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Fledgling House Wren

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Sweet little House Wrens have fledged from a nest in our yard.

Hooded Warbler

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White Coneflower

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Immature Red-tailed Hawk

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Wood Duck

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Lesser Yellowlegs

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Great Spangled Fritillary

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American Goldfinch

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A pair of American Goldfinch getting a drink at one of the bird baths in our yard.



Black-capped Chickadee

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Juvenile Black-capped Chickadee from a family that fledged in the woods next to our house.

Barn Swallow

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Barn Swallow basking in the light of the "golden hour" just before sunset.

Killdeer

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American Avocets

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Southward migration of these elegant shorebirds is already underway.


Eastern Meadowlark

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Smooth Sailing

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"On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty...

Today is such a day."  ~ Rumi

Green Heron

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Mallard Nest

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Happy 4th of July!

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Cloudy Sunset

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Heavy clouds linger over Lake Erie after sunset tonight.

Bobolink

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The Bobolink winters in South America, as far south as Argentina.  It breeds here in the summer in tall grasslands.  Its numbers are declining since the habitat it needs, which is tall undisturbed grass for nesting in the summer months, is becoming harder and harder for them to find.

Click on the photo above for an expanded view of this male in striking breeding plumage.