Bird Watchers Thread

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by poult, Dec 27, 2014.

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  1. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is where all bird watchers can show their findings. I just got a pair of binoculars and am highly interested in spotting wild bird species.Please share any photos you may have and or tricks to spotting these birds and if you want their conservation status I am very excited to share with you all!
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2014
  2. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far on my life list is the Stellar Jay,Sharp Shinned Hawk and the Screech Owl

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  3. Julie Birb

    Julie Birb Ducks win

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    oh my word. I love wild birds and when I travel the world I go crazy. What is that owl sitting on? Is he OK? He's cute.
     
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    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those aren't my photos forgot to post that lol that owl photo was the closest to the one I saw I actually got to pet the wild owl too it was crazy!
     
  5. Julie Birb

    Julie Birb Ducks win

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    how were you able to pet him? I bet he was very soft. You are lucky.
     
  6. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well It was about midnight and I went to check in the dogs because they were barking and when I went outside I saw nothing and told them to shush then I heard a weird cooing noise a lot of them so like the crazy bird lady I am I slip on some shoes grab a fading light and go in search of these noises(and where I live it could have been a weasel to a cougar I had no clue)they were coming from a tree but they were moving from tree to tree I couldn't see them yet and the dogs were following me around with no fear so I scratched out it being something big but I seriously doubted it being an owl I thought it was some little furry creature until about ten yards from me one flies down out of the gigantic tree and lands on a little baby oak I walked up to the tree which was only about my height(not real tall) so I was about 2 yards from it but it took flight again and there were several flying around so to lead you up to the one I got to pet I ended up running around in the bushes for an hour chasing after miniature owls there was about ten and they all stayed really low several letting me walk up to them and looking at them from only 3-5 feet away they were the smallest owls I had ever seen I kept following them around until one landed on another baby oak shorter then the last I shined the light at it but the light was very faded this little gray barred owl sat on a branch holding a centipede in its mouth looking at me with it's incredibly yellow eyes that showed so much curiosity I walked straight up to it and pet the back of its head it let me and looked at me one more time straight in the eyes and then it was gone it had flown away into the trees I watched them flutter around for another half hour or so and then watched them get deeper into the forest until I couldn't see them anymore I then went to bed that is how I got to pet a screech owl....
     
  7. Julie Birb

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    that is the neatest story poult. I love it. Thanks for sharing. I think it's cool you were out and saw so many of the tiny things. I love how owls have their eyes set exactly in the front of their faces rather than kinda off to the side more so like other raptors. Hopefully your little visitors will be back.
     
  8. ChickyChickens

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    Ooh, im a bird watcher...i just dont tkae pics...
     
  9. Julie Birb

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    I don't take pix either except when I am traveling abroad since my camera's always with me.
     
  10. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Awesoem...i dont have a camera yet...i use my moms!!!

    I am saving up for one though!!!
     

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