Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: Bird watching at the arboretum

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 15, 2012 2:11 PM CST
We went to the UC Davis Arboretum yesterday, and as expected not much colorful plant life being winter, but it is a fun area to do bird watching Big Grin

Watching the ducks enjoying their winter turf:
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Time to cross the road...
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Following the leader, the leader..
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Uppity up the hill they go...
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Quickly, quickly humans are coming!
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Oh, who cares..they can wait till we go the other side Big Grin
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Found this bird way up the tree:
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Hard to get an ID if they don't show their heads:
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It was a fun day! Nature taking its time..serene quiet place Big Grin
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 16, 2012 10:22 AM CST
Great shots of the Canada Geese, tarev. Thumbs up

The bird looks like perhaps some type of Cormorant, but I'm not certain about that.
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jan 29, 2012 11:59 AM CST
Hi Tee! Yeah, the other bird does look like a cormorant! Just happy to see birds in their favorite spots Big Grin
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jan 29, 2012 12:01 PM CST
I agree
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
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Sheila_FW
Jan 31, 2012 10:36 PM CST
Oh got to share something.....
I didn't get to see them, but my next door neighbor emailed me the other day, she said she tried to call me but I wasn't home. Seems when she got up after daylight she noticed three white geese in her swimming pool. She woke her husband and they watched through the windows for a while, then crept out on the deck and took a few pictures. They floated for a couple hours, with them checking off and on. Then the husband had to go to the hardware store. He slowly went down the stairs and to the car, started it and left.... came home and parked out front not to scare them off. The geese never tried to fly away.
Shortly after 11 am their daughter came over to see the geese, and right away told them they weren't real! My neighbor said they really felt stupid at that point after spending so much time watching them. It seems the son who lives two houses down put them in the pool late that night to pay his Dad back for a prank he pulled a few days earlier!!!

I had a good laugh about it hope you all did too! Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
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SongofJoy
Feb 1, 2012 4:25 AM CST
Green Grin!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller

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