Wild world out there at 3:00AM

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FredC
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Just another pair of thermal images. We have night hawks that spend most of the year here. Not sure what they eat, I would guess mostly insects and mice. I have never seen then hunt, usually sit on the ground and call. Sometimes see them flying near streetlights so they may be catching flying insects. When using lights when hunting you see mostly a single eye illuminated. If you get close, they fly a few yards away.

The other is my new hood ornament. I had a couple more but must have accidentally deleted them.
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FredC
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My place where lots of little bucks hang out.

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Just checked a camera after 6 months of forgetfulness. The camera reset the date on Aug 22, so the photo is from last month. Well the big bucks hang out next door viewtopic.php?p=42309#p42309 and lots of wimps hang out below the shop. Seven of them in this photo. I have 12,000 other photos to sort though but this one is the most interesting so far.
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:o :o :o :o

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Time to load up some wooden bullets!
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FredC
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Wild World at 9:30PM

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Went out about 9:30 to turn off the center pivot. Saw what I thought was a coyote, used the cover of the water pouring out of the pivot to get closer. Took the shot and wounded it with the 22. Chased it up the Klein field, found it lying down and a herd of deer came by. Shot it again and found it dead after the 3rd shot. Not sure if it was a large fox or juvenile coyote. Maybe I can get a photo early before the buzzards get it tomorrow morning.
Photos with crosshairs are from the rifle, without are from the nomocular.
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FredC
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Re: Wild world out there at 3:00AM

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I saw the remains of the canid a couple of days ago. Right now, I think it was a young coyote.
This evening at 9:30 local time I turned off the reservoir pump and saw a bunch of ducks in the water. The water on the far side is black where it reflects the cool vegetation, the dim white spots are ducks in the water. The hot spot above the dam is the 3 phase transformer bank. The other photo was a puzzle to what the hot spots were, then the deer in the middle stood up and stretched. Obviously a herd of deer lying in the tall grass.
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