Nature Unlimited, 27 April, 2018

Discussion in 'Nature' started by JRCrowe, Apr 27, 2018.

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  1. This is the additional weekly image thread for the Nature Forum. While images posted to this thread should still be nature in theme, it may contain a small amount of human-made objects and therefore less restricted than the Monday in Nature threads. Please see this discussion for more details: Alternative weekly thread in Nature forum

    Each participant please post no more than just one image per weekly thread.
    Car versus bird unfortunately.
  2. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Administrator Staff Member

    Sharing the balcony
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  3. A Great Horned Owl has nested for 9-consecutive years in same planter at Lady Bird Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas. The owlets are now 7-weeks old and the oldest one fledged last night. Nature Unlimited 4-27-2018.jpg
  4. Urban Wildlife
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  5. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Lesser goldfinch

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  6. ostrich 0002nat Detrás Cabeza Avestruz Oídos Pelos-NAFS70-300VR.jpg
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  7. Waiting for their share of the catch of the day. Puerto de Punta del Este, Uruguay

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  8. One chilly morning I found this little fellow curled up on the sunny side of my house. The form is almost identical to the knot called, monkeys fist. DSC_3752.jpg
    Link > Monkey's fist - Wikipedia
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  9. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Administrator Staff Member

    Nice snake shot, but not Monkey's Fist - slight similarity to stage 2 of building the knot. Monkey's Fist is a spherical knot frequently used in olden days to make a weapon called a slung shot. Effective enough to still be specifically banned in various locations.
  10. True Sandy, not quite a monkey's fist. I should have found my copy of Ashley's Book of Knots for him, or was it her? Would probably have had to grow a bit of length also. ;

    As Indy Jones would say, "why does it always have to be snakes"!
    For another of my snake encounters check the Leica and rangefinder weekly thread. Missed a shot worthy of MIN, but survived.
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