Scenic falls

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I took this photo while Teresa and I hiked Hocking Hills recently. I love this view. I had to wait for people to clear the bridge, but they did, and I was able to capture this beautiful scene.  

Have a great weekend.  

~ Rick


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Hey, you have a Yellowthroat

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This is one cool bird. No, it is not a finch. This is a Yellowthroat .. its a warbler. This one is referred to as a common yellowthroat. The giveaway is the mask. Females are said to favor the males with larger mask. Who says size doesn’t matter. 😱😱

I had so much fun watching him fly around in this very large circle, doing this flight song dance. They fly a lot like the goldfinch .. short bursts, then they coast, then a short burst and on and on. The resulting pattern looks like a wave in the sky. In this case, he would sing his tune while flapping, then coast in silence. It was so very cool .

~ Rick


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Butterfly walk

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Teresa and I went on a Butterfly walk earlier this week. These are some of the better photos. I really wish I could name each of them, but other than the monarch, I can’t even start. We saw more than this, but taking photos of these beautiful creatures is very difficult. Be sure to scroll down and see all of them. 

~ Rick

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 A monarch in the making. Give it a few weeks and it will be flying around.  

A monarch in the making. Give it a few weeks and it will be flying around.  


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Eastern Kingbird

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The kingbird is a very large flycatcher (by flycatchers standards).   

We went on an ‘organzied’ butterfly walk this week. It was sponsored by the Miami County Parks. This hike was at the Stillwater Prairie Reserve.  I always enjoy taking their hikes, and learn a lot from the naturalist that lead them. I will post a few photos from the hike soon. 

So, back to this kingbird. When I first saw him land at the very top of this small tree, I thought it was a swallow. It was a little large, but it looked right. Then it started making so much racket. I guess it was not happy with us, or something. The naturalist pointed out that it was a Kingbird .. I learned something new:). 

~ Rick


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More finch fun

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I had a lot of fun watching this goldfinch.  I took these photos form slightly different angles. He just ignored me. 

~ Rick

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