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July 26, 2012

Great Horned Owl

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July 7, 2012

Green Heron

An unexpected visitor not far from home. The Green Heron is ususally found much further south. I've seen them before in southern Utah. There are a few reports of sightings in the Salt Lake area but there hasn't been one for several years. The bird is quite secretive and blends in well with its surroundings. You could walk right past one and never notice it....

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June 21, 2012

American Dipper

Gail and I were birding this morning in Millcreek Canyon where we found this Juvenile American Dipper waiting for breakfast. Dippers are the only American Song Bird that swims, and here's Mom looking for the food. I really liked the second picture, I think that perhaps this is how Monet might have painted our American Dipper. Click on the pictures for larger versions....

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March 29, 2012

Shit Birders Say

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March 18, 2012

The Central Park Effect

Can't wait until this is released!...

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February 3, 2012

Northern Pygmy Owl

I'd given up looking but Gail wanted to take one more trip up and down the section of road where the owl had been seen before. It's her birthday, what choice did I have, and I really did want to see the little cuss. Without Gail I would have missed him again but her sharp eyes spotted him perched in a tree right next to the road and a mere 15 feet from the ground. He looks bigger in the picture than he actually is, he's just slightly larger than a softball, a little under 7 inches long....

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January 18, 2012

Links With Your Coffee - Wednesday

Birds Learning to Share tip to Frank Basketball fans with religious ties offered cheaper tickets at Cal U Church affiliation got fans a $2 discount at California University of Pennsylvania's basketball games on Friday night. While the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education does not ban religious promotions at its 14 universities, a civil liberties advocate called it "discriminatory," and officials at other universities said they would not offer discounts to religious groups. Cal U offered the discount at yesterday's matchup of its women's and men's basketball teams against Millersville University as part of "Faith and Family Night." Bird Bites Cat Story - Video Facilitated Communication – Again – in the HuffPo Generic Drugs: Are they Equivalent? With healthcare costs continuing to rise, generic drugs are looking more attractive than ever. The prospect of getting the same drug at a lower cost is tempting to anyone with a large drug bill — patient or insurer alike. The savings are massive: Lipitor lost patent protection last month — it was a $10 billion drug, and the generic versions are priced at a fraction of the original cost. In 2012, Plavix and Seroquel, two other blockbusters, will lose patent protection too — that’s another $10 billion in drug costs that will shrink. This “patent cliff” will shrivel about $255 billion in worldwide patented drug sales over the next five years. If you’re taking a prescription drug and not already on a generic, you probably will be soon. And depending on where you live, you may be automatically switched to a generic version of your prescription drug as soon as it’s available....

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