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  • Diane
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    I see only Anna's hummingbirds in my garden and feeders.  I have seen "nectar robbing" at the abutilon flowers.  I didn't realize that this was a known behavior. The video regarding torpor was very interesting, particularly the thermal images.  I have always wondered if the hummingbirds rest at night in a specific tree or bush, or if it is random depending on their location when night falls.
  • Diane
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    I didn't realize that I had checked "Family" in the Likely tab.  Seemed to limit my findings.  Switched to "Most Likely" in my current location, and suddenly I started seeing birds I see everyday at the top of the list.  Also, I affirmed my identification of this beauty. (It didn't show up in my previous settings)  Lifelong goal has been to see this  bird in person!   DSC02321 Great Horned Owl.  Located in a tree outside my front door! 5/17/2020 In addition to the owl, I had no idea that I might see Western tanager, Luzuli bunting, wood duck or mute swan in this area.  I generally see less colorful birds.  I hope to see them around!
  • Diane
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    We have great egrets and snowy egrets in our area.  Never could tell the difference, now I know the snowy has yellow feet! And the great egret has a kink in its neck.  (I feel that way often!)IMG_3383DSC02296
  • Diane
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    This course is getting me to go into depth in a topic that I have always wanted to explore, but never had the time. This Bird Academy is great and has made me realize that I have always loved birds.  I have been going through all my digital photos and a surprising number are about birds.   I am fortunate to live in an area where there are typical suburban birds and also plenty of water fowl.  My favorite all time flyer is Anna's Hummingbird.  I keep a few feeders topped off as well as planting a hummingbird garden.  My yard gets visited by California towhees and sparrows ( I think a white crested sparrow) and I see plenty of brown pelicans, terns, gulls and egrets on my walks.  Because of this new found interest, I think that I have been able to identify a black oyster catcher, a curlew and a killdeer!! That was pretty cool!  Thank you! IMG_3500
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