Terry goes viral

My son brought this image to my attention last Saturday.  Marcel thought it looked like my friend Terry.  We then set out for a bit of detective work to see where it came from.

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Last week, an image of Terry appeared on a site called imgur.com > ttp://imgur.com/gallery/ISD1BlT

The source was listed as Reddit.com > http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/1xo7kt/a_bald_eagle_with_a_broken_wing_being_rescued_in/

We wondered where had the original image had come from and discovered it had been posted on Wired.com April 2013 > http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/04/this-week-in-wild-animals_1/

Wired had found it on a local site in Mora:  (The original)

http://www.presspubs.com/kanabec/news/article_686a2b34-a706-11e2-98fd-0019bb2963f4.html

The photographer was Kirsten Blake of the Kanabec County Times

After we found the original, we went back and asked Google where else it appears on the net and found it in numerous other places including petslady.com, birdcontrolnews.com and whitewolfpack.com. It is also posted all over Facebook.

Google.com image search results

Fun to see how an image floats around the internet.

More images from the rescue on April (15th), 2013 in Mora Minnesota

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Teegan turns 2

1st, sorry for the long delay in posting anything on this blog.  My life is quite full of magical moments, but I don’t stop and document them as often.

Yesterday, I helped celebrate the 2nd birthday of our 4th grandchild Teegan Guse Wilson.  Jeff and Christy hosted a house full of friends and family complete with snacks, cake, presents, and one very large Minnie balloon.

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A full set of images are posted on Picasa.

Christmas Bird Count 2014

Today was the 114th annual Christmas Bird Count.  St. Paul Audubon Society has been actively participating for decades and this was my 4th or 5th year.  After a cold morning exploring our ‘circle’ of parks and open spaces in St. Paul, I decided to add in a bird count from our backyard feeders.  Scanning the feeders, I didn’t find any of the usual suspects.  It is rare that we don’t have any birds in the backyard. 

In closer inspection, I found this Cooper’s Hawk finishing off a dove.  This explains why all of the other birds left the area.

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