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This and That

This was a day when you could fry an egg on any surface. It was close to 100° in Denver and not much better anywhere east of the mountains. I decided to check off some things on my list that … Continue reading

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Guernsey State Park

I spent three and a half hours on Monday morning birding in Guernsey State Park. I picked it primarily because it was there. I got out of my car several times, but I never wandered far from it. The park … Continue reading

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Sheridan, Wyoming

Although I’d planned what I wanted to do every day on my trip, I left things open enough to account for some spontaneity. The one nonnegotiable was Little Bighorn, which meant that I had to stay somewhere reasonably close on … Continue reading

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Bird #547 — Black Woodpecker

dryocopus martius Thursday, April 25, 2019 — 9:46 am Böblingen, Germany — hiking trails through the woods along the Panzerstrasse This bird was also on my “boy I hope I see one of those in Europe” list. When I was … Continue reading

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Bird #546 — Eurasian Treecreeper

certhia familiaris Thursday, April 25, 2019 — 8:10 am Böblingen, Germany — hiking trails through the woods along the Panzerstrasse One of the weirdest things about birding in Germany is how similar it felt to birding in the Midwest. The … Continue reading

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Bird #545 — Eurasian Bullfinch

pyrrhula pyrrhula Thursday, April 25, 2019 — 8:00 am Böblingen, Germany — hiking trails through the woods along the Panzerstrasse On Wednesday evening, I developed a sore throat. I thought it might be an allergic reaction to the 100% pollen … Continue reading

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Bird #544 — White Stork

ciconia ciconia Monday, April 22, 2019 — 9:59 am Kittersburg, Germany — field along the L98 highway This was one of the birds on my “boy I hope I see one of those in Europe” list. I knew my best … Continue reading

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Bird #543 — Graylag Goose

anser anser Sunday, April 21, 2019 — 6:15 pm Böblingen, Germany — Oberer See We had finished our circumperambulation of the pond in downtown Böblingen and were back where I had seen the Egyptian Geese an hour earlier. This time, the … Continue reading

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