SPORTS Is anybody on OT into BIRDING?

Boots

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I know I'm gonna get razzed for this heh heh but I enjoy looking at birds through binoculars and identifying them. and I was wondering if anyone else does the same.


labeling as SPORTS to really get the conversation off on the right foot.

Check out my photos from the summer!

 
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SBrooks1

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labeling as SPORTS to really get the conversation off on the right foot
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Jinx

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Sep 25, 2005
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Indianapolis, Indiana
The guy that owns the retired draft horses down the street a bit says that he has a golden eagle that nests there in the winter. As I've mentioned before, we have a crazy amount of birds in this state.
there's a bald eagle that lives somewhere along the way between my house and my husband's. i've seen it on about 70% of my drives back and forth, and i always get excited about it :rofl:
 
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there's a bald eagle that lives somewhere along the way between my house and my husband's. i've seen it on about 70% of my drives back and forth, and i always get excited about it :rofl:
I don't blame you. Few people appreciate just how big and amazing these fuckers are when you're up close.

A good friend of mine went to vet school in Auburn AL, focusing on birds; she had a hawk she was rehabbing at her clinc a few years ago. You should have seen it, Jinx. When it watches you, it only blinks one eye at a time so it never loses where you are. And the talons were easily as long as my middle finger. And their head is like a gyroscope, you can move the body around and the head stays in place, tracking whatever it's looking at the whole time. They are badass.
 
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Jinx

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Sep 25, 2005
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bald eagles are relatively common in the nature reserve by my house but they're always great to see of course. also cooper's hawks, peregrine hawks, turkey vultures, red-shoulder hawks, etc.

still haven't found an owl, but i'm a stark beginner
i was at my husband's house taking the dog for a walk before bed, and i heard the softest "whooooosh" behind me. i looked up and saw a big ol owl ass flying overhead before it vanished over some trees. it was fuckin cool
 

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