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Jodi Nielson

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  1. I snapped this fly-over a couple days ago and, because it's horrible, didn't look very hard at it.  Osprey was my first thought.  But I decided to lighten it up and take a closer look and now I'm not convinced it's an Osprey (which means it probably is...lol)  Any thoughts?  There are claims of a Short-tailed Hawk in the area, but everything I've read says they are "uncommon" in Florida.  Okay, school me in Raptors please...Thanks


  2. 4 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    Well, I did a quick Google for 'Western Kentucky birding groups' but I couldn't find any active groups.  There's a state organization but it appears to mostly active in the central areas.  I found references to groups in Hopkinsville and Hartford but those references lead nowhere; apparently those groups are inactive.

    That's a shame, because birding with an organized group is one of the best ways to improve your skills.  

    I should be out of KY soon and setting up shop in the Piney Woods of NE Texas.  I'll try and find a group there, I've noticed quite a few are out there.  Thanks

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  3. Have some final thoughts on this topic.  Probably shouldn't have stirred the pot, but it has turned out to be an interesting conversation.  This morning I had a chance to spend a bit of time, maybe an hour, with a binocular/notebook wielding birder.  He schooled me some, gave me a new experience, and gave a counter argument to my grumpy attitude.  He pointed out a few I missed and I actually caught some he didn't.  It was fun.  

    I still don't have the patience to do the ebird thing.  But I have more respect for the Bino/notebook crowd.  😉

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