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from Discover Nature Notes

Winter Sparrows

Dec 09, 2018

WINTER SPARROWS:  They're all around us in winter, eat cheap, and frequently feed on the ground.  Sparrows are small birds with thick bills for cracking seeds.  Sparrows are mostly brown but some have showy accents like yellow eyebrows, red caps, and white mohawks.  Discover how sparrows can lively-up your backyard in the dead of winter, and hear their calls and chirps in this week's Discover Nature Notes blog.

american tree sparrow

from MOre Quail

Hunting Public Land Quail

Dec 12, 2017

Hunting quail on public lands can be very challenging. So much so that hunters are often left with the impression there are no quail to be found; even on areas where proven survey techniques have documented good quail populations.

Quality quail habitat

from Duck Creek CA Updates

2017 Duck Creek Update: Conditions, Work, and Future Plans

Sep 18, 2017

I realize there haven't been any recent updates on Duck Creek and wanted to give folks an idea of what has happened this summer, how things are shaping up for this fall, and what is in the works for next year.

Flooded field

from Fresh Afield

Testing the Waters

Sep 09, 2016

Have you ever been interested in duck hunting, but the idea of weathering the cold has kept you from taking that extra step out into the marsh?  Or perhaps you do duck hunt, but have that friend who tried it once, had leaky waders in the dead of winter, and swore he or she would never go back.  Well, it just so happens ... 

Blue-winged Teal In Flight