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Fred Canter

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Common and Ordinary

Published January 13th, 2013

Whether you're a birder, naturalist, bird photographer or a combination of them all there are times when one becomes too familiar with the common birds. I know there are many times I look at photos from around the world and dream about being able to observe and photograph the birds I see. The Common Kingfisher, which has a wide distribution being in Europe, Asia, and Africa is one such bird. For me this is the bird that is at the top of the list when it comes to birds I want to observe and photograph. Sadly, with the current requirements placed upon me I don't have the time to pursue this dream, maybe in the future. The majestic Bald Eagle is another of the species on my list to photograph. Growing up in southwest Virginia the Bald Eagle was a species we never saw in the area. An occasional Golden Eagle could be seen hunting in the valley where we lived, but never a Bald Eagle. Now that I've moved far away from SW Va. there are Bald Eagles nesting in the area, even a pair within sight ...

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