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’s 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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Just looking for breakfast ...

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I have been trying to get this photo for two weeks. This hawk hunts around Garbry Big Woods. I have seen her several times, but I have not been in a place where I could get a photo. On this morning, she was waiting for me, so I pulled over and took the photo below.

I drove further up the road, and came back to get another photo .. but she took off. She didn’t fly far, landing in the tree where I took the photo at the top of the page. This is such a beautiful creature.

I love hawks. I may have left this one with a complex .. this Mini Cooper kept following her around:). 

~ Rick  

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“Can you see me now?”

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I am sure he is looking directly at me, almost playing a game. I love taking photographs of cardinals. For some reason they are a difficult photo to take. I love this photo.

~ Rick


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Change

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This view changes everyday. There was a small pond there a few days ago. The wild flowers are starting to droop. I love the sunrise and how it makes nature come to live every day. It changes every day!   Life changes every day. Embrace the change.

~ Rick


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