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  1. This bird was calling along the Columbia River in Eastern WA.  Our best guess is a spotted towhee.  But it's just off enough to question the call.  I also guessed a rock wren.  We've gone down the list of all the birds that have been spotted in the area and nothing really matches this call.  I thought it was my husband's phone!  Merlin can't ID this either.   To be specific the location is called Sand Hollow Rec Area.  Let me know your best guess - and I always appreciate the help.  Sorry for the background noise - there is busy truck traffic next to the park.  



  2. 11 hours ago, stitch58 said:

    Saw this today but the other thing I saw I didn't want to post a picture of. About 30 yards away at the base of another tree there was a dead cat that had been partially eaten. Pretty sure the owl was responsible. Another reason to keep your pet cat inside 😮.


    In the spring they sit on my house at night and talk back and forth.  I always warn the neighborhood.  One way or another GHO will feed their babies.  

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  3. 26 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, Augusta GA.  24 Jan 24.

    I came around a curve in the path this morning and saw these two roadblocks roughly 75 yards away.  I said two words; the first one was "Oh,"  They're on a berm between to multi-acre marshy ponds.  For size comparison, the berm is about 10 feet wide.

    Of course, I'd already been out for four hours and 3.5 miles or so, and was on my way to the car.  Backtracking cost me 30 minutes and most of a mile, and I didn't even get any new species.



    I guess there's a reason that they say don't go past a roadblock!

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  4. I'm in central WA state and there has been repeated sightings of a red shouldered hawk here by an experienced birder.  I haven't seen it yet but I'm going out today.  What would I look for when comparing it to the very common red-tail hawk?  It could be some distance away so I would be looking thru binoculars.  We have LOTS of large hay fields so that is what I'll be scanning across.  I have no doubts about the bird is out there.  So would I look for dark belly band. no belly band, light head or dark head etc.  Thanks in advance.

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