Fowler's Blind 2013

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    Does a smile spread across your face when you hear the first songbird of spring trilling its heart to listeners?

    Maybe you visited a park near a lake in Florida and saw storks playing and walking around like they owned the place and enjoyed the antics?

    Maybe you got an eyefull of blue once in western Rockies when a bluebird appeared on a log fence out of nowhere as if to say "See me? I'm the prettiest blue you ever saw in your life!" (And of course, you agree with him, because he's a spectacular Mountain Bluebird).

    Maybe you can name 3 North American waterfowl. Can you tell a loon from a Canadian Duck? A Chuckar from a Bobwhite? Has a pair of Peregrine falcons landed on your roof ever? Ever had a Snowy Owl swoop your car in the middle of a ground blizzard? Heard the rat-a-tat of a woodpecker in nearby woodlands?

    It's a new year and time to enjoy birds while we still have them in nature.
     

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    Today, I went through my email for the first time since... who knows when... :lol:

    Anyway, a friend had sent me some pictures of flying peacocks last year. And here they are:
     

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    a few years ago i had taken a vacation day in the early spring. there was still a pretty healthy coating of snow on the ground but it was a really warm day and there was a lot of snow melt taking place. My wife and i took a walk back in the woods. We were surprised to see bear tracks in the snow that early but what we saw a little further in was even more amazing. to see a single bluebird is pretty rare. when there is a lot of woods around they tend not to come near the houses. so we only see one on occaision. Well we saw something I'd never seen before. Probably about 20 bluebirds, i was able to count 17 for sure. they were all fluttering around this one tree. we stood there and watched them for about 10 minutes until gradually they fluttered off.
     
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    Thanks for sharing that, Spoonman. They may have rendezvous for their young to select mates from other tribes. Were they mountain bluebirds or Eastern bluebirds?
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    Eastern Bluebirds at heated water source
     
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    [ame=http://youtu.be/3xVk_HjuuKI]Sandhill Cranes Migration-Thousands flying in at Sunset to roost on Platte River - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Here's a Bird Blind found at Pedernales State Park in Blanco County, TX:

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    Pedernales State Park

    Seen from the blind: A pair of Lesser Goldfinches:

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    Several types of birds seen at Pedernales State Park: lesser goldfinches, woodpeckers, cardinals, Eastern phoebe, and more.

    [ame=http://youtu.be/y7-n57h5hg8]Birds at Pedernales Falls February 11 2012 - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    love the finches. always keep a section of the feeder full of thistle to attract them.
     
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    There were a lot of rosy finches around the bird feeder in the years we lived on Dead Horse Hill in Wyoming. Sometimes that would be the only red you'd see in nature in times when the state flower wasn't in bloom--the other 11 months, that is. :lmao:
     

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