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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


This Winter, I'll Be Waiting

This winter, I’ll be waiting:
For the mockingbird medley,
For the July Christmas lights
at the McNeal’s,
For the tiny jars of beach plum
jam to go on sale, 2 for $5.00, 7 more words


Dailies 10/12: rats, birds, & a poem based on Matthew Shepard

Book of Statues – Richie Hofmann

Because I am a boy, the untouchability of beauty
is my subject already, the book of statues
open in my lap, the middle of October, leaves… 80 more words


Shrugging his shoulders as if lifting weights
A Mockingbird spreads his wings, tempt the fates.
Skillful crazy bird of many voices,
His mimicking sends me different places. 46 more words

Writing Exercise