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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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A bluebird bailed me out!

20 December, 2020 A bluebird bailed me out!  I was thin on blog material this week (as will become evident when you whisk through this post) but I saw this lovely bluebird at the river yesterday. You may be an … 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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These birds LOVE Evelyn’s flowers!

8 November, 2020 These birds LOVE Evelyn’s flowers!  Or in this case, beautyberries:  I took that picture a little after 3:00 Monday afternoon. It’s a good thing I did – I haven’t gotten tons of other images this week! That … Continue reading

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Don’t get your hopes up!

18 October, 2020 Don’t get your hopes up!  OOPS! I GOT INTO A LITTLE STRUGGLE WITH MY BLOG PLATFORM YESTERDAY AND HAD TO WAIT UNTIL THIS MORNING TO POST. HOPEFULLY THAT WON’T HAPPEN AGAIN. THIS WAS A SHORT ONE ANYWAY. … Continue reading

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Work in progress 

4 October, 2020            Work in progress  Evelyn (I presume) read about Monarch Butterflies and/or talked with people about them. I’ve seen a handful, but on this blog this year, the first mention (and photograph) was … Continue reading

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First Sunday of autumn

27 September, 2020            First Sunday of autumn  I’d been swimming for half an hour Thursday morning at 9:30 when autumn officially began here in Richmond. This morning – five days later almost to the minute … Continue reading

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Lord of the Butterflies

20 September, 2020            Lord of the Butterflies Mackey and Turner and Yuki and I were hiking at Pony Pasture this spectacular Sunday morning when their three long noses simultaneously weathervaned into the unpleasant scent wafting … Continue reading

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Bookended with buteos

13 September, 2020            Bookended with buteos Wait! If you enjoyed last week’s post A squirrel told me my mother was a “miracle worker”, take a second look (just click on it). Go to the bottom … Continue reading

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