Sunday, February 12, 2012

More random stuff - I just can't get enough!

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher from 2010 on Manitoulin Island??:

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/your_weather/details/1920/3404685/flycatcher/upload/0?ref=ugc_yourweather_search


I don't think this was reported to ontbirds/ebird/obrc.. anyone??

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A bird that looks great for "Iceland" Iceland Gull, all the way in Duluth, MN:

http://www.pbase.com/karlbardon/icelandgullnominate

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I'm hooked on weather network stuff:

Bearded Seal in NL;
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/your_weather/details/1920/5581539/60/upload/0?ref=ugc_yourweather_search

Green Morph Pine Siskin (low flying bird):

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/your_weather/details/1920/5583648/20/upload/0?ref=ugc_yourweather_search

Winter chat in NS:

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/your_weather/details/1920/5607272/140/upload/0?ref=ugc_yourweather_search

Pigeons:

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/your_weather/details/1920/5600162/224/upload/1

Lynx:

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/your_weather/details/1920/5595484/290/upload/0?ref=ugc_yourweather_search

Winter weasel:

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/your_weather/details/1920/5593586/340/upload/0?ref=ugc_yourweather_search

Ladykiller:

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/your_weather/details/1920/5594647/320/upload/0?ref=ugc_yourweather_search

Hoary Redpoll:

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/your_weather/details/1920/5665504/260/upload/0?ref=ugc_yourweather_search





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A cool story on super continents:

http://www.kxly.com/news/30409556/detail.html

-- I like the part that says mammalian species tend to only last 2 million years... With all the stuff we've done in the last 100 to the earth, it's hard to imagine us sticking around for any significant length of time as a species


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How to flush a Snowy Owl:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=E0_gzY2k7P0

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Merciless!!! That owl shows none. Especially towards pet store feeder mice released by photographers!

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/your_weather/details/1920/5673752/140/upload/0?ref=ugc_yourweather_search

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Another pet-store feeder mouse.. But this one was "brought to the surface by the sun" apparently:

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/your_weather/details/1920/5672705/160/upload/0?ref=ugc_yourweather_search

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Painful memories:

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/your_weather/details/1920/1563740/rare/upload/0?ref=ugc_yourweather_search


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All I can say is "wow" --

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/your_weather/details/1920/1929872/rare/upload/0?ref=ugc_yourweather_search

8 comments:

  1. This is getting out of hand...! LOL

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  2. That STFL isn't on eBird - just did a check for valid/invalid records on Manitoulin and there are none!

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  3. There was a Scissor-tailed at Lake Wolsey near Gore Bay 26 Oct-16 Nov 2010 as listed in NAB. I assume that is the bird!?

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  4. I guess that's the bird Blake! I did a search of ontbirds, but I'm not sure if it was posted there...

    Thanks for the info guys !

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  5. I'm willing to wager more rare birds are posted on the weathernetwork than on Ontbirds!

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  6. Regarding "Another pet-store feeder mouse",

    If you look in the comments the photographer explains in detail how the mouse came to the surface.
    And I quote, "we actually invented a vibration stick that makes them come to the surface. it took 3 years to sort of perfect. the ground can't be frozen or it doesn't work. we have been fortunate this season. "

    Surpised that he can't just grow some balls and say he baited it...

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  7. I know what you mean Josh... I actually don't have a problem with baiting, but (personally) get upset when someone deliberately acts like it was a wild experience... Not sure why though

    Brandon

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