted - 02/23/2008 :  1:37:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
He must have had one bad headache.

Chuck Faist
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Enjoy yourself it is later than you think!

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deemery
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Posted - 02/23/2008 :  7:53:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The raptor guy said that kind of hawk mostly goes after mice and smaller stuff. To catch birds, you really need a falcon and not a hawk. Still, there wasn't a lot of extraneous traffic at the feeder for a while after he left.

dave



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Danny Head
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Posted - 02/25/2008 :  09:36:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here are a couple of photos of a tree frog. They are often heard here in the south, but can be hard to find as they blend well into the greenery. Danny






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shortliner
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Posted - 02/26/2008 :  09:15:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7264732.stm
The things you find stuck in pipes!



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railphotog
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Posted - 02/26/2008 :  7:40:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit railphotog's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Not overly "wild", but interesting:



Neighborhood cat sitting on top of an older unused utility pole in our backyard, scanning for birds that come to our feeder.

This one gives a better view of his vantage point:





Bob Boudreau
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Chester
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Posted - 02/29/2008 :  6:11:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Holy smokes Bob, gutsy feline.

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 03/01/2008 :  02:10:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This one could have worked as a high climber on a logging line!


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desertdrover
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Posted - 03/01/2008 :  09:20:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Frederic Testard

This one could have worked as a high climber on a logging line!



Frederic you are right that cat did work for the High Line Logging Crew at one time. Here is the proof. This cat has nine lives!



Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

Edited by - desertdrover on 03/01/2008 09:22:36 AM

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