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A few days birding

We’ve had our good friends Neil & Eunice here for a few days birding. Despite the rather unfavourable weather forecast we managed to get out every day and catch up with most of the local ‘celebrities’/ long-staying visitors. 59 more words


A Belted Kingfisher and Friends

This Belted Kingfisher was spotted sitting on the top of a water pump house beside a small farm pond where several geese and cormorants also were resting on a float and on the shoreline.   54 more words

Bird Watching


We made a trip into the Cascades this evening to check Great Gray Owl nest platforms.  We checked three and found no action…yet, but it is early in the season.  43 more words


Bonaparte's Gulls, Other Field Notes, Mar. 26, 2015

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Today’s stormy weather did not deposit much in the way of migrating birds, although 4 Bonaparte’s Gulls… 202 more words

Morris County


Remember those nice models I so lovingly and carefully crafted in the museum workshop? They totally don’t work. At all. When we tried placing them on nearby branches and playing recorded calls, (a technique that often works well with monogamous territorial birds), not only do the male Red-capped Manakins seldom respond to the sound, but when they do, they come over to search for the source and completely ignore the model. 1,803 more words

Costa Rica