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semillama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-17-09 10:15 AM
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Just added bird number 304 to my Ohio list -White Ibis!
Went out with a couple of buddies to an obscure little wetland about an hour and a half outside Columbus, where a juvenile White Ibis had been reported. Sure enough, there it was! Pretty cool little spot too - along a derelict set of RR tracks. Had about 40 species of birds there in about an hour and a half of birding. A good way to spend a summer evening, I'd say.

Any weird post-breeding dispersal migrants to report from anyone else?
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carpetbagger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-17-09 06:38 PM
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1. That must be a nice bird to stake out.
Some Bush lawyer once argued that bombing a seabird breeding site should make birders happy because rare birds are more special (I'm not kidding, and it's not a Snopes thing).

I never get tired of White Ibis, even in a part of the country where the birds act like crows and pigeons around outdoor eating areas. But every now and then, I wonder how cool it must be to have to go out and see one of them.
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-21-09 02:10 PM
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2. Congratulations! Also, how strange.....
I'm still seeing Pine Siskins at my feeder. Why? (northern PA)
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semillama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 11:30 AM
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3. They are probably breeding in your area
Last winter was an invasion year for siskins and White-winged Crossbills. Winter before that was an invasion year for all the other winter finches. So, who knows what this winter will bring?
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