Monthly Archives: December 2014

Shelby County Snow Geese

I decided to take the long way home meandering through the agriculture landscape looking for white blobs (Snowy Owls) or maybe a hawk sitting on the smallest, top limb of a tree (Rough-legged Hawk).  I didn’t really expect to see … Continue reading

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My 5 Best Birds of the Year – 2014

As with the tradition of bird bloggers, one must pick out their best birds for the previous year.  Not sure I like the term best bird, since all birds are in some way the best bird. But I like going … Continue reading

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ABA #400 – Birding Southern California in November

Even though the migrants had moved on and I knew the number of species present wouldn’t be large, my new position at work gave me a chance to bird the San Diego area for two days in November. I reached out … Continue reading

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Johnson County Christmas Bird Count 2014 – Quiet, Very Quiet…

I would like to tell you I have as good a story as last year’s American Kestrel story, but I don’t. My family arrived back from Costa Rica around 12:15AM the night before the count. So after traveling for 12-13 … Continue reading

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A Guide, or Not?

Soon we will be taking a family/birding vacation to Costa Rica. I have been reading for the last year about birding the tropics.  Most of the information state that birding tropics is a completely different experience than birding the mid-latitude … Continue reading

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Better Birders “Ship”

During my travels last month I read Linchpin by Seth Godin. Here is a link to the book at Amazon – Linchpin. The book discusses making yourself indispensable at your job – a linchpin if you will. By doing so … Continue reading

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November 2014 – Way Too Much Travel

Two Weeks in Ohio The division of the company where I’m employed is switching to a “new” computer system today, Monday, December 1.  So I have been in NW Ohio two of the last four weeks training on the “new” system.  … Continue reading

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