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Runway Ready

Male Bluebirds (at least in my humble opinion!) are some of the most beautiful birds in the world. The ones that frequent my backyard feeders have mastered the fine art of perfect picture posing. The females are lovely too – … Continue reading

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Mid-November Monarchs

Maybe they’re the kind that are always the last to leave the party, or perhaps they are perpetual procrastinators, or maybe it’s just that they simply refuse to accept the reality that summer has ended – whatever the reason, this … Continue reading

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Revealing or Concealing?

I remember when my now 26 year old son was a toddler. Whenever he was out of my sight and was contemplating misbehaving he would call out, “Are you watching me?” The answer was, of course, “I am now!” He … Continue reading

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Funtastic Flitterary

Okay…so it is really a fantastic Fritillary, but the name in the title would be fitting as well. These beauties are so much fun to watch as they flit from flower to flower. I so enjoyed taking photos of this … Continue reading

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Sneak-a-Snack

I was outside filling the feeders with my two Lab assistants when “my” Red-headed Woodpecker dropped in for a visit. First he looked for peanuts in the Dogwood nook, since it was a safe distance from the dogs, but found … Continue reading

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Announcement of Availability

I have been enjoying watching the male birds in the backyard announce their availability to the eligible females. Some, like the Cowbirds, perch on a branch and then poof their feathers while loudly serenading their perspective mates. The Red-winged Blackbirds … Continue reading

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Wooing and Pursuing

Mating season is upon us, and the male Bluebird is doing his darndest to capture the attention and win the affection of his female counterpart. His wooing and pursuing have taken the form of striking impressive poses… …poofing his handsome … Continue reading

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