Anyone Hungry?

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We are seeing fewer birds now, or at least it seems we are getting fewer photos. The variety is limited, which happens at this time of year.

I had to share this goldfinch picture that I captured this week. I was only about 15 feet away from him. I was setting in my car. He was so focused on eating that he really didn’t care about me. It was like I was not even there. I think I counted five of them in a 10 foot radius. This was the best photo. They were having a feast.

Anyone hungry?

~ Rick


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Algae Mustache?

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If you look closely at this male MalIard, you will noice the algae that he has at the base of his bill. This reminded me of a milk mustache after enjoying milk and cookies .. something I enjoyed as a young boy (and maybe much later in life too). Those are very good memories.

Just before I snapped this photo, two or three of his friends flew away. He stayed put. I guess they were hiding their algae mustache.

~ Rick

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Pole Hopping

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Teresa and I were driving back home after a hike. I had just commented that we have not seen a Hawk for a while, when we suddently saw this Red Tail Halk on this power pole. Teresa stoppped in the middle of the road and I got out and shot this photo.

It didn’t stop there. We moved closer, but he took off. We watched as he flew to the next pole. We slowly moved closer, only to watch him fly off to the next pole once again. This little game was repeated three times, and would have continued if we were wiling to play. We left him to have some peace. Clearly it was some kind of game 😳🤣.

~ Rick


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©2019 Rick Cartwright

The Aquarium

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, we went with our son and his family to Newport Aquarium. We had a great time. We did manage to capture a few photos, and I thought I would share those as a gallery. If you stay on the page, it should step through all of the photos.

~ Rick


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Ebony Jewelwing

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This is a Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata). This is a Damselfly photo that Teresa captured recently.

I have a hard time keeping track of all the different species of Dragonfly and Damselfly. If you want to learn more, and sharpen your identification skills, check out this page on Dragonflies and Damselflies.

~ Rick

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Rick’s latest technology muse:

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Prints are available for many of the photos on this site on canvas, metal or glass. They are stunning and you can purchase them for a wall at home. Click the link or the ‘prints and such’ tab.

©2019 Rick Cartwright