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Old 05-22-2018, 05:12 PM
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Depends on where he's living these days.

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What bird is this? A gift from my son, who writes,



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Old 05-22-2018, 06:07 PM
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A house sparrow? A forest sparrow?
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:08 PM
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No sparrow beak.

He's in the mountainous Old World (my son, and the bird too).
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I give up. I spent twenty minutes - that's all the time I'm willing to spend. Jeebus but there are a lot of little birds!
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A Black Redstart?
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:28 PM
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Wow Caramel! Very nice

Hausrotschwanz, Phoenicurus ochruros

Will you take a turn?
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Old 05-22-2018, 11:32 PM
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I regret I can't post pictures - sorry!
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Congratulations, Caramel!

Yesterday at the eye doctor’s I tried to take a super close-up picture of some fossilized crocodile teeth, but I don’t have the skill.

My eye doctor has several display cases filled with polished fossils, geodes, stone carvings from Central America, and intricate scrimshaw.

The teeth were intact inside an entire fossilized skull!

He’s got the coolest doctor’s office ever!
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Originally Posted by Gilmer View Post
Congratulations, Caramel!

Yesterday at the eye doctorís I tried to take a super close-up picture of some fossilized crocodile teeth, but I donít have the skill.

My eye doctor has several display cases filled with polished fossils, geodes, stone carvings from Central America, and intricate scrimshaw.

The teeth were intact inside an entire fossilized skull!

Heís got the coolest doctorís office ever!
If you were using your phone, most don't have a macro setting like cameras. Zoom on a phone is usually not optical zoom so you lose resolution. Go back with your good camera.
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I haven’t seen it since the eighties!
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Searching for about an hour, I found a nice fossil skull of a Dyrosaurus phosphaticus, which lived about 70 million years ago near Morocco. It's for sale, about $13,000, free delivery if you're in the UK. The specimen has its original intact teeth, upper & lower mandible. Here's a detail:

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What an amazing fossil, courage. Truly beautiful.

Thank you.
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But pricey By the way, it was on topic -- an ancestor in the crocodile line.
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I need to go check on this year's crop but I have to bathe in DEET to get to them all,

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Are those Ponderosa Lemons? I had a little Cocker Spaniel that used to leave those at my doorstep - so I'd throw them for him until they broke open and then he'd eat them.
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:32 AM
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Nope. But you did just make me crave a pumelo.
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Golden Nugget mandarin?
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:23 AM
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Are they mandarins of some other ilk?

...or were you saying that it's a pomelo?



Yuzu?
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Old 05-27-2018, 12:53 PM
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Nope, it's a bitter orange, a marmalade orange. It has heavy orange flavor and requires excessive sugar to make good marmalade.

My favorite pasture for hiking has THOUSANDS of these little trees that came from an old homesite. It's about time to check the crop. Bugspray, as the field is more than waist deep in weeds.
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