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The great thing about birding Fermilab is that nothing makes sense. Double-crested cormorants in the middle of the Illinois prairie? Buffalo grazing above a particle accelerator?  Killdeer in the reflecting pool?  Sure, why not?  Didn't see any coyotes this trip, but that's exactly how they want it. I did see frogs, but they were hard to find and I didn't take pictures, lest the egrets were paying attention.
 

Date: 2014-09-22 11:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] beamjockey.livejournal.com
It's nice to have a paradox close enough to visit, isn't it?

I was off running Construction Worker Fantasy Camp for a select group of clients.

Turns out it's easy to acquire the habit of passing tools and glasses of orange juice through the walls and floors, once the walls and floors have been removed.

Date: 2014-09-23 12:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acmespaceship.livejournal.com
Let me know when your client base is ready for Advanced Construction Fantasy Camp. I have a full-featured learning environment in my basement.

You could leave holes in the walls for future OJ passing. My aunt's vacation house had a little window in the front porch screen. We called it the Dairy Queen window and used it to pass drinks to the front yard. Made a routine task seem a little more exciting. Or maybe we were terribly bored.

Please let us know about your next Fantasy Camp. I have a Tall and Young man who needs to earn his keep.

Date: 2014-09-23 12:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peteralway.livejournal.com
Nice picture. Alas, all my bird and airplane pictures are not only from separate frames, but different days.

Date: 2014-09-23 12:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acmespaceship.livejournal.com
The birds probably prefer it that way. The pilots, too. That's a nifty biplane you captured.

Between O'Hare and Midway, it's hard to take a shot anywhere around here without airplanes. I like airplanes, so I do not consider this a problem. I do need to find an ID book for aircraft: I know those are double-crested cormorants, but I have no idea what type of plane is flying above them.

Date: 2014-10-05 09:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashnistrike.livejournal.com
I never figured out why, but the whole western suburbs are lousy with cormorants (actually, I believe they're anhingas - cormorants lack the hook on the end of the bill).

-Nameseeker

Date: 2014-10-06 05:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acmespaceship.livejournal.com
Nope, other way around: Cormorants have the hook. I had to go look that up. Who knew DuPage County, IL, would be a place where it's relevant to know the difference between an anhinga and a cormorant!?

Anhingas are cool.

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