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It's a Big Deal: Roaring Spring Native Discovers New Hybrid Bird


December 6, 2018

About 20 years ago, Roaring Spring native Lowell Burket began photographing wildlife, a hobby he said he always wanted to do, but never had the time for.

While pursuing his hobby, Burket, a lawyer who now lives in Pittsburgh, said he began to notice the very colorful birds that would fly out of a birdhole on his family’s farm when he walked past.

“I started taking pictures of these birds and would review them with my father-in-law,” he said.

Burket’s father-in-law, Larry Stump, had been sending bird observation data to Cornell University for its Project Feederwatch.

With Stump’s...

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