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Point of impact

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Point of impact, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. This tern was working the edge of a channel.
Fly, hover, dive. Repeat.

Discarded

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Discarded, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.

Be afraid, be very afraid,

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Be afraid, be very afraid,, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. if you are small and live in the woods or the fields.

Look at the size of the talons on this great horned owl, GHO in birdspeak.

Don't feed the coyotes.

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Don't feed the coyotes., a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. I don't think this is meant for the Animal Shelter but to the people who drop their pets off in the country.
For some reason many people think their domesticated cat/dog can survive in the wilderness.

Hey buddy,got any worms?

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Hey buddy,got any worms?, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.

The disappearance.

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The disappearance. , a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
shades of the twilight zone.
They were last seen walking out the pier and then they just faded to grey.

Stress

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Stress, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. STRESS: The physical, mental, or emotional response to events that causes bodily or mental tension.

Altamira Oriole

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Altamira Oriole, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. Love the colours on this bird

Wrap it up.

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Wrap it up., a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. An interesting paint job on a building in downtown Toronto, Ontario.

A child's duck

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A child's duck, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. When ever I see a wood duck in full breeding plumage I think of a child with a box of crayons.
Some one told the child to colour a duck and this is what they came up with.
Too many colours and far too intense to hide from predators.

The close-up

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The close-up, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. As a birder watcher, owls always seem special. Silent death on the wing, in the dead of night.
You can't hear him coming, you can't see him either.
One minute you are fine and then your not.

Great horned owl at a raptor show at Rondeau Provincial Park this past weekend.

Hole in the water

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Hole in the water, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. This tricoloured heron was doing his dance and stabbing at small fish, leaving temporary holes in the water.

Think outside the hive.

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Think outside the hive., a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. This bee hive is outside the tree. Normally bee hives are in an enclosed space.
This is the only one I have seen that is free form. If you look closely you will see it is covered wirh bees.

this was beside the path leading into Estero Llano Grande State Park in Texas

the new boys

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the new boys, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. We are adopting two young cats to keep crash company.
The names they came with are Harry on the left, and Leland on the right.
Crash is bigger than both of them combined yet he is the one who is hiding. not sure if this will work so we will just have to wait and see.

Ring-necked duck

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Ring-necked duck, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. This is another bird who's name doesn't match the bird.
He has a ring around his bill that is obvious but nothing around his neck.

Don't you just love it!

A sinuous snake slithers silently

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A sinuous snake slithers silently, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. Reminds me of a snake in the Snakes an Ladders board game I played as a child.