[Tweeters] Nemesis Bird
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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[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Judy
Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2015 3:59 PM
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Nemesis Bird
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.
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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