Plug and teaser

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  1. I have never seen as many big toms as I have in the last week around here. They seem to be everywhere..... These are not bird feeder suburban birds, but birds in big woods and out of the way fields. Most probably rarely even hunted. Hay field off an old road dirt road.... No, not that road Jettyjocky.....
  2. Great image thread last year . Time to get a new one rolling. This is the third Eastern Screech Owl we've found this winter........ Oh crap they found me.......
  3. It was , one of the oddest sounds you'll ever hear.... I have a good video of one making the call we took a couple years ago.......but I don't know how to post it.
  4. The need for a buzz, I don't get it.....Drunks, Potheads ....... whats the enjoyment of it ? Life's pretty good as is.
  5. American Bittern we found this weekend.
  6. It does.
  7. Unless it's a deeply buried deer tick, that you know has been on for 24 hours or more, and it develops a bullseye rash, they don't even want to here about it. Between the wife and I we pull of maybe a dozen or so every year. One year was many more than that but we don't count. Both of us have asked for the test in routine blood-work, always negative. I don't think it's as bad around here as it is to the East.
  8. We saw our first one on 3/20 they are thick now. I see on e-bird, someone posted a picture of one taken at the Scusset fish pier, standing in the snow, on 3/2. That's pretty early.
  9. Good numbers of Purple Finch around our area today. And the Kinglets have arrived, this one is a Ruby Crowned.
  10. I had mine out by robotic surgery in October. Gleason 9 5+4 It was found by a PSA test that was just slightly over the limit for my age, 61. The digital exam was normal. Fwiw, Never any real incontinence problem from day one, just have to be more aware really. Don't even think about it now. A little ED but coming along. They had to take one of the two nerves, to be sure they got everything because the cancer was so aggressive. 3 month post op PSA was 0.0 Your making a good choice IMO. First week with the catheter is a pain , but after that things improve quickly. Felt real good after 3 weeks, after 6 weeks you'll forget you even had it done.
  11. It's a good morning to be on the lookout for new spring arrivals. For the people who watch these things......the radar was clogged with birds heading north last night.
  12. Nice Kid, especially like the last one.
  13. We saw this Red-Shouldered hawk dive right into a small stream to get this Redfin. Like the Osprey of the woods....
  14. Not a downer at all, this is reality when you live it everyday. At some point, those of us with adult children who will never be able to go it alone, have to switch gears and resources, and start to make plans for when we won't be around to take care of them.
  15. A pair of migrating Wilson's Snipe we found resting in a wet field yesterday.
  16. Wet everything down with a garden hose. Spray the driveway a 50/50 mix of bleach and water with a pump sprayer, if your careful you won't get any on the plants Wait a few minutes, then pressure wash the driveway. Rinse everything down again with the garden hose.
  17. A pair of Wilson's Snipe migrating through this AM. Their camo is very good.
  18. Zzzquil Low test.... but helps for me.
  19. I'd guess the first 2 are a Northern Harrier, then a Peregrine Falcon, and then a Yellow-rumped warbler. Very cool, especially the Harrier. Looks like an adult male Grey Ghost.
  20. Saw ice fisherman this AM, still a foot of snow and ice on my front yard..... Did see my first Western Mass. Osprey yesterday, and a Sand Hill Crane this morning.
  21. Something different some might not have heard of. The goose in the middle that looks like a miniature Canada Goose is actually a different species called a Cackling Goose. Notice how small it is, really about Black Duck size. The second pic shows the different head shape and small bill. This one's a Richardson's Cackling Goose, Fairly unusual around here,
  22. If you here something like that , you should record it on your phone if at all possible. Reason below. The best I can tell, if confirmed, It would be the most Northern Whippoorwill ever reported in the US. on or before March 14...... ever.
  23. About 20 guys out yesterday on this local pond, a couple groups of 4 or 5 today. One guy I talked to today said still about a foot of good solid ice .
  24. That time again, last picture from 2017 yesterday. Watching over the mostly frozen Connecticut river.
  25. Thanks ( wife's shot ) It's a first generation Tamron 150/600 mm on a Nikon d500.