Monthly Archives: February 2017

Birding Backpack – What I Carry to the Field

BushWhackingBirder’s third most popular post describes my Birding Paraphernalia, the gadgets I carry in the field. Along those same lines I’ll review what I carry in my Birding Backpack. First, I should state my definition of a Birding Backpack. A … Continue reading

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet Distribution – A Surprise

Prior to heading to Grand Junction last December I checked the status and distribution of species. As I explained in my 6% rule post, eBird bar charts come in handy for getting a feel for likely species. The post points out … Continue reading

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Rusty Blackbird Call – Notes from the Field

Over the past few months I have thought about posting on tidbits I learn while “out in the field” birding. I sort of started this awhile back with “things I learned this week“. But I slowly drifted away from those posts. Lately … Continue reading

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Great Horned Owl Ventriloquist

Let me set the scene for the Great Horned Owl Ventriloquist act. I had been following a flock of songbirds – sparrows, chickadees, and cardinals – for about a half hour. The usual group of 4-5 crows had been hanging around … Continue reading

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Northern Flicker Drumming – Colorado Day 3

The plan was to wrap up the December Colorado trip with one more blog. But after reviewing the photos from the final days I came up with several more posts. A couple travelogue type posts and a couple about things … Continue reading

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Feisty Winter Wren – Weekend Highlight

After checking the local retention ponds Saturday morning and finding a light layer of ice I wasn’t sure I’d have a weekend highlight. But not getting in a hurry and spending time in the field will almost always produce a highlight. … Continue reading

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American Dipper – Colorado’s Final Day

Since I don’t know if I’ll ever get done posting about December’s Colorado trip I’m going to jump to the final day. The day would consist of driving from Grand Junction to Denver for a late afternoon flight back to Indianapolis … Continue reading

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Greater White-fronted Geese – Weekend Highlight

In the right setting any bird can be a highlight, so I can usually come up with one on any given weekend. Be it a chickadee or titmouse. But most people don’t look at those birds in that light so … Continue reading

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