Are You There?

April 30, 2016 - The curious ones are back!
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Red Bellied

April 29, 2016 - This male red bellied woodpecker has become a regular visitor. He seems to prefer the suet and manages to dominate it wh...
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Social Gathering

April 29, 2016 - Chances are when you find one finch there will be more.
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Deer Feeder?

April 28, 2016 - Guess the "squirrel guard" can only do so much!
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Springtime

April 28, 2016 - Early April, just before it snowed.
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Feasting

April 27, 2016 - This red bellied woodpecker cannot believe its good fortune -- looking at a tube full of seed while single handedly devo...
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Early Riser

April 27, 2016 - The promise of another great day.
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The Grab

April 26, 2016 - This adult female downy woodpecker had it's claws extended just like a raptor coming in to grab a fish. I guess size doe...
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Multifaceted

April 26, 2016 - More clouds make for an more interesting daybreak and sunrise.
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Quick Steal

April 25, 2016 - After the "seed grab" this black capped chickadee appeared to be coming right at the camera.
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Up Close

April 25, 2016 - This hairy woodpecker is finishing up his breakfast with some seed after devouring the remaining suet cake.
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New Friends

April 24, 2016 - A few days ago, this blue jay was trying to scare off the chickadee filial. Now they're friends.
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Lift Off

April 23, 2016 - Capturing the moment before these little chickadees take off is not as easy as I thought.
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Feet First

April 22, 2016 - It's interesting to watch the birds come in for a landing. Their wings spread and they extend their feet. I guess that's...
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"Don King" Duck

April 22, 2016 - If you want to get technical, actually this is an immature red breasted merganser. But, I call them the way I see them....
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New Arrival

April 21, 2016 - This tufted titmouse just showed up a few days ago to join the feeding frenzy near the lake.
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Better than Bugs

April 21, 2016 - As soon as the suet went up, the woodpeckers gave up looking for insects in the trees.
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On Guard

April 20, 2016 - This female cardinal wasn't feeding, but seemed to be guarding the feeder.
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On Guard

April 20, 2016 - Although we have several returning blue jays every day, there is one in particular that hangs around guarding the food c...
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Finished Eating

April 20, 2016 - These chickadees are fast and they are plentiful. It now has become a challenge to try and capture the moment they grab...
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Dive Bombing

April 19, 2016 - While the chickadees race back and forth for one seed at a tim, this red bellied woodpecker calmly sits and devours its...
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On the Move

April 19, 2016 - Stepping lightly, but moving quickly.
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Watchful Eye

April 18, 2016 - This blue jay appeared to be daring any other bird to try and get near the feeder. It wasn't long before the "gang" of b...
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Mute Swan

April 18, 2016 - I had my back to this swan when it came in for a landing. Fortunately I heard the "whoosh" of its wings so I was able to...
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Seeded

April 17, 2016 - After cautiously approaching the bird feeder, this female cardinal decided it was alright to sample the goodies.
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Foiled

April 16, 2016 - I think we finally found a squirrel guard that works. If this doesn't do it 100%, my next step will be to grease the pol...
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Beach Buddies

April 15, 2016 - This is Hooch and his pal Rufus doing what comes naturally.
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Morning Warning

April 15, 2016 - In the pink, but who knows what it may bring later in the day.
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Departing

April 14, 2016 - After watching these chickadees feed, I'm sometimes amazed they have the ability to lift off and fly.
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Let's Play

April 14, 2016 - Hooch was the instigator this time, but normally Rufus starts the action. Guess that's the difference between a 1 1/2 ye...
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Patiently Waiting

April 13, 2016 - There was a long line at the feeder, so this female cardinal decided to snack on the dropped seeds while waiting her tur...
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Who Me!

April 13, 2016 - I did nothing you wouldn't be proud of -- just believe me.
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Wingspread

April 12, 2016 - Captured this blue jay coming in to feed as tall the other birds hastily departed.
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Living Large

April 12, 2016 - There go Hooch and his pal Rufus. This is what life is all about -- having a good time with a good friend on the beach....
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Asparagus Fern

April 11, 2016 - This plant really isn't a fern, but it is a member of the asparagus family. And no, I didn't eat any of it!
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Great Beginnings

April 11, 2016 - Sunrise on the ocean always makes for a great start to the day.
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End of Day

April 10, 2016 - After a hard day on the beach, I need my beauty nap.
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Better Not!

April 09, 2016 - Looks like a turf war might be about to happen. The blue jay seems to be saying "don't even think about stopping here!"...
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Mmmm Suet !

April 08, 2016 - It's still cold up here in Michigan. The good news for us, and bad news for the birds, is there are few insects around....
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Happiness Is

April 08, 2016 - When Hooch and Rufus get out together, they bring smiles to everyones' faces.
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Waters Edge

April 07, 2016 - For those that sleep in, this is what you're missing.
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Pounce

April 07, 2016 - Aren't you glad you weren't the objective
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High Note

April 06, 2016 - There we were, a dozen or so adults, responding to the call of the coyote. Must admit, some of us had it down good enoug...
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Reflections of Florida

April 06, 2016 - Early morning stroll along the edge of the marsh.
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Coyote Cute

April 05, 2016 - We've all heard of, or maybe even experienced "coyote ugly". Well, this baby coyote was anything but!
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Golden Rays

April 05, 2016 - Missed the very beginning of sunrise this morning, caught the glow nevertheless.
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Hooded Merganser

April 04, 2016 - Mergansers are the only domestic ducks that specialize in eating fish. It is the smallest of the three native merganser...
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On the Edge

April 04, 2016 - Can't tell yet what today's weather will bring, but it's going to be a great day no matter what it turns out to be. Defi...
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Paw Lickin' Good

April 03, 2016 - Just like your "kitty" at home only a lot bigger, faster and potentially more dangerous.
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Streaked

April 02, 2016 - You just never know what to expect each morning when the sun comes up. Of course, you have to be up to see it.
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Calm

April 01, 2016 - Beautiful sunrises are almost 100% guaranteed on the ocean in Florida.
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Natural Camouflage

April 01, 2016 - This buck saw me clearly; I almost missed him completely.
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