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  • Donita
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    donmarie
    We have a community pond in town where I like to take afternoon walks.  This time of year it is filled with coots and few ducks I'm having trouble identifying.   Last week I was walking and noticed the coots gathered into a tight group when usually they are spread out all over lake.  I looked up and noticed a bald eagle soaring overhead and now assume that the tight grouping must be a defensive move on the coots part.
  • Donita
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    donmarie
    On one of my morning bike rides I came upon some bare leafed trees which were full of turkey vultures. I counted 22 in 4 trees!
  • Donita
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    donmarie
    All the bird cams right now are fun to watch with all the fluffy chicks!  On the feeder cam I saw a starling feeding her 3 chicks.
  • Donita
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    donmarie
    I'm watching a couple of black-chinned hummers in my back yard.  Last year I set up 2 feeders and this year (with my new binocs) I'm following a male & female that I hope to see some courting activity!  They have been around for a couple weeks now and this morning I finally got a flash of that beautiful magenta chin in the male.  I have on order a bird bath and fountain for them.  They have on occasion got close as I sat and read near a feeder.  They don't seem to mind when my dog lays nearby in the yard too.  I someday hope to entice with my hand feeder......patience!  I always grab my binocs when I should grab the camera. I live next to the little park in my subdivision and hear so many song birds but such a hard time getting a good view through the leafy trees and they are quick to move.  A short walk away is more desert/field area and different species and the surrounding areas are farm/ranch fields with plenty of raptors.  Learning to identify is a slow process but so much fun!
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