[Tweeters] Nemesis Bird

Teresa Michelsen teresa at avocetconsulting.com
Sun Sep 27 18:32:09 PDT 2015


Ha - that spot in Athens is exactly where I saw its wings flashing as it
flew away. Not the view I was looking for :)

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Ah, on a trip to Greece many years ago, in the midst of the Roman ruins
below the Acropolis in Athens, a hoopoe posed nicely on a rock wall.
Lucky us ! On the other hand, when snow buntings were seen on March Point
in Anacortes a couple of years ago, we made the trip there several times to
not see the snow buntings. They remain a nemesis bird, along with the great
gray owl and Bohemian waxwings. Travels to eastern Washington looking for
Bohemian waxwings yielded a lovely white gyrfalcon, so we didn't complain.
One of the interesting aspects about birding is that you never know what you
are going to see.

Judy Clinesmith
Anacortes WA
jaclinesmith at fidalgo.net

On 9/27/2015 9:50 AM, Teresa Michelsen wrote:

> For me it is the Hoopoe... I have been in many European and other

> countries where it is a ridiculously common bird, and failed to see

> it! except maybe the flash of wings as it flew off or the topknot of

> head feathers while driving by. Someday I hope to be sitting in a park

> while it struts by in all its glory.

>

> Teresa Michelsen

> North Bend, WA

>

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