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Sushi before it’s sushi

11 July, 2021 Sushi before it’s sushi    I was at Deep Run recently and this hungry Great Blue Heron snagged a large fish. The heron was juggling it around trying to get it down its throat. This may be … Continue reading

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“A calming reminder”

27 June, 2021 “A calming reminder” “The lives of many animals are constrained by the schemes of men, but the determination in these lives, their traditional pattern of movement, are a calming reminder of a more fundamental order.” – Barry … 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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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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“Familiarity bred LESS contempt” and “Drinking from a firehose”

24 January, 2021 “Familiarity bred LESS contempt” and “Drinking from a firehose”  The videos are (IMO) GREAT today! Watch them! One of frolicking deer being closely observed by dogs, one of a Barred owl hooting, and its far off mate … Continue reading

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Wildlife in my tame life

17 January, 2021 Wildlife in my tame life  Yesterday – for the first time in my life (if I recall correctly) a flock of striking Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) stopped by to use the birdbath. These two stopped on the … Continue reading

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Birds – unfeathered and feathered, and more

29 November, 2020 Birds – unfeathered and feathered, and more  The subject of “birds” comes up during Thanksgiving week. I saw this “bird” (unfeathered) when my instructor Joel and I flew to Delaware Coastal Airport (KGED):   That’s a B-25J Mitchell … Continue reading

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Furtive Great Blue Heron

15 November, 2020 Furtive Great Blue Heron Some birds around here are sneaky. You can hear yellow billed cuckoos or eastern towhees all day long and never lay eyes on one. Great blue herons – at least before today – … Continue reading

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Pony Pasture has the blues

19 March, 2017            Pony Pasture has the blues In deep winter, Pony Pasture is dominated by gray granite and gray tree trunks and brown soil and brown leaves. It’s bright blue on the river itself – … Continue reading

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