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The Bachelor or the Bathtub?

The female Cardinals in my backyard aren’t getting a moment’s peace these days. The other day I watched as three brilliant bachelors (in color, not intellect) did their best to impress a lovely lady, while also trying to intimidate each … Continue reading

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Unforgotten Feathered Friends

As of late, a lot of my photos have been of this furry fellow, who once again enjoyed a romp in the lake today… …but I haven’t forgotten my feathered friends.  Here’s a five-bird-bouquet of early spring visitors. And here’s … Continue reading

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Swooping Swallows

A Swarm of swooping swallows Too fast to catch in flight Feasted o’er the waters A blur of teal and white They perched upon the boxes Neatly placed for them to nest And flitted dampened feathers As they grabbed a … Continue reading

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Doing His Best to Look Dashing

The male Bluebird that hangs about my backyard is doing his best to look dashing these days.  He is rather comical as he strikes pose… …after pose… …after pose… trying to capture the attention of this lovely lady. Whenever she … Continue reading

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Perky But Not Picky

Carolina Wrens are such fun and friendly birds to have around. Garbed in coppers and creams, these little songsters are perpetually perky, but when it comes to food, not the least bit picky. They are mealworm munchers. And they are … Continue reading

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A Splash of Red

I remember a designer friend of mine once saying that every room needs a touch of black; well, I am of the thought that every backyard is in need of a splash of red! This fine looking fellow stopped in … Continue reading

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Macho Man

I hate to say it, but when I saw this male Red-winged Blackbird putting on a display of his dominance my mind started singing that horrible song from the seventies… Macho, macho man…drat those Village People!

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