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4:24 p.m. on November 18, 2012 (EST)
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nothing like a nice fall hike to enjoy a sunday.  temps climbed to 53 here!  


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and the payoff.....


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4:59 p.m. on November 18, 2012 (EST)
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nice duckies...is that beer in a trailspace glass?

9:41 a.m. on November 19, 2012 (EST)
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TJester, 

It is indeed, I have one as well :) 

They are sometimes included in the goody packages for the various competitions and drawings.

9:49 a.m. on November 19, 2012 (EST)
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That's a nice looking pair o' mallards there.  Awesome scenery.

11:43 a.m. on November 19, 2012 (EST)
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I hunted ducks when I was younger, but now enjoy their beauty best watching them alive.  Waterfowl is surprisingly common in Nevada especially in the spring and fall.  I will be fishing tomorrow on a mountain lake at about 5800 feet keeping an eye and ears open for loons that pass thru as migrants each spring and fall.

I was working for the BLM out of Spokane, WA one winter and we were driving along the Colombia River.  There was a wildlife biologist in the truck with me that had experience counting large populations of waterfowl.  We stopped at an overlook with a lot of geese, Snow, Ross, Canadians, Brandt, etc.  How many we all wanted to know.  After about 10 minutes, she announced " 400-500,000."  That is a lot of geese in one place.  I will never forget it.

 

3:34 p.m. on November 19, 2012 (EST)
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That is Bell's Two Hearted Ale, and a half million is a LOT of geese in one place.

i once camped on an island off the coast of Nova Scotia.  ferried out on a small boat.  The island had once hosted a working lighthouse with a few outbuildings, all of which had been abandoned and looked like they had been empty for quite a while.  the only residents of the island were a large number of gulls, puffins and cormorants, and a lot of seals along the shore.  what i recall most was the racket all those birds made during the day.     

4:16 p.m. on November 19, 2012 (EST)
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we have a crane that has staked out our back forty as his territory. I don't know where he came from, but he sure is cool. will try to get some pictures.

9:48 p.m. on November 19, 2012 (EST)
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Those cormorants are nasty birds. They really put a hurt on the fish populations. Almost as nasty as the honey badger. Honey badger don't care, however.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

2:20 p.m. on November 20, 2012 (EST)
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 The glasses look much better with a nice dark Stout or Porter though...

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Nice shots leadbelly. Ducks are great photography subjects. I've got a collection going.

5:50 p.m. on November 20, 2012 (EST)
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indeed.  humble suggestions: great lakes edmund fitzgerald porter and founders breakfast stout.  and if you have ready access to the brewery (i used to live about a mile from downtown Portsmouth), Kate the Great. 

7:41 p.m. on November 20, 2012 (EST)
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been very busy lately but I must say this is a fantastic post leadbelly5220!

I can't help but be affected by the aesthetic allure of combining sky, river, rock, duck and beer!

 

Thanks for the notion!

11:25 a.m. on November 21, 2012 (EST)
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leadbelly2550 said:

indeed.  humble suggestions: great lakes edmund fitzgerald porter and founders breakfast stout.  and if you have ready access to the brewery (i used to live about a mile from downtown Portsmouth), Kate the Great. 

 Thanks for the suggestions.

Founders I know of, at least I've seen it in stores here. It's a Milk Stout no?

Great Lakes I don't think I have access to here but now I'll have to look. I love that song, so I'm pretty sure if Edmund Fitzgerald was on the shelves here I'd have noticed it.

Kate the Great, had to look it up on Ratebeer.com - Now your talkin my language. Imperial Russian is my favorite style. It rates well, now I'm going to have to make a journey... If I may suggest, if you like this style - North Coast Brewing - Old Rasputin. I hoard the stuff anytime I can get it.

12:59 p.m. on November 21, 2012 (EST)
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founders breakfast stout is a coffee/oatmeal stout.  old rasputin - excellent.

stone russian imperial stout too. 

12:33 p.m. on November 24, 2012 (EST)
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but what kind of decent darks can we get here in CA? just kidding...I don't drink.

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