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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 10th October 2020, 16:10
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Hamhed
Would you say part of your identification of the...

Would you say part of your identification of the hawk is the amount of white in the tail tip?

Steve
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 10th October 2020, 16:06
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By Hamhed
Except for the Bicknell's, we've had a number of...

Except for the Bicknell's, we've had a number of thrushes pass through our yard in the past few weeks with plenty of sightings of three species. Though the photos are not of superior quality, I...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 29th September 2020, 19:37
Replies: 68
Views: 3,501
Posted By Hamhed
Terrific report, Matt. Thanks for taking the...

Terrific report, Matt. Thanks for taking the time and effort to post.

Steve
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 5th September 2020, 18:40
Replies: 68
Views: 3,501
Posted By Hamhed
Matt- After many visits to Costa Rica and...

Matt-

After many visits to Costa Rica and Panama, I've yet to see any type of Potoo. Tell me you weren't disappointed for that to be your "only" bird!

Steve
Forum: Food and Feeders Tuesday 1st September 2020, 01:57
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By Hamhed
I've never heard of the term "natural" being used...

I've never heard of the term "natural" being used to advertise wheat or pine straw. They may be refering to straw from a field that has not been sprayed with herbicide previous to harvesting. That...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 1st September 2020, 01:30
Replies: 68
Views: 3,501
Posted By Hamhed
Matt- At a local college library, I've reserved...

Matt-
At a local college library, I've reserved Ridgley's book on Ecuador's birds so I can follow along. Ecuador is tops on my list of SA countries to visit. Looking forward to more!

Steve
Forum: Nikon Monday 31st August 2020, 01:01
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By Hamhed
Thanks to you Mike and to you Niels for...

Thanks to you Mike and to you Niels for confirming what I suspected. Thanks to you Jayne for allowing me to hack your thread. Sorry about that! I hope we can compare notes about the Nikon 950...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 29th August 2020, 12:44
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By Hamhed
A "little" late to this thread but I have a...

A "little" late to this thread but I have a question, a experience I share with Niels and a comment for Jayne.

On the last birding trip my wife and I were able to go on, we traveled to Texas in...
Forum: North Carolina Thursday 6th August 2020, 13:52
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By Hamhed
Not much time in a kayak to compose! Just a...

Not much time in a kayak to compose! Just a lucky capture but thanks for the compliment.

Steve
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 15th July 2020, 01:04
Replies: 68
Views: 3,501
Posted By Hamhed
Add me to the list of "Yes,...

Add me to the list of "Yes, please!"

Steve
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 15th July 2020, 01:02
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By Hamhed
Enjoyable read; would love to get out that way...

Enjoyable read; would love to get out that way some day. Did you ever feel unsafe?

Steve
Forum: North Carolina Friday 10th July 2020, 11:43
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By Hamhed
We've never taken our kayaks on the French Broad...

We've never taken our kayaks on the French Broad River though we have rafted and canoed several sections of the river. The sea kayaks, being so long and slow to turn, would likely only work on the...
Forum: North Carolina Wednesday 8th July 2020, 15:03
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By Hamhed
Thanks, Mike. This year has been a tough one for...

Thanks, Mike. This year has been a tough one for many reasons and we find this paddling trip is one of our favorite ways to de-stress. We usually go just once a year; maybe that is what has us...
Forum: North Carolina Wednesday 8th July 2020, 15:00
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By Hamhed
Years ago, we paddled down the Yadkin, camping...

Years ago, we paddled down the Yadkin, camping for a couple of nights but I can't tell you exactly where we traveled. Lake Tillery comes to mind but whether that was at the beginning or end, I...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 8th July 2020, 14:53
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By Hamhed
We like it, Pete! :t: Sometimes the kayak and...

We like it, Pete! :t: Sometimes the kayak and current don't cooperate for trying to get on a bird but we are always ready to do it again.


S
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 5th July 2020, 16:40
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By Hamhed
Catawba River, western North Carolina

Trip report posted here:
https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=4028158#post4028158

Steve
Forum: North Carolina Sunday 5th July 2020, 16:33
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By Hamhed
We’ve already picked out our lunch spot and with...

We’ve already picked out our lunch spot and with the current now helping us along, we soon stop our boats on a shady and sandy beach. Tufted Titmice fuss overhead. A Yellow-throated Warbler is also...
Forum: North Carolina Sunday 5th July 2020, 16:28
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By Hamhed
The water remains flat as we work our way...

The water remains flat as we work our way upriver. Evidence of a slight current can be seen as ripples around a stationary log or stick. We are paddling our 20 year old, Prion sea kayaks, an ideal...
Forum: North Carolina Sunday 5th July 2020, 16:18
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By Hamhed
Beating the heat on the Catawba River

Though we never know what month we will have the chance to go, my wife, Liz, and I like to do a once a year kayak trip up the Catawba River at the west end of Lake James in McDowell County, North...
Forum: North Carolina Wednesday 20th May 2020, 23:46
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By Hamhed
Screech Owl fledging time

For years, my wife and I have had Eastern Screech Owl nest boxes at various locations on our property in western NC. Because of those boxes, we have enjoyed many views of this species. This year is...
Forum: Trail Cams - Camera Traps - CCTV Systems Wednesday 29th April 2020, 21:36
Replies: 1
Views: 715
Posted By Hamhed
Great idea, Dave, to take the camera on birding...

Great idea, Dave, to take the camera on birding trips. We missed our chance on our last trip and it may be a while before the next one but I will remember that tip.

Steve
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Thursday 9th April 2020, 19:05
Replies: 23
Views: 3,103
Posted By Hamhed
I noticed this thread fairly late. As a Birding...

I noticed this thread fairly late. As a Birding Pal member for over ten years, I hope to see this type of contact with other birders arranged here on Birdforum, maybe not so much to replace it but...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 7th April 2020, 11:41
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Hamhed
so, other possibilities would be Baird's or...

so, other possibilities would be Baird's or LeConte's?

Steve
Forum: Panama Tuesday 24th March 2020, 18:10
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By Hamhed
This report is ten years old but may help with...

This report is ten years old but may help with some of the locations you are asking about.
https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=173787
Better luck traveling in September!

Steve
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 23rd March 2020, 20:14
Replies: 188
Views: 25,788
Posted By Hamhed
I keep a copy of Ridgley's "Birds of Panama" near...

I keep a copy of Ridgley's "Birds of Panama" near the computer. The hummingbirds are challenging or impossible!

Steve
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