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Not a great shot but a lucky shot! A pair of Peregrine falcons are nesting in a box on top of the library tower at Umass. A chance shot of one flying out of the nest box.

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I was standing around about here when I took the photo. The box is on the top right of the tower.

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There is a falcon-cam if anyone is interested.

 
Out for a bike ride at the state park and I got pictures of a Northern Water Snake crossing the pond.

It looks quite large. It's riding high in the water. I wonder if they can suck air into their bodies to float so high.

It made me laugh when I looked at the Wiki story on these nonvenomous snakes.

"The common watersnake can grow up to 135 cm (4 ft 5 in) in total length (including tail)." Made me wonder where you start to measure the tail from on a snake :)

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Out for a bike ride at the state park and I got pictures of a Northern Water Snake crossing the pond.

It looks quite large. It's riding high in the water. I wonder if they can suck air into their bodies to float so high.

It made me laugh when I looked at the Wiki story on these nonvenomous snakes.

"The common watersnake can grow up to 135 cm (4 ft 5 in) in total length (including tail)." Made me wonder where you start to measure the tail from on a snake :)

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From its anus.

You are welcome. :)
 
Leave it to Chester to find wildlife. He was going nuts on the front window birdie-vision (if we filled the feeders (too many squirrels)). But he was very excited and was pawing the window.

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We took a look at what had Chester so excited. There is a blue jay nest right outside the window in the rhododendrons. That looks like it's a hatched chick.

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I went out to the front step. Mommy or Daddy is now sitting on it. I guess to protect it from predictors since I think it's already hatched. There are loads of gray squirrels, chipmunks, grackle and other critters that I think would eat a chick if it had the chance. I've even seen coopers hawks in those bushes.

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