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    Posted on 02:12:55 - 13/04/21 (6 months ago)
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    Ontario Canada here, and I've been noticing some House Sparrows and Yellow Finches. 

    The Canada Geese are back too, though they are a bit aggressive.

    I like Sparrow Hawks, though they are birds of prey and target the Finches and Sparrows in the area. When they are in chase it is quite the show.

    There is a wild hazelnut tree in my backyard that gets the attention of a few different types of Woodpeckers as well as Blue Jays, and I usually only get a few ripe hazelnuts from it as the birds have already eaten most of them!

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    Posted on 11:37:38 - 19/04/21 (6 months ago)
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    I have an awesome new yard bird: Field Sparrow
    I love their calls, the wild amount of variability but which follows the same theme, the cadence of a bouncing ball.
    But I have only managed to catch short glimpses of it, because they are notoriously secretive and just refuses to show.

    Well, I am determined to get at least one decent pic of this bird!
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    Posted on 07:48:34 - 14/05/21 (5 months ago)
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    Hey Birders! 
    How are you doing?
    I've recently started stalking birds with my camera, so, here you have a White wagtail :)
    Have a nice day!

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    Posted on 18:24:39 - 14/06/21 (4 months ago)
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    I decided that I needed more sparrows.  So I thought about where I had driven past that might be good habitat, went there about a half-hour after dawn, sat around drinking some coffee, eating my breakfast, and ticking off birds, and then BAM!  Henslow's Sparrow.  The field came alive with their calls, at least four individuals that I could determine.  So that was cool.  Also two Field Sparrows, four Dickcissel, six Bobolink, and a freaking Common Nighthawk in the morning sun.  A buzzing Ruby-Throated nearby and both an Alder and a Willow Flycatcher.  I had a hunch it would be a pretty good location but it ended up considerably better than I had expected.
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    Posted on 21:58:23 - 19/06/21 (4 months ago)
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    I love birds, and all creatures.  Can watch them for hours.  While not an official 'birder', I do like to watch the various bird cams -- such as bald eagle nests.  I'm a fan of ravens/crows, and we have lots of sandhill cranes in our area.
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    Posted on 17:44:31 - 03/07/21 (3 months ago)
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    Have any of you heard about the bird illness and deaths going on in the Eastern US recently?

    Mysterious Bird Deaths...
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    Posted on 20:45:36 - 05/07/21 (3 months ago)
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    I didn't know about that :(
    After reading tour link I've read about It a bit more and found this:
    "Wildlife biologist Laura Kearns from the Ohio Division of Wildlife, suspects the cause may be from an infectious disease, pesticides, or cicadas."
    Hope It stops soon and doesn't affect much to species populations and dynamics.
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    Posted on 19:10:04 - 26/07/21 (2 months ago)
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    I have been trying to follow the bird illness news, some friends in the ABA keep me posted, still unsure of exact cause but it is definitely infectious/contagious so if you have it in your area, take down your feeders and drain your birdbaths for now.  So far instead of being able to find the culprit they have been limited to ruling out some of the suspects.  

    The only good news about it is that it seems to be slowing down, cases are dropping low
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    Posted on 19:39:04 - 26/07/21 (2 months ago)
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    Juvenile Merlin dropped by (literally)
    Parents loudly protesting from the nest nearby, where there is another juvie still hanging out, but I cannot go there without trespassing

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    Posted on 16:09:52 - 28/07/21 (2 months ago)
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    Juvenile Merlin dropped by (literally)
    Parents loudly protesting from the nest nearby, where there is another juvie still hanging out, but I cannot go there without trespassing

    What a stunning dude!
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    Posted on 21:09:59 - 06/08/21 (2 months ago)
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    Drove around a corner to see around 800 Sandhill Cranes in the field.  I thought it might be too early for that sort of thing---feels like it anyway---but no, they are a-gathering back up again!!  The adults from far up North will leave early, and the first-year groups will come down in almost another whole month later.  Pretty sweet
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    Posted on 20:01:35 - 11/10/21 (13 days ago)
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    MAN---had a Peregrine Falcon do a flyby while I was out on this point that juts into the lake.  Swooped down from about 100feet to within 20 feet, but cruized by pretty fast otherwise.  

    Always a delight to see!

    How is everyone else's fall migration season going???
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    Posted on 20:33:12 - 11/10/21 (13 days ago)
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    I was back  in South Africa, had a very decent bird knowledge there.
    Now in the uk I need a Bird book just to identify seagulls.

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    Posted on 04:24:18 - 13/10/21 (11 days ago)
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    Whoa, South Africa Birding must be awesome, what with all the Sunbirds, Weavers, Sugarbirds, and ...that is all I know of from there but I have never seen any of them!!  Very nice.

    Birding the UK is cool too from what I hear---I happen to be a big fan of the Tits there, like the Great, Blue, Bearded, Long-Tailed. Your little Willow is similar to my local Black-Capped Chickadee. And needing a book for gulls is not unusual---gulls are crazy, all the age categories, winter vs summer, etc etc---need more than one book, I would imagine!
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    Posted on 15:00:48 - 19/10/21 (5 days ago)
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    LOL  Check out my submission for the competition for "complaining about s***e that nobody cares about"

    https://www.torn.com/forums.php#/p=threads&f=62&t=16246858&b=0&a=0&start=2400

    My entry is towards the bottom of page 121
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