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My Front Yard, Mostly
self | Jan 29, 2012 | swampsniper

Posted on 01/28/2012 11:02:43 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER

Most of these are in my front yard

It's sort of wild, just cleared enough to walk around a bit. I'm not the type to push a lawnmower around.

I'm far enough into the woods that no one has to see it but me anyway.

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YELLOW RUMPED WARBLER

Yellow-rumped Warbler   Dendroica coronata

Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

Yellow-rumped Warbler   Dendroica coronata

Yellow-rumped Warbler   Dendroica coronata

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: frontyard; photo; wildlife

1 posted on 01/28/2012 11:02:47 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
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2 posted on 01/28/2012 11:04:18 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Oh, those are lovely photos. I especially love Cardinals. One day there were thirteen in my back yard.


3 posted on 01/28/2012 11:07:53 PM PST by LucyT ( NB. ~ Pakistan was NOT on the U.S. State Department's "no travel" list in 1981. ~)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

You brought Appetizers!


4 posted on 01/28/2012 11:18:47 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (Santorum/Newt 2012)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

You always have the coolest photos. Thanks!


5 posted on 01/28/2012 11:28:31 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I love your front yard.

Post often, dude.


6 posted on 01/28/2012 11:34:13 PM PST by onona (Dicky Betts is one ramblin man !)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful! Thank you so much!


7 posted on 01/29/2012 12:16:35 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help you if I find it.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

What is the bird on either side of the cardinal? Best I can tell is that it is a warbler, but I only have a birds of Texas book.
Great frogs!


8 posted on 01/29/2012 1:49:37 AM PST by Just A Reader
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Wow! Your pics are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.


9 posted on 01/29/2012 2:49:07 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Ribit!(great job!)


10 posted on 01/29/2012 3:10:39 AM PST by hocndoc (WingRight.org: Have mustard seed & I'm not afraid to use it. 2 men inherited a Bush economy.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful!


11 posted on 01/29/2012 3:41:02 AM PST by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Do you use a blind? How do you get so close?


12 posted on 01/29/2012 3:41:24 AM PST by eCSMaster (Democrats:always looking for someone else to blame)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Do bears, wolves, bobcats ect going across your yard count as it being wild.
13 posted on 01/29/2012 5:17:13 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

THanks for melting my heart today with that beauty!


14 posted on 01/29/2012 5:51:15 AM PST by TEXOKIE (... and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all FREEPERS EVERYWHERE!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

These are *wonderful*!
If I ever learn how to post photos, I’ll post one of a juvenile cornsnake I found a couple of months ago. (Not anywhere near approaching the quality of yours—you’ll be able to tell that, “It’s the thought that counts,” is the prevailing theme of my photo collection lol!)
P.S. No snakes were hurt in those photos.


15 posted on 01/29/2012 6:25:35 AM PST by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful.


16 posted on 01/29/2012 6:27:58 AM PST by lysie
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I love the “detente” in photo No. 2


17 posted on 01/29/2012 6:33:37 AM PST by golux
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To: eCSMaster
A lot of the time you can get close simply by moving the right way. The critters often get used to you and don't see you as a threat.

We've all seen those documentaries where a pride of lions walks by a herd of antelope without causing a panic, the antelope know the lions aren't hunting, it's body language.

18 posted on 01/29/2012 8:51:05 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: golux
That is a Spotted Water Spider and a Florida Bronze Frog. These spiders don't seem to be frog food, maybe for good reasons.

Bronze frogs are cool little guys. I was noticing some color change and all I could figure was that they get suntans.

19 posted on 01/29/2012 8:58:07 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Silentgypsy

You need a free Photobucket account. It’s easy to send your image files to it, then they give you a choice of codes. Various forums are set up to use different formats but Photobucket shows all of them.


20 posted on 01/29/2012 9:01:45 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: LucyT; SWAMPSNIPER
I especially love Cardinals.

The last time I saw a cardinal was eating outside in the touristy part of St. Augustine.....which I believe is the area in which Swampy resides.

21 posted on 01/29/2012 9:02:13 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Carterize Obama in November)
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To: ErnBatavia

I’m about ten miles West of town.


22 posted on 01/29/2012 9:05:29 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Good Day Florida Freeper Friend,
Is the first frog , what I would call a Leopard frog? I had those in my ponds in S. Florida years ago. They were fast and could leap a surprising distance. Those ponds and denizens are the only thing I miss about that end of Fl.!
What is you take on ID?
Thanks many times over for photos.


23 posted on 01/29/2012 9:13:37 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Here’s a picture of my front yard:


24 posted on 01/29/2012 9:14:09 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: GOYAKLA
That's a Southern Leopard Frog AKA rocket frog, because they take off like a rocket if they think you're going to step on them.

They come in green and brown.

They aren't as big as Yankee Leopard frogs but a lot smarter and better looking!

Southern Leopard Frog Rana sphenocephala utricularia

25 posted on 01/29/2012 10:09:02 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks again.
Mine were more Brownish but I never was able to corner one.
Suggestion; find a book publisher to put your work to the public. It would make a nice coffee table book. NG has nothing on you.
God Bless and have a great day!


26 posted on 01/29/2012 10:18:27 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Great job........ thanks


27 posted on 01/29/2012 10:31:22 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Lovely photos, thank you for taking the time to post them.
28 posted on 01/29/2012 11:50:18 AM PST by teenyelliott (Obama warned if he loses the election it could herald a new, painful era of self-reliance)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Gorgeous, as always! Thanks for sharing with us :-) I envy you being able to live out in an area like that.


29 posted on 01/29/2012 12:00:18 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: GOYAKLA

You’ve got to get down on your belly and slither, LOL. There is a lot of life down at ground level.


30 posted on 01/29/2012 1:11:05 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Isn’t that frog supposed to eat that spider?? I’d fire him and tell him to hit road and find another yard pond to laze around in! (I hate spiders!! I know, I know, they’re beneficial. Still hate ‘em!)


31 posted on 01/29/2012 8:51:51 PM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (Still searching for the new tagline!)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett
The water spiders are well up in the food chain of a pond and adapted to aquatic life, they don't come in houses or bother people. They may taste bad, the frogs seem to leave them alone.

It would get pretty dull out here if I started killing everything not suited to be a pet or grow on a golf course.

32 posted on 01/29/2012 9:13:13 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Most things I don’t mind, but I have a thing about spiders. Any spider. I don’t care how small or if they bite. They have jumping spiders here in Virginia that will jump AT you. I got dizzy and broke into a cold sweat the second time I came across one, that’s how much they scare me.


33 posted on 01/29/2012 9:22:59 PM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (Still searching for the new tagline!)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

I’ve been chased by some much bigger critters, not gonna sweat the little guys.


34 posted on 01/29/2012 9:29:17 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
that's a great photo spread...glad to have seen it. :D

35 posted on 01/29/2012 9:35:53 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (kill all the terrorists, protect all the borders, punch all the liberals :^)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Yeah - and they got four eyes too!

I must say I was a bit disappointed - I was hoping for some real-time “spring” photos from your neck of the woods to give me some winter-time hope! But still - real nice photos! Always a treat.


36 posted on 01/29/2012 9:40:33 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Is the little bird with the yellow behind a Pine Warbler? I saw one (I think it was the same thing) this weekend at Green Cay but couldn’t get a photo, it was too darned fast. Very nice shots! Esp like the frog and spider together!


37 posted on 01/30/2012 7:33:57 AM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: brytlea

I called that one as a Yellow Rumped Warbler. They can be hard to pin down.


38 posted on 01/30/2012 10:42:42 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; GOYAKLA

Grins. I liked that first little fella peeking out too :)

Thank you both for educating me on his official name, and for making me LOL with the final sentence in the caption - “”They aren’t as big as Yankee Leopard frogs but a lot smarter and better looking!””. Somehow that has all the makings of a great punchline ; )

Blessings all!
Tatt


39 posted on 01/30/2012 12:03:09 PM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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