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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 08:47 am:

On the fifth day of our newly launched 'Pasty Cam' back in '98, it was the first picture of wildlife. Also we were beginning to get into a pattern of alternating the pictures from left to right each day. By the end of the first week of this feature we had basically settled into the format, with just a few refinements over the coming weeks.

Deer have graced the pages of the Pasty Cam many times over the past 8+ years. Jonathan was the only photographer in the beginning months, though I added a shot now and then. Later others would join our ranks... Daryl Laitila, who we met at the Tori Market in Hancock... a couple of friends visiting Eagle River... later, famous folks like Dan Urbanski and Charlie Eshbach. Probably the most memorable deer picture we received was in the fall of 2002, from Sarah Hoffman and Kristina Blockland:

Oh deer
A lot can happen in 8 years, and the Pasty Cam continues to roll along without yet missing a single day of it.

more tomorrow...
Margo (Margo) on Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 08:52 am:

Beautiful picture. Enjoy the sunny Sunday. Looks like a bit of snow tomorrow here in SE lower Michigan.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 09:03 am:

Good morning! The time of year when the deer begin to show up more.

By Lorelei (Lorelei) on Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 09:41 am:

Good Sunday Morning everyone. I heard a mourning dove yesterday. That was music to my ears. Do mourning doves fly south? Anyway, I know spring is on the way. Makes me so happy.

By JARMO ITÄNIEMI (Japei) on Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 09:48 am:

Morning from Suomi..there was today very BEAUTIFUL morning in HANCOCK! I can see its by way of webcameras.. .

By Margo (Margo) on Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 11:04 am:

Lorelei, I, too, just saw some morning doves this morning in my yard. What a sight. The first for this year. It's my guess that they fly south for the winter. Spring is almost here.

By PATT HANSEN (Truetroll) on Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 01:50 pm:

If mourning doves fly south it is not too far south as I have had them at my feeder all winter long and I live near Flint. Their cooing never fails to delight me.

However I will tell you for the first time all winter the birds down here are singing! First time I noticed was Wednesday evening just before the ice storm. To us the birds singing is the official start of Spring.

By JanieT (Bobbysgirl) on Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 02:58 pm:

I also have had mourning doves feeding at my feeders all winter long here in eastern Iowa. Some days as many as 7 or 8 pairs. This past thursday I had 3 robins out there.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 03:06 pm:

We too have mourning doves the year round here in southern lower Michigan. Lots of them!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 03:14 pm:

I recognize that angle. Bet it was given to me by the same folks.

By lz (Llamamama) on Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 03:50 pm:

Here in SW Michigan we have Mourning Doves all year long. Did see a Bluebird last weekend so spring cannot be far. (Then why would they be predicting a snow storm tonight? Oh, ya, this IS Michigan).

By John Beckius (Johncantonmi) on Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 08:43 pm:

Saw 3 robins today on our walk. Also have doves all winter,they wait under the finch feeder for seed to fall.

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 08:49 pm:

Those @#%*# doves have been UP here all winter. Sometimes there are 15 or 20 at a time. Haven't had any bluebirds here, although several blue jays in the last few days, among all the chickadees, finches, sparrows and woodpeckers. It was a nice day in Cornell, temp. was 41° F when we got home from church.

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 09:18 pm:

Doves are here year around in N.Ga. The Cardinal Mom and Dad have had their babies and are visiting the feeders. We are going to have a HUGE problem with Starlings in this area. They arrive and blacken your yard and when they fly into the trees the they are alive with birds.

By RCW (Rcw) on Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 09:27 pm:

We ve had the doves here all winter every year too Fran.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 10:54 pm:

Yeeeeeeeee haaaaaaaaaaaaw! We finally got a good dusting of snow...bout time. Although small by UP standards, we got about five inches of the beautiful white stuff, today.
Hubby and I keep glancing out the bay window and patio doors, to take in the winter wonderland :) And needless to say, Da Abbi was in her glory, playing in the snow today...she tracked all through the yard, rolling in the snow, and didn't want to come in. Hmmm...perhaps she is a UP dog, eh.

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