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An Ode to the Humble Mallard and Other Common Birds

You spot a bird in the distance – dark head, light body. A Common Scaup? Ring-necked Duck? Canvasback? A quick glimpse through your binoculars tells you that it’s a Mallard. 454 more words


Great Horned Owl

We have a pair of Great Horned Owls that frequent a tree outside our house. The hoooot-ing is much louder than I expected, but is a nice sound. 51 more words


Hungarian Partridges

We had some cute little visitors this weekend: a small flock of Hungarian Partridges! They bustle along at quite a clip, (like birds in a animated feature) but paused long enough to nibble that I could get a photo of them. 16 more words