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24715Re: Mountain Bluebirds

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  • lilliankaye@rocketmail.com
    Mar 13, 2013
      Yup, in contacting the BC birding group, I had some birds I wanted help with double-checking ID, and my email to the person responding had quite a few bald eagle photos attached, all named as "balding eagles". He must have thought he had a real winner on his hands! :)

      --- In Saskbirds@yahoogroups.com, tsb2001@... wrote:
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      > Corey
      > No problem. Making a mistake is human and happens to us all.  I recall
      > getting distracted here and calling Great Black-backed Gulls instead
      > Greater Black-backed Gulls plus that female gulls are larger than
      > males.:-(  It happens.
      >
      > There are both species-Eastern and Mountain Bluebirds nesting near
      > Regina most years , lately.
      >
      > Enjoy your birding
      > Bob L
      > Regina
      >
      > On Wed, 13 Mar 2013 09:44:50 -0600, Corey Bond wrote:
      >
      >   Good Grief!
      >
      > Thank-you Stan, I appreciate your gentle correction.
      >
      > Of course, Stan is correct. I meant to say Mountain Bluebird, not Western
      > Bluebird.
      >
      > Heck it's even in the topic name, so it is doubly sad that I got it wrong.
      >
      > I became aware a few years ago that Mountain Bluebird does not equal
      > Western Bluebird, but apparently lapsed, as I had Eastern Bluebirds on my
      > mind as well. I think it's as simple as my subconscious mind thinks Western
      > Bluebird sounds right for the prairies and Mountain anything doesn't seem
      > right.
      >
      > SIgh....so much for my first post ;)
      >
      > "It is better to be silent and thought a fool, that to speak up and remove
      > all doubt"
      >
      > Corey in Regina
      >
      > On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 9:21 AM, Shadick, Stan wrote:
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      > > Hello Corey,****
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      > > Good to see another birder posting on Saskbirds. Hope you are able to
      > > become involved with Nature Saskatchewan activities.****
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      > > I thought I should point out to you in case anyone else has not that the
      > > common bluebirds in Saskatchewan are Mountain Bluebirds. They are all over
      > > the province.****
      > >
      > > The other species that is confined mainly to the SE corner but will
      > > occasionally wander elsewhere is the Eastern Bluebird. You might be able
      > > to see 1 pair somewhere in your district.****
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      > > The third species of Bluebird is Western Bluebird. In Canada, it is
      > > confined mainly to the interior of B.C. You can look for in the southern
      > > Okanagan valley, where they are common. They are rare in Victoria. Western
      > > Bluebirds do not occur in Saskatchewan.****
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      > > Stan Shadick****
      > >
      > > Saskatoon****
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