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Rise

February 25, 2014 - Rise Here is an example of making something out of nothing. The area I was at looked bleak and empty. It would be quite...
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Turbulent Mist

January 28, 2014 - Turbulent Mist I got as low as I could and slowed my shutter speed way down in order to capture this beautiful river sc...
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Rufus Morgan Falls

August 09, 2012 - Rufus Morgan Falls The wife and I made a short trip to Rufus Morgan Falls last Monday. I remember when these hikes we...
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Tufted Titmouse 2

May 19, 2012 - Tufted Titmouse 2 In the summertime the Tufted Titmouse will mainly eat insects, however, they are easily attracted t...
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Eastern Bluebird 3

May 18, 2012 - Eastern Bluebird 3 I never tire of watching or especially photography the beautiful Eastern Bluebird.
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Tufted Titmouse

May 17, 2012 - Tufted Titmouse A very, vocal Tufted Titmouse appeared to be laughing at me on this particular shoot.
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Eastern Bluebird 2

May 15, 2012 - Eastern Bluebird 2 Added another Eastern Bluebird to my gallery. I love the slight cock to his head.
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An Eastern Bluebird

May 14, 2012 - An Eastern Bluebird The Eastern Bluebird is perhaps my favorite bird to photograph.
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Carolina Chickadee 5

May 13, 2012 - Carolina Chickadee 5 Another beautiful Carolina Chickadee, this time perched in an interesting L-shaped branch.
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Northern Cardinal 52

May 12, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 52 Not my favorite of the Northern Cardinal pics but it is one of my most popular so I felt compell...
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An Anhinga

May 11, 2012 - An Anhinga I have posted this Anhinga, (Anhinga anhinga), image as my first waterbird on this site because it represent...
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A Yellow-rumped Warbler

May 10, 2012 - Yellow-rumped Warbler I am quite pleased to add a Yellow-rumped Warbler, (Setophaga coronata), to my inventory.
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American Goldfinch 5

May 08, 2012 - American Goldfinch 5 The American Goldfinch is the only finch to molt twice a year, first in late summer and again in...
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American Goldfinch 4

May 07, 2012 - American Goldfinch 4 Sunflower and nyjer seeds would be the food to try if you would like to get an American Goldfinc...
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American Goldfinch 3

May 06, 2012 - American Goldfinch 3 The American Goldfinch is the state bird of Iowa, New Jersey, and Washington.
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American Goldfinch 2

May 05, 2012 - American Goldfinch 2 The American Goldfinch can be found at backyard feeders any time of the year but are most likely...
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American Goldfinch

May 04, 2012 - American Goldfinch The American Goldfinch is a small finch with long wings and a short, notched tail. It has a short,...
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American Redstart

May 03, 2012 - American Redstart What a wonderful surprise! Previous to this image, I had not even heard of an American Redstart. Su...
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American Robin

May 02, 2012 - American Robin This American Robin seems a little ruffled today.
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Brown-headed Cowbird

May 01, 2012 - Brown-headed Cowbird I don't see Brown-headed Cowbirds often but love it when I do because I think they are cool look...
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Carolina Chickadee 4

April 30, 2012 - Carolina Chickadee 4 Carolina Chickadees prefer to live in forested areas, urban areas, suburbs or city parks with la...
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Carolina Chickadee 3

April 29, 2012 - Carolina Chickadee 3 Carolina Chickadees love sunflower seeds, peanut chips or peanut butter and suet.
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Carolina Chickadee 2

April 28, 2012 - Carolina Chickadee 2 The Carolina Chickaee has a short neck with a large head. It's tail is fairly long and narrow.
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Carolina Chickadee

April 27, 2012 - Carolina Chickadee The Carolina Chickeadee has a black cap and bib separated by bright white cheeks. The back, wings...
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Carolina Wren 6

April 26, 2012 - Carolina Wren 6 The Carolina Wren feeds mostly on insects, spiders and larvae, although they will also eat berries an...
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Carolina Wren 5

April 25, 2012 - Carolina Wren 5 The Carolina Wren has an amazingly loud voice for it's size.
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Carolina Wren 4

April 24, 2012 - Carolina Wren 4 Carolina Wrens prefer mixed forest enviroments or even wooded suburban settings and they love areas w...
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Carolina Wren 3

April 23, 2012 - Carolina Wren 3 A Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) is a fairly large wren. They are typically about 6-7 inche...
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Carolina Wren 2

April 22, 2012 - Carolina Wren
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Carolina Wren

April 21, 2012 - Carolina Wren The Carolina Wren can be found throughout the eastern half United States, extreme northeastern Mexico a...
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Chipping Sparrow 5

April 20, 2012 - Chipping Sparrow 5 The song of the Chipping Sparrow can be either a fast trill or a slow trill. The fast trill sounds...
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Chipping Sparrow 4

April 19, 2012 - Chipping Sparrow 4 Adult Chipping Sparrows (Spizella passerina) are an orangish-rust color above and a gray-white col...
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Chipping Sparrow 3

April 18, 2012 - Chipping Sparrow 3 The Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) is very, widespread and is in fact common across most of...
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Chipping Sparrow 2

April 17, 2012 - Chipping Sparrow 2 The Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) belongs to the Emberizidae family.
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Chipping Sparrow

April 16, 2012 - Chipping Sparrow A pretty Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) sitting on a rustic fence rail.
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House Finch

April 15, 2012 - House Finch Nice profile view of a female House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) sitting on a rustic fence rail.
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Mourning Dove 2

April 14, 2012 - Mourning Dove 2 I tried to emphasize this beautiful Mourning Dove caught in a shaft of sunlight. I further enhanced the...
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Mourning Dove

April 13, 2012 - Mourning Dove It's probably time for a change. After posting several Northern Cardinals lately, I felt I better mix it...
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Northern Cardinal 51

April 12, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 51 I love the colors on this bird. The wing, tailfeathers, and especially the crest have a beautiful,...
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Northern Cardinal 50

April 11, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 50 I love the background on this shot. It compliments the colors of the bird so well.
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Northern Cardinal 49

April 10, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 49 I have a hard time photographing these Northern Cardinals on the ground. My mind tells me that b...
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Northern Cardinal 48

April 09, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 48 A unique view of a female Northern Cardinal. The way the dead branch curves behind the birds bac...
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Northern Cardinal 47

April 08, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 47 This cute female Cardinal has a very, quizzical look. I'm sure she is wondering what that goofba...
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Northern Cardinal 46

April 07, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 46 This cute, little female Cardinal is perched upon a larger branch. They usually sit on smaller b...
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Northern Cardinal 45

April 06, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 45 Trying for something a little different this time. Here we have a male cardinal shrowded in an o...
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Northern Cardinal 44

April 05, 2012 - Northern cardinal 44 I was very surprised to learn today, experts have deduced through their banding efforts, that th...
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Northern Cardinal 43

April 04, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 43 While not too many birds are similar to the Northern Cardinal perhaps the Pyrrhuloxia (no I didn...
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Northern Cardinal 42

April 03, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 42 The only other birds in North America similar to the Northern Cardinal and with an all-red body...
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Northern Cardinal 41

April 02, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 41 During egg incubating time the female Northern Cardinal cares for the eggs alone. The male stand...
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Northern Cardinal 40

April 01, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 40 When early settlers arrive in an area they generally cut trees down to make farmland. This creat...
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Northern Cardinal 39

March 31, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 39 Northern Cardinals breed between March and September. They typically have two broods a year with...
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Northern Cardinal 38

March 30, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 38 Northern Cardinals are vastly monogamous although polygamy does sometimes occur. Pair formation...
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Northern Cardinal 37

March 29, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 37 The powerful cone shaped bill of the Northern Cardinal is perfectly adapted for a diet of seeds...
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Northern Cardinal 36

March 28, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 36 Northern Cardinals do not migrate although there is some movement among them in late summer and...
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Northern Cardinal 35

March 27, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 35 In the western states, the Northern Cardinal's territory is limited to areas with an annual prec...
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Northern Cardinal 34

March 26, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 34 The range of the Northern Cardinal has expanded tremendously in the last 100 years. This bird wa...
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Northern Cardinal 33

March 25, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 33 The beautiful counterpart to yesterday's male Northern Cardinal is taking her place on the same...
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Northern Cardinal 32

March 24, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 32 The male Northern Cardinal is very territorial. He uses vocals to claim his area.
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Northern Cardinal 31

March 23, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 31 The Northern Cardinal is often referred to as the common cardinal or surprisingly 'the redbird'.
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Northern Cardinal 30

March 22, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 30 Besides their typical fare of seeds and insects Northern Cardinals have also been known to drink...
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Northern Cardinal 29

March 21, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 29 It takes the Northern Cardinal three to 9 days to build their nest. The nest will typically be 2...
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Northern Cardinal 28

March 20, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 28 The female Northern Cardinal does most of the nest building, although the male will sometimes br...
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Northern Cardinal 27

March 19, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 27 A wide variety of predators are know to prey on Northern Cardinals. Coopers Hawks, Loggerhead Sh...
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Northern Cardinal 26

March 18, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 26 The male Northern Cardinal is know to fiercely defend it's breeding territory from other males....
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Northern Cardinal 25

March 17, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 25 There is an interesting fact concerning where the Northern Cardinal derived it's name. The bird...
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Northern Cardinal 24

March 16, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 24 The female Northern Cardinal is not bright like the male but is instead a light yellowish-brown...
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Northern Cardinal 23

March 15, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 23 The Northern Cardinal is found in southern Canada, throughout the eastern United States and sout...
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Northern Cardinal 22

March 14, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 22 The distinctive crest on the Northern Cardinal is barely visible when the bird is calm or restin...
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Northern Cardinal 21

March 13, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 21 The call of the Northern Cardinal is typically a loud, metallic chirp although they are believed...
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Northern Cardinal 20

March 12, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 20 Both sexes of the Northern Cardinal sing. Their song is a loud, clear two-part whistle sometimes...
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Northern Cardinal 19

March 11, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 19 The Northern Cardinal was once prized as a pet. Due to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 thi...
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Northern Cardinal 18

March 10, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 18 Northern Cardinals have adapted well to people and towns. The explosion of the human population...
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Northern Cardinal 17

March 09, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 17 A Northern Cardinal's diet mainly consists of seeds and fruit. They readily eat grasses, sedges,...
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Northern Cardinal 16

March 08, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 16 In the wild Northern Cardinals live for about 3 years on average but some lucky individuals have...
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Northern Cardinal 15

March 07, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 15 Today, we have a male cardinal sitting on top a fencepost. The Northern Cardinal is obviously a...
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Northern Cardinal 14

March 06, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 14 A different looking shot of a female on a fencepost. Personally, I love the coloring of this bac...
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Northern Cardinal 13

March 05, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 13 Very few female North American songbirds actually sing but this bird does. I've seen female Nort...
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Northern Cardinal 12

March 04, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 12 Northern Cardinals love to forage on the ground but if you want to get them to feeders sunflower...
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Northern Cardinal 11

March 03, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 11 Northern Cardinals like to inhabit forest edges, woodlots, parks and yes backyards. They like to...
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Northern Cardinal 10

March 02, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 10 Here's a different cardinal shot with the bird perched closer to ground level. Although, the car...
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Northern Cardinal 9

March 01, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 9 Sitting in the same tree as yesterday's post, this female cardinal looks great as she peers over...
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Northern Cardinal 8

February 29, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 8 This bird is sitting low in a tree and facing forward so this shot really showcases the black mas...
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Northern Cardinal 7

February 28, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 7 Another gorgeous cardinal, today. The Northern Cardinal has a fairly large, long-tail. It has a s...
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Northern Cardinal 6

February 27, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 6 Another beauty posing so nicely. Northern Cardinals neither migrate nor molt so if you have acces...
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Northern Cardinal 5

February 26, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 5 Today, a bird of a different color. This bird looks much the same as yesterday's cardinal but not...
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Northern Cardinal 4

February 25, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 4 Another proud, female cardinal today. Northern Cardinals come from the ORDER: PASSERIFORMES which...
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Northern Cardinal 3

February 24, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 3 Another female cardinal, here. The Northern Cardinal is a fairly large bird, with a length of 8-9...
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Northern Cardinal 2

February 23, 2012 - Northern Cardinal 2 Many prefer the male cardinal with it's bright red plumage but I prefer the looks of the female....
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Northern Cardinal

February 22, 2012 - Northern Cardinal Cardinals are easily recognized and the sexes are easy to distinguish, also. The male cardinals are...
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Northern Mockingbird

February 21, 2012 - Northern Mockingbird I loved the way the background came out on this one. It is such a painterly effect, is it not?...
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