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Old Sep 8, 2014, 9:09 PM   #1
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We attended a bird festival at Edmonds WA which turned out to be a disappointment. The guided tours were a total wash. There was hardly any birds to be seen. So we took off and went around the local parks on our own and did a little better but nothing to brag about. The timing was wrong to go up there at this time.
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We avoid our favorite wildlife area when they're having tours. From the pictures, you made a good decision to move locations. Nice job.
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You got some nice shots at least so not a total waste. But seems an odd time for a birding event as there seem to be no birds around this time of year. Even the ubiquitous Juncos seem to have all disappeared. Next time you're in the area I recommend the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. Where did you end up shooting?

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Thanks, Bob and John! I found that it was the first time Edmonds' Park and Rec ever hosting a bird festival. I guess they didn't know any better to host such an event when there was no birds around for people to watch. My friend and I went to many parks and the results are very much the same: not very many birds were seen. It seemed very odd that there weren't even sparrows around. I saw a total of 3 sparrows and 2 of them were in my pictures. I did go to Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge where I took a picture of a Green Heron with crazy hair-do. It was not a total loss since I made friends with a couple of birders. A couple pictures of Heermann's Gull attached below
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well, you got a nice shot of a green heron, and i haven't seen one of those all year, so it wasn't a total loss!
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well, you got a nice shot of a green heron, and i haven't seen one of those all year, so it wasn't a total loss!
I haven't seen a Green Heron this year until I went to to the pond next to be visitor's center at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Yes, it is not a total loss plus I make a couple new friends at the Bird Fest.
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