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Feb 18th a windy warm up

Posted Tuesday 18th February 2014 at 16:01 by LifeIsGood2
Looks like winter might finally let go of us here in Missouri. I am anxious to see how that changes things as far as bird species. Yesterday, I saw a flock of geese flying overhead and they were flying North! I am thinking that is a good sign for us.

I noticed the black-capped chickadees are back at the feeder but the blue jays keep screaming at them. I am not sure that I want to keep a feeder through warm months. I do have some concern for disease and other negatives of having...
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Big Bird in the tree in my front yard 2/17/14

Posted Monday 17th February 2014 at 14:25 by LifeIsGood2
OMG! I missed it! I bird about 4 times bigger than a blue jay- Hawkish sized - landed in a low branch in my front yard! As I was relaxing in my recliner, I happened to noticed movement out of the corner of my eye. I moved the blinds a bit more and there it was. The biggest bird that I have seen this season. It had a white underside and a rust color on its neck, but instead of looking for more details without my glasses, I quickly got up and got my glasses. Did I scare it? NO! So, I decided...
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Pileated Woodpecker 2/15/2014

Posted Sunday 16th February 2014 at 00:19 by LifeIsGood2
I am thrilled to have seen a pileated woodpecker today here in Missouri. I only briefly saw it in flight and described it to my husband. He said it was a wood hen. He is not into bird watching but has always heard it called a wood hen. I looked it up on the internet and learned that it is a pileated woodpecker. I am hoping to get a better look at it tomorrow, but I do not know if they nest and stay in a small area or if it roams a lot day to day. It would be fantastic if I can get a picture....
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Cabio beach

Posted Friday 14th February 2014 at 07:56 by Moncho
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I was briefly in Aguiño in the morning. I saw a small group of bar-tailed godwits, egret, and cormorants. In the afternoon I take a quiet walk with the family by Cabio beach were I was looking shags.
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A very big and heartfelt THANK YOU!

Posted Thursday 13th February 2014 at 14:02 by Rick and Elis
During the last 15 months we have met and spent time with some very special people. People who have volunteered their time freely and opened their doors to help us in our bid to raise awareness and money as ambassadors for waders.

Here are the great birders and guides we met on our travels and some of the waders we saw with them:

http://www.waderquest.org/2014/02/a-...thank-you.html
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