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April 2010

The Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club will meet this coming Monday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the South Charleston Public Library.  There will be an Exec. Comm. meeting at 6:00.  The program will be presented by Jay Martin, a ISFS biologist who last year talked to our club about Northern Goshawks.  This time Jay's program will be about Nature Photography.  He'll show examples of his own photos, and he'll talk about techniques and equipment for taking good bird photos.  Also at the meeting, we'll be talking about plans for our club to have a table at the Clay Center's Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 24.
Saturday, April 24, is also the day for the Osbra Eye Spring Nature Walks at Kan. St. Forest.  Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. at the swimming pool parking lot ($5 charge supports the KSF Foundation).  There will be 12 different guided hikes offered on a variety of nature topics, with something for all ages, interests, and energy levels, including both Beginning and Advanced Birds.
And don't forget that this Sunday Russ Young will be continuing his series of Sunday morning bird walks at the Spring Hill Cemetery.  He's leading these walks every Sunday in April and May, starting at 8:00 a.m. at the parking area near the office and mausoleum.  The highlights from last week included Blue-headed Vireo and good looks at a singing Yellow-throated Warbler.  For the second straight week, we watched a pair of Red-shouldered Hawks conduct graceful courtship flights.  When one of the hawks came down lower, a crow took exception to its presence and we then watched them engage in an extended dogfight right over our heads.
See you Monday!  



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