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Old Thursday 30th November 2006, 19:59   #226
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though I'll have to disagree with OwlTalon...
How DARE you!

Hey, everyone has their own opinion. I will agree with you that Spotteds are very nice birds, it's just the combination beauty, power, agility, and fair commonality round my neck of the woods that makes Snowies my fave.

One thing that messes things up is the lackm of continuity between bird names across the Atlantic:
Horned lark-Shorelark
Boreal owl-Tengmalm's owl
Atlantic puffin-Common puffin
Jaegar and Skua (not just Jaeger as some think)-Skua
Winter wren-Wren
And disagreements over definitions of Hawk, Warbler, Sparrow and others.

The neighbors just finished a yelling fight over neighbor 1's cat, which roams feral around the neighborhood. Neighbor 2 was mad about the cat's feces on the lawn, but i hate the cat for other reasons. I have seen it lunging at Golden-crowned kinglets and Dark-eyed juncos, and last week it was carrying something that it dropped when it saw me, a live Hermit thrush (uncommon in my neighborhood) taht quickly took off. This cat is a menace to the local birds!
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Old Thursday 30th November 2006, 20:22   #227
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Yeah, but I like some british names. NA bird names are too technical sometimes. Alot of them have things like buff-breasted, or red-winged. I like the british names like ruff, fieldfare, brambling; made up names, not words just scrambled together.
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Old Thursday 30th November 2006, 20:45   #228
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This is true
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Old Thursday 30th November 2006, 20:46   #229
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Yeah, but both of you live in english-language country. Polish names are totally different than english (even if you translate them into english, it will be sth else).
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Old Friday 1st December 2006, 16:18   #230
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Hey, it's all very well for you chaps to discuss your superb birds, but what about us poor, deprived Brits, eh? Only ever seen Barn, Tawny and Little in the wild.
And OwlTalon - where do you get your ever-changing avatars from?
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Old Friday 1st December 2006, 19:50   #231
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Sorry about the ever-changing bit! I keep finding better ones! I get them from all over, the wonder that is Google helps!

I've done it again haven't I? Sorry if it bothers anyone!
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Old Friday 1st December 2006, 21:21   #232
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hey OwlTalon,

Here are a couple pictures for you that I took last winter. We had SIX different Snowy Owls in an area of about two square miles, and there were probably even more. I wish they would choose natural perches, but they just seem crazy for telephone poles...

Water balloons, Super Soakers and hoses are GREAT anti-cat weapons, by the way...

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Old Friday 1st December 2006, 21:32   #233
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I'll bear that in mind if it comes near my birds again!
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Old Saturday 2nd December 2006, 11:09   #234
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Sorry about the ever-changing bit! I keep finding better ones! I get them from all over, the wonder that is Google helps!

I've done it again haven't I? Sorry if it bothers anyone!
Yo mean you're using copyrighted photos for your avatar? Isn't that illegal?
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Hmm...may be. i really don't think so, someone tell me! Just in case, I'll try to get permission, but for now I'll use mine.

Prairiemerlin, I can't view the photos. Can you post them directly?
Also, if I like them, can I use them?
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Old Sunday 3rd December 2006, 16:42   #236
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Yasterdey I was in Biebrza Marshes, and I saw three species of owls. Two of them were new for me.

-Tawny Owl
-Long-eard Owl-new
-Hawk Owl-new

and also I saw:
-about 200 goose (three species: Greylag Goose, Bean Goose andWhite-Fronted Goose)
-female Hen Harrier
-White-tailed eagle (probably 3rd winter)
-Sparow hawk
-a lot of Common Buzzards
-Nutcracker
-about 20 lapwings
-Wren
-Great and Blue tits
-kestrel

Non-birds:
-3 elks
-wolfs prints
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Hey, great going Hubert!
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Old Sunday 3rd December 2006, 19:05   #238
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Hubert is real twicher now

I saw today from more interesting (for me):
- Common Goldeneye (3) *
- Eurasian Wigeon (7) *
- Green-winged Teal (12)
- Little Grebe (2)
- Black-throated Diver *
- Larus michahellis (2)
- Larus cachinnans (16)
- Common Buzzard (2)
- Long-eared Owl (16)
- Winter Wren (2) *
- Long-tailed Tit (dozen)
- Common Treecreeper
- Short-toed Treecreeper *
- tits (blue, great, coal, willow) and Godsrests

* new kinds for me

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Old Monday 4th December 2006, 16:07   #239
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Yo mean you're using copyrighted photos for your avatar? Isn't that illegal?
Yep, it is...

But, if we're being brutally and horribly honest: who cares!?

Realistically you're not gonna get sued!
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Old Monday 4th December 2006, 16:23   #240
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Realistically you're not gonna get sued!
true, unless you (as in anyone) claimes it to be their own work.
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Old Monday 4th December 2006, 20:04   #241
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Yep, it is...

But, if we're being brutally and horribly honest: who cares!?

Realistically you're not gonna get sued!
No one cares, but I don't find asking for permission difficult. I am almost 100% sure, that everyone would agree.
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Old Monday 4th December 2006, 22:58   #242
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yo OwlTalon try these:

http://www.birdforum.net/pp_gallery/...p/photo/118045

http://www.birdforum.net/pp_gallery/...p/photo/118046

On Saturday I had some good birds - Black and Surf Scoters, Saw-whet Owl (way too cute!) and a tame Common Loon that was begging for food... I didn't have any fish heads for it, and it turned down the granola bar I offered it...

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Old Tuesday 5th December 2006, 09:44   #243
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Hubert is real twicher now

I saw today from more interesting (for me):
- Common Goldeneye (3) *
- Eurasian Wigeon (7) *
- Green-winged Teal (12)
- Little Grebe (2)
- Black-throated Diver *
- Larus michahellis (2)
- Larus cachinnans (16)
- Common Buzzard (2)
- Long-eared Owl (16)
- Winter Wren (2) *
- Long-tailed Tit (dozen)
- Common Treecreeper
- Short-toed Treecreeper *
- tits (blue, great, coal, willow) and Godsrests

* new kinds for me

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Hey, Wiktoria, that is awesome!
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Old Tuesday 5th December 2006, 20:25   #244
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I know, but now I have one with no strings attached, off a free avatar site. My favorite bird, tied with snowy owl, the BALD EAGLE!!!! Enjoy (my) pictures of these amazing birds!!!! So amazingly majestic and powerful, and not afraid to come close or gather in large groups. I saw more at Nova Scotia's Bird Islands in a couple of hours then I had ever seen prior (between 40 and 50 birds)
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Old Tuesday 5th December 2006, 21:07   #245
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My favorite bird, tied with snowy owl, the BALD EAGLE!!!! Enjoy (my) pictures of these amazing birds!!!!
I personally like this picture I took of a Bald Eagle in NC- http://www.swnaturephotography.com/g...727/1/93032306

Also, last night I went to the Nuttall Ornithological Club at Harvard University (as a guest). It is an exclusive club with only the best ornithologists around. Sibley is a member. The cool thing was I actually went with Wayne Petersen. He is an author in The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior. He also compiled the Massachusetts ranges for Sibley field guides. They are very good friends. Even cooler, Wayne drove me home and signed my guide to bird life and bevahior.
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Amazing pictures.
To compared, I saw the immature white-tailed eagle on Saturday.

My mate's pict.
(it is not as good as yours, but i was taken by camera+scope without any connection)

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Some of you seem to be really into owls...I've never seen one yet in the wild. Am I doing something wrong or do you just have to be really lucky to seem them during the day?
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Some of you seem to be really into owls...I've never seen one yet in the wild. Am I doing something wrong or do you just have to be really lucky to seem them during the day?
Observing owls during days are much more rarer than during nights, but it is no impossible. There is few owl's species, witch are active mainly during day.
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Right, like if you're going to see a Snowy Owl, daytime is usually a safe bet to see them. They're usually active then. Other owls that are often seen feeding during the day are the Northern Hawk Owl, the Short-eared owl, Burrowing Owls, and pygmy-owls.
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