Yesterday 61 degrees........... today,

in the 20's. I'm already wishing for spring. Fishing and the smell of the tackle box. The sound of spring birds singing in the trees, not the sound of scraping snow shovels.

Jan. 12, 2018 Only in Indiana.......(grrr) Comon' spring!

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1 month ago #2
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Look pretty. It will hit 70 this weekend way out West here.

Instead of snow, we got hit with an earthquake on 1/4 at 2:40 am. Strong jolt and roar like a freight train or jet passing by. Scared the &@“‘/ out of me. Lived here all my life, and still “shakes” you up.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/04/earthquake-rattles-oakland-california.html

Epicenter was about 10 minuets drive from the house, Hayward Fault in two blocks away from the house.

I made a bid to buy this house the night before the 1989 earthquake on a Monday night. I went back the following Saturday to see if it was still standing. No damage.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_Loma_Prieta_earthquake

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how about the sound of a winter bird chiseling peanut butter out of a frozen birch log? i can't get close to them in the summer. -13 when i took the photo thru the window. looks just a bit smaller than a crow.

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Ron, I could stand the 70 degree, but I'll pass on the earthquakes.
Gene, it is going to dive below zero here again the first of the week. I'm sure you will dive lower too. -13 has been our lowest so far, I'll bet you have seen way below that so far this year. We have a couple of pairs of those pileated woodpeckers here too. We really enjoy watching them. Also, did you see the info. I found on that Herter's reel?

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1 month ago #5
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Peanut butter? That’s for feeding the birds? 😋

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68 degrees at 9:00PM last night and 22 degrees at 5:00AM this morning down here in southern Indiana.

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same thing here in southern iowa. reaching nearly 50 yesterday morning about 5 am. by 9 am the temp dropped to 15 with freezing rain and snow. made for a great day to be a mailman.... what kind of woodpecker is that at your feeder Gene ?

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for tim thats a pileated woodpecker, and reelcrazee had that bird pegged right away in the post under my photo.------ for ron we been feeding them peanut butter with nuts in it for years in the cold weather. and thanks to tommy for the herter i.d. on that old photo of mine.----------gene

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Beauty of a bird.

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heres a coopers hawk from last fall, i was able to walk to within 12 ft. before he flew. i had been feeding it chipmunks and red squirrels and he was a bit tamer than most birds of prey, haven't seen it this winter, maybe go south in the winter

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Nice shots. Here a Bald Eagle with a rainbow trout at the lake.

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Last Thursday was nutz in the Ozarks. Temps in the upper 50's in the morning, dropped 35 degrees through the afternoon, with light mist. Had a museum board of directors meeting @5:00 p.m., used windshield wipers on slow interval to get there. Short 45 min. meeting, had to scrape ice off the windshield before I could drive home. Crazy!
Those big pileated woodpeckers are a bit rare in SW MO.

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Those pileated woodpeckers are amazing. You should see the chips fly when they get to work on an old stump.
I'm too cheap to stick peanut butter in my log feeder. Save bacon grease until it hardens a little, then pack it in the log holes with some seed mixed in. The grease will harden up more when placed outside in cold weather & the smaller woodpeckers and the nuthatches really like it.

TRD.

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Very cool solution, TRD! I have neighbors who feed the birds in my subdivision, so I let the avian traffic go to their feeders and watch the show from my deck, when it's warm enough to go outside.

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