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MerMaeve

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  1. What do you call them? That's just what I grew up calling them..
  2. Well, we tried again tonight. Was going to meet at 6:15 but decided that might be too late past sunset. We said get there when you can....we got there around 5:55. Shortly followed by another gal (I will call her A). At around 6:05 A said "what's that bird flying in front of the sunset" Big bird=owl! We assumed that it was the SEOW but can't be sure it wasn't a LEOW as we have seen them on that road previous years. The rest of the group got there 6:10 and later. No owl the rest of the night....
  3. A tire turd is a frozen block of built-up snow/slush that will fall off of the mudflaps on a person's car. "Something only people in the north / in the mountains experience. They can build up pretty bad and really get frozen on there, can become pretty hazardous. Lots of build up and they can cause your whole car to vibrate at highway speeds." Quote - @AlexHenry It is weird to me that people don't know what they are........but if it rarely snows....
  4. A tire turd is a frozen block of built-up snow/slush that will fall off of the mudflaps on a person's car. (Not my pic)
  5. Well, #300 happened last night! We were headed to the barn we shoot archery in and we just turned on to the road that it is on, and drove about 150yds down the road and there was a tire turd in the road then as we got closer it was too upright to be a tire turd. Mom slammed on the brakes as we realized that it wasn't a tire turd.......it was an OWL!! My brain clicked on what it was before Mom's did. It was a Short-eared Owl!!!! It sat in the middle of the road for about a minute, then it flew up on the bank of the road. We took a ton of pictures, then left to go shoot our bows. Driving back Mom said and I quote "We will probably never see that owl again on this road" And there it was same spot on the bank of the road again. It was on my side this time and we got a lot more pictures. I was probably 15 feet away from this SEOW. Amazingly unreal! Only cell photos. Will go out again tonight with our core group and try to find it. This was from when it was in the road 2nd time on the bank This angle it doesn't really look like an owl...raccoon?
  6. Well, #300 happened last night! We were headed to the barn we shoot archery in and we just turned on to the road that it is on, and drove about 150yds down the road and there was a tire turd in the road then as we got closer it was too upright to be a tire turd. Mom slammed on the brakes as we realized that it wasn't a tire turd.......it was an OWL!! My brain clicked on what it was before Mom's did. It was a Short-eared Owl!!!! It sat in the middle of the road for about a minute, then it flew up on the bank of the road. We took a ton of pictures, then left to go shoot our bows. Driving back Mom said and I quote "We will probably never see that owl again on this road" And there it was same spot on the bank of the road again. It was on my side this time and we got a lot more pictures. I was probably 15 feet away from this SEOW. Amazingly unreal! Only cell photos. Will go out again tonight with our core group and try to find it.
  7. Yeah, I was going to say, where you live really matters. We live in the country with 9 acres and have about 165 on our property list. But 3 serious birders for 20+ years.
  8. Out on a limb and can confirm that this is a Ruby-Crowned Kinglet. Bill looks too thin to be a Hutton's Vireo. Good job getting decent photos, those lil' guys are like ping-pong balls with wings! 😜
  9. Wow! Nice! Uh, you can have all our confusing fall warblers!
  10. Do you not have screens on your windows? Keep them open overnight?
  11. Well, my guess of House Sparrow was incorrect. It was a Dark-eyed Junco! Happy New Year all!
  12. And this, was my best day of birding.....EVER!!! (And yes, I removed the location) Ya know, just a casual 20 species of warbler...out of 22 we have here....😏😇 May 11, 2019 7:09 AM - 12:13 PMProtocol: Traveling4.5 mile(s)69 species Species are in the quote, for all who wants to read them...or those who want to skip them.
  13. Hmm. With all honesty, probably a House Sparrow........yup..
  14. Happy New Year's eve everyone! Post your total species of the year! And how many lifers if you want. 🙂
  15. Yeah, I agree with Black Swan......released pet?
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