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February 24, 2007 [LINK / comment]
Snowy egret forecast
More snow is forecast for tomorrow, so I thought it would be appropriate to share this photo of a Snowy egret that my brother John took recently in South Carolina. Pretty awesome, huh?
Scaups on Bell's Lane
Today was relatively mild, so I took a quick hike along the new trail on Mary Gray hill, adjacent to Betsy Bell hill. I heard a few woodpeckers, and saw a small White-tailed deer, but the only bird of note I saw was a White-breasted nuthatch. Then I drove out to check the ponds on Bell's Lane, and found:
- Meadowlarks (2)
- Mallards (4)
- Canada geese (30)
- [Great blue heron]
- Coots (2, prob.)
- Lesser* scaups (5, prob.)
* Allen Larner reported seeing two Greater scaups there today, so I may be mistaken. They were over 200 yards away. The most exciting wildlife discovery was a Red fox that was crouched near one of the ponds. Unfortunately, we haven't had the Northern harriers or Short-eared owls that usually spend the winter in that area.
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March 28, 2007 ~ Mark Steyn's America Alone
April 19, 2007 ~ Senator Hanger comes to Staunton
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Sen. Hanger's campaign kick-off
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June 12, 2007 ~
Republicans In Name Only? You be the judge!
June 13, 2007 ~
How sweet: Reason prevails
June 24, 2007 ~
SWAC bloggers air dirty laundry
August 13, 2007 ~ Hasta la vista, Karl Rove
August 21, 2007 ~
Fading dreams of democracy
August 6, 2007 ~
Nats sweep World Champion Cards!
September 23, 2007 ~ Au revoir, RFK Stadium
October 18, 2007 ~ Nationals 2007: Year in review
October 25, 2007 ~
Augusta County Campaign 2007
October 29, 2007 ~ Red Sox sweep Rockies; Dynasty?
November 7, 2007 ~ Democrats win Virginia Senate
December 14, 2007 ~ The Mitchell Report is released
December 29, 2007 ~
The death of Benazir Bhutto
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