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Amber Hart
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Wrapping up October and Beginning November
Isn't migration wonderful? Comparing notes from last year will be difficult. I didn't move to Guntersville until December, and only got to the causeway a couple of times a week. However, last year, I didn't have my first Loon sighting until October 23rd. Th...

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Success!
This is just a quick update that I found my first of the season Loons at the causeway today. Four, in fact. They were about 100 yards out, so my pictures are not worth posting. I was just happy to see that they are back. Within the next 2-3 weeks, numbers s...

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So It Begins...
I made a short trip to Birmingham area to track down two Trumpeter Swans that a friend of mine reported seeing. I'm pretty sure they're captive birds, but there's a slight chance they aren't,  as he's never seen them in this location before. Here's a photo ...

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The Loon That Started It All
As October draws near, and I begin to see the return of the Loons from the north, I reflect about what got me interested in studying these birds to begin with. This is the first banded bird I would encounter at the causeway last year. I found this bird on D...

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Home
I have been birding hard, folks. I love living with a lake view here in Guntersville. I try to get out every single day to count and observe Common Loons at the causeway, which is my new passion. I've found two banded birds, both migrating from Minnesota, a...

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I Could Spend All Day...
...At the refuge watching these birds. They will always have my heart. Winter always makes for excellent birding in the Tennessee River Valley. Right now, I am waiting to (possibly) be approved for a house in Guntersville. It will be fantastic to be so clos...

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It's been awhile...
So, this summer has been busy busy busy! Now that the kiddos are back in school, I'm even busier! I hadn't realized it's been since the end of May that I wrote a blog post... so, please excuse me if this one is all over the place. I have done a lot of herpi...

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Cold-blooded
Since migration has ended, another season is at its peak through the summer months. The season for herping! I've always had a love for all animals, for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately for snakes, my father is scared of them. So, I never really got ...

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Now That Migration Is Over..
I won't be birding as much anymore. I love birding, but I spend a lot of time alone down here while doing it. There was not really a community to welcome me with open arms. I had to create one. And still... even with those efforts, it's been a lot of drama ...
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