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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:10 am 
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No, there’s no doubt about the herons. You walk along the riverside and suddenly sense an affronted presence, and there it stands, looking as if it’s saying “What is it now?” The river and park run right through the center of town, so the herons don’t get much peace unless they hide in the culverts.

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:52 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:07 am 
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Ohhhh, that's beautiful. :love: Are those contrails at the top? And where was it taken from?

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
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I don't think those are contrails at the top; I think they are just wisps of cloud. But I couldn't swear by it.

This is on the west side of Santa Cruz, looking across the Monterey Bay to Monterey.

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:51 pm 
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Is it in your area? I've never seen black squirrels here.

Googles.

Turns out it's a color morph of a gray squirrel. Or maybe a servant of the Dark Lord.

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Yes, on the streets of Santa Cruz (right outside the Santa Cruz Diner). I saw a black squirrel for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and then this one. Maybe it is the same one, though it was blocks away. And, of course, as one of his rangers told Faramir, 'They have black squirrels there [in Mirkwood], ’tis said.’

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
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Perhaps a grey squirrel dyeing black to keep themselves looking young.

(PS - "Dyeing" is a weird looking word.)

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SQUIRREL! :shock:

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yovargas wrote:
(PS - "Dyeing" is a weird looking word.)


I’ve always thought that!

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Well, that keeps it from being mixed up with "dying," I guess.

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
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OH! Wow!

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
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Is that a golden eagle? Or some other kind of predator bird?


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Its a red-shouldered hawk.

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
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Whoa. Awesome lighting.

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
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Wow. Maybe UC Santa Cruz is hiring....

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I've read that there's a larger number than usual of snowy owls in Ottawa this winter. Does anyone know where I would be most likely to spot one, if I wanted to get some photos?

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I don't know, but I sure look forward to seeing the pictures!

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