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Spring Stirrings at the Portage

I visited the Portage a couple weekends ago to see how many Red-Winged Blackbirds were returning to set up territories: one of the signs that spring is inevitable, which I can mentally check off every year. 295 more words


January 13, 2018

One of the reasons why I’ve always loved birding is that it essentially brings me to some of my favourite places, namely forests and wetlands. This is also a fair assumption by folks who find out you’re a birder: 390 more words

Summer's ended, now comes the rain

Although summer took its time in showing up this year, once it started, it was long, hot and dry. In just the last two weeks, temperatures have gone from 30 to 14. 812 more words



Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
Homer, Alaska
Canon 7D w/ Canon 100-400mm lens @ 400mm
1/300 sec @ f8 iso 200
© G. Runco / Teklanika Photography 2017


Jackson Bottom

I made a quick visit to Jackson Bottom in Hillsboro. This is a very busy spot in the summer. The Savannah Sparrows are still in full song. 153 more words

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A Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichenis) with a Damsel fly in it’s mouth.


Savannah Sparrow

Dear Friends, loved our day at Crex this week, so thankful that I can again venture out into the wilderness with my camera. This Savannah Sparrow was a lifer for me, I had never seen him before or if I did, I didn’t know what he was, id wise, thanks to the kind folks on Facebook who solidified my tentative id. til Tomorrow, MJ