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Old Thursday 7th December 2006, 21:16   #251
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You can also observe little owl sitting on the blocks of flats in cities during day.
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Old Saturday 9th December 2006, 13:15   #252
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That's a bird I would like to see. I saw two Sapsuckers down the block from my house two days ago, not rare, but certainly not common! I've also been seeing a Merlin still hanging around, probably going to stay the winter, as they occasionally do. My family also saw a Turkey vulture the other day when I was out (they know birds [they picked some up from me], 'specially dad and younger brother), and that shouldn't be on Long Island. hmmm....
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Old Sunday 10th December 2006, 04:29   #253
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Hi all,

Iíve known about BF for a long time but just now got around to joining. Iím 16 and live in the U.S. Iíve been birding seriously for 4-5 years now and my lifelist stands at 425 (all from the U.S.) I'll be birding Florida, New Jersey, Arizona, Northern Michigan, and possible Texas and California next year so that'll fill in some gaps in my list.

Itís great to see so many young birders from all over!

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Old Sunday 10th December 2006, 04:36   #254
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Semi-long time birdforumer, first time poster on this thread. I'm 17 and live in Boston, MA. I am also a bird photographer, my website is in my signature. My life list is at 209, with six lifebirds today! I got lucky. The six were Hooded Merganser, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Duck, Canvasback, and American Coot. I'm applying to Cornell and Ohio Wesleyan University to study ornithology. BTW, I was Cornell's featured photographer of the month for October, in case anyone goes on their website. You can see it here- http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAbou...bum/index_html

So that was you? Brilliant. My copy of birdscope has been passed around the family a bit and you gain a lot of compliments (and my envy of course ) Good luck with college. had I found my passion at a younger age I would have done the same
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Old Sunday 10th December 2006, 08:58   #255
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Hi Ethan, and a warm welcome to Birdforum and the Young Birders area!
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Old Monday 11th December 2006, 00:15   #256
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New to BF

Hi everyone,

I also just joined BF. I'm 16 and have been birding seriously for 5 years. I live in Cleveland Ohio. I spend most of my time birding around the city. Living on Lake Erie has been great because of how different the birding is from the rest of Ohio. This fall alone I have seen Pomarine and Parasitic Jaegers, Black,Surf, and White-winged Scoter, 7 species of gull, Red Throated Loon, and Red-necked Grebe, all nearly 500 miles away from an ocean. I also volunteer in the Entomology and Ornithology Departments of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Anyway, its nice to meet some other Young Birders.


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Old Monday 11th December 2006, 00:50   #257
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I also just joined BF. I'm 16 and have been birding seriously for 5 years. I live in Cleveland Ohio. I spend most of my time birding around the city. Living on Lake Erie has been great because of how different the birding is from the rest of Ohio. This fall alone I have seen Pomarine and Parasitic Jaegers, Black,Surf, and White-winged Scoter, 7 species of gull, Red Throated Loon, and Red-necked Grebe, all nearly 500 miles away from an ocean. I also volunteer in the Entomology and Ornithology Departments of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Anyway, its nice to meet some other Young Birders.


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Originally Posted by The Firecrest Yo mean you're using copyrighted photos for your avatar? Isn't that illegal?
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But, if we're being brutally and horribly honest: who cares!?

Realistically you're not gonna get sued!
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So that was you? Brilliant. My copy of birdscope has been passed around the family a bit and you gain a lot of compliments (and my envy of course ) Good luck with college. had I found my passion at a younger age I would have done the same
WOW! That's sooooo cool! You actually knew who I was! That's only happened happened a few other times. I wonder how many others in this country have heard of me? I might be famous? Haha, not really though.
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Hey,

Just wondering how many people on here from the US,Canada, Mexico or the Carribean use eBird. If you don't - you should. It seems like a hassle at first but I think it is really worth while. www.eBird.org

Oh and there were some Pine Siskins flying over my house today.

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Old Tuesday 12th December 2006, 01:48   #261
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geez Phil you're here too?? lol

I sorta use eBird...

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I use to use e-bird a while ago but haven't for a while. It was becoming too much work.
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Old Tuesday 12th December 2006, 02:33   #263
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WOW! That's sooooo cool! You actually knew who I was! That's only happened happened a few other times. I wonder how many others in this country have heard of me? I might be famous? Haha, not really though.

Well considering anyone who takes part in feeder watch or the house finch survey saw your face and the article i would sayyou are a bit known
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Old Tuesday 12th December 2006, 02:37   #264
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hello all, i am also a young birder, 17.....been birding for 3 or 4 years now....starting to get out more and see more birds, etc......i probably have at least 30 bird books....waiting for my new binocs for Christmas.....starting to learn to bird by jizz...
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Once again, I would like to insist that we Brits get a look in on this thread, Sam, you're not posting enough! You've got glories across the pond, but us? Deprived.
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Old Tuesday 12th December 2006, 16:30   #266
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ha! you've got the best field guide ever! (Collins)

brits have way better bird books than U.S., believe me!
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Books, great fun. But it's BIRDS I'm talking about. When I said glories across the pond I sure didn't mean books!
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Once again, I would like to insist that we Brits get a look in on this thread, Sam, you're not posting enough! You've got glories across the pond, but us? Deprived.
No idea what to post about, really...

Any ideas, shout 'em out and I'll talk

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Old Tuesday 12th December 2006, 17:23   #269
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but us? Deprived.
We're not, there is over 500 species on the offcial uk list, and many birding specticles round the uk. the most notable being the huge seabird colonys in summer, starling roosts in autumn, the corvid roost at Newborough (cant remember exactly, but its at least the largest in the UK, I think It is infact the largest in Europe.) The geese (the mayjority of the worlds population of some species overwinter here.) And the huge number of waders around our coast.

Just think about all those underwatched sites on our islands.
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aheh, i thought that might have been it but you brits can get higher lists since you can get around easy.....but we arent THAT much higher....
you brits get to know your birds better though...and thats most important

i think yours are alot more diversified and interesting than ours! i am jealous of YOU.......anyway


i think i said "brits" one too many....
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More diversified??!?!?! More intersting!?!? Come on, I beg to differ. Look at the US, birds range from Boreal species ( Snowy Owl, Black-backed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee etc.), to neotropic birds, ( Green Jay, Crested Caracara, Montezuma Quail) and nearly everything in between. And as far as intersting, google Greater Sage Grouse, or Rufous Hummingbird, or Long-billed Curlew. Spectacular birds like Cerulean or Blackburnian Warblers, Indigo Bunting, Baltimore Oriole. It doesn't have to be rare for it to be intersting, even the most common bird here like Northern Mockingbird or Blue Jay are fascinating. But that's just my overly biased opinion. Oh, and true that it is easier to get around in the UK but I'm sure you can find over 300 species of birds within 50 miles of you, if you give it 2 years or so, maybe less depending on where in TX you are. Of course none of this is to put birders outside of the US down. Just saying, appreciate what you got.

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More diversified??!?!?! More intersting!?!? Come on, I beg to differ. Look at the US, birds range from Boreal species ( Snowy Owl, Black-backed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee etc.), to neotropic birds, ( Green Jay, Crested Caracara, Montezuma Quail) and nearly everything in between. And as far as intersting, google Greater Sage Grouse, or Rufous Hummingbird, or Long-billed Curlew. Spectacular birds like Cerulean or Blackburnian Warblers, Indigo Bunting, Baltimore Oriole. It doesn't have to be rare for it to be intersting, even the most common bird here like Northern Mockingbird or Blue Jay are fascinating. But that's just my overly biased opinion. Oh, and true that it is easier to get around in the UK but I'm sure you can find over 300 species of birds within 50 miles of you, if you give it 2 years or so, maybe less depending on where in TX you are. Of course none of this is to put birders outside of the US down. Just saying, appreciate what you got.

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I second that...nicely said Phil!

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Where in TX are you exactly? It can't be that bad. I'm in the middle of a big city in Ohio, and there are still birds to b found.
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Where in TX are you exactly? It can't be that bad. I'm in the middle of a big city in Ohio, and there are still birds to b found.
hmm...nctexasbirder..I'm guessing from NC Texas haha. Yeah I do see where you might not get all the "Mexican" birds from being too far north. You are on the other hand able to see a lot of birds from both the east and the west. You get down to the coast or Rio Grande yet?

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