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Ruby Throated Hummingbirds And Monarch Butterflies Arrive

I guess it might be pure coincidence, or perhaps something related to the wind and weather, but both the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds and the Monarch Butterflies were sighted today.  I saw 3 Monarch Butterflies (no pictures unfortunately as I was driving), and when I got home, I noticed a familiar sound I haven’t heard since […]

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Juvenile Rufous Hummingbird On Bamboo Branch

This juvenile Rufous Hummingbird has been with me all Winter.  Unlike Ruby Throated Hummingbirds, he’s the toughest thing to photograph.  He’s very shy, flies away as soon as he sees me.  I believe this is the same guy that came around last Winter as well.  He’s got to be pretty lonely, as I’ve never seen […]

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First Purple Martin Scout of 2014

Well this was unexpected.  I’m out in the backyard (as usual) and I suddenly hear the familiar call of a Purple Martin.  There was only one.  I need to check my previous blog entries from last year, because I think it was about 3 weeks later that the first appeared. **Update: The first Purple Martins […]

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The Golden Retriever And German Shepherd At 12 and 10 Years Old

I thought I would provide a little update on my dogs as they have been featured throughout my blog for a number of years. Maggie, the Golden Retriever, turned 12 years old on January 10, 2014.  From what I have read, the average age of a Golden Retriever is around 10-11 years old, so I’m […]

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Backyard Winter Birds At The Feeders

Well, it’s been a long time since I have posted any pictures.  Quite honestly I was just taking a break, and running a little short on time. Despite the dreariness of Winter, I do have quite a few Winter birds in my backyard including American Goldfinches, Pine Warblers, Pine Siskins, House Finches, Northern Cardinals, Tufted […]

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