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    for the shimmering colors from the apparently black feathers.  I wonder if the same principle applies to fish scales.  Sometimes the blue gill fish are twinkling with several colors like fine opels, then they turn in the water, and look grey.

    80 and windy in NW Oregon.  Repairing and running the soaker hoses, everything's drying out.

    Tacking up chicken wire everywhere, trying to harden the back yard against skunk visits.  I've read they aren't smart or athletic and don't see good, so its possible to fence them out.

    Our neighbors collectively spend several hundred dollars to have a couple of skunks trapped and removed, it bought them less than one skunk-free week.

    When I've got overripe pears on the ground, my back yard's McDonald's for skunks.

    I was eating in the back yard when one strolled right up and passed me by, a couple of feet away, like I wasn't there.  I went inside.

    Oddly, the squirrels go for the pears, too.  I often see them trying to wrestle a huge pear off the ground and up into a tree.  Those basketball-sized leaf balls high in the trees, those are probably squirrel nests?

    I liked the duck pictures. I think I've seen those white-headed ducks on the golf course ponds, I'll look more carefully next time.

    Wood ducks are my favorite.  Talk about colors! I could never bring myself to shoot a creature that lovely.

    Orly, it isn't evidence just because you downloaded it from the internet.

    by 6412093 on Sun May 05, 2013 at 04:11:49 PM PDT

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