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TUESDAY AT THE BEACH
SWAMPSNIPER PRESS ^ | Nov 10, 2009 | swampsniper

Posted on 11/10/2009 4:03:26 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER

I've been cooped up since last Tuesday, finally got out today. The weather is gray and dark, rain coming later from hurricane Ida. She is giving Ray Nagin ulcers now!

The grackle girls saw me coming way down the beach, I had 15 or 20 on and around the car in a short time. I don't know if they recognize the car, or recognize me. I try not to attract them inside, they aren't housebroke, LOL!

The gull with spots is a young Ring billed gull, the gray bird is a Laughing gull. It's common for them to flock together.



TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: bird; florida; photo

1 posted on 11/10/2009 4:03:27 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
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Pinglist


2 posted on 11/10/2009 4:05:01 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Nice.

Thanks.


3 posted on 11/10/2009 4:07:45 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Once again...outstanding. Thanks.


4 posted on 11/10/2009 4:08:43 PM PST by lysie (A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.T.Paine)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Did the bird peck your hand bloody?

Amazing photos!


5 posted on 11/10/2009 4:09:10 PM PST by Tax-chick (My taxes pay Anoreth's salary or Dad's pension.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
PRESENT!


6 posted on 11/10/2009 4:09:47 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
"It's common for them to flock together."

But...but...but...they are NOT birds of a feather!

7 posted on 11/10/2009 4:10:25 PM PST by jessduntno (TOTUS fails and POtuS becomes a phuttering stuck.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Gotta hand it to you. LOL

The picture where the guy is “getting the bird is perfect”.

Just another beautiful pictorial.


8 posted on 11/10/2009 4:12:02 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Lovely. You’ve captured the moments that matter. Timeless.


9 posted on 11/10/2009 4:20:50 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Ah, such a pleasure to come home from work today and find these pictures from you!!

Thanks so much!


10 posted on 11/10/2009 4:24:57 PM PST by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: Tax-chick

They are very careful. the color on my hand is from the cat food. I’ve never felt a beak, they take the food precisely.


11 posted on 11/10/2009 4:30:18 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I like the Laughing Gull pic.........

Nice job.......

12 posted on 11/10/2009 4:37:59 PM PST by Osage Orange (Obama's a self-made man who worships his own creator...............)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Oh, cat food!


13 posted on 11/10/2009 4:45:20 PM PST by Tax-chick (My taxes pay Anoreth's salary or Dad's pension.)
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To: Tax-chick

It’s the natural diet of grackles!


14 posted on 11/10/2009 4:51:38 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful stuff. BTT.


15 posted on 11/10/2009 4:56:01 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Wonderful, as always. Did I tell you that my husband will be heading to Florida soon for a few months of temporary duty? You should take him birding with you!!!


16 posted on 11/10/2009 5:12:18 PM PST by PERKY2004 (Proud Military Wife -- Please pray for our troops!)
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To: PERKY2004

Any time!


17 posted on 11/10/2009 5:14:25 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Approximately how long a drive is it from Fort Walton Beach to your neck o’ the woods?


18 posted on 11/10/2009 5:28:43 PM PST by PERKY2004 (Proud Military Wife -- Please pray for our troops!)
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To: PERKY2004

It is a long trip, about 300 miles I believe.


19 posted on 11/10/2009 5:39:56 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Excellent pics,just turned on computer and your ping makes it a nice way to start the evening..
Slainte


20 posted on 11/10/2009 6:01:04 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I thought Mexican food was the natural diet of grackles. They’re the curse of the San Antonio Riverwalk!


21 posted on 11/10/2009 6:16:36 PM PST by Tax-chick (My taxes pay Anoreth's salary or Dad's pension.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Gorgeous. Thanks. Your pictures display these birds in greater detail than if I were there in real life.


22 posted on 11/10/2009 6:34:56 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I’ve never had a bird land on me.


23 posted on 11/10/2009 6:59:55 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989

Almost anything can be tamed to some degree. My ex mother in law was a rare exception!


24 posted on 11/10/2009 7:09:43 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Almost anything can be tamed to some degree. My ex mother in law was a rare exception!

I'm glad I didn't have a sip of iced tea in my mouth when I read that. Monitors aren't free you know. :D

25 posted on 11/10/2009 7:15:44 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Glad you got out to see your friends!


26 posted on 11/10/2009 7:24:48 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Great shots and, as always, thanks for sharing, Swamp.


27 posted on 11/10/2009 7:26:35 PM PST by groanup
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To: rdl6989

I have wrestled gators, but wouldn’t have tackled that old lady for a million bucks! A gator can be made to see reason!


28 posted on 11/10/2009 7:35:15 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful colors and pictures. Thanks.

Imagine if someone in a car similar to yours drove along the beach. When 20 grackles swarmed him, he’d think he was in a Hitchcock movie.........LOL!


29 posted on 11/10/2009 7:35:15 PM PST by okimhere
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

My favorite bird is a sea gull. Your pics always make my day better. Thank you so much, Pandy


30 posted on 11/10/2009 11:29:03 PM PST by pandoraou812 (Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn.....................^........................)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Nice SS. The cloudy weather makes the coquina sand almost red. My daughter loved to dig in that stuff when she was small. She liked the way it “crunches under my feet”.

Thanks!

31 posted on 11/11/2009 2:50:17 AM PST by poobear
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks for the mini vacation! Love your pictures and am very fond of birds.


32 posted on 11/11/2009 3:33:35 AM PST by Bellflower (If you are left DO NOT take the mark of the beast and be damned forever.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Many thanks for sharing your wonderful photos!


33 posted on 11/11/2009 4:04:10 AM PST by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Bellflower; SWAMPSNIPER

You’re right, it is a mini vacation to look at these beautiful pictures of birds and the beach!

Thanks SWAMPSNIPER for the suffering you endure just to make the rest of us feel good. LOL!


34 posted on 11/11/2009 6:49:55 AM PST by Just A Reader
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Awesome.


35 posted on 11/11/2009 6:50:51 AM PST by Vigilantcitizen
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