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Forum: Winni Wildlife 04-23-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,372
Posted By shoppes on the bay
new nest

hell of a lot faster and cheaper to just put the traffic cones up - lol:D
Forum: Winni Wildlife 04-23-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,372
Posted By shoppes on the bay
new nest

it may just be the angle of the shot but is the new nest built for these ospreys below the tree level? they may not like that, i dont think it is a height thing as much as a clear view of the...
Forum: Winni Wildlife 04-22-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,372
Posted By shoppes on the bay
as i posted - lol

i took pics of our "osprey on the power pole" solution this afternoon, you may want to pass this on because once these birds choose a nest site the are determined to build there.this solution is...
Forum: Winni Wildlife 04-22-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,056
Posted By shoppes on the bay
loons

i saw one as i was leaving the port last week-end while i was working on a fish trap boat - he had red eyes and his summer plumage so i would say he was ready to head north at any time. they are here...
Forum: Winni Wildlife 04-22-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,372
Posted By shoppes on the bay
nesting on electric poles

you may find that the birds come right back and try to re-build their nest in the spot they originally picked they are very tenacious. there was a pair that did the exact same thing near my house in...
Forum: Winni Wildlife 04-21-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,434
Posted By shoppes on the bay
squintz

our 5 year old dwarf cherryhead tortoise having a nice soak in the sink - :D
Forum: Winni Wildlife 03-10-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 29,250
Posted By shoppes on the bay
plausible reason for denials

a good friend of mine was talking over coffee this morning of a project he is working on with USFW - during our conversation he mentioned busting on the usfw official about denials of mt lions in the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 23,704
Posted By shoppes on the bay
this should all end well as soon as mr flemings...

this should all end well as soon as mr flemings lawyer explains that as his client exited his violated residence with his firearm (he wasnt sure if the perp was in fact no longer in his home) to...
Forum: Winni Wildlife 02-18-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 29,250
Posted By shoppes on the bay
Wink indeed - what happened to their credibility when...

indeed - what happened to their credibility when they denied numerous sightings, footprints and then have a dead one dropped in their laps. i really think in most cases they just dont want the public...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,445
Posted By shoppes on the bay
photo proof!

here is the proof - photo taken by a forum member and posted on this site -
a small hairy mammal, walking erect - obviously a young one http://winnipesaukee.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12986
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Forum: Winni Wildlife 02-11-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 29,250
Posted By shoppes on the bay
I do believe that there are mt lions in NH

you cant discount i witness accounts of cougars, nothing looks like them and it seems that all fish and wildlife CO's read from the same book when people report seeing them - the following link is a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,578
Posted By shoppes on the bay
total pro's not much chance of these guys getting...

total pro's not much chance of these guys getting caught - in and out in 2 minutes, no one hurt - well planned out and executed.

these guys are not a problem of population or the economy - this...
Forum: Winni Wildlife 09-06-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,513
Posted By shoppes on the bay
wait until you find out just how much like cement...

wait until you find out just how much like cement cormorant droppings are! :D

maybe its their diet down here but they are a royal pain in the tail feathers to clean of you dock and boat! sticky...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 52,609
Posted By shoppes on the bay
LOL Nagigator - we actually call these jokingly...

LOL Nagigator - we actually call these jokingly "Point Judith King Crabs" :laugh: (except for seagulls no one eats them though - i did know that one of the guys cooked one up once to see if there...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 52,609
Posted By shoppes on the bay
spider crab......

you are correct it is actually a Spider Crab, a small one that entered one of my eel pots that has a small entrance designed to allow eels in - the spider crabs that get in my lobster traps and the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 52,609
Posted By shoppes on the bay
Now This Is a Water Spider!

and this is a baby one! :eek:

Libinia emarginata
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 52,609
Posted By shoppes on the bay
Really Scary Spiders are Radioactive

Here is one that is residing in the cabin of my boat - not sure of the species but i suspect he somehow has been feeding on radioactive insects maybe from the URI nuclear reactor - or maybe this...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,427
Posted By shoppes on the bay
irene is rocking us on the south coast of rhode island

last report i got is she is losing steam but we have been getting hammered since the early a.m. - evacs were mandatory at 6 a.m. after that you were on your own - a few of us are riding it out on our...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 05-11-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,138
Posted By shoppes on the bay
bigdog, i have been boating for over 20 years in...

bigdog, i have been boating for over 20 years in saltwater and longer if you count freshwater, there is no need to paint the bottom of your sunfish if you keep it out of the water. bottom paint is to...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,749
Posted By shoppes on the bay
the loons are leaving narragansett and heading north

thanks for the loan of your loons for the winter, they have been molting and growing in their summer feathers since around mid-march, there are still a few around but i suspect they will be gone over...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,041
Posted By shoppes on the bay
Happy New Year All from the Port of Galilee

just came back from the Plunge at Galilee Beach (Salty Brine Beach, now) - almost spring like weather with the water only 43 degrees! (shrinkage??) attached is a video. One of our draggers pulled...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,807
Posted By shoppes on the bay
That would be a Rhode Island "Grilled" Turkey...

That would be a Rhode Island "Grilled" Turkey then......:D
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,602
Posted By shoppes on the bay
i get to see them weekly sometimes daily day and...

i get to see them weekly sometimes daily day and night, they are constantly training and fly from an airbase nearby (the ones i am seeing that is) - they are quite impressive - here is a link for 2...
Forum: Winni Wildlife 09-04-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,285
Posted By shoppes on the bay
fishers probably wont bother with your cats and...

fishers probably wont bother with your cats and will stay away from your dogs unless cornered, they mostly feed on small game
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,657
Posted By shoppes on the bay
hi John60RI - judging by the amount of rhode...

hi John60RI - judging by the amount of rhode islanders down here watching the surf you may have pawtucket all to yourself right now lol :liplick:

just came back from the lighthouse and with the...
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