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Havre, MT, United States
I felt extremely lucky to come across a pair of Sandhill Cranes, especially when this was the first time I had ever seen them. I could have stayed and watched them all day. I have found when you go beyond your own boundaries it is amazing how many varieties of birds can be found close to home once you start looking. This has been my year for observing birds I never noticed before. I added almost two dozen birds to my list I have now identified. I have a book “Birds of Montana” with over 200 bird species. My goal is to find every bird in the book!
You have an admirable goal…I hope that you make it.
Thank you. It seemed like every time I turned around this summer I saw a new bird. Very exciting. It appears you have quite a variety of birds from all your great photos. I see you have two photos on this year’s calendar – congratulations. Both the American Goldfinch and Red-Winged Blackbird are frequent visitors to my yard during the summer months.
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