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Purple Finch

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Red-breasted Nuthatch

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Recently fledged Red-breasted Nuthatch siblings.

End of a Stormy Weekend

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A dreary and rainy weekend was highlighted by a vibrant rainbow.

Juvenile Brown Thrasher

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Young Bucks in Velvet

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Grasshopper Sparrow

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Upland Sandpiper

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Savannah Sparrow

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Red-winged Blackbirds

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A male above and a female Red-winged Blackbird taking food to her nestlings in the photo below.

Great Blue Heron

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Cedar Waxwing

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Happy Summer Solstice!

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Scarlet Tanager


As the Sun spirals its longest dance, As Nature shows bounty and fertility, Let all things live with loving intent, To fulfill their truest destiny...

Farewell to Spring 2015

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Sunset on the last day of Spring.

Northern Pearly-eye Butterfly

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Mourning Warbler

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Rose-Breasted Grosbeak Pair

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Male (above) and female (below) 

American Goldfinch Pair

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A pair of American Goldfinch (male above, female below) feasting on wild grass seeds. I consider this tiny bird to be my perennial favorite.  They are in our region all year round and brighten the day in any season.

Eastern American Red Fox

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Red-bellied Woodpecker

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American Kestrel

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An adult male American Kestrel caught and flew off with a rodent that was near a brush pile on our property.

Green Heron

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Fish Crows

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When asked if they are American Crows, they say "uh uh, uh uh!"

Veery

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I think the Veery has the most beautiful song ever.  They migrate all the way from South America to breed and sing in our northern forests during the summer month.  If you've never heard them sing, click on this link for a video  of them singing

Photo taken in the Canadaway Creek Wildlife Management Area in Arkwright, New York.

Chestnut-sided Warbler

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American Redstart

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Canada Warbler

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Eastern Towhee

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Ovenbird

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Yellow-billed Cuckoo

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My first of year Yellow-billed Cuckoo sighting!  (Photo taken at Canadaway Creek WMA in Arkwright, New York.)

Eastern Kingbird

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Eastern Wood-Pewee

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Tricolored Heron

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Common Gallinule

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Great Egret

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Painted Bunting

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The Painted Bunting is considered to be a "near threatened" species. They are being abused by humans who trap them illegally to sell as cage birds. Conservation efforts are being made which includes the study of their migration patterns and many are banded as can be seen in these photos taken at Huntington Beach State Park in South Carolina.


Red-cockaded Woodpecker

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The Red-cockaded Woodpecker is listed as a federally Endangered Species in danger of extinction.  I was fortunate to find and photograph this bird in the Carolina Sandhills NWR in South Carolina. These birds require old-growth pine trees (preferably long-leaf pine) that are at least 60 years old as a suitable habitat to survive.  Intense logging of southern pine forests has destroyed the majority of their native habitat.