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Old 01-10-2014, 07:01 PM   #601
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Hint: quick way to make ID>
Use Google advanced (I keep link on toolbar)
enter "Cornell" and whatever bird you're guessing it is, or just "sparrow" or "wren"
Cornell pages will come up on Google lst with best possibilities
At top of page you can also choose "Images" so you can find a quick visual match
Even though I have by Peterson's right nest to my desk, this helps
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:13 PM   #602
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My 8th Snowy Owl today, found at Niagara Falls Airport! Before we got the pic, a snow plow went speeding towards the bird and I froze! Didn't bother the bird a bit! But then, when they hang out at airports, they have planes taking off and landing close-by!

This was a huge, lightly barred (probably male not yet adult) sitting a few feet off the ground. As we approached the airport, we saw a large light raptor flying around overhead, which went down and out of sight as we dealt with traffic trying to find a good spot to get on airport land and park.

We pulled in behind the parking lot near the fence and I scoped out the landscape and yelled, there he is!

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Good idea, Sage. I like the idea of adding Cornell to the search. I often switch to "images" after a student taught me that years (and years) ago.
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Eight! Wow!
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Two fox trotted past yesterday morning. WAY out on the ice in the bay. One about 5 minutes ahead of the other.
I'm assuming the second to be a male in hot pursuit. It's getting to be about that time of the year!
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Two fox trotted past yesterday morning. WAY out on the ice in the bay. One about 5 minutes ahead of the other.
I'm assuming the second to be a male in hot pursuit. It's getting to be about that time of the year!
How cool! I'd love to see a fox or two here--or did I already mention that (several times)?
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I enjoyed the moment instead of running for the camera. One must take the time to truly enjoy such short clips.
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Flocks of sparrows in the field eating grass seeds. It's a cold wintry day here.
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Please see new thread at:

Today I Saw (Birds Including Raptors & Hummers) ~ 2014
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