One more thing

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Bonus! Not only were the redpolls nesting, so were the chickadees! Unfortunately, their nest was more hidden, so I wasn’t able to get as good of pictures, but I set up my tripod and stalked them until police were called. If anyone tries to tell you that raising children is easy, just look at how bedraggled this parent looks. Enjoy!


..And left home

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And here they are out of the nest and at the feeder. At least, I think these are the new ones- they seem rather small to be the parents.

And they grew up...

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One week later. Man, kids sure do grow up fast!

…And then there were four (or more)

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In due course, the eggs hatched, and we had babies! Well, the birds did at least :) There are at least three babies in these photos- can you spot them all?

A-Nesting we will go

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In the continuing nesting series- it is now egg tending time! Not much to see here- just sitting on the nest. Enjoy!

ANesting Developments - Part 1

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As previously mentioned, we have a family of redpols nesting right outside our back door. While I didn’t manage to capture the nest as well as I would have liked (it was kind of buried in a bush there), I did manage to capture a few. These are from the early stages of nesting, shortly after I first noticed the nest.

Let there be light!

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Driving home the other evening, the clouds were moving in, but there was still this little patch of light shining through. The photos don’t do it justice, unfortunately, but still fairly nice. Enjoy!

Be Vewy Vewy Quiet. I’m Hunting...Something

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I caught this cat in our driveway the other day. Just wandered in off the street. Half a bonus point for identifying the quote. Bonus points if you guess WHAT he is hunting (hint: I posted photos of it). Double bonus points if you get the song reference (second hint: it’s 100% apropos).

Dinner Time!

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Apparently this pigeon and our squirrel had the same idea at the same time. I say they are in cahoots- the pigeon knocks down seeds for the squirrel. It’s a conspiracy, I tell you! A conspiracy!

El Bandito, unmasked!

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I managed to capture these photos of our little bandit yesterday when he was hopping around in our yard. He actually let me get fairly close before flying off, allowing me to get these nice crisp shots. Enjoy!

O Squirrel, My Squirrel

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Today I went out into the yard to get some pictures of the bird nests in the area. I came back with these. Enjoy!

Pol. Redpol.

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Nothing terribly spectacular today. Just a few snaps of our local Redpols. Who are nesting right outside our back door, btw. More on that later- I need to get some better shots.

A Flight of Pigeons

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Nothing special today... Just some pigeons frolicking in the neighbors yard. Our yard has MUCH more grass :-)

Two Bee

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A couple more bee photos I got a few days ago. These are of honey bees, as opposed to the Bumble bees I posted earlier. Enjoy!

Chick...adee

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I was looking over my photos, trying to decide what I should post today, when I realized I hadn’t posted any photos of the Chickadees in the area yet (although there are a few in my photo gallery that you may have seen). So here you go- Chickadees.

Let the river flow

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Just the one photo today. I like this one because of the artistic quality to it- that is, it is actually a small-scale photo, but the forms really imitate some large-scale scenes. If you look at it right, you can almost imagine that you are in an airplane, looking down at a river delta. Or maybe I just have an insane imagination. Either way, enjoy!

Butterfly, interrrupted

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For Today’s viewing pleasure, I present some more butterfly picts. Only this time, I caught him during dinner. For some reason he seemed rather annoyed and hung up the phone rather abruptly, but not before I got these.

Rockin' Robins

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For today’s viewing pleasure, I present- Robbins! I would guess it’s a mated pair, but I can’t say for sure - they didn’t stick around for an interview.

El Bandito

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We call this little guy ‘El Bandito’ because he was surprisingly difficult to get a good photo of. Not because he moves particularly fast or anything- if anything, he hangs around longer than most. No, the difficulty is that he has a way of disappearing into the background that is most vexing. Of course, in nature, that’s a good thing. At any rate, I did manage to catch these snaps. Enjoy! Bonus points for identifying the bird- we haven’t asked around here yet, so we don’t know.

I don’t know...It’s a mystery.

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I was out photographing butterflies yesterday (more on that later), when this intriguing little fellow flew in and started dining on our flowers. Never seen it before. Bonus points if you can identify the insect. Double bonus points if you catch the movie reference from the title line :-)

Israel Brewster 2011-2016