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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by Andrew » 22 Oct 2017, 22:16

Are those Harris's hawks?
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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by JD » 22 Oct 2017, 22:27

BTW, thanks for posting that pileated woodpecker video, tio. I passed it on to my mom, who's an avid birdwatcher.

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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by the innominate one » 22 Oct 2017, 22:32

Andrew wrote:
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Are those Harris's hawks?
I don't know what they are, but they don't look like Harris hawks, unless they're juveniles and if juveniles are markedly different from adults (which is often the case, I realize). Color and pattern are wrong, and Harris hawks lack the white superciliary line seen in the picture.

http://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/harriss-hawk

Some kind of falcon, mayhap.

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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by the innominate one » 22 Oct 2017, 22:47

Poor fish. Poor turtles.

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Post by the innominate one » 23 Oct 2017, 22:15

Very cool, db. I'll have to see if any of my photos of rays at Monterey Bay Aquarium came out well.

The lichen mimicry of this chameleon is amazing.

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Post by the innominate one » 24 Oct 2017, 06:38

Here's another leaf mine with the leafminer larva still in the leaf and visible. You can even see individual pieces of frass.

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Post by the innominate one » 24 Oct 2017, 09:05

Starlings are astonishing in number as well as their flight synchronization.

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Post by the innominate one » 24 Oct 2017, 09:07

Does anyone else get the impression that butterflies are just flamboyantly gay moths?
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Post by Warren » 24 Oct 2017, 09:25

A couple of years ago a migrating flock of starlings passed in back of our house. We watched as a river of birds flowed past for nearly an hour. Just when you thought it was over, another bunch would come by struggling to catch up.
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Post by the innominate one » 24 Oct 2017, 20:19

Bats are bitchin'.
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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by JasonL » 27 Oct 2017, 09:53

Looks like sfx critter on Endor it some shit

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Post by Eric the .5b » 27 Oct 2017, 23:22

After all, how often does a snake get to try fried snake?
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Post by the innominate one » 29 Oct 2017, 01:03

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Re: tio's neato nature thread

Post by the innominate one » 29 Oct 2017, 17:52

Andrew wrote:
22 Oct 2017, 22:16
Are those Harris's hawks?
I swear I saw a Harris hawk yesterday, with my confidence in that diagnosis mitigated by: not being very good at identifying hawks, not being very familiar with western bird species, seeing it while traveling at 70+ mph and the fact that I'm pretty far from the known range. However, I'm not impossibly far from the range for a hawk. They do make it into southern California.
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