43 thoughts on “Hallmarks of a CORVID

    1. Thank you johnranjit for your kind words. You may see the sidebar for following my posts by your email ID, in case you’re unable to click the follow button. Sorry I don’t have alternate pages.

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      1. You are welcome Bindya – I find myself with many photos, many posts yet to be written are still in my head … I wish I had more time to churn them out … I’ll try not to let them get stale, but unbelievably, I have photos from last Summer!

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          1. There is no shortage Bindya … we are having a rainy few days, lots of torrential rain today, tomorrow and Sunday. This is going to mess up the shoreline parks which I like to go to on weekends. I was at one a few weeks ago and just took a cursory look at the photos, but there is a canal in the park (it is actually a park which is on an island and you cross a small vehicular bridge to get there). The canal is so flooded that I got a photo of two seagulls standing on the cement sidewalk which used to be beside the canal and now they were standing on the sidewalk with water a foot high at least.

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          2. That’s nice you got picture of sea gulls this time.Since the park area is on an island we can expect rich avian diversity there. Enjoy the rain and Happy Blogging Linda!

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          3. Thanks Bindya – tomorrow is the only clear day so I’ll hopefully go down to the River and try again for cygnets and ducklings … we had about 1 1/2 inches of rain in the last 24 hours so shoreline parks are definitely off limits Saturday. Sunday is another washout/stormy. We had many Spring weekends in 2019 and 2018 that were torrential rains and never went anywhere. Then that caused a problem with mosquitoes then ticks. Hopefully we are not going that route again. Those heavy rains were most of April and May – hopefully we’re almost out of May.

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          4. I saw many goslings today, in all different sizes and shapes. There were lots of boats on the water making it difficult for the gosliings to stay afloat and they were listing to one side … that was the tiny ones, but there were older ones there too, in fact one set of goslings already had the adult plumage. I hope the photos come out – I’ve not looked at them yet. You enjoy your day as well Bindya. Supposed to be another big rain event tomorrow for us.

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          5. Hi Bindya – I haven’t looked at the pictures yet but hope they came out okay. Once again I was on an overlook some of the time and other times I could get close to the shoreline, but they and their parents were skittish, not only of me, but all the boat traffic out there … lots of fishermen because the silver bass and walleye fishing is good in the month of May. I’m hoping to use them next weekend. I am so behind in using my pictures from walks taken … I used to post the same day, then I got behind so not doing that anymore. I was worried I’d run out of photos that one month I did not carry the camera with me – the COVID-19 cases/deaths in my state is bad, to date: almost 5,000 deaths and over 50,000 cases.
            I was being careful and still am masking up even though yesterday, just a handful of folks were masked up and social distancing. You’ll see it when I do the post as I’m going to remark on it.

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          6. That is odd – I wonder why. If it persists, I’ll ask WP about it – hopefully it is just this one time. I am glad you liked the post though Bindya- they are so cute and I loved that little butterball with the tiny wings … I was ready to take him home with me.

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          7. I loved the post very much with the goose parents and family.They are very cute and adorable! Yes,this is the first time I couldn’t post my comments. It shows error when I typed.It happened only with this particular post. If it didn’t happen to other readers of yours just ignore it, it could also be problem with my settings. Have a Good Day Linda!

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          8. Sometimes I get a red box that appears saying I can’t post. I don’t know why, sometimes I go to the actual site, not Reader to post – it doesn’t always work there either. I love taking pictures of the goslings … one day I will slip one in my pocket and take it home (just kidding). You have a good day too Bindya.

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          9. ha ha if you take it home it will ask for it’s mother.They are so lovely that anyone would feel the same,I understand. I guess you ought to check the settings regarding the posts.

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          10. Yes, I was wondering if that was why the sheep or likely a lamb was baaing the other day at Heritage Park. It went non-stop. They are so sweet those goslings – I am still looking for cygnets and ducklings. If I don’t find them soon, it will be 2021 for those “finds”.

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    1. Yes it is indeed fascinating how intelligent crows are! However, regarding the expression ‘birdbrain’ if you would see one of the hens at my parents place – who can spend fifteen minutes trying to move through the very same spot of wire netting XD (“If my head gets through, then why shouldn’t my entire body be able to move through it?”) then you’d also find the ‘birdbrain’ expression fitting πŸ˜…. Crows seem to be virtual super birds in relation to chicken…

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      1. Oh that is funny. Many years ago my parents and I were travelling on the old and famous Route 66 Highway and there was a place for kids with a petting farm and you could have your photo on a stuffed bronco, and a big attraction was the chickens doing tricks like playing the piano and xylophone. They’s walk up and down and step on the keys to create a melody. As to the xylophone, they had a small hammer in their beak and would strike the metal bar – that fact alone made me think they were “Super Chickens’ (of course I was just 7 or 8 then too)! πŸ™‚ Canuck the Crow was top crow in intelligence from what I have read.

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          1. You’re welcome – of course, it might have been an exceptional chicken but still. This is a cute video about a woman who adopted a little chick, which turned out to be a rooster. This is the sweetest story and this rooster is very intelligent:

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