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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    Education for me tonight - I heard this call (below) and could not figure out what it was..
    Yep, that's a Barred Owl. "Who cooks for you!" Great find.
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    I've seen 31 species of warbler in Chester County, PA this season so far. Here's a Chestnut-sided Warbler for y'all...

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    Random sightings in the last couple of daya:
    Blue Grey Gnatcatcher
    Eastern Phoebe
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    It's been a busy weekend at our feeder.

    House Finch
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    Female Red-wing Blackbirds
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    Rose-breasted Grosbeak
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    White-crowned Sparrow
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    Nicely captured!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn View Post
    White-capped Sparrow
    White-crowned Sparrow. Good bird, as is the grosbeak. I had three of them this morning.
    Chad

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    Birders

    Went on a little boat tour out to Bear Island from Hammocks Beach SP NC. It went down the intracoastal waterway and one of the operators used a very big lens to take these:
    On the verge of indecision
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    On the verge of indecision
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    On the verge of indecision
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    On the verge of indecision
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    On the verge of indecision
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    On the verge of indecision
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nearfest2 View Post
    White-crowned Sparrow. Good bird, as is the grosbeak. I had three of them this morning.
    Thanks for catching that. I've corrected it. Last year we had five Grosbeak pairs at our feeder at one time. So far this year, I've only seen one pair. I'm hoping that more come our way.

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    Great shots Firth. I love Osprey! We rent the same cottage every summer and the town that the cottage is in has put platforms on top of the electrical poles so that the Osprey have a solid place to nest without damaging the lines. They come back to the same nesting spots every summer so we always know where to go to look for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn View Post
    Great shots Firth. I love Osprey! We rent the same cottage every summer and the town that the cottage is in has put platforms on top of the electrical poles so that the Osprey have a solid place to nest without damaging the lines. They come back to the same nesting spots every summer so we always know where to go to look for them.
    Around Annapolis is a park called Quiet Waters with many water views of box nests like those. We see geese occupying those nests early in the spring before the ospreys come back.
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    An example of a goose occupying an Osprey nest near Annapolis:
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    Saw a fairly large bird coming in the drive. A dead armadillo was in the road, so I bet he was thinking about dinner. It was about the size of a chicken, but I don't think it was a vulture. Maybe a hawk of some kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippypants View Post
    Saw a fairly large bird coming in the drive. A dead armadillo was in the road, so I bet he was thinking about dinner. It was about the size of a chicken, but I don't think it was a vulture. Maybe a hawk of some kind.
    Any other descriptors you can share? Coloring?
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    Re: Ooph, I should have paid more attention. I remember it was all dark, brown to black on the bottom. It didn't have an ugly head like I picture most vultures that I've seen. I have seen them in the wild and scavenging roadkill etc. I wasn't paying that close attention as I was coming in from the store, and wanted to get in my drive+ not injuring it. But I saw the dead roadkill armadillo out in the road, and I figured it was hanging around for that meal.

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    Yesterday saw a Redstart.
    Had to look it up. They are supposed to be common, but a first time for me.
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    Funny - we had our first of those in the yard this weekend as well! Cool little guy.
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    Wrens in my shed. I think they're Carolina Wrens.

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