"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

It's About The Food for Eastern Bluebirds



I recently observed a number of bluebirds feeding on small red berries near the road.  I parked and waited quietly for the birds to land on an unobstructed branch...











It was fun to photograph these beautiful birds...











Male cardinals added their own splash of color...





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Sunday, December 2, 2018

What's In Your Back Yard?


I haven't checked on wildlife activity in the backyard for a while, so I took the cards from my yard cameras to see what might be on them.

There were some whitetail does passing through...





One was especially curious about the camera...





Talk about a selfie up close...



Because the rut is happening at this time it was not surprising to see a buck...



One buck made a scrape during daylight hours...











This groundhog made several appearances...



A small flock of turkeys...



This red fox was captured by the yard cam on multiple occasions...



I did not see any sign of the coyote that was in the yard in April...



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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thankful For Birds


It seems appropriate to be thankful for the wild turkey
on Thanksgiving.  The brilliant male cardinal is often seen all year round...



I saw three bald eagles today along Catoctin Creek and Sumantown Road...



This house finch was feasting on tiny seeds in a  thicket...



A goldfinch on weeds...



I was thankful when this red-shouldered hawk allowed me to make these photographs...





A ruby-crowned kinglet...





A Northern mockingbird...



Song sparrows have been plentiful...







White-throated sparrows...





Warblers were unusually cooperative...









A pileated woodpecker...



A red-bellied woodpecker...



A Carolina wren...



Waving "bye-bye" is an Eastern towhee...



And I am grateful for you, the folks who visit my blog and keep me motivated to go out with my camera everyday.

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