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18 Jun 2022, 8:16 am

Erewhon wrote:
Clever bird.



cute.



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02 Jul 2022, 1:45 pm

Been on Safari today, a bird Safari. The northern hornbill, some cuddling penguins, and pelicans, both asleep, awake, and in grooming mode managed to capture my camera. And some more mainstream birds. A dog, and at the end 3 drinking rhinoceroses, who posed nicely in the mirror.



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02 Jul 2022, 2:31 pm

A friend had a second home along an irrigation canal in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. We would sometimes see ibises out the back window. First time I ever saw live ibises that were NOT in ancient Egyptian paintings in books. :)

In the Caribbean egrets are common. Lovely white heron-like birds. Though long legged 'wading' type birds you see them far from water riding on the back of cattle. They live off the insects either kicked up from grass by the cattle, or the bugs attracted to the cattle.

Apparently, they instinctively stand on the backs of- any hoofed animal they can find- and apparently theyre not always picky about the size of their ride.

When I was riding a shuttle through rural Jamaica I saw a tall white egret (maybe four feet tall) nonchalantly riding on the back of a baby kid goat the size of puppy. The poor baby goats back was swayed down- and its belly was almost dragging the ground while the tall bird ten times it size just stood there surveying the scenery while getting a slow ride on the baby animal's back. Funniest thing I ever saw. If only I had had a camera at the ready!



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18 Jul 2022, 10:36 am

A black raven . . . :mrgreen:

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31 Jul 2022, 1:16 pm

"People with autism are like canaries in the coal mine, they are the first to react to changes"

I recently came across the above metaphor (in slightly different terms) on the internet.
I think this is partly true, under good conditions signal things pretty quickly.
If i am confused, then i signal very slowly, then i am more like a waddling penguin walking in a hole.
Depending on the group, i don't always 'respond', if i don't like the group i usually don't react at all.

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31 Jul 2022, 10:36 pm

Erewhon wrote:
A black raven . . . :mrgreen:

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Too small (and too cute) to be a raven.

Ravens are basically overgrown crows. Like crows but bigger. And with nasty big beaks.