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As another tranche of humans prepare in the U.S. to go off to college for the first time, across the avian world there is whole lot of schooling going on.  91 more words


Rattlesnake Encounter

I got up about 5:30 and was out the door a little before 6:00 to go to the American River Bend Park.  I didn’t have an agenda in mind; just wanted some outdoor exercise before it got too hot and muggy. 245 more words

Backyard Bird Wars

One of the great advantages of being temporarily retired is I get to start each morning on my back porch with a cup of coffee and a book.   439 more words

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The Floridian Forest

It may be tempting to give all attention to the beaches or Everglades of Florida, but there is plenty to marvel at in the forests. It is interesting to compare the forests here with those from farther north. 207 more words


Daddy Daughter Breakfast

My backyard is bursting with baby woodpeckers, especially the Red-bellied variety.

Yesterday’s post featured an adult male bird who brought his youngster to the yard for some drinking and bathing lessons.  291 more words