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Tue May 3, 2016, 01:43 PM

She came to me, said she knew me Said she'd known me a long time PIX


Carolina In The Pines lyrics: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/m/michael_martin_murphey/carolina_in_the_pines.html


It was early. Marta was still asleep. We haven't seen mom and the twins since last October. I took a couple quick photos. I wondered if she would remember me. I went over to her slowly. She stepped back a few feet. I held out some bread. She walked right back up and ate right out of my hand. She did remember me.

I put down corn, bread, and critter crunch for the three of them.

The twins still won't get very close. That is a good thing. Because the deer population is out of control here, they allow bow hunting in the area in the fall.

Still no hummingbirds, but they are in the area: http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html

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Reply She came to me, said she knew me Said she'd known me a long time PIX (Original post)
Omaha Steve May 2016 OP
longship May 2016 #1
CaliforniaPeggy May 2016 #2
phylny May 2016 #3
aggiesal May 2016 #7
phylny May 2016 #8
Worried senior May 2016 #14
Omaha Steve May 2016 #17
malaise May 2016 #21
montana_hazeleyes May 2016 #26
aggiesal May 2016 #30
Omaha Steve May 2016 #18
phylny May 2016 #22
Land of Enchantment May 2016 #4
Samantha May 2016 #5
Duppers May 2016 #6
Worried senior May 2016 #16
Duppers May 2016 #19
Worried senior May 2016 #33
Enthusiast May 2016 #9
oldandhappy May 2016 #10
JDPriestly May 2016 #11
Dustlawyer May 2016 #12
Omaha Steve May 2016 #23
Worried senior May 2016 #13
Omaha Steve May 2016 #36
WhiteTara May 2016 #15
Omaha Steve May 2016 #31
WhiteTara May 2016 #32
malaise May 2016 #20
Liberal_in_LA May 2016 #24
So Far From Heaven May 2016 #25
Omaha Steve May 2016 #29
So Far From Heaven May 2016 #34
montana_hazeleyes May 2016 #27
Little_Wing May 2016 #28
bemildred May 2016 #35

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 01:46 PM

1. As usual, a great OS post.

R&K





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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 01:47 PM

2. My dear Omaha Steve!

Love your pictures, and that song! Beautiful!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 02:20 PM

3. I saw my first hummingbird last week.

I literally said, "Welcome back! I hope you had a good migration!"

God bless my husband, he just smiled.

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Response to phylny (Reply #3)

Tue May 3, 2016, 03:47 PM

7. This was outside our office window for about 2-3 months.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #7)

Tue May 3, 2016, 04:28 PM

8. So cool!

Thank you for sharing the pictures!

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #7)

Tue May 3, 2016, 05:15 PM

14. I wouldn't get any work done.

Really beautiful and amazing.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #7)

Tue May 3, 2016, 06:11 PM

17. IF you haven't already

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #7)

Tue May 3, 2016, 09:02 PM

21. Lovely

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #7)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:30 AM

26. Thanks for the pictures. They are amazing!

I especially like the one with the two back to back with their beaks sticking out and up opposite.

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Response to montana_hazeleyes (Reply #26)

Wed May 4, 2016, 09:41 AM

30. That is my favorite photo as well ...

I didn't take the photos, Andrew in our office did.

I took some videos but with no real zoom capability it's not impressive enough to post.

What amazes me is that the birds grow so fast.
From hatched to flying took about 21 - 25 days.

You see these little heads with oversized eye sockets, one day, and in 2 weeks
you see them back-to-back, then a week later they're testing their wings, and
finally fleeing the coup.
It's like they got their drivers license.

They go from infant to teenager right before your eyes, FAST!

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Response to phylny (Reply #3)

Tue May 3, 2016, 08:57 PM

18. We had a female show up during dinner

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #18)

Tue May 3, 2016, 09:13 PM

22. Now that's cool! n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 02:30 PM

4. Wow, you live in paradise! Thanks for another delicious

thread and the great photos and music. Critter Crunch? YUM!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 02:32 PM

5. Beautiful, Omaha Steve

Thank you for sharing these with us. I loved them.

Sam

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 03:47 PM

6. Love your pics! There are also bow hunters in my wooded neighborhood.

I was taking my dog down a path to the lake a few months ago and there, at the water's edge, laid a poor dead deer with a bow in its neck. It shook me. It could have been one of the ones I had fed.

My neighbors reported me for feeding them.

My mother's neighbor bow hunts but they are truly on hard times and eat the deer the son kills. That's more acceptable to me.

Hope you see your hummingbird soon.


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Response to Duppers (Reply #6)

Tue May 3, 2016, 05:17 PM

16. I hate bow hunting

because so many are just wounded, let's be fair, I hate all hunting.

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Response to Worried senior (Reply #16)

Tue May 3, 2016, 08:58 PM

19. Agreed but what is very troubling are those

who actually gets thrills out of taking a life. It's just sick.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #19)

Wed May 4, 2016, 04:29 PM

33. Oh, I know

You see them sitting there with mutilated dead animals grinning like a fool.

Remember co-worker once was telling about her husband a cop, who brought home a dead bird and she asked him why he killed It, cause it was so beautiful. Bet it was more beautiful, alive. Also said the only time he smiled was when he was posing with a dead dear.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 04:31 PM

9. Way to go, OS!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 04:33 PM

10. wow beautiful, thank you,

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 04:35 PM

11. K&R.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 04:43 PM

12. Michael Martin Murphy married a girl from my hometown and wrote Carolina in the Pines for her.

I didn't really think many people knew of the song. Most people only know his song Wildfire, and they have to be of a certain age usually to know that!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #12)

Tue May 3, 2016, 11:33 PM

23. We have several owls in the area

Everytime I hear one talking I start singing "she is calling to me I know...."

OS

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=Lyris+wildfire

There's been a hoot owl howling by my window now for six nights in a row
She's coming for me, I know
And on Wildfire, we're both gonna go

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 05:14 PM

13. Love that you are

this kind hearted.

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Response to Worried senior (Reply #13)

Thu May 5, 2016, 11:52 PM

36. I hope my little girl from last year returns, so far we have a male & female


http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027151319

I was taking nature pix in the yard, and then it happened

Last edited Tue Sep 8, 2015, 06:36 PM - Edit history (1)


I went out to take a few photos of the baby squirrel eating bread I put out. S/he comes up within a couple feet and begs. I was over by the sun flower chip feeder when this female hummingbird showed up. I took a few photos of her and figured that was it. I went over to check the jelly feeder. That is when it happened. She landed on my head and just watched what I was doing. I had the camera around my neck. But there is no way to take a photo of this type with the camera we have.

Here she is.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 05:15 PM

15. I love your connection with birds and animals.

Beauty!

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #15)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:39 PM

31. These kind of moments make me forget I'm terminal


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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #31)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:41 PM

32. Nature is indeed healing.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 08:59 PM

20. Lovely

Rec

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 11:52 PM

24. Kick

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 3, 2016, 11:58 PM

25. Fantastic post.

I hope they return a few times over the summer.

What is critter crunch?

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Response to So Far From Heaven (Reply #25)

Wed May 4, 2016, 05:13 AM

29. Vivian sold it in buckets under the name critter crunch


She died of of cancer a few years ago. She sold For the Birds (Bellevue, NE) when she went to hospice. This is what it is.

http://www.desmoinesfeed.com/products/specialty/small-animals/parkview-bushy-tail-treat/

Parkview Bushy Tail Treat is a special formulation to attract and nourish meadow and forest critters. The blend is designed for feeding on the ground, on a tree stump or in a squirrel feeder. Parkview Bushy Tail Treat includes a high percentage of nuts and sunflower seeds as well as some pumpkin seeds and raisins.

INGREDIENTS

Shelled Peanuts, Sunflower Seed, Non-GMO Shelled Corn, Raisins, Pumpkin Seed, Meat and Poultry Meal, Ground Yellow Corn, Wheat Middlings, Animal Fat, Beet Pulp, Cane Molasses, Corn Gluten Meal, Corn Distillers Solubles, Wheat Germ Meal, Feeding Oatmeal, Dried Whey, Brewers Yeast, Salt, Vita-mins A, D3, B12 Supplements, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Niacin, Panto-thenate Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Riboflavin, Thiamin Mononitrate, Pyridoxin Hydro-chloride, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Sulfite,(source of K activity), Biotin, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Oxide, Iron Carbonate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Oxide, Cobalt Carbonate, Calcium Iodate.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #29)

Wed May 4, 2016, 10:46 PM

34. Thanks for the information.

I love your posts, co keep them coming!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:34 AM

27. I love your posts with the photos so much Steve.

Nature is so uplifting to our minds and spirits.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2016, 12:35 AM

28. I hate when they eat my roses, but love when the fawns wander through in spring

So glad we have no hunters round these parts (coastal Calif mtns). Mostly they die via cars hereabouts. Lovely post, OmahaSteve.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 01:08 AM

35. Thank you for that.

Hadn't thought about Carolina in the Pines in a long time.

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