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#261

What tree is this???


#262

a tree with fake poppy flowers tied to it


#263

lol son of a poo

Then we need to do some cross breeding to make this real!


#264

So I am not much of a photographer but this is a picture of Milford Sound from my time away in New Zealand recently. The views from within the Fjordlands is amazing, the steep cliffs covered in trees and snow capped mountains are unbeliveably beatuiful. Just for a sense of scale the little white blob on the water in the middle of the pic is a boat.


Also went up the steepest street in the world while I was over there because why not.


#265

I was outside today for a minute. The cold weather is an eye opener and it clears my brain at times. But just in small doses.

I happened to look out over the yard and I saw this…

Couldn’t get really close. It’s a Cooper’s Hawk and it has eaten a few of the residents around here who frequent our bird feeders. After the pic…I scared him off.


#266

I need me a Cooper’s Hawk!


#267

And what birds do you want eaten???


#268

I completely misunderstood…

I thought you meant squirrels and chipmunks… those sly rodents eat way more of our birdfeed than any of the birds around here…


#269

Well it gets a few of those too…but it snatches the baby birds etc…


#270

Poor little baby birdies… :frowning:

I do love seeing predatory birds in nature, although I am sure if they were big enough to fly down and take away humans, I probably wouldn’t see them in quite the same way…


#271

I have seen them grab rabbits too…those are big birds…I wouldn’t want to fight one of them…

OH, I got a PM…for one of the games…Have to tend to that.:heart_eyes:


#272

He completely misunderstood and actually thought u were talking about some of the neighbors, he probably has a few who never return loaned items and thought this might provide the solution.


#273
Quite graphic explanation of guts and dead birds, proceed with caution

After seeing how he mutiladed little birds inside a cage of my grandmother for a second time. Those little birds were obviusly terrified while being tore apart with no chance of scape. It’s noteworthy my grandma was hysteric for the first time and I buried the mess and told her they escaped when I was trying to feed them.

I shot at the sparrow hawk ( 280 meters, mid fly with a single bullet in the neck, a truly surgical shoot, one of the best ones I ever made and thankful for that since it was long dead before touching the ground) .

At that moment I had around 7 years of shooting practice, 13 years old (yes, I started early, but you won’t know anyone who is more pro gun control both in personal use and goverment control) and I inmediately felt shame and sadness for taking out the bird with no intention of eating him. That was the first and last time I ever shoot any living being, but I still feel dumb I had to learn it that way instead of just approaching the problem from a theoretical perspective.

To this day I keep taking care of several animals and I learned to accept death as part of it, even if they are the cause of each other’s death (not between mine, I teach and train to a degree, but with wild ones since they move freely). Except for Clandestino, my house cat, he’s like a little kid to me because well, he really thinks I’m his mother and I do motherly duties so, I guess it’s true.

In case you are curious, there are birds who can take away baby humans, even if it’s not common.


#274

So can alligators. Most ponds/lakes have signs posted in Florida /Georgia. They have been known to taken down a deer even.

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