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Old 03-08-2011, 03:19 PM
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Default I saw a groundhog's shadow today

I saw my first groundhog today and it being a sunny day, I saw its shadow as well. Spring will be here before we know it!
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:47 PM
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soooo close.. whatever snow, cold temps not bothering me anymore this year.. I know it's almost over.. Did not get out fishing enough this winter, I am ready
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:00 PM
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I saw my first groundhog today and it being a sunny day, I saw its shadow as well. Spring will be here before we know it!
Tell that to the folks in northern Vt. My Brother said he's got another 25" at his place.
I got 7" of pure sleet. Trust me nobody wants spring any more than me!!
This one Plow Jockey who's saying "uncle" LOL
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Saw my first Chipmunk today around the bird feeders - funny how they can sense the temperature change underground and under all this snow.
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I've been smelling skunk on my drive home from work for the past 2 days.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:19 PM
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I think many of the animals that live in a hole in the ground found there homes flooded in the past 2 days. They may have had no choice but to come out.
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:25 AM
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I saw a killdeer on a marsh in Wells two weeks ago.

Monday in Portsmouth I saw a very early Osprey (he may not make it) A huge flock of blackbirds at Lowes, and Woodcock in BJ's parking lot.

Yesterday deer were feeding on the marsh grass in wells and 2-3 loons flew in on the last storm.

It is pretty early for everything but the blackbirds.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:22 AM
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Spring peepers are the true bellweather in my view. Couple more weeks.
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It is a plain fact, however, that downstream fishing with a non-imitative fly (lure, in the British sense) does not mix comfortably with upstream imitative fishing...I'll stay out of the argument about whether this technique is really fly fishing. In terms of interest, it is for me ahead of most downstream fishing and spinning. And I've already opined that spinning is better than staying at home with the television set.

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Old 03-09-2011, 11:09 AM
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Spring peepers are the true bellweather in my view. Couple more weeks.
I welcome the optimism behind the thought of hearing peepers in a couple of weeks.
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:15 PM
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I welcome the optimism behind the thought of hearing peepers in a couple of weeks.
Yes, it's all about the optimism right now and I do admit, spring peepers are more than a "couple" of weeks away. Can't hear that sweet sound soon enough.
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It is a plain fact, however, that downstream fishing with a non-imitative fly (lure, in the British sense) does not mix comfortably with upstream imitative fishing...I'll stay out of the argument about whether this technique is really fly fishing. In terms of interest, it is for me ahead of most downstream fishing and spinning. And I've already opined that spinning is better than staying at home with the television set.

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