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Winter Birding
« on: December 16, 2018, 10:12:06 AM »

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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2018, 10:12:37 AM »

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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2018, 10:13:50 AM »

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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2018, 11:14:23 AM »
Whats that last bird? It doesnt look like any Great Blue Heron I've seen.

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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2018, 11:25:43 AM »
Long-eared Owl sighted yesterday during the Audubon Christmas bird count.

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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2018, 11:28:27 AM »
Tundra Swans also seen yesterday

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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2018, 11:29:29 AM »
Red-breasted Nuthatch

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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2018, 11:59:35 AM »
Awesome editions.  Love the long eared!


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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2018, 12:00:50 PM »
Whats that last bird? It doesnt look like any Great Blue Heron I've seen.
as far as I know thats what it is...


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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2018, 12:05:02 PM »
Whats that last bird? It doesnt look like any Great Blue Heron I've seen.

If you google them you can see a lot of difference in color phases they have.
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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2018, 12:17:57 PM »
Whats that last bird? It doesnt look like any Great Blue Heron I've seen.

If you google them you can see a lot of difference in color phases they have.

It's a young of the year, I would guess.

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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2018, 12:23:31 PM »
Awesome editions.  Love the long eared!



I've lived in the same area my whole life (48 years)and as a boy on up through maybe 40 years I would sporadically see great horned owls. Always cool when I did btw. But the last 8 or so years I've started to see them more and more to the point now where they are common. I often wonder if at the same time they are the reason I have seen less and less quail over the past decade??? 20 years ago quail ran across my yard all the time and it seemed every bunch of thick trees had a covey. Now I just see the odd covey here and there.

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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2018, 12:28:47 PM »
Yes, they will set on a covey.  I have seen quail so terrified they do not move as the owl waddles over and takes them.

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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2018, 01:01:43 PM »
Here is a Great Gray owl I saw in the Blue Mountains several years ago as well as a couple Burrowing Owls I saw in Ecuador in November.


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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2018, 01:02:25 PM »
Trying again with the Great Gray

 


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