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Acronicta leporina: the miller

People with the name Miller are usually given the nickname of dusty, a throwback to the days when each town, and even village, would have had their own flour mill powered by water or wind. 169 more words


Great Egret Primping

a verb
to spend time making minor adjustments to (one’s hair, makeup, or clothes).

These birds always spend an enormous amount of time preening, getting pretty. 82 more words


Ruffed Grouse

I think so … early morning and a bit of sunrise caught it. Generally they are well camouflaged for the surroundings.



This wasn’t actually a sneak just some visual compression from a telephoto. The eagles do view the seagulls as a potential menu item though but it seems they go for the younger ones.


Beavers take over

Periodically I will arrive at Huntley Meadows Park early in the morning, hoping to catch a glimpse of one of the local beavers, but I haven’t seen one in quite some time. 150 more words


Question of the Week: Turkey

Last week the question was:  What bird did this feather com from?

This should have been a fairly easy one for all the sportsmen.  This came from an Eastern wild turkey.   111 more words

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