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May 21, 2023Liked by Ken Lamberton

Your photos are beautiful, but this is such a sad story.

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Yes, it is, important I think but depressing. I'll post something more hopeful next!

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May 19, 2023Liked by Ken Lamberton

Over 60 years of living in a hot valley between sky islands has limited our observation of numbers & species of birds that visit & enjoy permanent residence here. Your observations, poetic descriptions & wonderful photos are very much welcomed & appreciated! Unfortunately you are correct in noting a

dramatic avian decline, however it’s not limited to birds, ALL other living creatures (except humans, stray cats & dogs ) are in precipitous decline. It’s been decades since we’ve had jack rabbits, badgers, leopard frogs, skunks, scrub jays, etc regularly visit our semi-rural desert area. Solutions are hard & next to impossible to implement.

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Thanks for this! Interesting! I struggled with this post because it's so depressing...maybe I'll focus my next one on some of the new birds arriving in my yard. Nature is resilient!

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May 18, 2023Liked by Ken Lamberton

Same thing happened at our place in regards to Rufous-crowned Sparrows. They were a no-fail daily sighting until the last few years. I'm finally seeing them again. Same with Black-chinned. Had an atypical May 5 Townsend's Solitaire too.

Funny you should mention the UK as we are in Scotland (Orkney) today having been in England and Wales the past few weeks. I took a video of a Chaffinch feeding a fledgling yesterday so interesting reading about the decline in the UK.

Regret missing most of May at home and the rain I'm reading about!

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Wow! Scotland--love to visit someday, maybe look up some of my family and visit castle Lamberton! We had over half an inch of rain! With all the clouds and morning dew, it felt like monsoon season had arrived really early. But it's going to be a warm one this week! Safe journeys!

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