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  •  got my pictures back, finally dried, and: (2+ / 0-)
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    This machine kills Fascists.

    by KenBee on Mon May 27, 2013 at 12:47:30 PM PDT

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    •  Congratulations on your scoter, (2+ / 0-)
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      as well as all your other new birds. I have to travel very far to see some birds that are easy for you to spot. One of my all-time best birding experiences was a visit to Mono Lake, where we saw enormous flocks of phalaropes, red necked and Wilson's, feeding. An amazing place.

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Mon May 27, 2013 at 02:36:33 PM PDT

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      •  oh yes indeedy! (2+ / 0-)
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        what a strange and beautiful place, my bucket list to canoe that and the Owens River..which when I visited a few years ago was running strong near Bishop.
          The Late Huell Howser did a story on that stretch and its restoration, as well as Mono Lake.

        'That's amazing'...and it is!

        I spooked something that looked like some version of a Cormorant..I looked around the bend and wham! off it went  from 60' away, very spooked..whereas here on the pier they walk across my feet...I have noooo clue! Actually, my sense of scale was so thoroughly trampled by several Sierra days it could have been a Godwit.

        This machine kills Fascists.

        by KenBee on Mon May 27, 2013 at 02:50:22 PM PDT

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        •  That must have been strange. (1+ / 0-)
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          I think of them as strictly shore birds. And yes, very common and rather bold. But I just checked, and their range covers most of North America if you include migration territory, so maybe.

          "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

          by sidnora on Mon May 27, 2013 at 07:30:23 PM PDT

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