Monthly Archives: October 2013

Dark Birds Bring Dark Words

Happy Halloween! From my archives 2011 Advertisements

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Great Egret

My cat Sookie spotted this Great Egret hunting lizards in my front yard.

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Sunrise 10.30.2013

Sunrise with Common Grackles

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Sunrise 10.28.2013 with a Red-shouldered Hawk

I woke up before the sun rose. Not on purpose mind you, but I just couldn’t fall back asleep. So I made a cup of coffee and went out to the patio to watch the sunrise over the lake. As the sun was coming up I could hear a lot of warbler noise but I […]

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The Checklist

The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. This is one big-ass birding checklist! I had no idea when I ordered it how big and all-encompassing it would be. It’s nothing but the list. Of every bird known in the world. The Amy Farrah Fowler in me squealed with delight over the idea of such an […]

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London Wetlands

I have been going to London once or twice a year since 1999. And in all those visits I had no idea there was a nature preserve right there in the city! The WWT London Wetland Centre is located on the Queen’s Walk. In addition to all the great parks London has to offer, the […]

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Warbler Love

Yesterday I had a free morning to bird Tall Cypress Nature Preserve where I linked up with some other birders in hunt for the Yellow-billed Cuckoo as well as any of the migratory warblers. I managed to add both the Yellow-billed Cuckoo and the Indigo Buntings to my life list and snag a picture of […]

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A Bird in the Hand…

…is worth two in the bush. Unless of course it’s a rarity and then two in the bush trumps one in the hand. 😉 Here are a few images of a bird in my hand: Great Tit, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Starlings and a European Robin.

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Parking Lot Grackles

Someone left a sandwich and some fruit for the Boat-tailed Grackles. Love how the female holds her ground!

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The Dawn Chorus

If you have ever paid attention to the sunrise, you will know that with the revealing of light comes the most beautifully composed piece of music, the Dawn Chorus. If you have not paid attention before, I invite you to rise a bit before the sun this weekend, go sit outside on your porch or […]

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