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Egyptian Geese

This pair of Egyptian Geese was spotted up on the shoreline of the Freedom Pointe Lake in The Villages near the parking lot area beside the assisted living housing complex building. 131 more words

Bird Watching

Snipe and Woodcock - Sport and Conservation, Colin McKelvie, 1996

The sounds of snipe. From the light “chip, chip, chip” of one snipe calling to another, to the “scaip, scaip” cry and beating of wings heard on the flush, what authors sometimes poetically suggest the snipe flushed is crying out “escape!   509 more words


Whooper Swan with a Funky Neck

A few weekends back I was birding on fine day, with a fine international group of birders between Seosan (서산) and and Cheonsu Bay (천수만) (South Chungcheon province about 3 hours south from Seoul), having an excellent day filled with tens of thousands of Bean and Greater White-fronted Geese with an obvious Snow Goose and at least one (much less obvious!) Lesser White-front detected among the flocks carpeting the recently-harvested rice paddies. 235 more words

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Ernest Hemingway - a Quote for the Day

Readers of Hemingway who hunt are likely to have read “The Green Hills of Africa”.  In this book is a wonderful, fun and almost carefree description of a side duck hunting trip with his second wife, Pauline, and encountering snipe as incidental bag: 141 more words


How not to photograph birds

Ah, what could be nicer than seeing lots of various waterfowls enjoying themselves on a lake on a sunny but freezing November day?

Enter Jill – ‘Where there’s a Jill there’s a way”s resident bungler – with her little camera and a determination to take lots of lovely images of said fowls in flight. 196 more words

Migrating Hooded Merganser Ducks

This small flock of Hooded Merganser Ducks arrived at Lake Paradise in The Villages, FL, earlier last week.  These are migrating ducks who are late Fall and Winter visitors to Florida.   75 more words


Oregon's duck season has its best start in years; mallards, wigeon move across the state

Back-lit by a brilliant sunrise, the pond’s mirrored surface is only dimpled by the droppings of noisy geese passing overhead.

The dogs and I are poised for the promise, beamed in from a distant cell phone tower: My iPhone’s weather radar shows an approaching tumult – bands of angry wet clouds and triangular storm warnings, racing past coastal mountains, headed inland. 17 more words

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