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Chestnut-sided Warbler

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Hooded Warbler

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Fledgling Oriole

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A fledgling Oriole outside the kitchen window brightens up this dark and rainy morning!

Summer Rain Storm

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Fledgling Field Sparrow

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I knew there was a nest of Field Sparrows out in the yard somewhere.  Today I came across the fledglings.  There were at least three little ones flitting around in the pine trees with their parents.

Potato Beetle Larva

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Potato Beetle Larva on the leaf of a Milkweed Plant.  I was looking for Monarch Butterfly eggs but came across this guy instead.

Eastern Garter Snake

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Common Yellowthroat Warbler

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I came across a very curious and photogenic Common Yellowthroat this afternoon.


Mourning Warbler

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Hooded Warbler

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This is one of my favorite wood warblers but also one of the more difficult ones to get close enough to photograph.


Eastern Chipmunk

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Happy Summer Solstice!

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Black-billed Cuckoo

Chestnut-sided Warbler

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A male Chestnut-sided Warbler in breeding plumage.

Canada Warbler

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A male Canada Warbler with the morning sun filtering down on him through the green foliage.

To hear his song, click here.

Common Yellowthroat

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Black-throated Green Warbler

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Another good reason not to use chemicals on the lawn!

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Our lawn is chemical free and has lots of so called "weeds" and happy healthy birds!

Female Purple Finch

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Twelve-spotted Skimmer

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Female Twelve-spotted Skimmer Dragonfly perched on a blade of grass.

Chipping Sparrow Drama

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I found this very tiny fledgling Chipping Sparrow in the middle of a parking lot.  I picked it up and moved it into the grass so it wouldn't get hit by a car.  Before long, one of the parents showed up to attend to it and eventually moved it off into the bushes.


Kestrel with a Fledgling Robin

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This Kestrel caught a fledgling Robin.  The part that got me was seeing and hearing one of the Robin's parents just a few feet away on the wire screaming alarm calls.

Limenitis arthemis

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This brush-footed butterfly is more commonly known as a Red-spotted Purple.  

Eastern Meadowlark

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Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird

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American Redstart

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Pastel Sunset

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Scarlet Tanager

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Scarlet Tanager peeking out at me from behind the leaves.  Not the best shots, but it sure was fun watching him.  


Spider Pearls

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Rain drops collecting on the strands of a spider web.

Sun Worshippers

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After a rainy week, it was easy to find sun worshippers all over the place this morning!

Painted Turtles on a log enjoying the morning sun.


Yellow roses in my garden.


An Indigo Bunting singing his morning song from the telephone wire.


Eastern Chipmunk sunning itself on a tree stump.


White-tailed Buck (with new antlers starting to sprout) eating his breakfast in a field.

Purple Martin

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Purple Martin with a silver band visible on its left leg.  When I enlarged the shot on my computer, the numbers 25 and 68 were visible on the band.

Waxwing Lovers

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Cedar Waxwing courtship is seen in these photos with a male feeding the female an insect that he caught for her.

Green Heron

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Green Heron on the hunt during a cool spring rain.


Valley Fog

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Valley fog settling in this evening after a cool and rainy day.

Wild Turkey

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Wild Turkey hen walking through the back yard.  She shows up a few times a day to clean up sunflower seeds under the bird feeders.  I expect to see her appear with little ones following behind her sometime soon.

Baltimore Oriole

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Singing his little heart out on a sunny spring day!

The Tree on the Ridge

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"For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver."  ~  Martin Luther King Jr.