A Cardinal Squat

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And then he was gone. This squatting motion did not last long, but it preceded a quick takeoff. It’s still a beautiful Northern Cardinal.

~ Rick


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Back to Finch Watching

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I saw this little guy just over my head while hiking. He did not stick around long, but as you can see, it was long enough for me to capture a photo.

There is something very cool about a Goldfinch. It’s that combination of colors, their energy, and very interesting flight path. They are a fun bird to watch.

~ Rick


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A Different Kind of Deer

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Teresa caught this photo of a This Killdeer this week. I have seen a few of them, but have not been able to get a decent photo. This was a tough shoot, but she was able to capture a couple of photos.I love the depth of field with the blue water of the pond in the background.

Have you ever seen a killdeer use it’s defense of playing like it is injured? It’s something to see. I saw one do it last fall. It’s interesting.

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Before and After Lunch

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Yesterday afternoon we took a walk on the bike path and then drove out to Garbry Big Woods Reserve. It was very warm, and there was not much activity. We did see some turtles .. but that’s a photo for another day.

Just before we headed home I saw this Red-headed Woodpecker in a tree at the entrance to the Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary. I shot the photo on the right. The shadows were not great, but it was a photo.

Suddenly the woodpecker took off, heading in my direction, but at about a 40° incline. After a short flight, he seemed to stop mid-flight then return to the same tree. I captured a much better photo, but missed the best shot of what looked like a dragonfly in his mouth. In that photo you can tell he is still working on getting it down the hatch. Yummy, protein.

~ Rick

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Just Hanging Around

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This photo didn’t come out very good, but I was able to capture this photo of this Carolina Chickadee. This bird loves bird feeders, which is where we found her. A very cool bird.

~ Rick

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