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#182253 - 01/31/09 07:03 PM Re: A bird in the hand [Re: LukeJavan8]
PastorVon Offline
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 107
Loc: USA, North Carolina
Haven't learned how to post pictures here yet; but don't think I have any of birds anyway.

I live in Charlotte, NC, a city proud of its churches and trees. At one time, Charlotte had the largest per capita number of churches in the USA and -- I think it still does.

But (a conjunction again), it is also a city that delights in its trees. The neighborhood in which we live is frequented by birds of many types including many raptors. We have a very large oak tree in out back yard. I've seen owls, hawks and eagles sit in it.

The Carolina Raptor Center is located in north Mecklenburg County just a few miles north of Charlotte. [Yes, Charlotte is named for that German Queen of England, Queen Charlotte, who came from Mecklenburg.] The Center is open to the public and has a very large collection of birds. It is, of course, a rescue and rehabilitation center as well.

I have visited it only one time and did not think to take a camera with me. The next time I go, I will make a point of carrying a camera and plenty of film.

BTW, I do have a couple of pix of some birds. Anyone for some ducks and geese?

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#182258 - 02/01/09 01:52 AM Re: A bird in the hand [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
The Pook Offline
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Registered: 02/20/08
Posts: 1067
Loc: Tasmania
Great shots of that owl in the snowy misty weather Faldage! Love it.

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#182259 - 02/01/09 02:00 AM Re: A bird in the hand [Re: PastorVon]
The Pook Offline
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Registered: 02/20/08
Posts: 1067
Loc: Tasmania
Originally Posted By: PastorVon
...now that I know what rhotic and non-rhotic mean...The particular flaw that you described might have come from some one raised in particular sections of New York City or north New Jersey. I have frequently heard some one from the latter speak of his State as New Joisey.

It didn't sound like a southern accent, so I suspect he must have been from the Northeast - NY or Boston or somewhere like that.

There is a whole thread somewhere we we discussed the ins and outs of transatlantic and transpacfic rhoticism. In it we discussed such delicious topics as Rudyard Kiplings non-rhotic spelling of Indian words that have come into the English language and which causes North Americans to mispronounce them by adding a voiced 'r' where the one in the word is unvoiced. Same is true of the Korean name Park, which is pronounced "Pahk".

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#182264 - 02/01/09 06:00 AM Re: A bird in the hand [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
BranShea Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5282
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
OH! Eta, what a breathtaking picture. Absolutly super.

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#182265 - 02/01/09 06:09 AM Re: A bird in the hand [Re: LukeJavan8]
BranShea Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5282
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
Originally Posted By: twosleepy
Is this the new bird thread? Yay! I love owls, but rarely get a chance to see them. There is a bird rescue organization in the park by my house (Wild Wings), and it's open every day 10-2. They have a barred owl who is adorable! Here are the residents, including a bobcat: Residents. For a smile, check out Barf, the turkey vulture!
I am with you: I love birds too, hope lots of pictures appear here, thanks for those who
have posted them so far.
Anyone who presumes that Anu has nothing to do with this forum does not read the Weekend Compendium.

From: LukeJavan8 (via Wordsmith Talk bulletin board)Subject: Re: A.Word.A.Day--ex libris
Def: 1. From the library of. 2. A bookplate.
In a Benedictine Monastery school where I attended high school, the monks, who take vows of poverty, could not own the books they used. Inside their books were the words "ad usum" (for the use of...).


Edited by BranShea (02/01/09 06:25 AM)

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#182270 - 02/01/09 07:38 AM Re: A bird in the hand [Re: The Pook]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 7210
Loc: Vermont
Originally Posted By: The Pook
Great shots of that owl in the snowy misty weather Faldage! Love it.


ahem!

wink
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#182273 - 02/01/09 08:18 AM Re: A bird in the hand [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
Faldage Offline
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Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 13803
Originally Posted By: etaoin
Originally Posted By: The Pook
Great shots of that owl in the snowy misty weather Faldage! Love it.


ahem!

wink


All us swans look alike.

PS

I agree with The Pook's assessment of the photo if not his attribution. All the bird pics posted here are fantastic.


Edited by Faldage (02/01/09 08:20 AM)

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#182281 - 02/01/09 01:05 PM Re: A bird in the hand [Re: BranShea]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6695
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
Originally Posted By: BranShea
Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
Originally Posted By: twosleepy
Is this the new bird thread? Yay! I love owls, but rarely get a chance to see them. There is a bird rescue organization in the park by my house (Wild Wings), and it's open every day 10-2. They have a barred owl who is adorable! Here are the residents, including a bobcat: Residents. For a smile, check out Barf, the turkey vulture!
I am with you: I love birds too, hope lots of pictures appear here, thanks for those who
have posted them so far.
Anyone who presumes that Anu has nothing to do with this forum does not read the Weekend Compendium.



Thanks, Bran.
I almost missed the weekend compendium myself, was just browsing thru and was scrolling back
to the top when I saw mine. I felt really good. It was affirming, and thank you for
taking the time to post it. The origninal post was in weekly word: 'ex libris'.
I am grateful.

From: LukeJavan8 (via Wordsmith Talk bulletin board)Subject: Re: A.Word.A.Day--ex libris
Def: 1. From the library of. 2. A bookplate.
In a Benedictine Monastery school where I attended high school, the monks, who take vows of poverty, could not own the books they used. Inside their books were the words "ad usum" (for the use of...).
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#182284 - 02/01/09 04:27 PM Re: A bird in the hand [Re: LukeJavan8]
BranShea Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5282
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
It's just Anu's doing. Wish I had an owl in on of our trees.
So nice to look at. It's low tide for birds in town.

Yeh! got the solution. Saved and printed misty owl on good paper. Gorgeous, like an aquatint etching.

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#182288 - 02/01/09 07:04 PM Re: A bird in the hand [Re: BranShea]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 7210
Loc: Vermont
I just put up a bunch more owl pics on my flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/etaoing/
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