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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Did a bit of field herping today

I went out for a few hours with my camera at a local pond!


My apt complex has a nest of Goldfinches


Black Crowned Night Heron


Great Blue Heron







SO MANY TADPOLES!
I had worn rubber boots so I could go in the water to sneak up on frogs, but there were so many tadpoles I didn't want to step on them...









I heard lots of frogs.. but they were hard to spot and I was losing daylight fast.. but I snapped a few


This guy was HUGE... I was very zoomed in.. I wish I could have gotten closer... He was so loud I thought someone was playing a horn!









This poor guy had a tick :(

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Great pictures!!!
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Great job. These pictures are very nice. Be careful of the ticks yourself. They are everywhere at the first hint of nice weather.
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Great job. These pictures are very nice. Be careful of the ticks yourself. They are everywhere at the first hint of nice weather.
I know! I had myself checked when I got home..

I've found one too many on myself in the past.. (mostly in VT)

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Great pics I'm very familiar with Malden (lived there for a bit). Which pond did you take these at? I've never seen a heron that close to the city.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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Great pics I'm very familiar with Malden (lived there for a bit). Which pond did you take these at? I've never seen a heron that close to the city.


Pine banks park! According to a random dude who was there, that heron has lived there for 5 years.

I've only lived here for one. I live right across the street from it :)

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Pine banks park! According to a random dude who was there, that heron has lived there for 5 years.

I've only lived here for one. I live right across the street from it :)
I know it well. We used to slide down the hills there when they were covered in pine needles using cardboard boxes.

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I know it well. We used to slide down the hills there when they were covered in pine needles using cardboard boxes.
That's awesome!!

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Very nice! Thank you for sharing those beautiful pictures!

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no the pics won't show up on my computer
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