Tag Archives: ornithology

~ 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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~ 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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~ Birds Eye View ~ Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient ~

Black-headed Grosbeaks are extremely wary birds — quick to exit stage left the minute they see you and long before you can get your camera up and ready.   Today, for the first time ever, two visited the feeder on … Continue reading

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~ Stillness Verses Action ~ WPC: Focus ~

One morning while Jello and I explored the beach, I noticed three Turkey Vultures Cathartes aura gleaning the carcass of a pelican.  As I approached, the buzzards were loath to leave their prize.  My goal was to get close enough to … Continue reading

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