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Brown thrasher

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Northern thrasher
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur He hopped right up to the truck and posed for me.
Taking a few days off so photos will be lower resolutions- dial up is all we can get.

Is it real or is it Memorex

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Is it real or is it Memorex
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur This is another of the bronze sculptures we saw on the weekend. The level of realism is exceptional and the subject matter used to be a common sight on local ponds when I was a kid.

Howling at the moon

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Howling at the moon
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Another sculpture at the RBG.

I almost bought this one, it tickled my sense of the absurd.

Monday mornings are ok.

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Monday mornings are ok.
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur This sculpture is about 15 feet tall and until October is part of an exhibit at the RBC in Hamilton Ontario.

The photo can't do it justice.

Yellow headed black bird.

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Yellow headed black bird.
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur We don't get to see these very often. A few wander into Ontario but they are a common bird in North Dakota.

How many legs can you count?

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How many legs can you count?
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Anne found what appeared to be a nest of Daddy Long Legs( I'm sure someone knows thier proper name) in the yard.

You really have to look at this large to see what is going on.

I can't tell how many spiders are in there but there are a lot of legs.

Photo by Anne

Down the garden path

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Down the garden path
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Sunday was the local butterfly count, how many species and the numbers of each species, and some of the counters came to our yard.

This counter, Kip who is 6 foot, went down our garden path and almost disappeared.

The garden was planted by seed four years ago.

Eventually a search party was sent in to rescue him.

Bottoms up!

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Bottoms up!
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Ever been mooned by a woodpecker?
Can you tell the species?

Have a good weekend.

You might be a Redneck if...

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You might be a Redneck if...
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur your gun is bigger than your truck.

Run Bamby run!!

Captain, I think I see land out there.

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Captain, I think I see land out there.
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur We went for a three hour cruise looking for nesting turtles.

You can see thier tracks in the sand and follow them to the nest. It doesn't seem to bother them when they are laying.

No luck this night.

If you don't like economy seating

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If you don't like economy seating
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur you are going to hate coach.

Good peanuts

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Good peanuts
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Lots of woodpeckers in the yard this past weekend.
There is a definite hierarchy among the woodpeckers.
At the bottom downies, next hairy then red headed and top dog (?) is the red bellied.

Nothing messes with the red bellied not even starlings or grackles.

I'm 4 weeks old and I love to run.

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I'm 4 weeks old and I love to run.
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur and run he did. Back and forth through the field, "sneaking" up on the other foal then racing off again.

Happy Canada Day, eh!

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Happy Canada Day, eh!
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur A day late and a dollar short, but here's my Canada Day post.

This fine flag waving porcine is a chainsaw carving.
He is located just outside Rondeau Park.