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#13816849 - 05/13/19 Life as Cookie sees it - Marmot and Rail  
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Burns/Hines, Oregon, USA
A 4-day outing south with 2 objectives. One, try out our new travel trailer, and two, get some Rock Chuck/Yellow Bellied Marmot pics.

Scored on the Marmot with some good portraits
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A young pup
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And an ever vigilant parent
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The real prize though - a rare opportunity at a Virginia Rail. These guys are always about in our marshy areas, often heard, but never seen.
With the new toy immediately adjacent to a small spring creek, Cookie noticed a Rail sneaking through the vegetation as she was reading by a window.
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This one was a new parent, however, and the need to feed brought it out of cover to secure groceries for itself and a six member brood.
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The travel trailer is fine, but I'm used to tent camping with no worries about generators, water tanks, batteries, leveling systems, etc. Seems to make Cookie happy though, so I guess we'll be forced to keep it.
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Have a good one,

Last edited by 1minute; 05/13/19.

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#13820045 - 05/14/19 Re: Life as Cookie sees it - Marmot and Rail [Re: 1minute]  
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Great pics. I have been out Birding a bunch lately and getting some good pics. I have seen and photographed Sora here in Michigan last year but have yet to see or hear a Virginia Rail.

#13820427 - 05/14/19 Re: Life as Cookie sees it - Marmot and Rail [Re: 1minute]  
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I have seen the Virginia rail but couldn't hear one if I had to. Guess it is time for hearing aids. Great photos. God Bless. Rusty

#13831600 - 05/18/19 Re: Life as Cookie sees it - Marmot and Rail [Re: 1minute]  
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The young marmot and rail with chick images stand out for me.

#13831633 - 05/18/19 Re: Life as Cookie sees it - Marmot and Rail [Re: 1minute]  
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Great shots....... cool smile

Alpha

#13831754 - 05/19/19 Re: Life as Cookie sees it - Marmot and Rail [Re: 1minute]  
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Awesome!

John

#13838085 - 05/21/19 Re: Life as Cookie sees it - Marmot and Rail [Re: 1minute]  
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Nice,enjoy your trailer..


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