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A Pileated evening in Bragg Creek

About a month ago, I was looking for one of the Great gray owls I sometimes find along the backroads in Bragg Creek.  The owl was nowhere to be found, but I did find a shock of red amidst the autumn yellows turned gold in the late afternoon. 100 more words



Tap, tap, tap, … tap, tap, tap, … I was following a cardinal when I saw him. He was partly hidden behind the tree branches on the edge of the woods. 299 more words


Feeding Sign: Further Reflections and Clarifications

I’ve created a page that expands on this post and should provide a good introduction to our thinking about the three most intriguing types of feeding sign, with images from the second and third categories. 1,054 more words

Ivory-billed Woodpecker

Feeding Kids is For the Birds Sometimes (Video!)

“Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time.” ~ Gerald Ford

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A Backyard Varity

Some of the different backyard bird friends from the past two weeks.

Tufted Titmouse

House Finch and Sparrow

Pileated Woodpecker

Baltimore Oriole

Downy WoodpeckerBlue BirdCarolina WrenYellow-rumped WarblerRed-winged Blackbird

Florida Birds

Blessing for Election Day and Beyond

I find myself doodling and drawing labyrinths again–it always seems to happen when I am thrown off-balance. Here is one of my favorite labyrinths, up at the Jesuit Center in Wernersville. 272 more words



Yesterday at a local nature center I found this Pileated Woodpecker performing some major excavation work on a partially dead tree. The bird was using its bill like a chisel to strip off huge swathes of bark. 68 more words