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12/5/13 9:12 P

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I am not that good either. I was in NJ when I lived there . But here not so much. I see very few birds :(


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12/5/13 9:47 A

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Another thing to do when you're starting is to find out what birds are common in your area in different seasons. Then you try to learn the appearance, behaviour and song of those birds....and that makes it easier to identify them. Some birders I've gone on walks with can identify a bird from far away based on it's flight pattern or song, it's amazing!

I'm working on this myself!

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12/4/13 10:36 A

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I like them both.My mom had Peterson makes me thonk of het.We used to look up the jirds when I was a girl :) Welcome and Enjoy


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12/3/13 8:57 A

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I'm new to birding, too. I have Peterson's Field Guide to Eastern and Centreal North America. It seems good but I see people on hikes with Sibley's too.

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12/28/12 1:39 P

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I recommend getting a field guide, like the one written by David Sibley or the National Geographic. Keep it and a pair of binoculars near the window and you will soon learn your feeder birds.

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10/1/12 1:40 P

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8/17/12 11:20 A

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Welcome

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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.
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8/16/12 12:01 P

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Hi, welcome to the team.

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8/15/12 3:10 P

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Hi, I'm Kathy. We've only had a feeder up for a couple of weeks. I still haven't found a good place to identify birds when I only know a few details. We have a real bird freeway, and I can fill a page with notes while having coffee in the morning.

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