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Male Northern Shoveler Duck
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Male Northern Shoveler Duck

5/365: Male Northern Shoveler Duck A Male Northern Shoveler Duck skimming the top of a local pond for some food. Perhaps the most visible diagnostic characteristic of the northern shoveler is its large spoon-shaped bill, which widens towards…
Cinnamon Teal Duck Mix
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Cinnamon Teal Duck Mix

364/365: Cinnamon Teal Duck Mix Was out at a local park this afternoon taking some photos... came across this beautiful Cinnamon Teal Duck Mix.
Bee
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Bee

363/365: Bee The bee buzzes. The bee stings. The bee gives you fear in the form of wings. Photo: Close up of a bee at a local park.
cardinal in tree
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Bright Side

342/365: Bright Side In the mist of the coldest times... always look for the bright side, the beautiful side, the colorful side. Photo taken on 12/6 during the ice storm of 2013.  You can see sleet pellets in the photo.
Smiling Squirrel
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Smiling Squirrel

328/365: Smiling Squirrel Squirrel smiling as he steals food from the bird feeder.  He is beefing up for the winter weather.
Squirrel eating from lunchbox
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Squirrel Lunchbox

315/365: Squirrel Lunchbox We have two squirrel lunchboxes setup on our back fence.  The squirrels have learned how to open the top, reach in and get a snack.  They are such an enjoyment to watch.  I love the wildlife that has come to our…
Baby duck smelling flower
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Smell The Flowers

273/365: Smell The Flowers Take the time each day to slow down and smell the flowers.
Female Mallard Ducks Swimming
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Swimming

259/365: Swimming This female mallard duck is enjoying a relaxing swim in a local pond.  Her colors are radiating  as she enjoys not a care in the world.
ducks at local pond
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Ducks Update

255/365: Ducks Update It has been a while since I have posted about my duck friends.. so here is an update. Each day at lunch there are about 30-40 ducks waiting at the end of the stairs for some yummy food which I provide, no not bread…
white-winged dove
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White-winged Dove

201/365: White-winged Dove This White-winged Dove is a frequent visitor to the feeders.  There is a group of about 6-8 which enjoy coming to the yard to eat.  The beautiful blue outlined eye is a distinct marking to help identify these…
Leaf Footed Bug
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Leaf Footed Bug - Upclose

199/365: Leaf Footed Bug - Upclose Close up view of the Leaf Footed Bug enjoying the cucumber plant leaves in the garden.  The bright red is amazing and you can see his black eyes! Such amazing detail.
Young Cardinal
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Young Cardinal

198/365: Young Cardinal This young cardinal enjoys some food from the feeder.  I love the bright orange of the beak.
Domesticated Greylag Goose profile
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Domesticated Greylag Goose

197/365: Domesticated Greylag Goose Another great profile shot of the Domesticated Greylag Goose.  He was chit chatting with us - 'give me more food, please.'
Leaf Footed Bugs
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Leaf Footed Bugs

194/365: Leaf Footed Bugs Some Leaf Footed Bugs have invaded our cucumber plants.  Everything I read says to destroy them, but I don't have that in me.  There are not to many so I think we will be fine.
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
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Yellow-crowned Night-heron

193/365: Yellow-crowned Night-heron A juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-heron visited our backyard yesterday.  Thanks to my Crossely ID Guide I was able to quickly identify this beautiful bird.  He has a radiant orange eye and beautiful markings.…
Bird In A Box
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Bird In A Box

192/365: Bird In A Box This bird is enjoying eating out of our box bird feeder.
baby mallard ducks
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New Baby Ducks

191/365: New Baby Ducks There are two new baby mallard ducks exploring the pond this week.  Unfortunately, it looks like their mother has been injured or abandoned them.  Hopefully they can be as resilient as Alex T. Loner was last year.
bunny rabbit
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Bunny Rabbit

184/365: Bunny Rabbit This post is in memory Mr. Bunny Rabbit.  This picture was taken a few weeks ago and shows Mr. Rabbit enjoying some shade in a group of bushes.  Those bushes were removed from Hall Office Park and Mr. Rabbit lost his…
Little Blue Heron
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Little Blue Heron

171/365: Little Blue Heron This little blue heron walks slowly as he stalks his prey in the water.  He was doing some fishing.  His deep blue and purple colors are striking and make watching him pleasing to the eye.
baby male cardinal
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Baby Male Cardinal

170/365: Baby Male Cardinal This baby male cardinal stops for a bite to eat.  His feathers are molting as he changes into his fire red adult colors.
baby mallard duck
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Precious

154/365: Precious All life is precious.. no matter how big - no matter how small.  A life is a life after all.  Take care of the little, give to the needy, take time each day to love one another.
red ant on a leaf
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Red Ant On A Leaf

150/365: Red Ant On A Leaf I was in the backyard the other day looking to photograph nature from  different perspectives.  I saw this vine intruding from our neighbor and running across our fence.  As I looked closer I could see a colony…