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    Woods walker Sponsor Burnham's Avatar
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    We put out a couple of feeders. One on the deck, one on the porch. They are of course fearless and buzz all around us, within inches at times. We also have flowering baskets and native plants all around the house and property that they feed on a lot, too.
    "Confidence is the feeling you sometimes have before you fully understand the situation."

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    Two feeders right next to the 9 foot window .They sound like little helicopters .I just recently found out they chirp .

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    On my way home yesterday, I saw a red tailed hawk swoop down and snatch a snake on the roadside embankment, then it flew toward the road. I would have hit the bird if it would've continued on its trajectory, but it let the snake go and veered in the opposite direction. The snake dropped on the road in front of our car, but we didn't run it over, just straddled it between our wheels. In the rearview mirror, I could see the bird swoop down and snatch the snake back up again, then lost sight of it around a bend. All this happened driving at 55 MPH, so no pics or videos. Pretty impressive hunting & reaction time on the part of the hawk!

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    5 second rule!!! Applies to hawks, too. Great story.
    Gary

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    Hahahahaaa!

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    Default 5 Second Rule

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    There is a Great Blue Heron in a pond next to the road to town.
    There are but two seasons. Winter, and preparing for winter.
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    Arrow Great Blue Heron, you say?

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    I found this baby mocking bird today with its tail to short to fly. Until you appear threatening, they tend to let you get close... really close

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