Monthly Archives: November 2015

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Mike called at 10:30 Sunday morning saying that Eric Ripma had reported on FaceBook  a PACIFIC LOON and EARED GREBE at 10:05 from Rick’s Cafe on Eagle Creek Reservoir.  I had planned on going out later that morning locally but figured … Continue reading

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Thanks DNR

Back on November 7 I stopped at Honker Haven, one of the smallish ponds at Atterbury FWA. I really hadn’t expected to see much for a couple of reasons. First, it has as an observing deck that used to allow … Continue reading

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A Not Totally Unexpected Black Vulture

I’ve noticed that many blogs post what they think will be the next 10 birds they’ll find in a certain area.  And they usually rank them in the order they might be seen. I wish I had made a ranking … Continue reading

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Same Water, Same Birds, Same eBird Report

The first snow of the year turned out to be a little heavier than anticipated.  I should have headed out earlier Saturday morning but the forecast said that first rain and then snow would be here early morning. It never … Continue reading

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Beach Bunting

Mike and I headed to the Lake Michigan last Saturday in hopes of a good lake movement with plenty of loons and gulls and who knows what else.  It didn’t happen. The winds were too calm. But when you work you can’t … Continue reading

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What’s it take to see 300 Species Annually in Indiana?

I recently saw where Don Gorney once again saw 300 species in Indiana in a year. And it got me thinking what’s it take in the way of the time and mileage to see 300 species?  Or to see a portion of that number, … Continue reading

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Using a Photo for the ID

While driving out of Atterbury FWA last Saturday I noticed an AMERICAN KESTREL on a wire. Not that unusual at that location. I pulled over for a photo and then noticed another smaller bird this side of the kestrel. The … Continue reading

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Laura Hare Preserve – Some Changes

I usually don’t post on a birding spot that I didn’t stay and bird very long but my posts on Laura Hare Preserve have been my mostly heavily internet searched posts. It’s either there are a lot of hikers checking it out or … Continue reading

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Mainly the Same but Not Quite

I have admittedly been doing too much easy birding.  Getting started later and later on Saturday mornings and not staying out as long. And as my last post suggested, I was blaming the consistent weather for the SAMENESS of the birds. Maybe the amount of traveling … Continue reading

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An Owl to Help the Waiting

It seems it has been at least a month that I have been WAITING for the seasons to change the scenery from late summer birds to early winter birds.  And with the weather in the 70 degree range this past week, I don’t think it … Continue reading

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