Monday, July 20, 2009

Giveaway - 3 Books by George Dawes Green


Woo- hoo! thanks to the generosity of the great folks at The Hachette Book Group, one lucky winner is going to win a copy of each of George Dawes Green's three books.

Including Ravens - being toured today - you can see my review here.

"The Boatwrights just won 318 million dollars in the Georgia State lottery. It's going to be the worst day of their lives...'

The Juror

"Annie Laird is Juror 224. A sculptor with a career going nowhere. A single mother struggling to raise a son. A good citizen who has been summoned to what looks like a rountine tour of civic duty. But the trial she is called to serve on is no ordinary trial. It is a mob trial, whose outcome has been meticulously orchestrated by a man of insidious power and deadly precision. A man who lives by the teachings of Lao Tsu...whose magnetism is irresistible...whose mind is as brilliant as it is twisted. He is know to some as the Teacher, and he's set his sights on Annie Laird.... "

The Caveman's Valentine.

"Romulus Ledbetter wasn't always homeless. He once was a devoted husband, father, and musician with a bright future. He now forages for food in the trash cans of the city's better neighborhoods and wages a strenuous one-man war against Cornelius Gould Stuyvesant, an evil -- and imaginary -- power broker who is responsible for society's ills, as well as the sinister Y- and Z-rays that are corrupting humankind. Then one wintry night, Rom finds a corpse at the mouth of his cave that rouses his well-defined sense of ethics and launches him on an obsessive quest for answers. Forced to reconnect with society, Rom leaves his world and journeys through a spiraling web of clues and hunches, straight into a sinister den of money, temptation, and murder--otherwise known as the "civilized" world. "

Open to both US and Canada, no po boxes please. Leave a comment with the name of a species of bird and please make sure I have a way to contact you. Closes Saturday, Aug 22 at 6 pm EST. Good luck and check the sidebar for ongoing giveaways!

150 comments:

tawnda said...

I'm intrigued... I always loved the Blue-front Amazons ;-) Parrots with Personality lol

cookiert said...

The name of a bird? Well, a Scarlet Tanager flew smack into my kitchen window the other day. Luckily, it recovered!

nan said...

I'd love to be entered. For a bird, I'll say cardinal. I have a pair of cardinals that sit outside my computer room window each day.
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Pam said...

I had a pet budgie as a kid...

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MJ said...

We had a pet crow when I was a kid. He could talk and would play outside with us all day then walk on my Dad's shoulder into the house and sleep in his cage at nite!!
At my Dad's funeral, a whole flock of crows came up as we were leaving the cemetery.


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Mash1195 said...

Definitely a robin. During a difficult time in my life I turned to prayer and asked for a sign that things would be ok and not hours later, a robin appeared on my window sill in the cold and middle of winter.

Indigo said...

I wanted to say Raven since it's at the top of my totem, but it seemed to easy with one of the titles aptly named 'ravens'. So I'll say the Andean Condor, it's one of the heaviest birds of prey.
To be able to fly swift and sure despite it's weight is majestic.

Thanks for the opportunity. Indigo

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Cody Endres said...

Woodpecker
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texasheartland said...

I always loved Hummingbirds and thought they were so elegant and graceful.


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scottsgal said...

Sounds wonderful - I love the black and orange colors of a Oriole

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Debbie said...

Please enter me! thanks!

As for a bird - my fav is the Bald Eagle. I think they are the most beautiful!

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Elle said...

Always been rather fond of Kildees, what my dad called "rather walk than fly birds". :o)

Thanks for offering such great give-aways. You can find me at yarnista at ymail dot com.

Kathy said...

I'm lucky because I live right next door to the World Birding Center and we see birds here that you don't see anywhere else in the US. My favorite bird at the moment, this changes frequently, is the Kiskadee. Check out my blog for cool photos!

plhill2000 said...

I have always loved the Eastern Blue Bird. Although there are not many here, but we do have Cardinals.

mar said...

The owl - I always heard one during the nights of summer when I was young.

Anna said...

Doves are my favorite. Thanks for the great giveaway!

--Anna
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Diary of an Eccentric

Rita M said...

My absolute favorite bird has always been the California Quail.

linett said...

my favorite bird is the hummingbird, stunning colours

Y. Bressani said...

Hmmm....name of a bird....well we had a parrot whose name was Aga.....maybe Agatha?

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Bird name: Boeing.

He's an African Grey. Nice bird.

No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for ya.

Amber said...

I am very interested.
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Alyce said...

Tufted Puffin. We got to see lots of them when we went to the aquarium a few weeks ago (they have an aviary).

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janeh said...

Cardinals are my favorite bird.......

Karen B said...

Our state bird - the Loon.

abfantom said...

The first thing that comes to mind is a buzzard because there was one in the yard this morning after the neighbor's cat killed a rabbit.

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Beverly said...

My bird is the Northern Cardinal which is the state bird of NC and several sit in the tree outside the window for my home office.

This is a wonderful contest.

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js22 said...

ruby throated hummingbird.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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wheresmyrain said...

pigeons, they fascinate me, honestly. the dove element and how you never see baby pigeons...ever...interesting stuff

Sue W. said...

The purple martin. We have two houses (apartments) that we put up every spring, around late March. When the scouts arrive I always feel that spring has sprung.

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Jess said...

How about the Lyrebird. I love that it will mimic any sound it hears from other birds to a chainsaw, other animals etc. etc.
The males win the females by being able to mimic more sounds then the other males. Variety is the spice of life I guess.
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Kat Bryan said...

There was a new visitor to our yard this year - the rufous-sided towhee, a very pretty and differently marked bird.

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LoveMyCoffee said...

The name of a bird? Cockatiel's are real lovers, I have a Lutino, she's all white with bright orange cheeks. Adorable

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MoziEsmé said...

Been watching a woodpecker in our tree today!

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Rebecca Graham said...

Hummingbird. They look like fishing lures.

traymona said...

A mockingbird comes to mind first because I just finished reading To Kill A Mockingbird for about the hundredth time.
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Beth said...

This looks interesting! Please enter me!

Doves are so pretty! I love their white feathers!

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Rebecca N. said...

I own a female Timnah African Grey Parrot named Josie. I've had her for about 8 years now. She comes from NM and was bred by a lady that writes for Bird Talk Magazine. She has quite an extensive vocabulary, about 700 words, with the intelligence of a four year old child! I love her :)) Thanks for the great giveaway!

Deborah Wellenstein said...

There are two species of woodpecker that visit our suet cakes. Thanks!

clc408 said...

I saw a Hummingbird outside my window a few weeks ago. I was thrilled! Thanks for the giveaway.

Marjorie said...

I see little yellow carnaries daily, I am a follower, please count me in.

ktgonyea said...

Cardinal :)

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Deedles said...

i would have to say Cardinal.

I would love to add these books to my library.

jbeckett said...

Green cheek conure for me!

JoanneR said...

Thank you for allowing me the chance to win these books!

tarahsfoodreviews said...

Goldfinch

Tarah
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barbara said...

peacock

drala625 said...

Seagull. I live near the beach and I see them all the time.

DarcyO said...

I like orioles.

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David Johnson said...

I like chickadees, they are small and have interesting personalities, they often eat from our birdfeeder and I watch them, please count me in, thanks.

FOKXXY said...

These look fantastic. Ok.. species of bird.. parakeet. I also own a budgie so I guess I can't leave him out. lol. And bluebirds are pretty. Please enter me in this great giveaway.

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danosor said...

I love doves.They represent love and peace.

carolsnotebook said...

Red-winged blackbird.

Thanks for entering me.

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Anonymous said...

I LOVED the movie version of Caveman's Valentine. This would be a great prize!

Bird Species? The Blue-footed Boobie! Sula nebouxii if you are technical.

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Stephanie said...

I have two pairs of robins in my tree outside my trailer where we camp all summer. My kids were thrilled to watch the chicks hatch and learn to fly. Thanks for the giveaway.

Smooshy said...

pigeons, they're everywhere in the city i work!

Anonymous said...

Mary D
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Well, I would say the Cardinal because ever since I was a little girl, I sometimes make a wish when I see a Cardinal and try not to catch him flying away (old superstition I guess lol)

sweetsue said...

The Red-tailed Hawk is one of my favorites. They are beautiful!
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Alicia said...

Mockingbird

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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Dawn M. said...

I'm going with peacock. We had one adopt us when I was a kid. He didn't like living with the neighbor up the road who raised them so he flew down to us. We called him Snoopy 'cause he always had to come and see what we were doing when we were outside. :0) He was a character and a lot of fun.

Thanks!
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Misusedinnocence said...

Indigo buntings are beautiful. :)

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Suzanne said...

I guess it would be the cardinal. Thank you so much.

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Sunny View said...

A bird species is Bluebirds. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sarah said...

I always liked the Zebra Finch.

Andria said...

I've always wanted a pet myna bird. Thank you.

Debb said...

Birds?? You are asking me, who lives beside a river full of ducks, about birds?? Well, I like the ducks that don't come in my yard or on my porch and leave behind presents for me to find or stand by my car waiting for food; but, I really like the roosting daddy ducks with little wee ducklings... now they are cute and are allowed in my yard... even among the flowers...

Belinda M said...

Hmmm I would say a bluejay

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Vicki said...

I like the Man O'War

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Patricia said...

Bird = bluejay
Please enter my name in the giveaway. Three books as a prize - that's great. Many thanks for the contest.

Shawna said...

Shawna Lewis
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Thanks for the chance to win 3 books WOW!!!
I would say Ceder Waxwings

LuAnn said...

Each summer, we have a limited population of these sweet burrowing owls that nest along the edges of the fields outside of town. They are just too cute!

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Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Nice to see these given away together! Very near to me in Upstate New York, Auburn, there is an annual Crow Hunt - I keep waiting for them to retaliate en mass!

Nickolay said...

We have a lot of Blue Jays. They seem to be the jerks of the bird world

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Molly C. said...

How about a parrot?

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sharon54220 said...

I have to say a hummingbird. We have a hummingbird feeder on our deck and they are neat to watch.

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Upper West Side Writer said...

I'll go with the lovebird. I had a lovebird that I adored more than anything when I was a kid, and I still miss it.

Thanks!

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Wanda said...

I love the Red-Breasted Robin.
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CherylS22 said...

The American bald eagle is one of the most majestic birds.

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nfmgirl said...

I own a Peach-Faced Lovebird named Odie.

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I Heart Book Gossip said...

Falcons.

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I Heart Book Gossip said...

Penguins.

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booktumbling said...

This sounds great!!! And I will say robin.

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Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this. Blue Heron

Thanks,

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remarker/fcffollower said...

I love sparrows. We feed them every chance we get.

Bcteagirl said...

One nice thing about the winter walks through the forest is that while most sounds are muffled the woodpeckers noise seems to bounce off all the trees :)

Would love a chance to read these books!

afineday said...

My favorite birds are the White-Breasted Nuthatches. I really enjoy watching them go up & down the trees and they love it when I go outside, because the other birds leave, and they can fly in and take what they want from the feeders.

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Debs Desk said...

My favorite bird is The Blue Jay. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
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catss99 said...

Hummingbird--my fave

amanda
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Glenn said...

Goldfinches - see them on a thistle feeder we have in our backyard. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Upper West Side Writer said...

Well, I had a parakeet when I younger--thank you!

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マリアンナ said...

Love owls, snowy owls, like Hedwig in HP. Being that I am a night owl myself...haha.

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Erica G said...

I love Cardinals.

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Anonymous said...

A Hummingbird flew into my mind. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks.

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cqueen2 said...

i guess i'll go with a bluejay..there are sooooo pretty

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flowerchild said...

i love humming birds..
thanks

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etirv said...

The mynah bird is common in Hawaii: Golden-crested Mynah (Ampeliceps coronatus)!

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ossmcalc said...

Okay, I will go with our state bird - the scissortail flycatcher. These books sound so cool, and I really want to read them. Please enter me.

thank you,

Christine
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ky2here said...

I've always liked woodpeckers.

Cindy said...

I would have to say Cockatiel since that is my favorite kind of bird! I have a cockatiel named Pete and he is just part of our family now. I taught him to talk and he says several words. His favorite saying is Here Kitty Kitty! Our cats love that!

This giveaway sounds super to me! Please include me.

Cindy
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Jasmyn said...

I was dive-bombed by a protective mother Robin earlier this year just for walking to close to the tree. It's amazing how they brave they are when trying to protect their nests.

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Lee P said...

I think Robin Redbreasts are beautiful birds. Thanks for this giveaway and please count me in.

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Kira R. said...

Cockatoo! Beautiful birds.

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Anonymous said...

red winged blackbirds are pretty cool..thx for contest..
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Jon_Lefkove said...

I had a parakeet when I was younger.

Anonymous said...

Species of bird, huh? Ummm... How about from the family Picadae and my favourite cartoon as a kid, the Woodpecker. Please enter me in the contest. Thank you!

Aliya D.
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sweetjudyblue said...

ew have a Yellow Throated Warbler that always seems to be alone and pecks at our window. Beautiful little bird. I keep thinking it will hurt itself.
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clenna said...

Chickadee - love their songs.

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Anonymous said...

I have an aviary full of little finches!

Kim
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demmi said...

the blue bird of paradise con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

alexandrea said...

We get a TON of house wrens here at our feeders. I have spend that last two years trying to identify most of the birds that come visit but most of them still have me baffled!

Linda Ellen said...

I'd love any of these books. Penguins for me! =) (are penguins birds?)

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Lisanne624 said...

Since I live in Tennessee, I get to see lovely bright red cardinals on a frequent basis. Gotta love 'em (even if I don't love the Louisville teams, LOL!).

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Kimberly said...

I always liked how big and different Emus are without getting the credit of being the biggest species. Thanks for the great giveaway!

minishoes1 said...

A Robin is one of the prettiest birds and my fav. Thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Daniel M said...

always liked hawks, we have a few across the marsh beyond our backyard - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

wantsandwishes said...

How about a mocking bird.

idahomom said...

Hummingbirds

Paula said...

I would have to say the Mockingbird. It is our state bird. They are very common.

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Mary said...

Great Blue Heron.
Thanks! =)

angjfuller said...

Hummingbirds have always fascinated me.

Natalie said...

I love hummingbirds!! Thanks for the chance to win!
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Cindy said...

How about a blue jay? Please enter me into this great giveaway! They look like such great books!

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erma said...

I love Robins.
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Randominities said...

I raised Lovebirds and still have the wee little baby one. Thanks so much for this contest. They sound interesting.

mom2anutball said...

I like Ardea herodias, Great blue herons! Thanks for the chance!

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Anita Yancey said...

For a bird, I will say Hummingbird. These books sounds great, I would love to read them. Please enter me. Thanks!

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wildflower00 said...

Hummingbird-- I have a few feeders and I love watching them and seeing the differant varieties

Anonymous said...

Sterna Elegans!

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FDP 4 Life said...

how about a sparrow

Mishia said...

I love Blue Jays. So pretty.

Pam said...

I like finches!
Thanks so much!
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Jinxy and Me said...

The Loon - I love the way they sound!

renee said...

I love Robins, first sign of spring
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purango said...

Woodpeckers. I love them. garrettsambo@aol.com

Candie L said...

I am going to pick a Cardinal. Thankyou

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kngmckellar said...

I have a lot of finches flying around my home lately. They are pretty yellow bird. My husband calls them canarys.
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07violet said...

There is a dove family that visits my yard and I love to see them.

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bridget3496 said...

y favorite bird is the Hummingbird

djgroz said...

Cardinals
Thanks for a chance to win a prize!

susan1215 said...

Cockatoo are great looking birds

plhill2000 said...

Eastern Blue Bird is my favorite followed by Cardinals.

amyinkamloops said...

Thanking you for posting such a wonderful contest. I love Blue-cheeked Rosellas ~ Amy (amyinkamloops *AT* gmail.com)

lilyk said...

I love sulphur-crested cockatoos!

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blueviolet said...

The grackle: the bane of my backyard birding habitat.
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kcatlin said...

Cardinals are pretty.

Kathryn said...

I'd love to enter. For a bird...African Grey..name of Corky. She's 10-years-old and rules our home. (dog and cat included.)

Anonymous said...

Woodpecker.

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patrick m said...

great blue heron..majestic and fun to watch..
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Sara said...

Kestrel falcon, so pretty. Thanks!

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hammielover1 said...

Peacock....it reminds me of my daughter!

rbailey1958 said...

A Bobwhite
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