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HUNKER DOWN
self | November 14, 2012 | swampsniper

Posted on 11/14/2012 10:50:18 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER

Grey and gloomy day, chilly wind driving intermittent drizzle. The tide is way up driven by the wind. The sea and marsh birds tend to hunker down on days like this and sheltered fresh water ponds are favorite places for them.

Storks, Roseate Spoonbills, White Ibis, Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets, Little Blue Herons and Tri Color Herons were in clusters in this pond.

The Osprey was just chilling out.

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

1 posted on 11/14/2012 10:50:27 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: lawnguy; pandoraou812; Daffynition; barker; ferri; gjeiii; genefromjersey; texas booster; ...

PINGLIST


2 posted on 11/14/2012 10:52:31 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Wonderful pics, FRiend.

The last one is quite symbolic, isn’t it?


3 posted on 11/14/2012 10:56:06 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I know it’s an osprey, but it reminded me of an Eagle.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 10:56:54 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

A cloudy day with light drizzles. A butterfly flutters its wings, ants crawl across the pavement, and a dog in the distance wags its tail. Meanwhile puddles begin to evaporate to the sound of stifling yawns.


5 posted on 11/14/2012 10:58:13 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

On Diversity Pond

Birds of Different Feathers Flocking Together

Any Port in a Storm, cuz its too dang COLD!


6 posted on 11/14/2012 10:58:34 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
As always, you do great work.

/johnny

7 posted on 11/14/2012 11:00:54 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
When I first saw the title, I assumed yet another Obama reelected thread.
Then I thought smartass responce:
Hairy Dawg
Those are really nice pictures. I like the second one. Here's my favourite from the last couple of weeks. Purple jalapenos growing in the window with snow outside:


8 posted on 11/14/2012 11:02:28 AM PST by real saxophonist
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

It looks like a couple of Wood Storks in there as well.


9 posted on 11/14/2012 11:03:49 AM PST by seeker41 (CULPRIT CHINESE COMPANY INFO.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Beautiful photos. Thanks!


10 posted on 11/14/2012 11:04:23 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Grey and gloomy day

The best conditions for outdoor photography, bar none.

11 posted on 11/14/2012 11:07:27 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ('Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own...)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

More awesome pix from you! Nice!


12 posted on 11/14/2012 11:09:40 AM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Every time I think you’ve posted the best photos ever, then along comes more that are even better.

Thank you, SWAMPSNIPER.


13 posted on 11/14/2012 11:10:41 AM PST by LucyT
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

These pictures are much more beautiful than Hussein/Petraeous/Paula/Jill/Allen. Thanks for a lovely time looking at your pictures.


14 posted on 11/14/2012 11:37:06 AM PST by Marcella ("When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

That was nicely done, thank you for the view of the marsh!


15 posted on 11/14/2012 12:01:21 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: PJ-Comix
As my not-so-great-Grandfather used to say (nsg-Grandpa was a NicNak Indian of the Inebria Tribe),——"When Snowy Egret sit on stick next to muck-filled pond-hole, and Osprey has neck-feathers ruffled by breeze, pink Flamingoes dream of dancing fast and stomping wrinkled feet to chattering of castinets..."

Nsg-Grandpa was a babbling, self-molesting drunk.

;^)

16 posted on 11/14/2012 12:08:15 PM PST by Gargantua ("Barbie O'Bunga ~ America's First Fly-Strewn, Maggot-Gagging Fag President")
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Your photos are always a inspiration to improve my snapshots...


17 posted on 11/14/2012 3:40:14 PM PST by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Never any egrets from clicking on one of your photo adventures. Beautiful! Thanks ‘Sniper! :)


18 posted on 11/14/2012 4:05:25 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Gargantua

Hi, G,
Some of us have survived worse. Hope you’re OK!


19 posted on 11/14/2012 5:35:49 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: Silentgypsy
"Hope you’re OK!"

I carry my scars with dignity and no small amount of panache, thank you very much!

8^)

20 posted on 11/14/2012 7:39:13 PM PST by Gargantua ("Barbie O'Bunga ~ America's First Fly-Strewn, Maggot-Gagging Fag President")
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I don’t always post, but your pictures are my BP meds these days.

Very beautiful, soothing, and I feel content after seeing them.

Thanks ever so much!


21 posted on 11/15/2012 11:49:41 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (The most massive vote fraud in history has just occurred. We don't know by whom, just yet.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks for sharing.


22 posted on 11/16/2012 12:01:50 AM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media. GOTV<GOTF)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Takes me back to my childhood playing along the Bayou Deview and Cache River. (bottom country of Arkansas) We didn’t know the names of any of the birds, we just referred to them as “cranes”. They spent most of their day fishing for crawdads and little fish and frogs.

Most of it is now just miles of soybeans. rice, etc. The woods that I loved are all gone.

Thanks, Sniper


23 posted on 11/17/2012 1:20:39 AM PST by Howie
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To: Howie

The asphalt is winning here too, I just try to collect and save some memories.


24 posted on 11/17/2012 5:17:27 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

The egrets, the great blues and the osprey all left my lake on about September 25.


25 posted on 11/17/2012 6:27:21 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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