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Life at Boomer Lake with Deb, Sunday October 6, 2013

Updated on October 7, 2013
New Owl Species in Oman?
New Owl Species in Oman? | Source

Field Notes

A Newly Discovered Owl?

From the BBC, an owl in Oman may be a new species, discovered in a remote, mountainous region. The bird’s call was heard, while another owl was being recorded. For breaking news, see:

Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch

On Oct. 3, 2013, the Hawk Cliff Hawkwatch in Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada, spotted 60 hawks, the most counted on that day was the Sharp-shinned Hawk. For more information for our Canadian birdwatchers, peruse:

Lights at Night and Birds

Do lights at night affect birds’ melatonin levels, and in turn, their behavior? According to Science Daily, this DOES affect the seasonal processes of birds. See more at:

Sarus Crane
Sarus Crane | Source

Hunting Endangered Birds in Pakistan? No Excuse!

Project Sarus Crane is coming to a head in Pakistan. As we speak, friends of birds supporters are angered by a holy bird that has been hunted and killed. Fellow birders, many people consider this not only sacrilegious, but a horrible crime affecting such wonders of nature. I believe that we all need to protect wildlife any way that we can, and lend our assistance to our Pakistani friends:

Immature Red-winged Blackbird
Immature Red-winged Blackbird | Source

Does Fog Improve Your Pictures?

A wonderful foggy day lends a note to interesting wildlife shots as an ethereal quality. Not only that, it was harder for the birds to spot me during this anomaly, so I got several interesting shots that you might enjoy during early morning feeding time. Has else anyone noticed that weather conditions like this make it easier to capture birds?

Turkey Vulture Landing
Turkey Vulture Landing | Source

Turkey Vulture Roost

Turkey Vultures were roosting in the Northern Reaches, to the tune of six! I have seen up to four in flight riding the thermals in the past, and considered that interesting, but this many roosting in a tree was even better. I watched for quite some time to see various landings and departures at assorted times, and felt this was a breathtaking event.

Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper | Source

Non-Breeding Spotted Sandpiper

Take a look at this wonderful non-breeding Spotted Sandpiper. This one was easy to identify, after having seen those in breeding plumage, and their customary rocking and bobbing movements. This one definitely was a real beauty.

Double-crested Cormorant(top) and Great Egret
Double-crested Cormorant(top) and Great Egret | Source

Double-crested Cormorant

The Double-crested Cormorants have begun arriving at the lake, too. I found one this week, sharing a little quiet space with this Great Egret, whom I caught landing in the same area. I’m still having trouble getting a good shot of this dark bird, and to compound things, this was during the foggy morning that I was out. Sooner or later, I’ll manage to get this shot right.

Eastern Meadowlark
Eastern Meadowlark | Source

Eastern Meadowlark

I had given up hope of getting a nice photo of an Eastern Meadowlark this season, but, as luck would have it, I saw one yesterday evening. Even better, it was on top of a tree that wasn’t out of reach for me. This one is losing its breeding plumage, but nevertheless, it is still a striking bird. I could not forego this shot, even though the sun is in the wrong place at the wrong time. I had to be sure that you had the opportunity to see this beautiful bird for yourselves, especially if you have never had the pleasure.

Great Egret Diving
Great Egret Diving | Source
Great Egret Dancing
Great Egret Dancing | Source

Great Egret Performs Again

Great Egret is getting used to seeing me, and was trying so hard to get a little breakfast. Here are a couple of shots guaranteed to please, even the most discriminating egret aficionado. Tell me what you think of these.

Immature Male House Sparrow
Immature Male House Sparrow | Source
Female House Sparrow
Female House Sparrow | Source

House Sparrows

There is a House Sparrow convention going on in Stillwater, affecting an easy hundred birds. Again, my timing was impeccable for these beauties, who were hiding in a dark tree at the end of the day. Even better, I got an immature male to show you. These little ones are not at all calm in larger groups, constantly on the move. It was no easy feat to get any of these, but what can I say? Lady Luck graced me even more.

Canada Geese Landing
Canada Geese Landing | Source

Canada Geese

The Canada Geese have been rather active. We have inbound and outbound groups in the area, and to be honest, we could well be at the point where we need an air traffic controller for these numerous flights. Is anyone interested in fielding the geese? Oh, I understand. You have your own to handle now.

Spiderweb in Fog
Spiderweb in Fog | Source

A Work of Art

Take a look at this striking spidersilk on the foggy day that I was out and about. I have never seen anything this spectacular before. The way the moisture made the web stand out shows the intricacies and wonderful art of this gorgous web. Nature always manages to take my breath away, especially during times like these.

Help Me Help Them

Times of migration are the most difficult and stressful times for the birds. Many birds travel thousands of miles one way, and will try to stop for sustenance, which is the only thing to keep them alive at the last minute. PLEASE keep your cats indoors, as this is when our avian friends are the most vulnerable. They are hungry and very tired. They don't need to be killed by cats, especially during this time when they are not at their best to flee.

Also, make your neighbors aware of this, too. If they don't watch birds, they might not even know that birds migrate. Inform them that birds lives depend on them for this life saving measure. After all, many birds have populations that are dwindling, and it will really help them continue to survive. Every little bit helps, and the birds are depending upon you. They don't have anyone else to look out for them, except those that are aware and informed.

Even a cat wearing a bell is a hazard. Many of them learned that moving very quietly will keep that bell from warning anyone that they are near. Birds don't even know what a bell is for, so they don't know that it is a warning device.

Thanks in advance for your help, in assisting the birds in reaching their destinations. Many of them will perish during this grueling journey, but you will save the other ones.



I could continue, but I think I’ll be off for now. Keep your eyes on the ground and your head in the clouds. We will have more adventures next week, so I will be certain to see you then. Happy birding!

Have you seen any migrating birds yet?

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"Alone"
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Immature Male House Sparrow
Immature Male House Sparrow | Source
Great Egret(Left) with Canada Goose
Great Egret(Left) with Canada Goose | Source
Great Egret Flies Away
Great Egret Flies Away | Source

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      You're welcome, Ouz.

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      Ouz 2 years ago

      Oh, YAY! I loved the darwath tirolgy. I just found this page and only now found out about the last tow books in that series. I commemorated my best friend's 30th birthday with those books as a gift. I will be a treasure for me to have the whole complete set in ebooks. Thank You Ms. Hambly.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks Glimmer Twin Fan. They can be so graceful.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      I love the great egrets and always love heading to places where I can see them. Unfortunately No. Western PA is not one of those places. More lovely photos.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Cris! Thanks so much for saying so!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Came back to say, congrats on the hubbie award Deb! :) Fly high with our beautiful friends in the sky!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Johan, I have been working so hard on the quality of the Boomer Lake column. I want to include as much interesting information that I can for all to enjoy.

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      Johan Smulders 4 years ago from East London, South Africa

      Well done on your award, well deserved.Waiting for your book to come out! Your photos are getting better and better.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Jaye! Realistically, too, if he cat comes across a mouse that has been poisoned, and eats it, your neighbor's precious little darling will die, too. Perhaps that will he;p he see things from a different perspective.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Mary, thanks so much for everything. I do so want everyone to be able to see what I see. Animals do so many remarkable things, and there are some out there, like crows, who want to tease us, too, simply for something to do.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Enjoy your beauties, FlourishAnyway. Perhaps they will stay with you!

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      Jaye Denman 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Congratulations, Deb, for your much deserved Hubbie award. Your marvelous nature photography and updates from Boomer Lake and environs are such treats for all who visit your hubs.

      It upsets me when cats kill birds or rob nests, and one of my neighbors allows her cats to roam free all the time. They've killed many birds in my fenced-in back yard (a fence is no deterrent to a feline!), and it's heart-breaking when I find the feathers scattered about. I've been asking this neighbor for 13 years to keep her cats indoors, with no success, but I'll ask her again and use your reasoning. Perhaps she will be willing to cooperate during the migration season. It can't hurt to try...and I'll be very nice.

      Have a good week!

      Jaye

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      I'm so glad you won the Hubbie. I must say I did vote for you for that exact award...who better than you with your beautiful pictures. The addition of that bench was a good one. A lovely shot so well composed.

      Double-crested Cormorant doesn't stand a chance, you'll get the shot you want, I know you will. As for the shots of the Egret, it does look like he was posing just for you and you captured him so well.

      Voted up, awesome, interesting and shared.

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      Virginia -- we even have cardinals on our license plates here. I just restocked the birdfeeder again with the premium good stuff from Wild Birds Unlimited and they are loving it. Definitely a cardinal convention!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, FlourishAnyway!. Not sure where you are, but some cardinals will flee to the Pacific coast and north of the Rockies, which is rare for them. Also, when it cools a bit, they will also stock up on seed in the neighborhoods for the colder months ahead. Enjoy them for as long as you can, they are so beautiful.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, CrisSp! There is just so much going on out there in the birding world. It's nice when another new species comes along, which could be for any variety of reasons. Thanks for the up, and mostly importantly, the sharing. Everyone needs to learn more about our precious gifts and how to keep them safe.

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      Congratulations on your Hubbie award. You are a most amazing photographer. I have cats but they are too old, chunky, and well fed (we won't say "lazy") to bother my birds. We have lately noticed that there seems to be a cardinal convention going on at our feeders.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Love our friends out there in the sky and my favorite on this particular hub is the Spotted Sandpiper--so beautiful!

      Your field notes about the newly discovered owl is fascinating. Gotta read more about it.

      Voting up and sharing. Thank you.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Crystal! The interesting thing, is that I had this niche right from the beginning. Call it a frustrated former wildlife rehabber, or just someone that can't and won't let go of nature. It is where I belong.

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      Crystal Tatum 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hi Deb. I heard about you from everybody's favorite hubber, billybuc. Congratulations on your recent Hubbie and on finding your niche and producing such quality hubs. Can't wait to read more.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      DDE, if you like water, you would love this lake. Just for a heads up, even though it was deceased(likely due to its age), I found a 4-foot long channel catfish yesterday. That's a granddaddy!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Life at Boomer Lake with Deb, Sunday October 6, 2013 awesome photos and looks a beautiful place.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      ChitrangadaSharan, I am told that the House Sparrow is also having problems elsewhere. Evidently, land development is taking away the fields where its natural food grows. Thanks for the congratulations, but remember, I always strive to take care of wildlife first and foremost. If I can help ou in any way with your sparrow, let me know...

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Very nice hub with beautiful pictures! No wonder, you received the Hubbie award for the best photographer.

      Many Congratulations and so well deserved!

      There is a campaign going on in India to save the species of the House Sparrow, called The Citizen Sparrow, which have become quite scarce. I am also a part of this campaign.

      Thanks for this wonderful hub!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      D.A.L., that is such a shame, and such a simple thing, too. We don't have stubble fields, but there are plenty of other thins around for this adaptable group of birds. That tells me that you have too much growth and not enough nture in your area any more. Progress is not necessarily a good thing, especially for wildlife.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Gail. That lake is a remarkable place for naturalists, as it has so much to offer. I don't think the city realizes how important it is in relation to the Central Flyway. I am always looking out for new things...

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      Dave 4 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      The decline of the house sparrow in the UK seems to be that winter seeds are less available now through the absence of Stubble fields. Traditionally, over here, the cereal crops where sown in spring , but over the last twenty years or so the stubble is almost ploughed up, as soon as the harvest is gathered, and autumn sown wheat is now the trend. This has affected many birds such as the yellow hammer,corn bunting, sky lark etc.

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      Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

      Stopped by to wish you congratulations on winning the Best Photographer Hubbie Award. This hub is a great example of why so many voted for you.

      I particularly loved the spider in fog photo.

      Migrating birds are definitely passing through Delaware now. A few days ago my 1/2 acre yard was swarmed with black birds. Don't own any cats so that's not a problem here.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Faith Reaper! Thanks. I can't wait to see what the t-shirt looks like. I love my t-shirts!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Congratulations dear Deb on your award for Best HubPages Photographer! It is so well deserved.

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Nell, for your continued support, and everyone else's, that voted for me.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Wonderful hub as always Deb, and your photos just keep on getting better and better, in fact they are awesome! And......!

      Congrats on your Hubbie win for best photographer! Yeah!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Alicia! The world is abuzz now with migratory news, which bears watching, especially this year. Stay tuned for what promises to be a VERY interesting year for new discoveries.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Connie! Boomer Lake's events have become s worldwide affair. Many birders have a great interest in what is out there, so to make it more appealing to my growing audience, I began field notes for global events.

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      You have some lovely photos of birds in action, Deb. This is a very enjoyable report, as always. Thank you for sharing the warning about cats and bird migration, too.

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      Connie Smith 4 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      Deb, AWESOME Pics as always! I have come to the conclusion that Great Egret is a Ham! The photo ops he presents you are truly amazing, not to mention humorous. Loved the gorgeous shot of the turkey vulture with its outstretched wings as it landed; and the beauty of the meadow lark is still present.

      I'm glad you made it a point that cat owners need to keep their pets inside during this migratory time. So many birds perish during this dangerous time in their lives; and domestic and feral cats are just one of the many hazards they face along their journey.

      I also like your world bird news items. I was especially happy to see a possible new species of owls--I love owls! Great job, my friend ;) Connie

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Marie! Thanks for already taking care of the birds. Very small ways can make a big difference in their lives. The most challenging things though, is humanity, devastating forests and other habitat. HOWEVER, bamboo is getting to be a fantastic find. It grows fast, and is surprisingly durable. It makes terrific cutting boards.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Johan, good to hear from you. I am trying to make my column of interest to all, and as a matter of fact, I am branching out myself. Twitching is going to be part of my life soon enough.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      D.A.L., this information on the House Sparrow, of all birds, really surprises me. If they are declining in your area, that is a bad sign. Any idea why it is happening?

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Martin, I know that you have a lot on your plate. The more responsibilities that we have, the more that we tend to put things aside a little while.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, deergha! Indeed, I have missed you and glad that you have resurfaced. Now that migration is well underway, we should see some new faces in the area. Naturally, you will learn about my discoveries.

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      Johan Smulders 4 years ago from East London, South Africa

      Another great hub and photos. Thanks for the interesting info about birds else where!

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      Dave 4 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Excellent as always. Here in the UK the house sparrow as been added to the Red List of Conservation Concern, with declines in population numbers of well over 50% in the last forty years or so. This once very common and numerous species was to be found every where in towns cities and villages, alas in many areas this is no more!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Some on FB reminded me I forgot something. You! forgive me

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      As always loved reading your this hub about last Sunday...unfortunately i missed some Sundays ....anyways take care and have a lovely week ahead dear:-)

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      truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Glad that a new species might have been found. Great advice on how to help migrating birds. Cats do learn how to keep them bells quiet. Mine stays inside so no worries there.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Suhail, thanks for the help. I really want to make a difference in the well-being of this wonderful bird.

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 4 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      Deb,

      I will post some links soon.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Suhail, I envy your coyote in the fog! That must have been quite a sight. It has cooled down here a little, but it is still very pleasant. Where can I obtain some good facts on the crane? I would love to know as much as I can both about the bird, as well as legend and beliefs. I really would like to do a story.

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 4 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      Deb,

      Thank you very much indeed for covering Sarus Cranes of Pakistan. Sarus, as it is called and known as in India and Pakistan, is a bird of our folk tales and childhood stories. When unethical hunters kill these birds, a number of people get hurt psychologically.

      Btw, we still have robins here. They are quite and concentrating on feeding. Northern cardinals are still singing and vultures are up in the skies all the time. Racoons have disappeared and during a walk with K2 in the evening just a few hours ago, I saw a mink in the neighbourhood prowling for prey.

      As a side note on photography in foggy conditions, K2 and I saw a coyote close to my house in foggy conditions of morning a few days ago. If I had a camera, it would have made a stunning wildlife shot, because coyote totally ignored us as if on a mission to get back to the ravines, the distance was good, and light conditions under flood lights were great.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Peg! Sometimes looking for nature shows some of the simplest things in the most usual of places. I never know when I am going to find something sometimes, and it might just be staring me in the face.

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      Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Those Great Egrets are amazing. You've captured their dance beautifully. And the spider webs are truly works of art. Beautiful photos, Deb.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Bill! Good to see you, as always. As we lose certain species, we always seem to discover something new, but it truly would be so much more beneficial if we could also save what we have.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Deb. Great installment. You have some stunning photos here. The new owl species in Oman is very exciting news. Great job.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      livingsta, glad to hear it! Not only does wildlife need their images displayed, they also need advocacy in order to keep them around. Please bear that in mind, too. Thanks for visiting my little slice of heaven.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, whonu! Thanks for coming to the lake to see my little group of current residents. We always love having you along and sharing our current fare.

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Deb, beautiful photos along with useful information here. I am planning to get into wildlife photography and I really enjoyed looking at the photos here. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Interesting about the owl and nice as usual. whonu

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks for caring about the little ones, Leslie. Our life would mean nothing in so many ways without them. Joyous sounds really infect us, but we may not know why.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Eddy! Thanks so much for the well wishes, and may the dove of peace settle in upon your hearth.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Billy! Keep those eyes peeled sharply this year, as you could well see unexpected things, and I would love to know what they are.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      You miss nothing, my fine feather-loving friend! That spiderweb IS awesome!

      sad to think that i wouldn't know a 'new' species if it hit me over the head..

      but..i'm a-learnin' - thanks to you!

      sharing/caringxx

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Another brilliant hub Deb; here's to so many more ;you have set a high standard for yourself but not once do you disappoint. You are a talent writer, photographer and of course a true lover of nature.

      Enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Most definitely the migrations have begun here on the west coast and it is always fascinating to see. Great information here, Deb, and of course the pictures are first class. Well done my friend.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Actually, Anna, if you are on Facebook, friend me, and you can see a black and white picture that I took of a park bench with two spider webs on it. It makes a statement. Glad that you're aving a good time at the lake.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Faith Reaper! Thanks for your help on the neighboring cat. Also, going outside threatens the health and well being of these felines. There are so many diseases that they can pick up from wild food and the water, tht it would frighten cat owners into easy submission.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Mel! This area is a border for both the Eastern and Western Meadowlarks. Luckily, in this particular locale, there will be plenty of fields in the agricultural area. Glad that you're having fun on the lake. The more that I can share it with, the better.

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      Anna Haven 4 years ago from Scotland

      That is really interesting about the owl. I always feel they seem to have an almost magical quality. Your hub is so well researched and written with such passion. It is always a pleasure to read. I would have loved to see that web. It must have been really beautiful.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Deb,

      Another wonderful hub here. How fascinating about the newly discovered owl! Wow, you really did get some amazing photos in the fog, plus the Eastern Meadowlark and dancing Egret!!! I bet that was so amazing to see those roosting turkey vultures. I am in awe of how close you can get to all of the birds. You surely have a gift. We do have a new kitten, who has grown so much, but he is not ready to go out just yet, so the migrating birds should be fine around my house. I have only seen one cat that comes visiting to our house and it has a collar, so next time I will try to find the owner and inform if I see the cat again.

      Up ++++ and sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Mel Carriere 4 years ago from San Diego California

      In response to your poll, I have heard the song of the White Crown Sparrow twice since the beginning of October, and this always thrills me because it marks the beginning of fall. I loved your shot of the Meadowlark. We used to be on the edge of civilization here and we could hear the Western Meadowlarks singing in the late afternoon but alas, the open fields have now been developed for houses and the Meadowlarks are a thing of the past. I always enjoy your weekly updates.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I have a soft spot for owls, myself, Jackie. I worked with many of them when I was volunteering for Tri-State Bird Rescue.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I have been feeding the birds and I don't have a cat at this time but she was too old to chase anything anyway. Can't wait to go back up and see the video about the owl. I heard one a few evenings ago but haven't seen one in many years. Fascinating.