Category Archives: Birds

Rags to riches

22 July, 2018 Rags to riches I need to warn people who have an irrational fear of snakes (ophidiophobes) that there is a snake picture after the first seven pictures on this blog post. Before you recoil, this snake is … Continue reading

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Just pictures

15 July, 2018            Just pictures That’s not entirely true – I’ll add a bit of text. But not much this week. This week I got a “double” on Red-tails Monday, then two “double” Red-tails on Friday. … Continue reading

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Where do I start?

8 July, 2018            Where do I start? I’ll start at the river, the mighty James River, at Pony Pasture, this morning, with dogs – what better place? And with what better company?  This was a mile … Continue reading

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Time stops

24 June, 2018            Time stops  When I get this close to skittish wild animals, time stops. Or it feels like it does anyway. Deer are skittish but they’re also herd animals and thus predictable. Plus they’re … Continue reading

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At a loss for words

17 June, 2018            At a loss for words Primarily because I’m at a loss for pictures. I almost called this one “It’s easy to distinguish between genders” but you’ll have to admit that doesn’t roll right … Continue reading

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 largesse

10 June, 2018            largesse largesse – also lar·gess  : noun 1 : generous giving 2 : a generous gift – Merriam Webster Word Central It’s the rain. Richmond’s CBS affiliate WTVR Channel 6 television said “May … Continue reading

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Road trip!

3 June, 2018            Road trip! ======= It’s after 10:00 on Sunday and I just got my two favorite pictures from the weekend. And the blog post was done! My phone “dinged” and I got two pictures that … Continue reading

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