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Discussion: Bird count

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Dec 23, 2015 5:10 AM # 
Is this in addition to the one you do in IN?
Dec 23, 2015 5:56 AM # 
Yes, That one will be Jan 2. We are hoping for a first-ever Golden eagle on that count. A county conservation officer photographed a young Golden eagle with a game camera a few weeks ago in the count area. But it hasn't been seen in a couple weeks. There's a good chance it is moving around and not stable in the area. And to be counted, we'd need a good enough sighting and documentation to positively verify it as a golden and not a bald.

The Western Hamilton County count netted 85 species. My team with Wayne, Whitney, et. al. had 50 in our section along the Great Miami River. We had 4 bald eagles, and a few uncommon species, but nothing really exceptional or unexpected, and we missed a few commons, notably wood duck, dark-eyed junco, and wild turkey (but other counters found them in their sections). Nobody found horned larks - which was a notable absence.

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