Monthly Archives: November 2013

Do You Know all Your Local Habitats?

In a previous post http://wp.me/p3Q2lz-29 I discussed reviewing status and distribution charts so you would know which uncommon birds are in your area and when they will be there.  I also posted about spending a lot of time in the field http://wp.me/p3Q2lz-30 … Continue reading

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Finding Uncommon Birds – How Much Time is Needed?

In the last post on finding uncommon birds in your local area, I stated that to find uncommon birds you must bird a lot. But how much is a lot? The current literature states that you should bird as much … Continue reading

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Persistence – 60 minute rule

Another in the series of finding uncommon birds in your area.  The series started here: http://wp.me/p3Q2lz-1K There is nothing I or anyone else can tell you that will help you find uncommon birds more than the simple act of perseverance.   … Continue reading

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Red-tailed Hawk on Van

A co-worker sent me this picture of a Red-tailed Hawk sitting on a van.  Not sure I have ever seen one on a vehicle? Anyone else seen this?  

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Cattle Egret – Greenwood, Johnson County

I decided to go a different direction this morning and check the retention ponds around I-65 at Greenwood.  There still isn’t much waterfowl moving through our area as noted by the fact that the ponds only had Canada Geese, Mallards, … Continue reading

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Using Status and Distribution Charts to Find Uncommon Birds

Another post in the series of helping birder find uncommon birds in their area.  The series started here: http://wp.me/p3Q2lz-1K Before you go look for uncommon birds you must know what an uncommon bird is for your area.  If you haven’t … Continue reading

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Johnson County Sat/Sun 11/2-3 – Osprey, Nashville Warbler, American Pipits

Saturday morning at Driftwood SFA while scanning a flock of sparrows and American Goldfinches a Nashville Warbler popped out. Since it would be late for a Nashville I started to doubt the quick look until it popped out again for … Continue reading

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