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Old 05-21-2012, 08:00 PM   #21
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12 years ago after college I had a summer job to birdwatch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.... getting paid to climb mountains at dawn and listen for different birds. I still can't believe I actually got paid to do that! I wish I could re-live those days
Wow! Who knew there were jobs like that out there!
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I'd love to see a Prothonotary warbler! Lucky you!

12 years ago after college I had a summer job to birdwatch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.... getting paid to climb mountains at dawn and listen for different birds. I still can't believe I actually got paid to do that! I wish I could re-live those days
Ahhh call counts!!!!! that does sound like a wonderful job. The job I'm doing now is for the Ohio DOW as a creel clerk interviewing anglers and measuring fish. so I get to spend a lot of time on the water and see a lot of cool stuff.
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I have a red-eyed vireo living in my woods! I just figured out whose was the new call I have been hearing.

I haven't seen any of it, but some bird porn has clearly been going on around here. I have a father cardinal madly feeding his two fledgelings, and at least one juvenile red-bellied woodpecker who seems to think the only source of food is my feeder. Next it will be fledgeling goldfinches fighting over thistle seed. I love spring! (even if it is almost summer)
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Ahhh call counts!!!!! that does sound like a wonderful job. The job I'm doing now is for the Ohio DOW as a creel clerk interviewing anglers and measuring fish. so I get to spend a lot of time on the water and see a lot of cool stuff.

It does sound like you'd get to see lots of neat things with an outdoor job like that! What are the most frequent fish (species) caught there in your part of Ohio?
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Wow! Who knew there were jobs like that out there!
I was lucky. My sister had connections with the folks in New Hampshire at the time & knew they were looking for extra help. I'm glad I took her up on it. What a great summer that was.
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It does sound like you'd get to see lots of neat things with an outdoor job like that! What are the most frequent fish (species) caught there in your part of Ohio?
Right now the White Bass run is tailing off and the Crappie fishing is on fire. I'd say the Saugeye is the most sought after game fish here though. Saugeye are hybrids of Walleye and Sauger which occur naturally but are produced in hatchieries because they reach the size of a walleye but can tolerate the more turbid waters of the inland reservoirs here. There is also good catfishing and in my reservoir there are all kinds of cool things left over from when the original river system was dammed Buffalo suckers, long nosed gar, Redhorses, and the like.
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Okay, not actually seen TODAY, but over the last few days I have encountered a snake, a snapping turtle and a young groundhog. Not exactly Wild Planet but fun for me anyway. I also saw a bald eagle, osprey, bluebirds, etc. but I'm not fast enough for those photos!
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I have a red-eyed vireo living in my woods! I just figured out whose was the new call I have been hearing.
The only reason I know what those look like, is because one hit our window when I was still living at home. It was stunned, so I put it in a shoebox and placed it in a spruce until it recovered. In the mean time, I got out my Peterson's guide and looked it up.
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Okay, not actually seen TODAY, but over the last few days I have encountered a snake, a snapping turtle and a young groundhog. Not exactly Wild Planet but fun for me anyway. I also saw a bald eagle, osprey, bluebirds, etc. but I'm not fast enough for those photos!
Congratulations on all of your sightings. I wasn't expecting any pictures...it looks like you have some good POM entries.
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You are too kind, Mr. Dap. I'm ready for our next photo safari!
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