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Happy Mother’s Jay

Happy Mother’s Jay! Okay…so…I could make up a story about how Blue Jays are my Mom’s favorite birds, but they’re not…nor do I think this particular Blue Jay is a mother…honestly, this picture has nothing to do with Mother’s Day, … Continue reading

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Common Bird, Uncommon Beauty

The Northern Cardinal is a common bird where I live, so common that it is easy to forget how beautiful they are.  Just look at this fellow – I sometimes wonder what my reaction would be if I was seeing … Continue reading

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They’re Back!

Did you hear me squeal yesterday afternoon?  Because I did! I looked out my family room window and saw a bright red head peeking out from the side of the Dogwood.  He flew away when I went out with my … Continue reading

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Trying a New Technique

Today I decided to try a new technique while I was outside taking pictures, basically just experimenting with a different metering mode. I wanted to see if I could get the details of the birds to pop a wee bit … Continue reading

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Be Aggressive, B-E Aggressive

Anyone remember the high school cheer?  Be aggressive, B-E aggressive, B-E A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E …Well, I think my backyard birds were heeding the chant yesterday afternoon! It all started off innocently enough.  A Robin landed on the deck rail just moments after … Continue reading

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Middle School Mentality

When I was in middle school (or junior high, as it was called back then) our cafeteria used to sell packets that contained two large chocolate chip cookies – a favorite of most everyone in the lunchroom.  Without fail, as soon … Continue reading

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Good to the Last Drip

I had just finished refreshing the water dish when this handsome male Pine Warbler dropped in for a drink. I’m pretty sure if he could use words instead of warbles he would say it was good to the last drip!

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