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  1. This is a wonderful photo~ I just love it. Are you having a good spring? It has been perfect here.

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    1. Oh thank you! And I’m so glad you are having a good spring. Bird and weather-wise, spring in Vancouver has been quite a treat.

      That was my first day seeing Wood Duck ducklings. Their beaks and feet have interesting markings. I’ll try to post some pictures of these soon. And the female Wood Ducks have such lovely eye-markings, kind of Egyptian. 🙂

      What kinds of water birds do you mostly see in your area?

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      1. Around here we see egrets, herons, cormorants, soras and killdeer. We are even seeing bald eagles! 🙂 I think on the shore of Lake Michigan you can see many more species but I’m a more casual observer 🙂

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        1. I’ve never seen soras or egrets. I looked them up on All About Birds. Soras do breed in my area but egrets don’t come this far north.

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          1. Soras have the most wonderful call. And oh, egrets are lovely. I hope you get a chance to see them sometime 🙂

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            1. Oo, yes! I listened to the different sora sounds on All About Birds. I imagined hearing them instead of the red-winged blackbirds in the wetlands around here.

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            2. Isn’t it cool? I hope you get to hear it one day.

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  2. Oh, my gosh! Can anything be cuter?

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    1. Oo… have you ever seen a baby killdeer? I haven’t seen one in real life but the photos are cuuuuute!

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      1. Not the newborn ones, but saw some older chicks following their parents once. I’ve seen eggs up close though…they blended in so well with the gravel on the path that we almost stepped on them if the mother hadn’t tried to lure us away with her broken wing act and alerted us to the fact that she had a nest close by. 🙂

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      2. Speaking of killdeer, another blogging friend posted a drawing and a photo at his blog today: http://theforesterartist.com/2015/06/10/wild-wednesday-the-killdeer/ Thought you might like to see it. 🙂

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        1. Thanks for the link. It’s beautiful! 🙂

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