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Winner Announced; Next Drawing July 10th: Win a Pair of PRIME HD binoculars (1 Viewer)

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BruceH

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Monday, June 16th entry and Az trivia .......

32. Petrified wood is the official state fossil. The Petrified Forest in northeastern Arizona contains America's largest deposits of petrified wood.

http://www.desertusa.com/pet/areamap.gif


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I saw an unusual dove at the park today. When it flew out of the barn, at first I thought it was a hawk from its size and white wings, but then it landed on top of the barn, and I could see that it had the shape of a mourning dove, but under the wings were large white bands, and it was also mottled white and gray on top unlike most mourning doves in these parts, which are all gray. It was also noticeably larger than the other mourning doves I saw in the park. Mystery Bird.
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Brock 6/15

Brock .... Could it have been a White-winged Dove?

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/white-winged_dove/id

We have them by the thousands out here. They will take over a feeder so some consider them a pest. A few hang around and I enjoy watching them and the iridescent colors on their neck with the Nikon EII! They start arriving around March and April, nest in the summer, then almost all are gone and back to Mexico by the second week of September.
 
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Turaco

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The Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

I've heard the little kick-kick:
Dendrocopos minor.
But its hiding trick-trick
is better than my bino.

Any fat old chick-chick
will show up in my bino,
but for the little kick-kick
I need the Zen Ray Primo!

Raffaele
 
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