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Green Eyed Bumble Bee

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 8, 2008


I’ve never seen a Bumble Bee with green eyes before. Even though this fellow didn’t seem interested in stinging, it still looked mad to me with those eerie green eyes.

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The Lost Geese

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 30, 2008


Geese in the Valley


Geese in a Grey Sky
I saw these geese circle the campus of Western Carolina University on my way to lunch. They flew from the north, paralleling NC107 on the west side of the campus, turning at the Ramsey Center, and flew back north along the east side of the campus.

When I worked in Maggie Valley, I saw the same sort of thing a lot…a formation of geese would fly by and wheel around and go back the way they came, sometimes repeating the path two or three times.

I wonder if they are lost, or just cruising?

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A Berry For My Sweetheart, and A Flock of Cedar Waxwings

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 13, 2008


A pair of Cedar Waxwings?


Yep, they’re Cedar Waxwings! (Bombycilla cedrorum)


There were about 50 or so in the flock, but this was the best behaved for photographing. I photographed them in a Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) located next to Hunter Library on the campus of Western Carolina University. If you’ve never heard them, take a listen. And, I’ll leave you with one heading for the berry patch:

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New Species of Flying Penguins Discovered

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 1, 2008

Watch the amazing video of the penguins.

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Local Video: The Georgia Aquarium

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 2, 2008

Here is a pretty cool video made by Chris Leahy:

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Stalker?

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 16, 2007

I was minding my own business, and felt eyes on the back of my neck…

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No Closer

Posted by Thunder Pig on September 24, 2007

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Watching

Posted by Thunder Pig on September 20, 2007

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