Category Archives: birds

A good day

  It was sunny, so time was spent wandering. The pictures are in the order they were taken. The first shot of the day was a muskrat.  Then came a Wild Turkey in display with a female indicating a willingness. … Continue reading

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Proud eagle parents

   

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Hummingbird

  Well, it is May first and a Rufous Hummingbird male came to visit. May there be more.  

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April’s goulash

  This is a collection of April’s pictures that lacked postings of their own. It has been cold and rainy, yet there are summer migrants around. And the insect life has begun. A Western Bluebird couple examines a nest box … Continue reading

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Decorative or functional?

  Almost all sites that treat the Great Blue Heron give a passing reference to the plumes that extend from the back of the head. When mentioning them, one site explicitly says they are decorative.  Here is a picture of … Continue reading

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Chickadee nest

  Chickadees are cavity nesters. They carve their cavities out of dead trees starting in April. However, chickadees are selective when it comes to creating their nesting site. They tend to dig several cavities before deciding which one can be their … Continue reading

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Blue eating & hovering

  This is a continuation of the previous posting: flying blue. In that I showed Mountain Bluebirds in flight. Here I show them carrying food and (surprisingly) hovering.  Bluebirds visit us each spring, and while it is true that a … Continue reading

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Flying blue

  This is the first of two postings on the Mountain Bluebird. It concerns the birds in flight. The second concerns what they are eating. If you enter the name, Mountain Bluebird in an image search, such as Google.com, and … Continue reading

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Killdeers arrive

  The Killdeer is a shorebird with the longest (temporary) stay in these latitudes. It is common here from (perhaps) March to September. I saw my first ones on the second of April. Indeed, there were five of them, but … Continue reading

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March’s goulash

  This is a collection of March pictures that lacked a posting of their own.  Spring migrants arrive in March, although this year, their arrival was delayed by snows so most  migrants appeared later in the month. A few weren’t … Continue reading

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