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    Any ideas what kind of bird this is?

    I always thought the red tail was pretty unmistakable. We have a ton of red tails around here, two that regular stalk our coop. It didn't look like the typical red tail we see around here. I was thrown off by how close it let me get. We have about 2 acres of land, long and narrow, our house its...
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    Any ideas what kind of bird this is?

    I'm thinking a cooper hawk but not positive. It was by far the biggest we've seen. It also let me get within 5 ft of it and didn't fly away until I let the dog out.
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    Ticks..........

    When we first moved here a few years ago we were constantly bringing in ticks from our backyard. One of our dogs ended up with RMSF and I was pretty much terrified to go out and play with the kids. We ended up getting chickens and also dust our yard with diatomaceous earth. It needs to be...
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    Can you identify this?

    There was a bird sitting by our coop for at least 30 minutes earlier today. From far away it looked like a hawk (we've been having issues with hawks going after the chickens) but when I let the dogs out, it didn't fly away. I thought it might be injured so I took a walk out, it let me get about...
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    Stinkbugs!

    We moved to the Mullica Hill area a couple years ago from the west suburbs of Philly in Chester County. They were HORRIBLE there, I counted over a hundred on the side of our house at one point. We had a few here and there last year so I was really surprised how bad they are this year.
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    Tick&Fleas

    Thanks for the info on the tick collar Sue. I'll be calling our vet tomorrow. After Max's experience with RMSF last summer, not taking any chances. We have an amazing amount of standing water in our backyard right, for a good month now, and the mosquitoes are just horrendous. Someone...
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    ch-47 chinooks?

    Thank you! My son and I enjoy seeing them, we were just curious why we've been seeing so many of them lately.
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    ch-47 chinooks?

    They go past our house on an almost daily basis, through our backyard and sometimes low and close enough that they wake up my sleeping daughter. Almost always in a southwest or northeast direction so we're assuming they are coming from or going to ft dix but aren't sure what is southwest of...
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    Tick`s & Chigger`s

    Yeah, I figured that out :) I was hoping the both combined would help. Fortunately we were really lucky and the vet was fantastic. We noticed the dog limping one day and what looked like he was favoring his one paw, wouldn't go up the stairs. He's kind of a klutz so we figured he hurt himself...
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    Tick`s & Chigger`s

    Both our dogs are treated with Frontline. I also use geranium rose essential oil on their collars (its supposed to be a natural repellent) and one of the dogs still managed to get Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. I never found any ticks on them, I found one in one of the spots they like to lay...
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    Male Mosquito Hawk

    Great picture. My husband calls them mosquito hawks too. Never saw them before we moved here and in the last week or so we have a ton of them.
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    Bald eagles in south Jersey?

    I used to really enjoy going with my dad to Hawk Mt. I haven't been in a good 10-15 years but it was way too crowded for my liking the last time I went.
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    Bald eagles in south Jersey?

    Thanks! Heh, yeah I was totally duped by his rugged outdoorsman like appearance. It's all good. I'm lucky enough to stay home with my kids and am rediscovering my my loves and hobbies, they'll have no choice but to love the outdoors:mrgreen:
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    Bald eagles in south Jersey?

    We have a ton of deer and wild turkeys, usually in the field next to us. On average there are at least 20 deer and 40-50 turkey. My husband saw a coyote about a mile away but I've been lucky enough not to see that yet. I've also gotten educated on ticks pretty fast. I spent a lot of my...
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    Bald eagles in south Jersey?

    We'll def. have to check that out. We're in in Gloucester county, not too far from Salem and Cumberland counties.
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    Bald eagles in south Jersey?

    Thank you and thank you for link. I was a little disappointed to be leaving suburbia but am very excited that my kids are getting an opportunity to see things they most like would not have at our previous residence.
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    Bald eagles in south Jersey?

    Hi All. I want to say I'm new but I've been lurking for quite awhile. My family and I moved to SJ the beginning of the year and I have to say I was quite disappointed my husband (who is from the area) knows basically nothing about the history of where he grew up. I was lucky enough to find...