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Old 01-03-2014, 03:05 PM   #11
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OH! I want one, too!
I wouldn't mind one either.

I better keep my eyes open. When is the best time of day to see them?
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Old 01-03-2014, 03:19 PM   #12
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Congratulations, bridget! Seems everyone is spotting snowies. ~smile~

"The Paparazzi", cute. I'm happy to know that so many people are interested in (and respectful of) the natural world and it's critters. It feels good to think that a large portion of the population does care. Just the other day, we had friends over with two children. Their little girl is always thrilled to visit and wants to see the birds or the frogs--she even asked to see the frogs two days ago when they were here (she's only three or four). I had to tell her they are under the ice "hibernating" (I explained it a bit). Anyway, her older brother has always showed much less interest...however, that day he told me he saw a bluejay, looked up what the male and female looked like, and plans to "research more birds every Saturday". I asked if it was for school or for fun...he said for fun--that made me feel good.

Great photos, bridget.
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I love your story about the little kids. It made me smile!

Give him the website allaboutbirds.org

My students love it because they can hear the songs of each bird!
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:16 PM   #14
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I love your story about the little kids. It made me smile!

Give him the website allaboutbirds.org

My students love it because they can hear the songs of each bird!
Good idea...I'll text their mom with it now (glad I thought to text, cuz if I went the email route, I know I'd put it off...and possibly forget about it).

...okay, sent.

Thanks.
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One from today
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Nice close-ups.

I'm starting to get jealous...not that I'm going out looking for them. I guess I want one to show up here.
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Gorgeous! Where was this taken? How close were you?
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Taken in Milford Connecticut. I was pretty far away as I didn't want to disturb the owl.
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Wow, I thought it was in your yard!

and for everyone out looking for a snowy, stay back, do not approach. Be sure to bring your optics. Check your area's rare bird alerts. Best to see one from a distance rather than scare one off. I see plenty of reports of Snowies being scared off by dogs, fishermen, and people approaching with cameras.

Good luck to all!
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