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Liz Swain March 21, 2013 @ 1:56 p.m.

Lake Birds: Lake Murray is a popular spot for birds and the people who watch and/or photograph them. Lake birds are popular subjects in the pictures displayed in the Reader's La Mesa Photo Gallery: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/photos/galleries/la-mesa. There's even a website devoted to the area avians: "Bird Friends Of Lake Murray & San Diego County." http://www.bird-friends.com. Creator Scott Streit wrote that the site "started with just a few birds photographed at Lake Murray and now consists of over 300 species that can be found throughout San Diego county." I didn't have my camera when I encountered a white chicken walking near the water several years ago. I spotted the free-range bird just past the 0-mile marker, and never saw her again. On a recent walk, I photographed these birds. I don't know what they are. Do you?

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shannon bailey March 21, 2013 @ 2:46 p.m.

I saw those turkey voltures there a few days ago... Nine of them! (total bird-nerd geek out moment) It was a big day for us Lake Murray bird watchers :)

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Liz Swain March 21, 2013 @ 3:44 p.m.

Thanks for identifying the birds. I thought they looked like vultures, and they kind of looked like turkeys… Now I know. I love that phrase "bird-nerd" and will use it proudly. Shannon's beautiful bird photos are in the Reader's La Mesa Photo Gallery.

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Liz Swain March 21, 2013 @ 5:42 p.m.

No matter how you spell it, these birds are different. I haven't seen them at the lake before and am wondering how they get along with the other birds. These birds are in the area usually claimed by the geese.

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shannon bailey March 21, 2013 @ 6:22 p.m.

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Some of the images from my big day at the Lake! :D Thanks Liz!

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