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My Nebraska
« on: October 11, 2010, 09:26:01 PM »
This topic is dedicated to photos and stories of wildlife found in the State of Nebraska, USA.



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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2010, 10:27:06 AM »
Have been watching my praying mantis in my sedum grow this year and caught him having lunch,  blends in with the colors

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2010, 08:43:14 AM »


Two butterflies but looked like a mirror image 
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2010, 08:47:13 AM »
Beautiful picture, gmadeb3! That's a great 'capture' with your camera.   :thumbup:  Please check your forum PM inbox in about 10 minutes.   :eclove
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2010, 06:26:36 PM »


Was wondering if someone could identify this bird, saw him while I was driving.  He or she was looking out over a picked cornfield
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2010, 08:35:30 PM »


Busy Black Squirrel getting ready for winter, I know he will not find all of the nuts he keeps hiding.
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2010, 05:03:38 AM »


Was wondering if someone could identify this bird, saw him while I was driving.  He or she was looking out over a picked cornfield

Gmadeb3, this bird looks a lot like the one in dizzymom's post a few days back (post #850) which she only called a "hawk." Hopefully, one of our great "identifiers" will come along with a more specific name.  :ecsmile

I just love black squirrels. We have the grey ones normally but we have noticed a few black ones are migrating in from farther west in the state of Maryland. The grey ones just look so much cuter for some reason. Thanks for sharing your photos.

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2010, 09:34:21 AM »
Taking a guess at him, I think he is an immature, possibly a Swainson's Hawk. The dark eye coloring is a bit of a mystery as some passerines eyes change color as they age. I don't know if this happens with hawks. Gmade do you have any other pictures like of his tail?
He does have a red tinge on his shoulders.


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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2010, 11:53:17 AM »
Whatever he is, he's a good looking bird!  I hope you can figure it out... :eclove
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2010, 01:16:21 PM »
No I have not been able to get a better picture,  I am not good at catching them in flight.  Thanks for your input I am more aware of the birds in our area now so will keep my eye out and the camera with me.
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2010, 08:38:57 PM »


The Sandhill Cranes stop by here for a couple of weeks and eat  from the picked cornfields before they finish their migration.  Here they are doing a little courtship dance for their mate.
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2010, 09:49:10 PM »
   a fall day at the sand pit down by the river
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2010, 10:01:12 PM »
Pretty gmade, it will be nice to see a photo in Spring when the leaves are back.

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2010, 04:05:57 AM »
That's a very nice photo, gmadeb3.  Do you see wildlife when you are there?
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2010, 07:26:35 PM »
Yes tiger some hawks but not good at naming them, just a hawk I guess. 
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