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Sleepy Owls, Hoodies and Dogs On Skateboards

December has been a slow birding month for me so far. I’ve been reading the local eBird lists and noticed that birders have noticed that the species lists have dropped down to 10-20 species per outing.

One reason I prefer fishing to birding is that I’ve never been “skunked” while birding.

There have been many times that I’ve gone fishing and didn’t even get a bite but I always see at least some birds. The other day I caught a Barred Owl napping in a tree.

I must admit that I was disappointed that it wouldn’t open his eyes. I realized that the eyes of an owl are what give it that mystical appearance.

One thing I enjoy about winter birding is seeing the return of winter ducks like the Hooded Merganser.

This dog on a skateboard stopped me in my tracks. It wasn’t just standing on the skateboard but actually propelled itself by using one of its feet.I wish that I had the chance to make a video!

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Larry Nichols

Larry Nichols

Married, I am not a casual weekend birder,-still learning-still making mistakes. I am not a writer or photographer but enjoy blogging about my outdoor adventures. I am currently using a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS camera, Meopta Meostar 8×42 binoculars, and a vortex spotting scope. The Name Brownstone Birding Blog comes from the fact that I in which Portland has been known for its brownstone quarries for many years. Much of the brownstone used for older buildings in New York came from the town of Portland.

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