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Mungo Park, Lexington County, central SC.  May 10th, 2020.

The park is an abandoned golf course.  Several of the holes have been allowed to revert to nature and have a few years of wild flowers, weeds, etc.  

I saw this bird high in a tree, at least 40 feet up.  I was unable to make out any details with my binos but was able to pull this shot in.  I'm pretty sure this was a Rough-wined but I've never seen one in a tree or from this angle.  It was around 7:30 in the morning, with the temps still in the mid-50s and the sun just hitting the top of this tree, so I assume the bird was trying to get warmed up to start his day.

Thanks.

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5 minutes ago, Kevin said:

I thought you were joking...?

I usually trot out an emoji when I'm joking to eliminate any doubt.  :classic_biggrin:

Oh, wait; I used an emoji in that last sentence?  Was I joking?  Maybe the first sentence was serious and this one is a joke?  I'm not sure any more.  :classic_blink:

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1 hour ago, lonestranger said:

I know there's a joke in there somewhere. ?

I tee-otally forgot to mention the Chip-ping Sparrows.  They were quite close, not fairway.  The fledglings were verry clubmsy.  Still, it was worth the drive.

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10 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Give them a few months, they will be funnier in Augusta.

Pssh, we'll see. A November Master's, if it happens, will be weird weird weird. The schools are already changing the school calendar to compensate for it and everything.

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