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Steve Foss

Portraits in gray, black and white (OK, brown too)

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Kicked around for a couple hours this noon with Ken and all we could come up with was a gaggle of chickadees. Came back out this afternoon and it was a gray jay, and that was all.

Not much to show for an afternoon in the woods but, well, and afternoon in the woods, which is always a good thing. gringrin

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A deer hunters best company. They Gray is one of my favorite birds.

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Nice shots. I love those chickadees! They sure are happy little guys.

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A gaggle of chickadees was worth a million against a plethora of responsibilities at work! It WAS good to get out in the woods, if only for a little while.

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You know winter is coming when you starting posting chickadee shots again. grin But then, I never get tired of them cute little rascals.

Actually, it's snowing 30 miles NW of here, as I speak. mad

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BTW, Ken, that new grouse trail is about a mile and a half long and does end up coming back out onto the road where we saw the second gate. At one point there is what looks like a spur trail turning off of it, but I didn't take the spur to see where it dead-ended because of approaching sunset.

Total length of the loop, including return by road to the first gate, felt like about 2 to 2.5 miles. Lots of good stuff in there for grouse and deer, and I met two separate bowhunters who'd just got out of VCC classes and were looking for some fresh venison.

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