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Reasons to be cheerful 

27 February, 2022 Reasons to be cheerful  I read a lot of news, and a lot of it is not cheerful. I am aware that many un cheerful things happen every day – many “reasons to be un cheerful” – … Continue reading

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“They don’t call it Habitat for nothing.” – my sister Katie

16 January, 2022 “They don’t call it Habitat for nothing.” – my sister Katie That’s not (technically) the picture that inspired this blog post title. Though it may as well be. This is the picture that inspired this blog post … Continue reading

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Life lives on lives/more than I could swallow

19 December, 2021 Life lives on lives/more than I could swallow I was hiking with a friend at Three Lakes Park in Henrico County last week when I saw this Double-crested Cormorant (Nannopterum auritum) trying to get this catfish in … Continue reading

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A house trailer, a jon boat and a blue flame

25 April, 2021 A house trailer, a jon boat and a blue flame I wrote a little blurb at the end of this blog post – it’s worth checking out. If you know my siblings, ask them which parts are … Continue reading

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Finally! A different kind of owl! 

28 March, 2021           Finally! A different kind of owl!  The first owl picture I ever posted in this blog was… a Barred Owl! What a surprise. That was May 15, 2011, in a post called … Continue reading

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The flowers are finally bailing me out

14 March, 2021 The flowers are finally bailing me out The ospreys just started bailing me out too, but I didn’t find out about them until an hour ago. The light was nice and they’re active – extremely active – … Continue reading

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The flowers haven’t bailed me out!

28 February, 2021 The flowers haven’t bailed me out!  I keep hoping for a burst of color from the flowers but I’m getting ahead of myself. There are a handful of daffodils blooming – I’ll put one here – but … Continue reading

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A little to show – not much to say

7 February, 2021 A little to show – not much to say  That’s my theme this week. I went down Monday just to see if there’d be a Barred owl in February, and there was. But yesterday I went to … Continue reading

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“Lit up like a Chinese pig shop”

3 January, 2021 “Lit up like a Chinese pig shop” The original title for this blog post was “Bright start to 2021.” Go to the bottom of the post to read the story if you’re so inclined. It’s a really … Continue reading

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Recognizing individuals

6 December, 2020 Recognizing individuals “‘Every scientific study is improved if you can recognize individuals,’ she (Marie Auger-Méthé) said.” – Narwhals: Arctic Whales in a Melting World, Todd McLeish  I can’t tell these owls apart – yet. I’ll learn to.  … Continue reading

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