Tag Archives: birds

~ Glimmering Anna’s ~ WPC: Glow ~

What an inviting challenge this week!  Each synonym of glow conjures a different interpretation; shine, radiate, gleam, glimmer, flicker, flare; luminesce.   Anna’s Hummingbirds are year-round residents in my suburban sanctuary.  This one stayed still long enough for me to … Continue reading

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~ Sandhill Cranes ~ WPC: Pedestrian ~

My sister, Diana and I participated in a viewing of the reclusive Sandhill Cranes that took place in a blind established at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge (RNWR) just 20 miles northwest of my home. We were part of a 30 … Continue reading

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~ Bird Tracks ~ Short-billed Dowitcher ~

For over two weeks I’ve studied the photos I took at Long Beach on August 30, 2017 and consulted my trusty bird-books to determine whether these are Short-billed or Long-billed Dowitchers. “A medium to large shorebird with a long bill, … Continue reading

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~ Sweet Life In Motion ~ Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Candid Shots ~ Unposed People + Animals In The Wild ~

Sweet life in motion wind – wave – sand – energy flows earth finds her balance   Thanks to Cee for another stimulating challenge!  

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~ Natures Design ~ WPC: Structure ~

Why is this adult Canada Goose lingering at the edge of the reeds, and wherefore such a malignant eye on me?  Could there be a nest nearby?   This week we are challenged to “notice the structure of everyday things … Continue reading

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~ Beach Birds & Shadows ~ Cee’s B&W-PC: Shadows ~

These Dowitchers seemed unfazed when I walked toward the flock as they fed at the ocean’s edge, August 30. I had no idea what bird they were until after I was back in the cabana with my reference books — … Continue reading

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~ Fledglings ~ Wordless Wednesday ~

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