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expolsive

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expolsive, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. How to take a bath when you really don't like water.
Dive at speed, hit water, explode off surface.

Immature Wilson's warbler

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Immature Wilson's warbler, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. You can tell it's immature because it taunts the other birds and goes,"Na na anna"

Actually it has a light brownish patch on its head. Adults have a dark black hair piece.

Not exactly Baywatch

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Not exactly Baywatch, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. An impromptu mini triathlon broke out at Rondeau yesterday.
It wasn’t exactly Baywatch as the swimmers left the water.

Busy bee

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Busy bee, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. The yard is full of interesting things this time of year.
Bees,wasps,skinks,salamanders, snakes and more.

Display

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Display, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. A chipmunk was threatening this dove with darting movements.
It was trying to drive the bird away from the seed on the ground.
Each time the chipmunk would dart forward the dove would flair its tail and lift its wings.

Suddenly the chipmunk would charge the dove, who would exploded into the air .

It looked like the chipmunk was bowling for doves.

Carolina wren

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Carolina wren, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. A little late for nesting but it may be a young bird and It is good practice for next spring.

I don't think you're supposed to park your boat there

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I don't think you're supposed to park your boat there, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. Cigarettes littering the beach.

This happened last year about 3 miles from the cottage.

The driver made a right hand turn about 2 miles too soon. The shore does make a right angle turn much further on.

Surprisingly alcohol was not a factor and no one was hurt.
When they towed the boat off the beach, the motors started and they drove the boat away.

A friend sent me the photo.

They call me the flasher

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They call me the flasher, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. Actually he's just charging his solar battery.

Summer clouds

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Summer clouds, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. Do you see a pie sandwich?
Remeber my weird sense of the ridiculous

The newest in back to school wear.

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The newest in back to school wear., a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. Whatcha got on yer head dude?

Why it’s a kestrel, don’t you have one?
All the coolest kids have them

eastern tiger swallowtail

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eastern tiger swallowtail, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. We have a good selection of butterflies coming to our yard.
This is one of my favourites. I find the stripes and colours very attractive.

Papilio glaucus

You're looking good. Too bad.

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You're looking good. Too bad., a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. This young turkey vulture was part of a raptor show sponsored by the Friends of Rondeau held this past weekend.

I was allowe to get up close and personal.

Rusty Rondeau Mackaw

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Rusty Rondeau Mackaw, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. This lesser know species of mackaw lives only in Rondeau. There is one nesting pair however they have not reproduced at this time.
One of their favourite foods is the Rondeai three banded armadillo.