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Sorce

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oddest thing you've found in the canopy.
« on: August 15, 2014, 12:07 AM »
I was just wondering if anyone has ever encountered a bat in their tree.

I have katydids, well, last year, and spiders.

Has anyone had anything more interesting.?

Thanks for sharing!

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Anthony

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Re: oddest thing you've found in the canopy.
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2014, 07:00 AM »
How about a baby thrush, just leaning to fly, taking up residence in a Tamarind bonsai tree, for a week or so until his tail feathers fully extended [ we just call them -yellow eye bird, there are now 4 in the yard, loud tweeters and the youngster is one of them .]

Imagine the fun I had watering, as he flew out to the mango tree, looking rather cross and then returning to the Tamarind when I left  :)
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Re: oddest thing you've found in the canopy.
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2014, 07:03 AM »
Excellent!  ;D :D
 

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Re: oddest thing you've found in the canopy.
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2014, 10:20 AM »
Not exactly what you were asking, but earlier this year I had 4 juvenile Barred Owls perched above me on a single branch of one of my landscape trees while I was moving my trees to another area.  They were squawking/hissing away while I worked.  One, the first one to land on the branch, stayed there for ~30 minutes until right before I was finished.
 

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Re: oddest thing you've found in the canopy.
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2014, 10:55 AM »
Along a similar thread, I have chickadees hang out in my tree area frequently, especially after watering. My trees are all on a front porch sort of area, so when I come home after work I walk by them all and usually a whole flock of birds take off!
 

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Re: oddest thing you've found in the canopy.
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2014, 12:17 PM »
JLushious,

here's one for you. During the dry season, the birds bathe in the bonsai trees. In particular one red female who likes to get really wet. If the use of a sprinkler were still allowed, the birds would come down and walk around in the spray.

To clean the trees, of dust they are first showered by a fine rose on the watering can, then a send pass about 10 to 30 minutes later for the soil, in the morning.
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Re: oddest thing you've found in the canopy.
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2014, 04:03 PM »
I'll see birds sitting on them from time to time, not usually anything to bother me unless they start poking around in the soil.
Once, just before starting to conduct a very public demo, I found a black widow hiding in the subject juniper! 
 

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Re: oddest thing you've found in the canopy.
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2014, 05:10 PM »
A full grown Red Tailed Hawk...seriously.
 

Sorce

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Re: oddest thing you've found in the canopy.
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2014, 08:48 PM »
Nice guys.  :D

Guess I just had to ask for the katydids.!  ;D

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Anthony

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Re: oddest thing you've found in the canopy.
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2014, 10:15 PM »
Dave,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_kiskadee

Scroll down to the first image on the left.
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Re: oddest thing you've found in the canopy.
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2014, 12:26 AM »
  Caught a bald face hornet starting to build a hive in one of my Chinese elms this spring. Pulled a Raid on him.
 

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Re: oddest thing you've found in the canopy.
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2014, 12:49 PM »
I see a fairy from time to time.

 

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Re: oddest thing you've found in the canopy.
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2014, 06:58 AM »
Lol.

The other day, found one of the last remaining caterpillars. Quite large at almost a cm.

My daughter wanted to keep it, so we put it out on an elm leaf where she could check on it.

Went to find it the next day, found it, and 2 more.......

Sucked dry by spiders!

Don't kill our earth! Maintain biological, LOGICAL. BALANCE.

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Re: oddest thing you've found in the canopy.
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2014, 06:37 PM »
A few years ago I was looking over the table of old imported Chinese elms at Lotus Bonsai Nursery when I noticed a faint high - pitched sound. A lot of the tree had hollows in the trunks and one of the hollows held a nest of baby wrens. As I watched Mama Wren flew in, fed the babies, and took off again.
 

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Re: oddest thing you've found in the canopy.
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2014, 03:47 AM »
Excellent.

Great Story!

Thanks for sharing Paul and all.

What else guys?