Monthly Archives: June 2016

Milroy BBS Results

This post will take the same format as the one I did last week on the Shelbyville BBS Results. I’ll take a look at the first four years the Milroy BBS was run (1966-1969) and compare the numbers to the … Continue reading

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Easy Additions Saturday

Since I have now completed my BBS routes and finished helping on a couple other local breeding surveys I took the opportunity to work on my Johnson County IAS Summer Bird Count. The last few years I have been around … Continue reading

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Shelbyville BBS Results

First of all this is not a scientific analysis. This is simply looking at the counts from the first four years the Shelbyville BBS was run (1983-1986) versus the last four years (2011-2014). I didn’t include my data because I want to discuss it at … Continue reading

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BBS – Second Impression

When I started birding I often heard from people who have birded much longer than me about the impact modern farming has had on birds. But I didn’t really understand until I ran my two rural BBS (Breeding Bird Survey) routes. The … Continue reading

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Breeding Bird Survey – First Impression

I ran my first BBS (Breeding Bird Survey) last Sunday. And I came away with mixed feelings. Mainly positive but still something seemed off. First, here is a description of a BBS from the Breeding Bird Survey webpage. “Each survey … Continue reading

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London Wetland Centre – Urban Nature

This April while in London I birded 2 locations – Hyde Park and London Wetland Centre. As I noted previously Hyde Park was a 15 minute walk from our hotel and was good for the local birds. The following is … Continue reading

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Wilson’s Snipe – Year Round Resident?

Over the last month I have regularly checked a local “marshy” area to see how long WILSON’S SNIPE will hang around. Last winter I checked twice in December flushing 5 on the 20th. I didn’t get back until February 6 when … Continue reading

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A Quest My Good Man

I think I have been very good not using Monty Python references in this blog. If you are even a small fan of Monty Python you know you can reference anything to their skits. Today though I say the heck … Continue reading

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Summer Count – Snipe and Collared-Doves

Yesterday was my official start of the IAS Summer Count for Johnson County. If interested you can read about participating in the count at the IAS webpage or on IN-Bird. The highlight of the day was finding WILSON’S SNIPE at … Continue reading

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Superficially Same but Different

I have previously blogged about the birds I observed in London that looked and acted the same as our birds and about birds that looked different but acted the same. This post will cover a third group of birds which are … Continue reading

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