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May 25, 2019 - 10:57:16 AM
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Owen

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May 25, 2019 - 11:23:15 AM
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chuckv97

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40586 posts since 10/5/2013

Sorry Owen,,, I just for some reason can’t watch CTV News,, not sure what it is , something odd about them. Just one of those mysterious quirky things.....

May 25, 2019 - 11:33:30 AM

8533 posts since 2/22/2007

Cool photo!

May 25, 2019 - 12:22:16 PM
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Brian T

Canada

15448 posts since 6/5/2008

I'm convinced that some big birds "hot-dog" in the sky, just for fun.
Being in a big mountain valley, we get a lot of branch-busting windy days.

The eagles, Canada geese and the Ravens get up to loop, roll, fly on their backs, etc.
The same over the Fraser river, they swoop to drag the tip of a feather on the water.
Like me, the cranes and the buzzards just sit and watch.

I'll give the photogapher A+ for patience and planning. It ain't all in the image.

May 25, 2019 - 5:42:17 PM
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Owen

Canada

3510 posts since 6/5/2011

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Originally posted by Brian T

I'm convinced that some big birds "hot-dog" in the sky, just for fun.


I'd be surprised if they don't.... I expect looking for food, and /or eating until something further up the food chain eats me would get boring after a while.  One time I watched a group of yearling [or 2 yr. old (?)] bison/buffalo playing what surely looked like a game of "follow the leader" to me.   

Edited by - Owen on 05/25/2019 17:44:32

May 25, 2019 - 6:35:06 PM
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Brian T

Canada

15448 posts since 6/5/2008

Bear cubs play. Particularly siblings when Mom has 2 or 3. They beat on eachother pretty hard.
Wolf and coyote cubs do the same. On ultra windy days, you can sneak up on them and watch.
Maybe 50 yards and they don't even know you're there ( if you don't move).

There's a bison ranch some 10 minutes across the valley from me. .
The rancher says the calves play tag! Some 2 yr olds have dirt naps and then we eat ( I have eaten 6-7 of them).

May 25, 2019 - 7:42:57 PM
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Paul R

Canada

11284 posts since 1/28/2010

quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97

Sorry Owen,,, I just for some reason can’t watch CTV News,, not sure what it is , something odd about them. Just one of those mysterious quirky things.....


Moi aussi. It's a network I can't stand - crassly commercial and exploitative.

The CBC may have its faults (and quirks, and quarks), but it's the public (not the state) broadcaster and its news organization is very good.

We also get NCPR (North Country Public Radio - the American public broadcaster) here in Kingston, and it's quite good, too.

May 25, 2019 - 7:44:05 PM

Paul R

Canada

11284 posts since 1/28/2010

Hey, Owen, was that the last thing the photographer saw before he died?

Pretty ominous.

May 25, 2019 - 8:46:47 PM
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Owen

Canada

3510 posts since 6/5/2011

Paul, Chuck ... just Google "viral eagle photo" and you can have yer pick.   

A few years back we were driving on Van. Is. ... a bit foggy and enclosed between big trees on both sides.  We saw an eagle approaching from maybe 100 yd.  ... I was expecting it to pull up, but it just kept coming... straight for the windshield.  It pulled up at the last second...  I ducked ... I'd guess we missed it by maybe a foot.   Too close for comfort... getting the camera out didn't enter my mind.

May 25, 2019 - 8:56 PM
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Brian T

Canada

15448 posts since 6/5/2008

Twice in my life that I know of, just before dark, I have had owls wind-surfing in the slip stream just above the top edge of the windshield of the Burb. Hug the wheel and look up to watch.
Lots of potholes, bad old logging road, gloomy, fog in the low spots, maybe 40kph, tops.

May 27, 2019 - 5:04:07 PM

mander

USA

3395 posts since 10/7/2007

That's a rare photo.

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