Sunday, May 08, 2011

On the Road again~Bird tired

Howdee all,

We had a great time at the New River Birding and Wildlife Festival.

A small, intimate festival, awesome Birders and naturalists as guides..

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We were up every morning at 5, a buffet breakfast was served at 6~ we then loaded onto buses for our half day or full day trip.

After our day trips we joined everyone for a buffet dinner at 6~with a guest speaker most evenings.

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Jeff and I saw a total of 117 species during the weeklong festival. No life birds, but awesome looks at birds like the Swainson's Warbler.

New River day 5_039It was so nice to finally meet “The Flock” Wonderful gals!

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I took lots of pictures and each day downloaded them to my computer and put them on Windows Live Writer without text, thinking that I would have the energy sometime during the week to put a post up.

I feel like this seed head…just hangin in there..

New River day 5_048I might post a few in the next week, though, I doubt it. We are now on our way to

~The Biggest Week in American Birding ~

You know what that means…more early wakeups and evening lectures.

Looks like another busy birding week ahead..

Hope to be back to my normal Facebook, Twittering and Blog reading soon.

Happy Spring Migration to you all…

Watch for those rare ones!


Happy Mothers Day to all you Mothers out there!

A Special Mothers Day wish to my Lovely Mother..

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Thanks Mom for everything.

Thanks for creating such a beautiful home for me to grow up in.

Love you lots~ See you soon :)

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  1. HI, dawn! I was hoping to see some pic's from the New River Birding festival. Glad you had a good time. I hope Magee Marsh is great too.

  2. Nice captures but I where are the birds. ;)

  3. it was so nice to meet you guys Dawn; I love these photos. :) Give Ballie a pat or two from me, and enjoy Magee - what an awesome place!

  4. Nice shots of the dandelions--looking forward to seeing shots of the festival.

  5. Thanks everyone for commenting!

    Thanks so much! I hope you get a chance to go to both of these wonderful festivals..I know you would love them!

    I bird pics..MY camera lens cant reach them way up high in the tree tops!
    Hope you are all settled in back home again!

    Mary Ann
    It was Awesome meeting you too! I hope our paths cross again!

    Appalachian Lady
    Thanks~a few more festival posts to come!!


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