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    Bronx Botanical Gardens again....

    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.” Terry Pratchett

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    In case anyone is curious where that hawk above was, I've attached a photo that provides perspective from where I was standing. It's about what a naked eye view would be. In the center of the photo is a dead tree with branches making a V. Inside the V is a red circle showing another V on a tree further away. The bird was on the V inside the V. in the red circle. It's very hard to see that V without opening the photo and zooming and even then it's very light.


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    The baby house sparrows in my garage appear to have fledged. They were there yestrday and gone today. Two days ago the parents has cleared a space for the kids to more easily fly out. Now the parents have cleaned out the hole of dirty crap and left it on the ground and it looks like they are now relining the hole for the next batch. I guess they don't mind my coming by several times a day to open the garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyfingers View Post
    The baby house sparrows in my garage appear to have fledged. They were there yestrday and gone today. Two days ago the parents has cleared a space for the kids to more easily fly out. Now the parents have cleaned out the hole of dirty crap and left it on the ground and it looks like they are now relining the hole for the next batch. I guess they don't mind my coming by several times a day to open the garage.
    Are you sure that they are house sparrows, and not garage sparrows?

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    Prominent moth caterpillar on my hand.



    Bush katydid nymph.



    Hummingbird moth.

    Rob
    Attached Images Attached Images

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mediancat View Post


    Hummingbird moth.

    Rob
    Wow, I've never seen one of those before, and it really does look like a hummingbird at a glance.

    (Love the names you gave to the photo files, too )

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    The old wildlife topic got bumped and i accidentally posted in it yesterday.

    We are in Maine this week. Will get the photos posted later but so far nice photos of a loon. Also at low tide this evening (sunday)we went down and found, got photos of, star fish, sea urchins, big hemit crags, eels and others strange critters and a hard shell clam, chohog, that was so huge it could be a whole meal.. we put them all back.

    Today (monday) we went to the Schoodic section of Acadia National Park. It the point i saw a ruckus of gulls and cormorants several hundred yards off the point. I pointed my camera and zoomed. There were three animals with fluke fins breaking the surface. I assume common dolphins. I have no idea why common dolphins would attract a croud of cormorants and gull unless they were all attracted to a school of fish. Photos in a few days.

    Later after dinner we went to the shore again at low tide. The kids got a live sand dollar, jonah crab, sea cucumber, many huge fiddler crabs, green sea urchin and a live lobster by net wading in the water.

    Again, photos to follow in a few days. I am posting from my Tablet using my phone's hotspot.

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    Groundhog.




    Robber fly.



    American goldfinch.

    Rob

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    "How much wood would a wood chuch chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood?"

    Ground hog/ wood chuck, whissle pigs, are a rare photo! At least for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyfingers View Post
    The old wildlife topic got bumped and i accidentally posted in it yesterday.
    I bumped it because I didn't know about this thread. Reposting those posts here:

    Common Hawker (Aeshna juncea)



    Fun fact:

    Female common hawkers will sometimes dive out of the sky and fake their death in order to avoid copulating with males
    I'm pretty sure this is an Eye-Spotted Lady Beetle larva (Anatis mali) on my mailbox.


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