December 30, 2010
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Interesting thing about this bird is that it is only rusty in the winter. Mainly black in the summer.
Don't forget to feed the birds and to put out water for them during this cold weather
December 13, 2010
December 10, 2010
December 08, 2010
There is a segment called Planet You and, recently this photo was highlighted.
This photo originally posted in 2005 but thought it deserved a do over in recognition of its TV debut.
The skunk didn't spray the racoon, they just went on eating tyhe bird seed that had fallen to the ground.
December 07, 2010
December 06, 2010
We haven't had dear in the year for 2 winters, don't know why, they just weren't coming in.
This afternoon this nice buck came to eat the seeds under the feeders, liked it so much he cane back a second time.
Hope he brings friends next time
December 03, 2010
December 02, 2010
December 01, 2010
November 30, 2010
The obvious difference as compared to an eastern towhee are the white makrings on the back. Easterns don't have the spots.
We went to see this bird on the weekend and it was cooperative, showing up about 10 minutes after we got to the feeders.
Thanks to George Finney, the property owner who has been welcoming birders and helping them see the bird.
November 29, 2010
There were reports of sandhill cranes, lots of ducks, tundra swans and a spotted towhee.
Just as we were done for the day the sandhills started flying back to the marsh.
More on the towhee another day.
November 26, 2010
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October 29, 2010
October 28, 2010
October 27, 2010
I think he's a mastiff and his head was sticking our of the moon roof (dog roof?).
He was sitting down when I took this photo.
October 26, 2010
This is the latest we have noticed hummers at our feederes.
We leave one feeder up until November for just this reason.
They better get a move on, it's less than 2 months to Christmas.
He is scratching his ear or using a really small cell phone
October 22, 2010
October 21, 2010
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October 18, 2010
He flew into one of our windows and sat on our deck for about ten minutes.
We kept a close eye on him while he recuperated.
He flew away evidently with no permanent damage.
October 15, 2010
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October 13, 2010
October 12, 2010
October 08, 2010
You use an over head mobile, motorized lift.
The tires are the same as the ones used on 747 airplanes. Each wheel has its own motor.
Not fast but it sure gets the job done.
October 07, 2010
October 06, 2010
They hammer holes into the bark of trees to get the sap running. They return to collect the sap and any insects that have been caught in the sap.