Category Archives: birds

~ Report from the Edge of a Continent ~ Brown Pelicans Return ~

A colony of about 100 Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) were gathered along the shoreline when Jello and I took our morning walk, September 14, 2020. What a joy to watch them flying above the waves, swimming in the splash and swash … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 114: Negative Spaces ~

I love wide open spaces. In photography the absence of distractions makes the subject POP, sometimes creating a sense of calm and peace, and other times providing space for visual drama. Juvenile Western Gull (Larus Occidentals) scavenges the shoreline, Long … Continue reading

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~

Wishing everyone safe harbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.🐾

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 112 ~ Pick A Word ~

  Comfortable Jello loves it when we are at our beach condo. This is her favorite spot to rest and relax after a romp through the dunes! Growing If you follow my blog, you know I am a bird lover. … Continue reading

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Odell Lake ~

~~~~~ Wishing everyone safe harbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.🐾

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Fledgling Song Sparrow Bath ~

Wishing everyone safe harbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.🐾

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #108 ~ Sanctuary ~

Over the course of 35 years nurturing the flora of my back yard, it has become a bird sanctuary. Tall trees, medium shrubs and ground cover provide safe haven for Black-capped and Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Bushtits, Oregon Junco, Spotted Towhee, Bewick … Continue reading

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Brown Pelicans and Friends ~

Wishing everyone safe harbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.🐾

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Northern Red-shafted Flicker ~

  Wishing everyone safe harbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.🐾

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #105: Spring ~

  When threat of frost is almost past, as hydrangea leaves sprout and daffodil blossoms swell within their green sheaths, a new year begins. With fresh life emerging, I creep out of winter’s cave to embrace being once again. wind-stirred … Continue reading

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