Category Archives: Birds

Varied Thrush by the River in the Snow

Our final snow level was a pile up of 32 inches. We were snowed in for 7 full days, and I’ve never been so glad to hear the grating sound of machinery as when the plow showed up to free us … Continue reading

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The Strange get Stranger

I think flamingos are one of the strangest looking creatures on earth. They’re beautiful and exotic as ornaments in a yard or fountain, but oh-so-gawky and geeky when you get up close and personal. One of my favorite moments on … Continue reading

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Covered in Snow – Update

I chose the photos for today’s post a couple days ago. Since then it’s snowed considerably more, and in fact it’s snowed for over 3 more hours since the photos in this post were taken. But here’s a fresh update … Continue reading

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Taking a Dip

Set of 6. The American Dipper. A fascinating songbird. Without webbed feet they swim in icy cold rushing currents. They walk and scramble along the bottom of the river, and they dive in and out hopping onto the stones with remarkable … Continue reading

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Birdies are Back

I’m not sure what it is about rainy days that makes the chickadees come to twitter and feast in the evergreen and plum trees outside my office window, but I love that they do. When the sun fades, the birds … Continue reading

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Island of Peace

On my most recent walk upriver I noticed the mergansers are present in the valley. I got some marginal images of the hooded mergansers on the lake. Both females and males were there. But the photos were too distant to … Continue reading

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