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    Odd Bird on Feeder in mid August in Washington DC Area

    Definitely not a wren. My bet is a Hairy Woodpecker. A cheerful little fellow who follows the bird feeder circuit in the Dc area. I see them all the time on my feeder in Springfield VA.
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    iBird vs Sibley for iPhone – ability to create customized list for trips

    Thanks for the advice... that’s a bit to digest. I appreciate it!
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    iBird vs Sibley for iPhone – ability to create customized list for trips

    Dan, I’ll be at Charleston Lake, on an island just outside the Provincial Park. So let me turn the question around: beyond the Loons and gulls, what do you suggest I look for in August? I’ll explore the eBird site a bit... it looks promising. Thanks for the feedback! Dave G.
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    iBird vs Sibley for iPhone – ability to create customized list for trips

    Thanks Niels, actually that helps a lot. It seems that perhaps an integrated checklist isn’t that important after all. If you don’t mind, could you share how most starting birders keep track of their life lists? Dave G.
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    iBird vs Sibley for iPhone – ability to create customized list for trips

    IBird Pro vs Sibley Birds 2nd Edition (North America) I’m considering one or the other and want to ask if either of these have the ability to create customized watch lists for individual trips. For example, I’m going to the Thousand Islands in a few weeks and I’d like to have a short list of...
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    Celestron TrailSeeker ED 8x42 Binocular Review

    Probably more economical for them to salvage the parts and send the customer a new one. I would have figured they’d used stainless in the builds, so I’m a little surprised to hear about a rusting issue Just curious, was your pair the ED glass version, or the previous issue HD? I ask, because I...
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    Preventing ground rodents

    There is no shortage of ground feeding doves in my back yard... 😏
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    Preventing ground rodents

    Andy, fundamentally that’s right. The idea behind using hulled feed is that the ground birds perform the clean up and leave nothing for the rodents. Sounds great, but I don’t know if that has worked in anyone’s experience.
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    Preventing ground rodents

    I have a squirrel proof bird feeder that does a pretty good job, but I've recently had a problem with rodents - rats specifically - feeding on the seeds and shells that the birds have discarded. I had to call an exterminator to get rid of them, and I'm at the point where I'd like to try again...
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    Celestron TrailSeeker ED 8x42 Binocular Review

    I don’t have much in the way of expertise to write a product review, but I wanted to share my experience with my recently acquired Celestron 8x42 ED TrailSeeker binoculars. I was looking for a good set of general use binoculars in the $250-300 price range, and had considered the Nikon Monarch...
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