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Re: birds and other critters


Really Marge - what is up w/ that? I know dogs have a keen sense of
smell, so how can they stand it? In that respect, cats have better
sense, or at least mine does.


:-)

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 19 Feb 2003 01:53:55 -0500

>Now, that's a LAKE, Maria!  Lordy!  I would love to live near that
>size body of water and be able to see all those waterfowl...how lucky
>you are.  There are bald eagles nesting on the lower Potomac River,
>but I have not seen one - now, that is a majestic bird.
>
>Why is it that dogs are so attracted to, ahem, poop and rotting
>items?  Seems the more odoriferous something is the more they love
>it....
>
>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
>mtalt@hort.net
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>> From: Maria Olshin <marolsh@ptd.net>
>> 
>> The lake here is 315 acres, and lots of migratory waterfowl stop
>here. I've
>> seen ruddy duck, buffleheads, goldeneyes, mergansers and
>cormorants, among
>> others, but the most exciting sighting was a flock of loons. I
>counted 38 of
>> them! There are also great blue and green herons and kingfishers. I
>> occasionally see rose-breasted grosbeaks at my feeder, and just
>once, an
>> indigo bunting. I've also seen quite a few eastern bluebirds in NE
>PA, but
>> not at this elevation. There are bald eagles in the area, too.
>Auralie, have
>> you ever heard that there are peregrines nesting on the George
>Washington
>> Bridge? I think they live quite well on the pigeons in NYC.
>> 
>> There is a rapidly growing population of resident Canadas here, and
>the
>> Animal Control officer finds as many nests as he can in the spring
>and
>> shakes the eggs vigorously, then puts them back. It prevents the
>parents
>> from laying more eggs to replace broken or stolen ones.
>Unfortunately, he
>> misses more than he finds. It wouldn't be so bad if I only had to
>watch my
>> step in the yard, but my dog has goose poop radar, and she's on it
>like
>> white on rice. Groshem as they never
>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A



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