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January 4, 2018 – Barred Becard (Pachyramphus versicolor)

These becards are found in parts of northwestern South America. They eat arthropods and some small fruits, mostly foraging alone or in pairs, which sometimes join mixed-species flocks. 32 more words


Canada Geese, Double-crested Cormorants, Great Egret

One of the ladies of our local photography group mentioned, that we have some Canada Geese at the pond by the lake. I drove over there to see, if they were still at the pond. 39 more words


Pileated Woodpecker

I haven’t seen a Pileated Woodpecker at my feeders in quite some time. Earlier this fall I noticed one fly by as I was working on the bird feeders. 39 more words


Small Stone for 19 January, 2018

Perhaps, if we knew a silent unseen thing with claws might swoop down owl-like upon us at any moment, we might live those moments with more mindful care and gratitude.


Just a short walk

One of my favourite walks, especially when I don’t have much time is round by Threave Castle, built on an island on the River Dee near Castle Douglas by Sir Archibald Douglas in 1369. 383 more words

Country Walk

One Day You'll Rise and Soar

Anyone else think of how birds were once

These hairless, rodent, looking things

Before they grew their feathers?

Well that’s you right now,

In every situation you complain of, 44 more words