Photo of the Day

Broad-winged Hawk – Buteo platypterus Late Saturday afternoon, Sharon and I were driving along a decrepit logging road looking for wildlife. We saw two bull Moose on the other side of a large pond eating vegetation. I found it odd that these males were in such close proximity to each other because the annual “rut” begins [...]

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I am hoping that you are not getting tired of the Hummingbird photos. There are so many around this year, and because of this, it gives me a chance to hone in on my in-flight photos. The female Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have been more or less absent from the nectar feeders, leading me to believe they are on [...]

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Common Grackle – Quiscalus quiscula Earlier this Spring, we were over-run with Grackles. They went through suet like it was going out of style, consuming 2 – 3 cakes a day. Because of our cloudy and wet Spring, I was never able to get a good photo of the Grackle, highlighting its iridescent purple and [...]

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Northern (Yellow Shafted) Flicker – Colaptes auratus I am not going to woo you with a photo of a bird with sharp, sparkling eyes. Nor will I pique your interest with a photo that presents a bird with a beak full of insects. As a matter of fact, you can’t see the eyes or beak on this [...]

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This male Ruby-throated Hummingbird was defending “his” nectar feeder and chased away any bird that dared to approach it, including Chickadees and Goldfinches. This particular Hummingbird has a favorite perch above the feeder, which made it somewhat easy to photograph. I’ve never attempted a half body portrait on such a small bird before. It took a [...]

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Brown Thrasher – Toxostoma rufum This is the first Brown Thrasher to visit our yard in four years. I first noticed it Saturday afternoon on one of our suet feeders. I’ve never seen a Brown Thrasher at a feeder, let alone a suet feeder. Has anyone else ever seen this bird at a bird feeder? What surprised [...]

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Our first of the year Ruby-throated Hummingbird arrived at 4:30 p.m. today and visited our window nectar feeder and had itself a long drink. It then landed on a nearby branch and posed for a few pictures. Later, if flew to the crabapple tree near the edge of the cove. This is where a pair nested last [...]

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