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Old 04-19-2010, 08:31 PM   #391
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You're lucky to hear them! They breed somewhat north of this area, but not here (an hour west of Philly). I used to hear them all summer in New England, I'm sure I'd recognize it if I heard one.

The link on the wt sparrow post has the b.b.s. map (breeding bird survey) but they don't appear to breed in your area either.
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:37 PM   #392
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I know they don't breed here and I was surprised to have been hearing them recently. They had been hanging out in the trees behind my house with the house sparrows. I was away for a few days and did not hear them this morning. Maybe they finally left to go North.

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You're lucky to hear them! They breed somewhat north of this area, but not here (an hour west of Philly). I used to hear them all summer in New England, I'm sure I'd recognize it if I heard one.

The link on the wt sparrow post has the b.b.s. map (breeding bird survey) but they don't appear to breed in your area either.
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:05 PM   #393
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I always figured the sparrow's song was a territorial or breeding thing, which would explain why I never hear them here, but I don't know.

That eagle picture reminded me that I have hundreds of eagle pictures (same tree, same birds over the years) but few of them are worth posting.
An example:

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But sometimes they do something interesting, or I can get a better angle

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Old 04-19-2010, 09:35 PM   #394
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~Avian Photography~  Post your bird pix!-p1000556.jpg Our new Peregrine at the grain elevator on the waterfront. We hope his mate is inside incubating now. This location comes with a bountiful supply of gulls, pigeons and ducks!
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:43 PM   #395
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A couple of skimmers and an immature bald eagle thinking he can lift a tree...
It really does look like he's trying to lift it! Nice one
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:17 AM   #396
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We had our bedroom windows open a couple nights ago. It was a chorus line out there there were so many frogs going off then the birds started going off when the sun came up. I've missed the sounds of spring... it was nice sleeping with the windows open. Sage> you gotta check the home page.... you're a celebrity again!!! tinekbone> That's an amazing silhouette of the eagle. That reminds me of some Victorian paper craft I saw in a picture book once.
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~Avian Photography~  Post your bird pix!-dscf9695.jpg
First time I've seen an Egret sit in the tip top of a tree.
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:14 AM   #398
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Yes, they roost and nest in trees
Nice shot!
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They are a new species starting to take up residence here....
We never had those, nor the cormorants, nor the pelicans. Now we see them regularly.
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As I drove across the causeway, I saw scores of Canadian Geese staging in a cove on my favorite reservoir. So I got out and started sneaking up on them for some pics. Well, I tried anyway. As I gently closed the truck door, I heard the honking begin. By my first view of them through the trees they were headed to open water, I got a few shots and and moved in closer. Though the leaves were damp and quiet, my foot found a stick and the crack was enough to set them to flight. Still and all, I got a few decent pics and here they are.
I'm about to start wading into my photos from the last month. As I get organized I'll share them with everyone in the appropriate threads.
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