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Long billed blue tit!!!

Posted Monday 26th March 2012 at 15:45 by Denny Woodthorpe
Wow oh wow!
I am writing this as I sit in the garden shed, photographing the birds.
I have just seen - and photographed, the most amazing bird I have ever seen! Nothing less than a long-billed blue tit! Yes, really. It obviously has a deformed beak, but it has also obviously learned to live with it and feed successfully, as it could not have happened suddenly, but must have grown over a considerable time. The upper bill is the longest, being over a centimetre in length, with the lower...
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What makes a good bird?

Posted Thursday 22nd March 2012 at 00:21 by DDolan1075
After seeing the Snowy Owl in Dallas, and all of the excitement that it caused, I have been trying to figure out what gets people's birding juices flowing. I can see why the Snowy Owl in Texas would cause quite a stir, but they are seen up north a lot more consistently and they still get people to read just about anything that may talk about them. Jeff Gordon, ABA President, recognized this and name-dropped the Snowy Owl to get people to read an invitation to join the ABA. Greg's post of a confrontation...
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First calls of birds in spring

Posted Tuesday 6th March 2012 at 15:24 by dancho_hristov
Updated Tuesday 6th March 2012 at 15:31 by dancho_hristov
A colleague from a birding and photography cottage in NE Bulgaria reported some fantastic news on the coming spring.

After the first weekend of March more and more birds become vocal to announce their territories. Hawfinches, Tits and Thrushes are the first to start. Woodpeckers have also started actively drumming and calling. A pair of Syrian Woodpeckers perched on the tree in front of the tower hide several times for the day. The birds have been drumming and displaying on several...
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Weekend retreat

Posted Tuesday 6th March 2012 at 15:18 by dancho_hristov
Updated Tuesday 6th March 2012 at 15:32 by dancho_hristov
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Sunday evening is the time when people get ready for the coming week. It is also the time, when people get home after a fantastic weekend out of town to their favourite places. It was the same for me. Initially, I wasn't going to travel at all and just stay at home and relax. However, some family appointments took me to my home town: Petritch, South West Bulgaria. It's one of my most favourite areas in the country. The area where I have...
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Snowy Owls--Digiscoping

Posted Saturday 3rd March 2012 at 15:49 by lmans66
Updated Saturday 3rd March 2012 at 18:05 by lmans66
I heard there were snowy owls spending the Winter in a wheat field about 70 miles from where I live so decided to take a look. I debated, scope or camera or both. Well, the first time I just took the camera and regretted not bringing the scope. There were five immature snowy owls lined up in a row like ducks..... but separated by a 100 meters or so.

Next day...yepper...you guessed it. I took my scope and did some digiscoping. This time around the owls were not in the spot they were...
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