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

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states, with varying degrees of geographical relevance (sorry, Tennessee Warbler ). 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). At last count, there are 25 species of birds named for U.S.

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An Educational Mixed Flock

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I particularly enjoyed watching and digiscoping the Red-eyed Vireo family that was foraging low and in good light. My mind was already trying to place it, coming up with Northern Parula (though I saw no real blue), Red-eyed Vireo (though it seemed too small), and Tennessee Warbler (though the lack of a good look at the face made that a tough call). Tennessee Warblers have a thin, dark eye-line and a small, thin, sharply-pointed bill.

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ACTION ALERT! Tomorrow, MARCH 15, 2011, is the deadline for public.

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If you wrote to Tennessee in the 10,000 Birds campaign this winter, you can cut and paste your letter, changing “Tennessee&# to “Kentucky.&# We fought them back in Tennessee; there’s a two-year stay on their proposal. Please reconsider this proposal, and consider taking a lesson from what happened in Tennessee. Ohio has tracked two families of their state-endangered breeding sandhill cranes and found them to have wintered over in Tennessee in 2010.

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The Cherokee National Forest just got bigger!

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Through multi-partnerships, cooperation, federal funding, and the private conservation efforts of one family, 616 acres were officially added to the Cherokee National Forest in September 2018. This particular land near the Tennessee-Georgia border is critical as a protection for Taylor Branch, a tributary of the Conasauga River. In the area live 15 species from Tennessee’s threatened and endangered list, as well as 11 aquatic species from the federally endangered list.

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The Power of Pets Initiative

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“At the YMCA, we believe healthy lifestyles are about nurturing the spirit, mind and body – and pets certainly play a role in that,&# said Ted Cornelius, Executive Director, Tennessee State Alliance/Pioneering Healthier Communities, YMCA of Middle Tennessee. “We encourage families to play together every day, and incorporating the family pet is a great way to make everyone more active.&#. Mars Petcare recently launched The Power of Pets!

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82-foot-long “Rescue Rig” on Way to Missouri

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The American Humane Association Red Star team will be assisting the Joplin Humane Society, whose staff is not only grappling with the magnitude of the disaster but has personally suffered devastating losses from the tornado and needs time off to attend to their families and what may be left of their homes.

Wood Warbler Names Done Right

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That fallacious family name seems to have encouraged all manner of knaves, dunderheads, and miscreants when time came to label species. Appropriate appellations should respect the birds, not 19th century naturalists and their friends and family. Tennessee Warblers may be fairly drab by the prismatic standards of this group, but they certainly get around. In fact, Tennessee Warblers are the most abundant warbler in the coffee plantations of Central America in winter.

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Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Southeastern North America and of Northeastern North America: A Review of Two Field Guides

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The Southeastern guide goes a bit more west, to eastern Oklahoma and Texas, so its northern borders lie at the north boundaries of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Families, or in some cases subfamilies, are tied together with brief descriptions of shared family (or subfamily) characteristics: physical, behavioral, sometimes habitat, nocturnal or diurnal flight, and if the species comes to lights. Happy May Day!

The Nonessential Whooping Crane

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With the proposed hunting seasons on sandhill cranes being discussed in Tennessee, Kentucky and Wisconsin, we must not forget the whooping crane, which travels and winters in the big sandhill crane flocks. photo by Cyndi Routledge Here it is then, another angle on the proposed sandhill crane seasons in Tennessee, Kentucky and Wisconsin. Your letters doubtless helped slow Tennessee down for a two year moratorium on crane hunting.

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Showdown In Arroyo Grande: The Search For The Ivory Gull

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So they called all of their area friends and family, trying to find some couches to crash on for the night. On the sad return trip to San Francisco, they managed to lock down a Nelson’s Sparrow in Morro Bay, but they knew, deep in their hate-filled hearts, that things would never be the same… Tennessee Williams once said something along the lines of “Success and failure are equally disastrous”…but you and I know better.

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Correcting course in Appalachia

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This past weekend, while I was vacation over the long holiday with my family in Asheville, North Carolina, a little town in the part of the Appalachians named the Black Mountains, I was made aware of an amazing phenomenon that mountain birders had known about for years. And the Tennessees. Oh, the Tennessees. Photo by Corey Finger Tennessees get a bad rap in my book. Masses of Tennessees, a full 80% of the birds I saw on the day were Tennessee Warblers.

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Collaborative list – August 2018

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Can the whole family live together in harmony during the school holidays? Is it wrong of me to go birding to get away from the kids now that they are at home all day? August is the make or break month for relationships. Bravo if you have. Happy birding if you suddenly find yourself single. This month has been a slow one with just 73 lists shared, but far more happy smiling kids on social media, so I guess it all comes out good in the end. 458 birds were seen by 7 beats in 8 countries.

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