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1/25/15 11:54 P

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Today's sightings
0815 hr Dark-eye Junco's come to feeder
I hear crows cawing but can not see any, sound like there are a lot of them
0831 hr House Finche - one comes to the feeder but I see six or more in the tree next to our kitchen window that do not come to the feeder

0830 to 0930 hr in go for a walk with Dalhouise through Willow Park and around the Pond.
I see as I walk Starlings, Crows, Junco's, Stellar Jay, Common Merganser,
Mallard Ducks, Bald Eagles.





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1/22/15 10:01 A

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Congrats! Owls are awesome :)

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1/21/15 8:02 P

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Today I get to add another lifer to my list .... On the way home from looking for a Geocache I seen an owl when I had stopped the car to take a picture of an eagle. I could not belive my eyes - my heart almost stopped... Right over my head to my right was a Northern Pygmy Owl
Waiting for me to take pictures



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1/21/15 12:13 P

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I was shopping - No my wife was shopping and I was walking around the neighbourhood when only a few feet in front of me two Pine Siskins landed on the ground to have a little drink in the puddle. I got a good picture then later at home I was able to find them in one of my bird Field guides
Pine Siskins. Wow ... Another lifer for me.



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1/20/15 7:41 A

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I worked this morning . Then drove up into the mountains for my PT appointment .Once home I took care of a few things around the house then took the dogs for a walk out on the BLM land .There were plenty of birds at the feeders today and they were super happy I refilled their feeders :)

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1/19/15 10:10 P

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Where. Or what is the rest of our team doing these days??
I am blessed to be off work right now- and so I am making the most of it.
Today I sat at the Condo - walked two hours and then in the afternoon rode my bike two hours.

Condo.
0822 Darkeyed Junco's. 7
0845 Song Sparrow 1
Nothing else came...

1005 to 1215 I went for a walk with Dalhouise along the Manquam Dyke trails between ( golf course and Manquam River )
I counted over 45 eagles.... And I was able to get the best pictures ever of some very close.
Great Blue Heron
Mallards
Bufflehead ducks
Common Mergansers
American Dipper - got some very good pictures of these also - it was posing for me.

Bike ride from 1400 to 1600 hr
Bike ride into downtown Squamish and along the Squamish Terminals road and along Nexen Beach. It was here I seen a green bird - got a picture but it was extremely difficult to do so.. and it is identified as a Ruby-crown Kinglet --- my lifter
As I rode and stopped I seen
Canadian Geese
Mallard ducks
a Great Blue Heron
Buffleheads ducks
Junco's
Chickadee's
And unknown gulls to me

So I am very pleased with myself.. Exercising and birding success

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1/18/15 7:37 P

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I went out again... Just can't seem to stay indoors.
Sitting in my soft comfy chair in the Condo I began my recording in my journal of today's visitors ...
0827 - 1 Black cap Chickadee
0859 - 1 Darkeyed Junco
0924 - 1 Stellar Jay. Then at 0926hr 3 came
0932 - 1 male House Finch
0940 - 1 female House Finch
At the same time several Junco's suddenly appeared
1012 - 1 Song Sparrow

Then it was time to walk Dalhouise... On my return i asked my wife if she wanted to go shopping.... Of course she does ... Silly me ... After paying for the things she picked out.. We drove to the Richmond Nature Park.. Geocaching and Birding and Hiking all at once what a great afternoon..
A little disappointing on the bird sightings at first as I get the same birds at my feeder at home.
However soon to my delight I seen my first ever Fox Sparrow..
And I am able to take several pictures of a Downey Woodpecker.

My sighting at the feeders ...
House Finch - Junco's - Spottd Towhee's - Song Sparrows - Downey Woodpeckers - Fox Sparrows,
Squirrels... And I seen a hummingbird in the distance.

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1/17/15 4:09 P

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Sounds like another great day in BC.


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1/17/15 12:07 A

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For a day that had been forecasts as rain I sure seen a lot of sunshine.
Condo sightings
0820 Black cap Chickadee 2
0822 Song Sparrow 1
0826 Darkeyed Junco only one until 0844 when 6 others joined
0837 Spotted Towhee

Walk to the park I seen 7 Crows, 16 Starlings, 2 Spotted Towhee's and heard but did not see a singing Meadowlark

Bike riding later I seen 5 Bald Eagles, Mallards,

Later during a car/ walk I seen Buffleheads, Cormorants and some Gulls

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Sand hill cranes are amazing .They have a festival in November for them a couple of hours from here. I am glad the people wait for them too.

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1/15/15 8:41 P

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They are Painted Buntings I have in the yard and haven't gotten any good pictures because I'm in my back porch and looking through the screening.

We have had lots of Sandhill Cranes in the area and you should see how they stop traffic while they walk across the road. I'm really glad people wait for them instead of running them over.

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We're you able to get a picture of the blue buntings? That would be pretty amazing



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I am hoping this year to get to see a blue bird.. Last year I heard of the environment group here seeing some but I never was able to go seek it out.. I hope they return and I that I have the opportunity to go..

Today at my feeder
I have four of my regular species coming in for a bite
0820. Black cap chickadee 3
0821 Song Sparrow 1
0825 Spotted Towhee 1
0826 Darkeyed Junco 5
1215 Stellar Jay 3

On my bike ride I drove past a pond with 6 Mallard ducks and 1 Bufflehead duck. That was all I could seen in the pond. I seen a total of 4 Bald Eagles at different locations, 2-3 Crows and a couple of Ravens.


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1/14/15 2:54 P

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All of your sightings sound wonderful. I have never seen a painted bunting.I love to see a new bird and have the chance to figure out what it is. Thank you both for sharing your Sightings with us :)

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I love reading about all your sightings and seeing your beautiful pictures.
I don't have the time I would like, to devote to watching for more birds, but that makes the ones that I do see even more precious to me.
The other day I was actually sitting on my back porch and saw three male Painted Buntings, they really made my day. I have seen three females and one male pretty regularly, but three males were just awesome.
The goldfinches seem to be coming to the feeders a little more regularly as well, which also makes me happy.
Thanks again for all the sightings and pictures....


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1/14/15 10:41 A

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I can not keep it up - nevertheless yesterday was another great day to be out..
At the condo before I left I had 1 Song Sparrow, 2 Black cap Chickadee's, 1 Stellar Jay and
4 Darkeyed Junco's at my feeder.

Then it was to Stanley Park for a stroll on the Seawall
I seen more than what I can identify and more than what I took pictures of...
I can assuredly say I seen
Black Oystercatchers - Surf Scoter - White wing Scoter - Common Goldeneye - Barrows Goldeneye - Mallard Ducks - Buffleheads.
I seen Cormorants also - I thought were Double Crested but on my Facebook page I was told that they were Pelagic Cormorants ... My picture is not refine enough for me to make that distinguishment... But the person making the correction hSmseen these there himself so I will go with his wisdom...



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When I lived in NJ I knew all the birds that came to my feeders. I would sit and count the markings on the sparrows and finches to figure every one. Out here in NM they are all new. I have never really been able just to sit and do that. I now a few of the birds that show up. They are very hard to see here because they all blend in .:/ Maybe I am just getting old and blind LOL

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Seeing a Western Meadowlark two times in one day is a blessed day. As I posted in my blog my first sighting was without the camera ... Then a couple of hours later I went out again hoping for the best. I spotted it in the meadow that is no more, but houses...

At my feeder I am getting my regulars Junco's - Chickadee's - Song Sparrow - Spotted Towhee
But missing the other four species that present themselves often



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That sounds like a very happy day in my world:) Thanks for sharing with us :)

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I would call today successful. I hope and think my intake of food has been more healthy and portioned correct and I sighted 14 species of birds.
At my condo I seen 3 Black-capped Chickadee's, 1 House Sparrow, 3 Stellar Jays, 6 Darkeyed Junco's, 1 European Starling, 1 Northern Flicker, 1 Spotted Towhee.
In a tree just a few feet from the condo balcony I had an American Robin perched looking over at me.
Then I went for a walk at the Estuary. Here is seen a Variety Thrush, Common Goldeneye, Bufflehead, Mallard Ducks, Canadian Geese, a Great Blue Heron, and more Stellar Jays.
On my trip home Bald Eagles were perched in trees along the road
So it was a good day

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I have been keeping a field notebook with me now on a regular base, when I go out hiking, walking, even driving and especially when I am sitting in front of the TV and balcony door of the condo. On the balcony - third floor of the condo between two busy roads... I have 8 species of birds coming to eat.
On 4 January a very heavy snowfall day I sat inside and watched
2 House Finches
2 House Sparrows
12 Junco's
2 Towhees
1 Northern Flicker
4 European Starlings
2 Stellar Jay's
2 Black capped Chickadee's - there were many more but only two would come to my feeder at any given time - the others were perched in a tree just out of eye sight of my viewing area




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1/3/15 12:10 P

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Is any one here involved with the Feeder Watch project from the Cornel Lab of Ornithology



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12/31/14 10:07 P

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Enjoyed sighting two birds today while hiking at Alice Lake. An Variety Thruss and an Ammerican Dipper



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This morning I had my first European Starling come vist my feeders, several Juncos, a Northern Flicker and Chickadees



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12/19/14 6:26 P

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Today when I walked Dalhouise I seen more than ten Bald Eagles but I would say less than twenty.
An American Dipper, a Blue Heron, Lesser Canada Geese, Hooded Mergansers, Mallard ducks, and a Belted Kingfisher



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12/4/14 12:36 P

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I went to the coast hoping to sight some birds... I was so surprised - nothing was around except a couple of crows. Then I noticed some birds sitting on a rock so walking along the ocean shore to get closer my excitement grew. They were not just any ducks - I thought Mallards since they are so common here.. They turned out to be Harlequin Ducks. Beautiful colouring



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Another rainy day and so I sit I. The chair and look out the window. I am not alone - the feeders on my balcony are having many visitors. A flicker - three stellar Jays - house finch- chicks dees- juncos and the towhee. Not bad for living on the third floor of the condo next to a busy highway

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Today when I was out walking I observed ducks, geese, chickadees, and the bald eagle both mature and immature ( or was it a golden eagle ). And I seen a loon but I can't identify which species.



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Great! I'd love to see the picture. I hope your neighbor is more careful with his little dog.

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11/3/14 11:31 A

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Back to the owl sighting - last night I spoke to the neighbour that lives on the ground floor right in front of the sign post where the owl sat.. He said th night before it had swooshed down just missing his little dog.
He also told me that he was able to get a good picture of it as it landed in the tree near the condo entrance doorway. He said he would email it to me this morning some time... I hope he does then I should be able to confirm what type of owl for sure.



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Yes, it is always sad to see so much natural habitat being taken away, we can only continue to try and provide food and shelter for the birds and animals and try to help them out.


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Looking in the field guide I would guess it is / was the spotted owl.

This morning while taking Dalhouise out for his morning business I seen two western meadow larks. At first I was not sure as I could see no yellow. However the beak, the stripped back and the call was clear and so when I checked the iPad app and listened too the call from it - there is no mistake.
I am sadden - in the last two years there was an empty plot of land - very natural with grasses - across the street is the playground for the neighbourhood kids. Well in the last two years they have built four large houses on this plot of land. Two a year it seems... And so I now wonder where are these meadowlarks nesting and making home. The first time I spotted these were last year - they are still here but I don't know why or how...



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Wow, that is wonderful. What kind of owl do you think it was?

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I can hardly believe it. Last night when I took Dalhouise out for his bed time business there was an owl just sitting on the sign by the entrance to the condo. I was so disappointed that I could not take pictures but at least I saw it



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Today at the pond I spotted a pair of hooded mergansers swimming.
Then to top this off an American dipper was bobbing about - actually a pair of these I watched for awhile



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Had a white-throated sparrow in the yard tonight. KC, KS.

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Yes indeed, get those feeders out and look for all the beautiful birds to come.

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I walked around the pond today and didn't see any Eagles oe Ducks or other common birds for the area. In return home - sitting in my lazyboy chair looking out thenthird floor balcony I see chickadees, house finches, stellar jays, a flicker, dark eye junco and a huge raven stopped to take a look at me as well. I guess I should get the feeders up



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Carolina wren, which is rare in my backyard.

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Tapping on your window, that's cute. We have Scrub Jays that let us know when they are out of Peanuts. They are very vocal lol.

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That is great to hear, I'll keep my eyes open for them - haven't seen yesterday or today.
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Peg when I first put my feeders out several years ago, I had a couple of titmice that were very shy, but they will warm up to you if you keep watching them. Mine actually come and sit on the window ledge now, and peck on the window if the feeder runs low (due to squirrels stealing the seed!)

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Had two Tufted Titmice at my feeders on Sun. but they were very shy, once I went out to watch them they disappeared emoticon Hope they come back again, that was the first time I ever saw them in my backyard.


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Lucky you. We looked for Hawks today, didn't see one. Might be to hot though, so only saw the birds in my yards. Sparrows, Finches, Starlings, Doves, Ravens.

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Hi Team,
On the way to dinner tonight saw a Bald Eagle sitting on top of a utility pole - AWESOME!
The perfect ending to a great day!

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Thank you Wekimer
I sure appreciate it.
I never see it just hear it.
This is going to sound weird, but I noticed it 14 yrs ago when my mom passed. I hear it every so often. Even though we moved not far from our old house.
Then last Friday a neighbor had passed& before going to the cemetart... I heard it plain as day.
I hear it threw out the summer.
I am in Ohio.
Was'nt sure where I could find the bird at? My husband& friend is hard of hearing so they think I crazy. Lol
Again I appreciate your help.
I posted a few pictures of the same bird I caught out my window for a challange on the Shutterbugs team. He has a big fat worm.
I'll post to my page. Usually we post to flickr for the challanges.
Have a great week, Susie

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Susie, not sure what bird you have that says I am here. sounds like something I should know but can't place it. IF I heard it in person, maybe. I learned the common birds just by getting bird books out of the library and whenever I saw a bird, I didn't know I looked it up until I found it. Some birds look a lot alike so it can be hard when it comes to some sparrows and wrens etc. I can't always tell them apart.
I have a book a friend gave me called the songbirds bible that has a CD with it with 100 of the most common bird songs. I'll have to listen to it and let you know. In the meantime, maybe your local library might have one too. kim

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Hi everyone,
I don't know much about bird's names( although would like to learn). I live by a State Park.... More birds & all wildlife almost.
My question is Does anyone know of a bird that when it sings it literally sounds like it is saying I am hereI am here?
I have even at our old house a few miles away. Dh hasn't heard it yet so he thinks I am crazy. Even my neighbor thinks that, but both of them are hard of hearing.
Well just thought I 'd ask.
Thanks& nice to meet you all.
Love taking pics of them.
Joined shutterbugs& Flickr to post some.
Nice to meet you all.
Take care. Susie

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In my backyard, doves, jays, woodpeckers, cardinals, house finches, cowbirds, catbirds, crows, ravens, humming birds, red breasted grosbeaks.
Along the highway heading home, I spotted a pair of bald eagles flying circles over the interstate. So pretty, I had to stop my car and watch them. kim

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Colorful day!!

House Finches, House Sparrows, Cassin Finch, Crows, Ravens, Scrub Jays, two types of Doves.

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Today I have 4 Indigo buntings, numerous orioles, a cowbird, 2 cardinals, a raven, some doves, Over the weekend, I saw a bald eagle and a new-to-me bird: a Tree Swift. Irridescent blue green on the head and shoulders, with a white belly and very small bill. Pretty cool! kim

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I have 4 Baltimore Orioles and 1 Orchard Orioles this year. I can't recall the last time I had one in my yard. I even had a Catbird today. emoticon

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They must have told their friends. Today we have 5 Orioles. I think they are so pretty. No Bullock's Orioles here. Wish I could see them. kim

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Our Orioles showed up at the feeders today . We have Bullock's out here :)

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We get red wing blackbirds and goldfinches all the time. I put out Nyjer ( thistle seed) and get 40 goldfinches at a time.
Yesterday was my first sighting of a Baltimore Oriole here and 2 red breasted grosbeaks. I had seen them although rare at my old house in PA but since i moved to NY 2 years ago, these were the first I had seen. Probably migrating thru. kim

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we are now getting several goldfinch feeding now


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