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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Picture of the Day: Cold start


“Red sky in morning, sailor take warning…”


I could not really capture the light and energy from today’s sunrise so I hope you were able to see it first-hand. A fiery glow reached the whole sky before fading away, stunningly beautiful and worth facing the chill!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Picture of the Day: Purple finch


How hard was it snowing on Sunday? So hard that this little guy couldn’t keep the snowflakes from accumulating on his head! He was actually using the feeder for shelter and stayed there for more than an hour.
Purple Finch

Can you tell a purple finch from a house finch? The house finch is relatively new to our region, and they are very similar in size, shape and coloring. The website https://coleswildbird.com/how-do-you-tell-a-house-finch-from-a-purple-finch/ has a good comparison.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Picture of the Day: Mystery Guest

Who am I?

These tracks look as if the creature arrived from mid-air! Who could have made these impressions found under Rick Watson’s birdfeeder? Surely not a heftier than usual dove…

If you know who, please post a comment! 

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Picture of the Day: Northern Cardinal


Dick Hendrix captured a shot of this feeder-visiting resident. The Northern Cardinal, cardinalis cardinalis, is so popular that it is the official bird of seven states in the US. Can you name them all? Use the comments link below to respond.

Northern Cardinal cardinalis cardinalis



Thanks for sharing, Dick!