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Totah Sam

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Totah Sam last won the day on December 7 2012

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About Totah Sam

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    Nat'aanii Nez
  • Birthday 02/12/63

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    NW New Mexico
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    The Birds!!

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  1. My house burned down

    I haven't been back to the house since it burned. The trauma and smoke exposure made me very ill. I was in the hospital for over a week. It's been very hard on me. Thank you everyone for being so kind. Here are a couple of photos to show what's left of 40 years of my life. At the "new" house I saw a Stellar Jay yesterday and I had a Flicker get stuck in my wood stove. Took me forever to get it out. I see it every now and then keeping an eye on me. Pretty sure it was a red-shafted. It's bird heaven over here.
  2. Vocalizations from New Mexico

    Sounds like a Chipping Sparrow to me. But I'm no expert. I'll wait for the experts to poo-poo my identification.
  3. Anaheim CA Hummingbird

    Yeah but I'm in boring old NW New Mexico.
  4. Confirmation

  5. Anaheim CA Hummingbird

    California has all the best hummingbirds. ::jealous::
  6. My house burned down

    Thank you all. My brother is a great guy. They supplied furniture, dishes, food, clothing and this computer. Changed my tears of sorrow to tears of love and gratitude. I have a wonderful family.
  7. My house burned down

    I've been crying since Sunday when it happened. 40 years of memories gone. My brother moved me into the house they just vacated because he built a new one. Says its mine and not to worry about anything. Doesn't stop the hurt though. But this house has a lot of trees, flowering bushes and berries. Birds galore. So I do have a tiny silver lining. Plus I had been fighting with the insurance over water damage and they dropped me just before this happened. So... no insurance. I was in the process of getting a new policy. If it weren't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all. :/
  8. And being the silly old fart that I am I have been lamenting more over my chipping sparrow home loss than losing everything that I own. I'm so weird.
  9. Grand Canyon mystery

    Very vocal and inquisitive birds. Locally we call them Piñon Jacks. They have a habit of stealing items. I love their call. It's not pretty but it's distinct and tugs at my nostalgic heart strings. I'm a native New Mexican and a purist. We use the Spanish spelling, "Piñon" My feathers get a little ruffled when I see Pinyon. lol But I'm silly like that. Anyway, one of my favorite birds. Great captures.
  10. Yellow Bird in Brush

    So beautiful!
  11. Arizona birds

    We were sent on Snipe hunts when I was in the Boy Scouts. Our Scout leader was a HUGE man with the soul of an angel. He could wrap a single hand around my entire skull. He disciplined the scouts by thumping us upside the head. I was a small kid and the one time I got in trouble he thumped me and it knocked me over. He laughed for days every time he looked at me after that. He had a peculiar sense of humor and sending us on "wild goose chases" like a Snipe hunt was his favorite past time. The worst scare of my life was sitting around the camp fire while he told ghost stories and one of them was called potato toe. Sounds silly but he told it in such a way that it still gives me chills. I miss that old fart.
  12. Hummingbird - California

    I have a ton of Rufous ruffians coming through which is making my Black-Chins very upset. The fights are hilarious. I placed three of them as far apart from each other as I could. They still fight. Silly birds.
  13. Female Bay-breasted Warbler?

    So cute! O.O
  14. Identify by sound help please...

    I'm in New Mexico. Similar habitat. We have several Spotted-Towhees on our property and the calls vary from bird to bird. I have one that sounds very similar to yours. Pretty sure it's a Spotted-Towhee.
  15. Unknown Bird

    Aren't those Java Finches or Java Sparrows?