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    Default Bird Watching!

    I looked around and did not find a thread about birds. I keep a bird guide and field glasses next to my chair at all times.

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    Saw this guy this morning, Golden Crowned Kinglet.

    Not my photo, sorry.
    There are but two seasons. Winter, and preparing for winter.
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    Regulus satrapa
    I saw my first one in Arcata CA: 21 november 1981. ( I just went and looked at the notes in my field guide)

    There are a few other birders here, Jim.
    I find it brightens the day when you see a rare one while working. I always keep binoculars in the truck, I don't need a field guide as long as I stay local.

    Saw a Merlin Falco Columbarius last week. They are REALLY rare in Denmark, that was only the second one I've seen here.

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    Yes I'm a keen bird spotter. Lots here in France. These hobby hawks follow the swallows up from Africa and catch them on the wing, here's one with what looks like a swift. (Not my picture)
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    I kinda figured as much from your moniker.
    A close relation to the guttersnipe, I believe.

    I had a blast when Im was in Isreal 3 weeks ago, re-seing birds that I remembered from 35 years ago.

    Like the Palestine sunbird: ( Picture stolen from internet)

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    Not bad, I'll give you that one

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    Beautiful Stig!

    Probably our prettiest bird is the Mountain Bluebird. Rare in my area, always a treat when you see one.

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    I love those.
    Especially the way they always perch on something, as if they want to show off, how pretty they are.

    I visited National Bison Range, up in your part of the world, in spring 2005. They were all over the place.

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    ...Birder here as well, appreciate the songbirds for sure ...seems I spend most of my time with Hawks

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    That was embarrassing, I had to look up the National Bison Range. Damn thing is in my state!
    Goes to show how lousy a lot of Americans are at exploring the US., or other places as well.
    There are but two seasons. Winter, and preparing for winter.
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    I guess it is not really a hawk, but I like these little guys. Called a Nighthawk. Bug eater, acrobatic as hell.


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    There are but two seasons. Winter, and preparing for winter.
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