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Wow! All I can say is Wow! So happy for you!

 

Thank you..... I came away no less than grateful and euphoric.

 

Man, your owls are so dark!

 

 

Pacific race JimBob.  I guess I assumed you had them too.  So, maybe you have Easterns in SoCal?  Up in the Taiga there's a much paler subspecies.

 

Wasn't there a discussion a few months ago about how dark the RTH's are here too? (remember saying something about how light/white everyone RTH's were) Hadn't considered that the owls would be so too. 

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Thank you..... I came away no less than grateful and euphoric.

 

 

 

 

Wasn't there a discussion a few months ago about how dark the RTH's are here too? (remember saying something about how light/white everyone RTH's were) Hadn't considered that the owls would be so too. 

 Everythings darker on the pacific coast, Song Sparrows, Fox Sparrows, Hairy Woodpeckers, etc.

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 Everythings darker on the pacific coast, Song Sparrows, Fox Sparrows, Hairy Woodpeckers, etc.

 

We get darker Fox Sparrows, and a little bit darker Hairy Woodpeckers. 

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Great-crested Flycatcher and Common Yellowthroat.

 

I was really happy to finally get some good shots of a pair of Great-crested Flycatchers today. I was lucky enough to discover their nest cavity and it was a treat to watch them taking turns feeding the babies.  

 

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Great-crested Flycatcher at nest cavity by BirdFancier01, on Flickr

 

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Common Yellowthroat (male) by BirdFancier01, on Flickr

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Very cool to see a myiarchus nesting!

Indeed!  They were really fascinating to watch.  I am currently doing weekly bird surveys at a local SGA where these birds are nesting, so maybe if I'm really lucky I'll get to see the youngsters after they fledge.

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I was finally able to track this guy down after hearing him for a week:

 

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Woo Kentucky warbler by andrewweitzel, on Flickr

 

He seemed to object to me being on his territory, so I wonder if his nest is nearby.  I might have to keep an eye on him and see if any fledglings show up.

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Momma Bluebird 2014 - 3 fledglings hanging around, and 3 new eggs (so far) in box - That's My Girl!

 

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I’m really starting to like going to this small park, with man-made pond.  I think it’s man-made, it sure looks like it.  Anyway, every time I come to this park, I always see something I’ve never seen before.  Like this guy.  This was one of a pair, and if you notice it does have a leg band on.  I noticed a lot of the ducks and geese have bands.  But a lot of them seem to be wild (no bands).   So I don’t know all the details with this park and these birds?  All I know, is there’s a lot of water fowl and not just ducks and geese.  I’ve seen a couple of species of egrets, I just haven’t got a good picture of them yet.

 

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And then there's this guy.  I'm really getting attached to this bird.  He seems to be recovering.  This park with the pond is his sanctuary.  But if you notice, even though now he’s standing on both legs, his right talons (the injured leg) are still tweaked out.  And he took some good flights this time around.  I just couldn’t get a good flight shot this time.  He is starting to give me a work out.

 

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