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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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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2018, 01:06:21 PM »
More from Ecuador trip.

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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2018, 01:09:00 PM »
And more.

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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2018, 01:12:05 PM »
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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2018, 01:21:04 PM »
Crazy

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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2018, 01:50:10 PM »
Yes it is pretty wild down there. I was there a week and saw 230 species, much more than I have seen in the 28 months I have been in Michigan. My parents moved down there 7 years ago from WA State.

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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2018, 01:13:21 PM »
Not an exotic jungle bird, but still one of my favorites


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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2018, 01:57:30 PM »
Not an exotic jungle bird, but still one of my favorites



Always have a large group of these hang out in my crab apple tree in December when they come through the Wenas valley.  Neat birds

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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2018, 02:22:59 PM »
"Always have a large group of these hang out in my crab apple tree in December when they come through the Wenas valley.  Neat birds"

That would be the Cedar Waxwing - they are really cool.
In the pic you can barely make out a small piece of red, next to the white on it's back.
That's the waxwing part of this bird. It's not really a feather, I'm not sure what it is called. It almost seems synthetic, or waxy.

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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2018, 02:35:52 PM »
One of my favorites for sure.  I think this is the Bohemian waxwing.  Mostly similar, little bigger.

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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2018, 03:05:46 PM »
Good call Bone! Now you've got me humming Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen!

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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2018, 07:15:48 PM »
Not an exotic jungle bird, but still one of my favorites


looks more cool than any of the jungle birds :)
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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2018, 08:23:35 PM »
Thank you

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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2018, 06:37:45 AM »
Northern Pygmy Owl that I saw back in 2010 while hunting deer in the Huckleberry Unit.




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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2018, 07:01:32 PM »
Definitely winter.

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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2018, 06:22:49 PM »
"if you rattle, they will come"
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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2018, 06:23:54 PM »
"if you rattle, they will come"
"Stickbows, putting the arch back in archery"

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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2018, 06:25:07 PM »
"if you rattle, they will come"
"Stickbows, putting the arch back in archery"

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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2018, 11:30:43 AM »
How’d you get Towhee out in the “open”.  Lol!   
Great photos. 

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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #33 on: December 31, 2018, 09:49:14 PM »
How’d you get Towhee out in the “open”.  Lol!   
Great photos.

They come in and land in the vine maple a few feet from my feeder.  I remove the screen from my bathroom window and have the window open just wide enough for my lens. They get used to big black eye pretty fast.   :chuckle:



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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #34 on: December 31, 2018, 10:26:33 PM »
wow those are awesome pics
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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2019, 08:48:23 PM »
Nice Shots Guys  :tup:

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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2019, 03:47:08 PM »
Golden Crowned Kinglet

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Re: Winter Birding
« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2019, 09:10:45 PM »
Few of mine so far from this winter
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