Monthly Archives: July 2011

The North Dakota Prairie

I’m now returning from a trip that was not necessarily going to happen in the first place.  It was originally dubbed as Rock Dove Tours “Comeback Tour”; a five-day car trip from Colorado to North Dakota scheduled for June 24 … Continue reading

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Flammulated Owls (and owlets)

When you’re already 0 for 3 and you really need to see a Flammulated Owl,  it doesn’t hurt to tag along with the world’s foremost authority on this owl species while he’s working in the field.  That would be Dr. … Continue reading

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Full Chase Mode – Abilene, TX

9:00 AM Saturday, July 9, 2011 It started again on the way to the party last night. That gnawing, restless feeling that I’m beginning to know like an old friend.  Our friends Al and Carol Weimer were having a “New … Continue reading

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Heavyweight Fighter Syndrome

I’m beginning to feel like a heavyweight fighter that’s taken too many blows to the midsection.  The Tufted Flycatcher was a one day wonder on Wednesday and wasn’t seen yesterday.  I arrived at Boyce Thompson yesterday morning at 6:15 AM and … Continue reading

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Full Chase Mode – Planning

“Full Chase Mode” that was to be the title of todays blog.  At least that was my idea for the blog title on July 2, 2011.   There would have been planning necessary what with all the rarities that were in … Continue reading

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Seal Island, John Drury and the Red-billed Tropicbird

My game face was on.  Today would involve serious birding.  No political debates with Dunn; no BS sessions with Kaempfer and Gent about Colorado birds and birders.  Since the moment I awoke at 6:00 AM this morning, butterflies were in … Continue reading

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Saddleback Mountain

Here I am on the summit of Saddleback Mountain this morning.  I posed here because Lynn Barber posed here on July 1, 2008 during her Big Year.  Derrick Lovitch took this picture.  Derrick Lovitch photographed Lynn in 2008 as well. … Continue reading

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