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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Young Birder of the Year Contest

The result of the ABA Young Birder of the Year Competition came in today. I won first place in (10-13 year old) the field notebook module! First place in the photography module! And second place in the writing module! YESSSSSS!!! It was worth the 7 months of note taking.

Check out the full results of the competition here.

Today we went back to the Home Depot to check out the Great-horned Owl nest. The owlets were much more active today and were much more visible (last time they were hunkered down). Occasionally they would even stand up in the nest and look around and once or twice flap their wings. After a little while we discovered that the mother was also in the nest just staying further back (but she could have just flown in unnoticed). We watched (but mainly photographed her and her young) for a few minutes before departing.