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After work walk at Sawgrass Lake Park

Little critters.

Swimming critters.

A scarlet tanager high up in a tree with a snack and a pair of doves that were flirting.

A squirrel eating a branch. 31 more words

Bird Photography

12 Months of Nature: June

Breeding Bird Habitats

This month’s entries in Seasonal Guide to the Natural Year were entirely devoted to breeding bird habitats, except for an afterthought section that can accurately be summarized as “well, I guess there’s other stuff in nature besides birds.” Incongruously, my birding really dropped off this month. 636 more words


Felt Frozen This Morning

I haven’t written for a while because my husband’s congestive heart failure and kidney disease got worse, and he died two weeks ago.

I feel lousy. 747 more words


For the Birds: Odd call, brilliant color

I heard the uniquely odd call from the nearby woods.

“Chick burr. Chick burr.” The “chick” is higher and louder than the “burr.”

I rushed for my stepladder, set it up on my back deck and climbed onto the roof — camera in hand. 457 more words

Backyard Birding

Kings crimson

A lucky day to be in the woods — seeing three male Scarlet tanagers (Piranga olivacea) was the prize.

Siblings or just acquaintances, they roamed the trees of the North Trail together.


Kettle Moraine State Forest Oak Savanna

On Monday I traveled a few miles south to the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest in hopes of finding some interesting reptiles. While no snakes or lizards were anywhere to be found, there were some quality birds in the area. 309 more words

2017 Birding Blog

Scarlet Tanager and Orioles in Mid May 2017

Scarlet Tanager and Orioles in Mid May 2017. Upper West side of Edwards Gardens. Toronto, Ontario. Fujifilm X-T2 and 100-400mm lens.