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Katie read today that Snowy Owls are migrating much further South than normal this year - as far south as Texas! The long summer and mild winter made the lemming population boom which led to the owl's doing the same. I sure hope we see some here but it's disturbing that climate change is affecting animal populations like this.
Has anyone seen the movie "The Big Year" w/Jack Black, Owen Wilson, & Steve Martin yet? Just came out on DVD here in the US today. MUST-SEE if you are bird-nerd like me!!!
(02-01-2012 02:33 PM)debskis Wrote: [ -> ]Has anyone seen the movie "The Big Year" w/Jack Black, Owen Wilson, & Steve Martin yet? Just came out on DVD here in the US today. MUST-SEE if you are bird-nerd like me!!!

It's out on DVD? Yay! I missed it in theaters. When I first read about it in EW last year, my first thought was, "I bet Bubba would love this."

Bird nerds, unite! Big Grin
(02-02-2012 02:22 AM)Scythe Matters Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-01-2012 02:33 PM)debskis Wrote: [ -> ]Has anyone seen the movie "The Big Year" w/Jack Black, Owen Wilson, & Steve Martin yet? Just came out on DVD here in the US today. MUST-SEE if you are bird-nerd like me!!!

It's out on DVD? Yay! I missed it in theaters. When I first read about it in EW last year, my first thought was, "I bet Bubba would love this."

Bird nerds, unite! Big Grin

I actually watched it twice yesterday! (On Pay Per View) Once on my own while folding laundry & then again w/my hubby, who also enjoyed it even tho he is less geeky on the bird thing than me. LMK when you see it Skythe & whatcha think!
(01-30-2012 08:11 PM)Scythe Matters Wrote: [ -> ]Katie read today that Snowy Owls are migrating much further South than normal this year - as far south as Texas! The long summer and mild winter made the lemming population boom which led to the owl's doing the same. I sure hope we see some here but it's disturbing that climate change is affecting animal populations like this.

I had read the same thing about the Snowys...can even track them on ebird.com! what I need to do is get on one of those lists where they will text or email instantly when one has been spotted in your area. By the time I checked ebird & went out to look, I think it was too late!
NBC Nightly News did a really good spot on the snowy owls last night...I'll see if I can find the link, but it's definitely worth a watch!
(02-02-2012 11:59 AM)Nawlins Wrote: [ -> ]NBC Nightly News did a really good spot on the snowy owls last night...I'll see if I can find the link, but it's definitely worth a watch!

I saw that too! Such beautiful birds! Have any of you northern folks seen any? I admit I got a little excited when I saw that some had been seen in UT. Man, how cool would that be? Just hope I can get to a camera fast enough...
Haven't seen any yet but I hope I get lucky! If I do I'll try to get a pic for this thread.
(01-22-2012 07:16 AM)VincentUlyssis Wrote: [ -> ]So cool, what did he catch?

Sorry, it took me awhile to get back here. Maybe a small field mouse...who definitely got bopped in the head Rolleyes
(01-23-2012 02:47 AM)Scythe Matters Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-21-2012 06:53 PM)valhalla66 Wrote: [ -> ]I saw a kestrel swoop down on a little varmit today. It was just sitting on a street light above the freeway off ramp looking all badass like birds of prey do, and a split second later, it had a tasty meal in it's talons. Now, that's entertainment!

Did it look like this??



So beautiful!

Yes Smile
Yesterday morning there were about four dozen doves in my backyard (no exaggeration-I don't remeber ever seeing that many) until a lone Blue Jay scared them all away.
(02-01-2012 02:33 PM)debskis Wrote: [ -> ]Has anyone seen the movie "The Big Year" w/Jack Black, Owen Wilson, & Steve Martin yet? Just came out on DVD here in the US today. MUST-SEE if you are bird-nerd like me!!!

No, but the coming attractions got my attention. Hopefully I'll see it on cable soon!
We put out some seeds for the house finches a couple of days ago. They were so happy. Next thing I know, a band of marauding mountain blue jays (at least 40 of them!) swooped in and dumped all the seed on the ground. They ate and ate, then left. I haven't seen them or the finches since.
Now, we have a gilded flicker that has the seed on the ground all to himself. I think I saw a little satellite dish and recliner next to the tree Big Grin
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