Monthly Archives: November 2016

Orange-Crowned Warbler?-Weekend Highlight

Maybe an Orange-crowned Warbler? was the weekend highlight. Maybe not. I’m not 100% sure. More on that towards the end of the post. I haven’t had much time to either bird or post the last couple of weeks. A week-long … Continue reading

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Red-headed Woodpecker Flight

I have repeatedly harped since I started this blog about taking the time to read and reread your favorite field guide. And I have repeatedly stated that I wished I would follow my own advice. That has to change since I … Continue reading

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Distinguishing Two High-Pitched Calls

As I referenced in my last post I spent 3 hours at the local park last weekend. Besides the woodpeckers another reason I was there that long was I finally took the time distinguishing two high-pitched calls – the Brown … Continue reading

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Hairy Woodpecker Finally – Weekend Highlight

Saturday morning I broke out the winter boots along with other assorted winter apparel and headed out. The cool temperatures didn’t keep me from making the big loop at the local park. During the walk I saw all the expected woodpecker species … Continue reading

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Migration Pathways – Stuck in the Middle

As I stated a couple of weeks ago one of the reasons I was glad to see migrating Turkey Vultures is I rarely get to see any migrating raptors. And I think the main reason is I live between the main migration … Continue reading

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Gadwall Pair – Weekend Highlight

Even though the weather was great over the past weekend I spent time catching up for work. That kept me from getting out except for a few hours Saturday afternoon. I met up with Mike at the local retaining ponds … Continue reading

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The Christmas (Count) Myth

I’ve written a few posts I felt showed the negative side of birding and served no useful purpose. So they are still sitting out in cyberspace in draft form. I have debated posting this one because we all feel Christmas … Continue reading

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Migrating Turkey Vultures – Weekend Highlight

The last birds viewed on the weekend were also the highlight. A group of 12 migrating Turkey Vultures. Now most people might say a group of migrating Turkey Vultures aren’t exciting. But like a lot of things in birding migrating Turkey … Continue reading

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