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First Bird of 2015

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What was your first bird of 2015? And here’s hoping you see many great birds, including lots of lifers, in 2015! And here’s hoping you see many great birds, including lots of lifers, in 2015! Birding 2015 first bird of the year' Hopefully it was as cool as the Short-eared Owl above, which was my first bird of 2014!

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Casa Santos Lima: Valcatrina – Vinho Regional Alentejano (2015)

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On the label of this week’s wine — the 2015 Casa Santos Lima Valcatrina from Portugal’s Alentejo region — is a Common (“Ring-necked”) Pheasant ( Phasianus colchicus ). Casa Santos Lima: Valcatrina – Vinho Regional Alentejano (2015). Stay healthy, everyone. Good birding and happy drinking!

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2015 World Big Year

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Noah Strycker, author of The Thing with Feathers and Among Penguins , will be doing a world-wide Big Year in 2015. In 2015 I will try to crush the worldwide Big Year record: My goal is to see 5,000 species of birds between January 1 and December 31. Noah announced this ambitious project back in October, saying: It’s true!

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First Phoebe of 2015

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2015 – 28 March. Great, I’m your first phoebe of 2015. If you are interested, here are the dates of my first phoebe from each of the last ten years. 2014 – 29 March. 2013 – 24 March. 2012 – 15 March. 2011 – 19 March. 2010 – 31 March. 2009 – 15 March. 2008 – 21 March. 2007 – 26 March. 2006 – 03 March.

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Sand Point Family Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon (2015 Lodi Appellation)

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To celebrate this minor listing milestone, I chose a 2015 Cabernet by Sand Point Family Vineyards of Acampo, California, whose logo is an adorable California Quail sitting on a swing (we can presumably eliminate the similar Gambel’s Quail by range here). Sand Point Family Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (Lodi Appellation).

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Strut Your Mutt 2015

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We love Best Friends, and are so excited for Strut Your Mutt 2015! I’m strutting as part of a local rescue team (you can support my goal here if you want), but you can walk as an individual, start your … Continue reading → The post Strut Your Mutt 2015 appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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Valravn Wines: Sonoma County Old Wine Zinfandel (2015)

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The 2015 Valravn Old Vine Zinfandel is a dark, blood-red wine showing incarnadine flashes in the glass. Valravn Wines: Sonoma County Old Wine Zinfandel (2015). The post Valravn Wines: Sonoma County Old Wine Zinfandel (2015) appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Four out of five feathers (Excellent).

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