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Winter returns

Postby Jim B » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:31 am

Saw the first Bufflehead of the season last week.

You seeing a any birds you associate with winter yet?
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Postby cwl50? » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:04 pm

Some Jim....I saw some Buffleheads here about 2 weeks ago.

Winter has been close now for a while here. However late fall was the best weather in Iowa all year.

A bad year for Pheasants as well as Quail because of all the early spring rain.

A good year for Blue Birds.....But not so good for the Martins. I blame the oil in the gulf for that.

I have not had much time over the last few weeks.....maybe tomorrow will be a good day.
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Postby Jim B » Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:03 pm

The Red-breasted Mergansers are back. I saw a flock out back this morning, all female.

Juncos are here too.
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Postby cwl50? » Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:53 pm

I have had Juncos for a few weeks now.

I am watching a bird around my feeders that.....I am not sure what it is. I have not yet found an image to ID it yet.

Whatever it is...I have not seen any before.

When I figure it out-->??<-- I will letya know what it is.

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Postby Jim B » Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:56 am

I still have two Great blue Herons, 1 adult , 1 first winter, hanging around. I hope they stay for the Christmas Bird count which is December 19.
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Postby cwl50? » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:40 pm

You added snow!!

I still have a few birds still here that should be gone.

I still have no idea what kind of bird, that I see around the front yard. I have been able to watch it for a good amount of time.

BUT......I still have not IDed it yet.
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Postby Jim B » Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:09 am

Yep, I thought the snow would be a nice touch lol.

I saw a flock of about 100 sanderlings today. they are always a blast to see in flight.

The Red-breasted Mergansers are really strutting their stuff now.
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Postby Jim B » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:56 pm

Juncos are here today.
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Postby cwl50? » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:29 pm

burr!
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