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Friday's Hunt v1.22

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.   332 more words


Beautiful Birding

I’m enjoying watching the robin and her little ones.

It’s a full time job for her to feed them.

They are already really getting big.  I can see four of them now. 135 more words


The Canary

Adolph Friedrich Erdmann von Menzel (1815 – 1905)

Did Your Shopping List Kill a Songbird?

New York Times March 30, 2008

A consumer may not be able to tell the difference but a red & blue Thomas the Tank Engine made in Wisconsin is not the same as one manufactured in China: the paint on the Chinese twin may contain dangerous levels of lead. 698 more words



Photo from Shenandoah birding trip, May 2. Photo credit to Patrick Styles.

Field Photos


A comment on my post of April 27, from a kindred soul: “…I love the idea of sitting in the sun reading , and often go out with my book—but the pages remain unread as I sit and muse and look and dream—but the book is there should the ability to read outside suddenly appear” —Pauline King… 104 more words



We all know of the “murder of crows”  and “exaltation of larks.”  Flock is accurate but so general.  There are many fine avian collective nouns flying about in English. 234 more words