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Indigo Bunting (Male)

There is grain planted here at Belle Isle State Park, Virginia and there are Indigo Buntings out in the fields.

 Image captured with a Nikon D7200 camera, Sigma 150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3 lens, focal length 600 mm, ISO 800, 1/1000 at f/6.3. 9 more words


Five-Hundred Word Challenge 117: A Forest

Once upon a time there was a grand, lush-looking forest (if forests can indeed look lush, for it’s not the usual description one would have for a forest, as you’d usually here something along the lines of ‘beautiful’, ‘grand’, ‘lush’, or ‘amazing’, but that’s just my view on it, probably, unless other people share that view, of which then it is not just my view as it is shared with people who aren’t me, thus rendering it a shared view, although in a sense it is still individual as we are not a collective hive mind of people subconsciously taking commands and passing it off as our own decisions , because that would be something unexpected, but I digress) that was as big as it was large. 439 more words


Morning news update at the Decorah North Nest - looks like things are improving

posted by a mod at the Decorah North Nest this morning:

Here is a brief morning update – those of you who read this please feel free to re-post. 66 more words

Bald Eagle

Rare Dove  Found In Brazil After 75-year Disappearance 

Birdwatch Magazine reports

In one of the most extraordinary stories in Brazilian conservation, a group of researchers have announced that Blue-eyed Ground-dove, last seen in 1941, has been refound.

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Three Birds

Do they have a destination or are they just enjoying this beautiful spring, at last.


Passenger Pigeon!

The Cabin Idaho  asked me to teach a writing camp for kids this summer about birds in conjunction with The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey… 305 more words