Category Archives: birds

So I moved into a new house and I took some photos…

There is a rock in the flower bed on the north side of the house, and it has lichens on it. This is the same rock. There is a little bit of moss under the deck. The light on the … Continue reading

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Bird Feeder Action

Yesterday was cold.  So is today.  We have a bird feeder near one of the windows, and the birds were visiting it a lot. They would often fly up to the feeder, then flutter around looking for just the right … Continue reading

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Powered Flight

Great blue herons twist and bank overhead Like a Wright Brothers contraption, a few years after Kitty Hawk.

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Wild Turkeys

It has been a rainy day today, but we were treated to a couple of turkeys walking through our yard.  Turkeys were extirpated from Iowa and were gone for many decades.  Some time ago efforts were made to re-introduce them … Continue reading

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Riding the Thermals

We have a windy day here, which gave the turkey vultures a chance to ride the thermals. Look alive.

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Looking out the Window

I took this picture out the window yesterday.  The light wasn’t good, but still it is unusual to see ringneck pheasants in the yard. This bird is not native to North America, yet more money and efforts have been spent on … Continue reading

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Winter Birds

I sat out on the porch yesterday and watched the birds.  I can’t get quite close enough to them to take the photos I want, but I enjoyed the experience anyway. It is still pretty cool.  We are a few … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Out of Town

I have been out of town on a family vacation.  Any guesses where?  Here is a very obscure clue. Well, it should not be too difficult to figure out.  But it does relate to my comments here.

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Angry at Me

I admit I can really tick some folks off at times.  I do things they don’t want me to do, or go where I am not wanted.   This guy is really mad.  I have wandered into his territory and … Continue reading

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Out the Window

I am taking three days off from work this week.  My wife took a ski vacation, the kids are in school, and I thought I would work on a project. The project is to write concisely and succinctly why I consider … Continue reading

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