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Tawny frogmouth

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Tawny frogmouth
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur We saw thias bird at a small zoo in Sydney and at first I wasn't sure if it was stuffed or alive.

It didn't twitch or move, just sat ever so still.
They are night hunters searching out insects and sitting quietly in trees during the day.

My name is Crash and I am a birdwatcher.

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My name is Crash and I am a birdwatcher.
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Crash prefers Sibleys fiels guide for birds as it the first one he used.
The binoculars are Bushnell 8x42.

Even Frosty is tired.

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Even Frosty is tired.
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur It is always a crazy rush at Christmas.
By the time it is over i am tired out.

I don't know what is holding this snowperson up but he has a defenite lean.

Hope everyone had a good holiday.

Not a lava lamp

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Not a lava lamp
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur I don't think this is something you can figure out, but feel free to try.
Not a lava lamp, not a bubbly drink.
Not a deliberate creation.

Amaryllis

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Amaryllis
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur We visited my sister yesterday and she had amarylis blooming.
Such a pretty flower for a winters day

Flying south

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Flying south
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Except for the security hassles that sounds like a good idea for those of us that live in snow country.

Rusty blackbird

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Rusty blackbird
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur A first for our yard. We have seen rusty blackbirds before but not in the yard.
Interesting thing about this bird is that it is only rusty in the winter. Mainly black in the summer.

Don't forget to feed the birds and to put out water for them during this cold weather

Sesame Street - one of these is not the same

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Sesame Street - one of these is not the same
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Can you find the one that is different?

Tiger swallowtail

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Tiger swallowtail
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur First real snow fall of the year, just enough to whiten the ground, so a touch of summer colour to get the weekend started.

As seen on Discovery Channel

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As seen on Discovery Channel
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Discovery Channel has a program called Daily Planet, a one hour science, nature and technology program broadcast each weekday.
There is a segment called Planet You and, recently this photo was highlighted.
This photo originally posted in 2005 but thought it deserved a do over in recognition of its TV debut.

The skunk didn't spray the racoon, they just went on eating tyhe bird seed that had fallen to the ground.

No heater

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No heater
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Nostalgia is great but I prefer a warm car in the winter.
Not only does it not have windows it doesn't have a heater.

Welcome back

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Welcome back
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Alright, show your age, how many of you went Welcome back...Kotter, own up to it!

We haven't had dear in the year for 2 winters, don't know why, they just weren't coming in.
This afternoon this nice buck came to eat the seeds under the feeders, liked it so much he cane back a second time.

Hope he brings friends next time

Crossbreeding gone wild

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Crossbreeding gone wild
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur The Coguin is a strange breed seen only in Scotland. I think they were going for a cow that gave cold milk.

I hate putting up the Christmas lights

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I hate putting up the Christmas lights
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Do I need to say more?

Basket case

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Basket case
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur Chickadees, titmouse and nuthatches seem to really like this little feeder.