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Nestwatch Cornel Lab 2012

Posted Sunday 24th June 2012 at 20:46 by Urban Birder McAllen
We've got woodpeckers, parakeets, herons and more. Come on over and see what we've hatched this year.

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An Ordinary Day

Posted Saturday 23rd June 2012 at 17:56 by ranalobo
(This is an entry from my blog at Whitehawk Birdwatching and Conservation, [www.whitehawkbirding.com] that I wanted to share with you).

The other day a friend of mine said “when things are easy, people lose interest.” He was talking about relationships, but in the days that followed our conversation, I couldn’t help but think about this statement. Is it true that we crave drama? Are we only truly happy when we are making ourselves miserable?

As birdwatchers, perhaps...
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My Best Day Birding (so far)

Posted Saturday 23rd June 2012 at 03:34 by Saltwater Cowboy
I recently travelled to Huntsville, Alabama, for work and couldn’t pass up the chance to visit the famous Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge (http://www.fws.gov/wheeler/) on
the Tennessee River. So, when 5:00 rolled-around, I shed my work clothes, grabbed my birding travel pack (which consists of binos, Kaufman’s Field Guide, and an iPad loaded with iBird Pro, BirdsEye, and BirdLog apps) and hit the trail. Unfortunately, this was just one week before I bought my good camera, so I don’t have...
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Satisfaction

Posted Saturday 16th June 2012 at 00:34 by Green Sandpiper
My wife doesn't really understand me. Its ok, its not some Loose Women- type confessional, she doesn't get why I'll happily go out for 6 hours in the pouring rain, miles from anywhere. What do I get from going birding, rather than say, going for a pub lunch with my spouse.

While I know the answer, or at least, am satisfied with the vague, amorphous answer that I usually produce, my wife never really understands, as much sa she will try.

Recently, though, I've started...
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Flight Photography

Posted Friday 15th June 2012 at 13:17 by Denny Woodthorpe
I have set myself a new challenge now that I am getting good results with my static portraits of garden birds.
I now would like to get better photographs of birds in flight. There are two methods I intend to try. The first is tracking birds in flight with my 70-300mm zoom lens and the other is to use flash to capture small birds in my garden set up.
I have one or two decent images using the "tracking" method, but they are limited to larger birds like the red kite and woodpigeon....
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