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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Magic Moment

There are many magic moments in birding. The more you get out in the field, the more you will experince them. We were recently in Ding Darling NWR at the end of the day and experienced this beautiful scene. As the sun was setting, birds of all sizes and shapes came in to the Tower Pond section of the refuge. Willets and Short-billed Dowitchers jockeyed for position on the exposed sand bar. Great Egrets stood heads above the shorebird crowd. And in the middle of it all, over 70 Roseate Spoonbills flew in to preen and stretch their wings. A magic moment.

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