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It is January and Spring is in the Air

Chickadees sing and cardinals whistle around us as Anne and I walk in our community here in Central Florida. Although it is January, the days are growing longer causing hormones to surge through birds’ bodies stimulating males to begin the task of setting up nesting territories to attract mates. 76 more words


Looking Ahead to 2017

Cactus Wrens (Arizona State Bird)

(above graphic credit)

Gilded Flicker

Queen Butterfly

Northern Mockingbird (pondering what lies ahead)

Wishing all of us peace, love, and understanding…as well as health and prosperity in 2017!



The Festivities Begin...

Curve-billed Thrasher (being a Grinch)


Say’s Phoebe

Everywhere I go, the birds seem to be really getting into the holiday spirit this year…that’s a good thing. 61 more words



It’s cold here in Phoenix right now…really. See?

The birds in our yard are happy to have some food.

Anna’s Hummingbirds, males

I was just telling a birder friend last weekend that I had a sweet… 324 more words


Caw! Is Florida is for the birds?

A murder of crows takes on a new meaning

What the Flock?

Some of the charming aspects of living in the beautiful tropics – the exquisite, lush jungle-like vegetation, the proliferation of palm trees, white sandy beaches, turquoise waters… and, then the whole aspect of the birds.  183 more words



Not me, my new lens. I’ve been trying to determine if it is, in fact, sharper than my previous super telephoto lens. It’s definitely sharp in good light but I guess I can’t expect miracles in low light. 151 more words


Back in Circulation

Red-eared Terrapin

Abert’s Towhee

Curve-billed Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

Domestic Goose

American Wigeon

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Anna’s Hummingbird, male

Back in February, 2015, I got a new lens for birding, the Sigma 150-500mm. 379 more words