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Old Jan 26, 2008, 11:54 AM   #1
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These little guys are hanging around it seems all year. I've been told they usually vacate the area in winter. ....Don
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Old Jan 26, 2008, 11:55 AM   #2
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Old Jan 26, 2008, 11:55 AM   #3
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3...too bad about the branch. I could do some cloning if I feel more ambitious...
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Old Jan 26, 2008, 1:54 PM   #4
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What a strange setup, Don:?I remember a post of yours some time back, and I think it was Penolta or VP [sabine] who explained that the bill was created like that to open pine seeds ?? Amazing !! Nice clear shots [except for the branch worth cloning:G:G:G]
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the bill was created like that to open pine seeds ?? Amazing !!
Yes - to pry apart the "scales" of apine cones to get at the seeds.Great photos anda fortuitous pair of imagesas well - notice that the upper bill crosses to the right in the female (yellow) and to the left in the male (red). It is only coincidental that there is one of each with each sex here, as there is no such sexual linkage inthis feature- it is sort of like right and left handedness in people of either sex.
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Very interesting beak. I'm around the Sequoias a lot and I've never seen one.

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Old Jan 26, 2008, 6:43 PM   #7
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Very cool shots Don.
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Great capture Don !



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what part of bc are you from...........i can see them sticking around the coast but not the upper part of bc or the interior.........

oh ya ............nice pics..............what did you use to get those shots........:roll:
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