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    Used to be quite rare around here , seems their numbers are up though from my watching

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    Hell on koi ponds.
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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    Yep , seen that one at customer's ponds , big birds = big feeders

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    The riser in the big pond at work rotted out, and the water drained out aside from ~1'. This past summer beavers moved in and blocked the riser, and now the pond's overfilled and draining through the emergency spillway. Aside from the critters screwing up a bunch of trees, it looks pretty good. A blue heron moved in, as well as some kind of egret, or perhaps a green heron. Haven't seen it close enough yet. The pond hasn't looked this lively in awhile. I'm fairly pleased with the beaver's work :^)
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    That one is probably gonna be heading out on a long flight for warmer climates soon. Most nights get to the low 40s F now, and weve had freezing temperatures in October plenty of times. Rarely snow so early but its happened.

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    I saw a blue heron here Saturday. I thought they would have headed south already. When I was a kid and saw the first one take off I thought I had seen a living dinosaur.

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    I love that I get the opportunity to watch birds on their migration from cloud base on the Gulf Coast. Yesterday I climbed over 2 bald eagles until they caught up with me. I tried to follow but they quickly call checkmate, taking the dominant position from my blind spot (above and behind). I managed to get a GoPro clip of one of the following me. I should have taken more. We had played a few rounds of chase until I moved on my way.

    Lots of hawks, buzzards, swallows, and a few eagles.
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    great clip, Nate....you be UP there!
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    Wow!!!

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    Indeed...well done, Nate.
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