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Bazinga

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05/13-06/11 Here & There
« on: June 21, 2017, 08:56:31 PM »

Several trips to the gorge, kinda jumping around from place to place

Laurels were blooming in May


Little red mushroom


Indian pipe


Seed pod


Tried to climb on top of Revenuer's Rock but encountered my arch nemesis…the cat ladder (It’s a mental problem LOL!!)


Hanging out in my backyard Cedar Waxwing


A family of geese


Butterflies




A waterfall off the Rough trail


Auxlier ridge


Luna pup posing on the snake


Tarr Ridge pillarette


Revenuer’s pillarette


Revisited some arches & windows
Double Arch


Grays Arch


Mid Step Window


And found some new ones,
Crescent False Arch


Schoolhouse Branch Arch


Rock Shelter Arch


Rock and Tildy Arch


Pivot Pillar Window


Finally some bonus features. 
Slit False Arch


Pixie Window


Revenuer’s Window


Weather forcast seems to be improving, so planning a trip this weekend.  :)
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Re: 05/13-06/11 Here & There
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2017, 04:12:21 PM »

Very nice pics, Baz!
The Cedar Waxwing is awesome, and on a cedar as well... did you use a tele?
And Luna is beautiful!!!

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Re: 05/13-06/11 Here & There
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2017, 06:54:52 PM »

Nope, it was sitting in the juniper tree about 3 feet away. 
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Re: 05/13-06/11 Here & There
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2017, 04:25:41 PM »

OK
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Re: 05/13-06/11 Here & There
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2017, 05:40:32 PM »

that family of geese reminds me of the family of turkey I saw yesterday. I never see turkey chicks.

I love your pics, as always. Well done.
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Re: 05/13-06/11 Here & There
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2017, 07:30:58 PM »

Since obtaining my Kentucky Wildlife Rehabilitator Permit last January, my first avian experience began in my own backyard, literally.
My dog and I were walking one of our trails on a rainy day in late April and I looked in the wet leaves and saw what I thought was a patch of large white mushrooms. Those white mushrooms turned out to be large, brown speckled eggs.
I realized they were turkey eggs. Eleven of them.
I came back the next day and there were still 11 eggs.
I came back the day after that and there were still 11 eggs. And no sign of mama turkey.
I didn't want the coyotes, skunks, raccoons, foxes or crows to get them, so I made an incubator out of an unused cooler, two 25w light bulbs and a water heater thermostat. Gathered up the eggs and started the 28 day incubation process.
Exactly on time, the 28th day, they started hatching.
Out of 11 eggs, 8 hatched successfully.
I am now the proud rehabilitator of 8 boisterous young turkey poults.

Along the trail in late April:




In the incubator:




Day 28:




In the temporary brooder:




In the permanent brooder:




I have newer pics that I haven't uploaded off the camera yet. That last pic in the permanent brooder was taken about 10 days ago. They are considerably bigger now...  :P

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Re: 05/13-06/11 Here & There
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2017, 07:34:54 PM »

Awe, they're so cute! :)
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