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Old Thursday 30th June 2005, 04:00   #1
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Four Jewels in my patch today.

Within a matter of minutes while riding my pony in the pasture, I saw first a Cardinal chasing his mate. Then singing caught my attention from the top of a nearby tree -- Painted Bunting. Turning down the hill and over to the pond a American Goldfinch. Cantering over to the oil pump, I disturbed a bluebird which caught the light of the sun and shown like a jewel.

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buckskin hawk,
Sounds like you had a great ride.
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Old Friday 1st July 2005, 01:49   #3
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Yes it was. Needed a green bird but I'm too far north for the Green Jays in south Texas. The pony is getting fat and so am I in this 100 degree heat. It is just too hot to exercise much but not too hot for ice cream.

I am hearing from other local birders that they are seeing more activity around water sources. We are experiencing a drought with high temperatures at the century mark. I was surprised at the Goldfinch's boldness. Usually the small songbirds aren't drinking out of the pond and the Goldfinch didn't even stop when we approached. We just stood and watched -- no need for bins.
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"The pony is getting fat and so am I in this 100 degree heat. It is just too hot to exercise much but not too hot for ice cream."


I know the feeling.Here it's hot and damp and I have the same problem.

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