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This was a swarm of hatching dragonflies in 2010 with my cat GG.  Haven't seen a swarm again since then.  Maybe because of the rain in Oklahoma this spring they will return again.

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Inca Dove - lost its mate this summer
left - Dec photo of Inca Dove with a Mourning Dove (Sony DSC-W150)
right - today's photo of Inca Dove (Canon 60-D)
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a pair of Common Gray Foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) have decided they like our yard .. they come down to the bird feeder and eat the sunflower seeds on the ground   #naturemonday  +NatureMonday  #300mmMonday  +300mmMonday  #wildlifewednesday  +Wildlife Wednesdays    +Mike Spinak +Morkel Erasmus  #wildlifephotography   #wildlife   #wildlifephotos    #canonphotography  
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✯✯  *WS Bird Photographers circle*  ✯✯

The New Bird Photographers Cɪʀᴄʟᴇ is out!    [17-02-2014]

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Once upon a time we had guineas at my house.  We had about 30.  In 2009, they left and decided to live down the road at another house. Now they are showing up again this summer.  They are gypsies.  We had a chicken coop for them but they preferred to roost in the trees at night.  We built a ladder so the babies could climb up the tree trunk until they were old enough to fly up to the lower branches. Don't need a dog when you have guineas that will make a lot of noise at anything that comes into the yard.

 Native to Africa, they are known for traveling in large, gregarious flocks. Guinea fowl were introduced into Europe by 15th century Portuguese explorers, and then arrived in North America with the early settlers. Ask those who keep guineas why they have them and you'll get a different answer every time. Chicken and turkey farmers keep them to ward off poultry-eating predators. Ranchers turn them loose to discourage rattlers and copperheads. Country dwellers like the way they gobble down disease-carrying ticks. Orchardists use them to drive off marauding birds. Farmers put them to work patrolling for row crop pests. Guineas do all this without damaging crops. Sure, they'll take the occasional peck at a cultivated plant, but they much prefer insects, weeds, and seeds.

Free-ranging guineas spend most of their days foraging. They work as a team, marching chest to chest and devouring anything they startle as they move through the grass. When they discover a special treat—a rodent, for example, or a small snake—they close ranks, circle their prey, and move in for the feast. All the while, they keep up a steady stream of whistles, chirps, and clicks, a sort of running commentary on the day's hunt.  
http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/raising-guinea-fowl-zmaz92aszshe.aspx

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They are easy prey to hawks.  : /

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Had a visitor this morning while watering the flowers.  It was very patient while I played with the camera. Since Oklahoma had so much rain this spring, the pond is full again.  Hopefully the dragonflies will return like they did in the years past.  
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My source for birding info 
Identified the Chuck Wills Widow Nightjar in Oklahoma after I contacted them @ http://www.allaboutbirds.org

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