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Old Friday 10th November 2006, 16:27   #176
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hiiiii im sarah, live in the uk! i love birds, im 13 and hav a life list of 201 in the uk, best bird defenitely the yellow-legged gull... strange i no but i love gulls, theyr awesome!

anyone out there my age? hi if there is! look forward to a reply!!
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Old Friday 10th November 2006, 16:38   #177
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Hi Sarah, welcome to Birdforum! There are plenty of people your/our age using the sight, just read the whole of this thread.
I'm 12, btw, 13 on 16th November.
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Old Friday 10th November 2006, 16:41   #178
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Welcome to bird forums!^^

I'm 15, and don't have a life list, I just love watching birds. I think Gulls are cool, lol.

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Old Friday 10th November 2006, 17:40   #179
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I feel worse than you :P
I love watching birds, no "numbering" new sorts ;]

I haven't got this happiness - my familly not like birds (no special) :(
I interesed birds short time, but I can't live without birds now
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Old Friday 10th November 2006, 18:31   #180
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^___^ And that's good, that's what makes YOU so special!
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Old Friday 10th November 2006, 18:55   #181
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I feel worse than you :P
I love watching birds, no "numbering" new sorts ;]

I haven't got this happiness - my familly not like birds (no special) :(
I interesed birds short time, but I can't live without birds now
Don't feel alone. Many birders share this problem. I would like to get my family outdoors more often. Mostly it works with bicycling.
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Old Friday 10th November 2006, 19:34   #182
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Pony riding for my sister. And my mum's always saying, "that remind's me, I saw a little brown bird when I was in the car this morning", and my heart sinks. Dad likes coming with me to really nice places like Prawle Point, and if the area and weather are nice, really enjoys watching what's there.
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Old Saturday 11th November 2006, 07:34   #183
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hiiiii im sarah, live in the uk! i love birds, im 13 and hav a life list of 201 in the uk, best bird defenitely the yellow-legged gull... strange i no but i love gulls, theyr awesome!

anyone out there my age? hi if there is! look forward to a reply!!
I've sent you a PM

I too love watching gulls, but all who know me will realise that they really aren't my strong point in terms of i.d.

However, I did pick out a Yellow-legged Gull at Rutland a few months ago (the only one I've seen). Don't know how I did that... fluke I suppose

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Old Saturday 11th November 2006, 07:58   #184
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Had 30 when I went to Cley, though they were pretty obviously there!
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Old Saturday 11th November 2006, 17:04   #185
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I go biking alot too, but it's too fast pace to spot a bird, so I perfer hiking.
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Old Saturday 11th November 2006, 17:46   #186
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I go biking alot too, but it's too fast pace to spot a bird, so I perfer hiking.
I enjoy biking as well, but, like you say, often too fast for birding. Still, recently I've had both Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and Peregrine on my bike (well, I was on my bike - not the birds...) which are both fairly good records for my part of the country.

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Old Saturday 11th November 2006, 18:15   #187
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I don't usually bike n' bird, but I've seen red-tails, merlins, ospreys, woodpeckers, kinglets, orioles, and such whilst biking around my neighborhood.
Today is a good day, "my" red-tailed hawk has returned. She is very large, probably a female, pale (with almost no belly band and light brown feathers), and she has been around my neighborhood the past few winters. She usually comes in November and leaves in March, and she is much bigger than the locals. She doesn't hunt normal either, instead of perch-hunting, she actively pursues starlings and pigeons over long distances (although she did catch a squirrel and eat it on our roof). Today, she reappeared, soaring over a pigeon that was flying for its life, looking down on it. However, when it turned, she ignored it and flew away.
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Old Sunday 12th November 2006, 09:52   #188
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My parents love biking. I not like riding bike, when watching birds, becouse must stopping often (if I want watching small birds into binocularis) or drive in tree or hole ;]

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And my mum's always saying, "that remind's me, I saw a little brown bird when I was in the car this morning"
My parents and grandparents saying it too
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Old Sunday 12th November 2006, 15:13   #189
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Sorry I keep changing my name on you guys! I would like to officially apologise. I'm OwlTalon from now on (the Snowy Owl was my favorite bird since I was two), but I just couldn't decide on a good name! TCondorOwl92, TerrorBird, took me a couple of tries to get what I wanted!
I saw my first backyard Merlin yesterday (although I saw my first neighborhood Merlin a month ago), it zoomed over the feeder and scattered the House sparrows, unfortunately they came back to hog the feeder once the imminent threat of the falcon was gone.
It's almost ofiicially winter, andwhen it is a good deal of my weekends will be spent at Jones Beach, looking for Long-tailed ducks, Surf scoters, Lesser Black-backed gulls, Glaucous gulls, Northern harriers, and of course the more-than-occasional-actually-fairly-common-at-this-locale Snowy.
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Old Sunday 12th November 2006, 15:51   #190
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Old Monday 13th November 2006, 22:45   #191
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And my mum's always saying, "that remind's me, I saw a little brown bird when I was in the car this morning"
How many times have I heard that one? Little brown bird? There's only about a hundred that could be in the area! And when you press them for details, you get "It was streaked." That took away about a tenth of the choices!
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hey Sam,
I'm only 1 bird behind you for the year now, after twitching Woodchat Shrike!
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Old Saturday 18th November 2006, 17:54   #193
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Filthy dirty twitcher!

Seriously though - nice one! Gotta see a shrike sp. sometime!
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Old Sunday 19th November 2006, 02:16   #194
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Hi all,
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
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Wow, that's awesome! I wish I could get into photography, but I can't afford a good camera. I hope you have a nice time chit-chatting in this thread.

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Old Monday 20th November 2006, 16:37   #196
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Those pics are fantastic! Particularly like the Hummingbird and the Cougar.
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When I read abotu your observations from America, I feel a bit strange, because the species are totally unknown for me. I am from Europe and I know completely different birds :). Recently I saw one new species fo me (Red-Necked Loon or Diver, again I know two different names :) ).

What do you mean by yellow-legged gull? Can you write science name?
There were a lot of genetic research, and there is messy in gull's names.

E.g. in Poland Avifaunistic commision established this classification:
Larus argentatus Herring Gull

Larus cachinnans Caspian Gull

Larus michahellis Yellow-legged Gull

(only the most confusing species)
How is in your country?
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Well, Sunday I go to Pelham Bay with Audubon, where they always see saw-whets and usually see long and short-ears, all of which I never saw. They also have some that I see infrequently, great-horned and barred. Hopefully, it will be an owlish day!
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Sounds great OwlTalon, the only owls I've ever seen are Barn Owls, and a great big and beautiful Snowy Owl in downtown Boston, right out in front of my school!!! December 7th, about 1:30p.m., I'll never forget it.
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If the name and avatar aren't dead give-aways, I love owls, Snowy being the BEST, especially since they show up right around my hometown in winter.
I seen three Great-horns, one Barred (and lured in another with a recording, only heard it), one Barn, one Great-gray, heard numerous Screechs, but they still avoid me, and one handsome immature male Snowy at the beach.
Today, I hope I will get an oppurtunity to see some turkey! (and eat a drumstick!)
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