Coming and Going

July 31, 2016 - There were so many finches feeding today, this shot could have been called "Finchamania". I actually cropped out another...
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Mixing It Up

July 30, 2016 - As the feed level in the feeder decreases, the bird activity, the bird variety, and the bird commotion all increase.
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Almost Gone

July 25, 2016 - When the feed gets low, the action increases. Sometimes, the "pecking order" ends up in random "pecking".
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Bad Hair Day

July 24, 2016 - The wind was gusting so hard, I was wondering if this little guy was going to be able to take off. As they say, "timing...
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Pure Profile

July 23, 2016 - Poised and ready for takeoff. Fortunately, this cardinal stopped long enough for me to capture it's beauty.
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Stepping Off

July 22, 2016 - Feeder has been emptied; time to move on.
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Lucious Lavender

July 22, 2016 - Not a deep purple like most irises I've seen, but a lavender beauty all by itself. What a standout!
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That's All

July 21, 2016 - This was the only sign of birdlife early this morning. What do you suppose changed?
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Celandines

July 21, 2016 - The celandines blossoms close before rain, and even in fine weather do not open before 9 a.m., and by 5 p.m. they are cl...
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Hibiscus Lunariifolius

July 20, 2016 - Always a favorite, and always abundant in the Florida landscape.
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Hasty Departure

July 20, 2016 - When the blackbirds and the cowbirds come in, everyone else takes off. It doesn't take long before the finches return, f...
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Below the Radar

July 19, 2016 - The air was crowded this morning, so this guy very cleverly came in from a different angle.
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In the Pink

July 19, 2016 - Looking for various color water lilies in a variety of lighting situations, always was a favorite relaxing day of photog...
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Standing Tall

July 18, 2016 - Seems like everywhere you go in June, in northern Michigan, irises are in bloom in every direction.
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Wingspread

July 17, 2016 - The feeder is full and the bird call to breakfast followed shortly thereafter. Within minutes there wasn't an unoccupied...
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In the Wind

July 16, 2016 - Learned something new about these baltimore orioles. Grape jelly is preferred to the fresh orange. Maybe I should add so...
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Tufted Ducks

July 15, 2016 - They only appeared once, and very briefly at that. Normally they are found more in coastal areas. One more capture where...
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Color Purple

July 15, 2016 - If you like purple, northern Michigan is the place to go in mid June. There literally is every shade of purple conceivab...
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Spooked

July 14, 2016 - Thought I was being very stealthy. Guess again!
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Wild Chive

July 14, 2016 - These plants can be used like domestic chives, for flavoring salads, and meat dishes. Some people find them strong by th...
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Downsizing

July 13, 2016 - First came the cygnets, then the goslings, now we have the ducks. Each brood is larger in number but smaller in size....
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No Trespassing

July 13, 2016 - For quite some time, there only was one pair of mallards; now, there are two males. Could get interesting!
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Waiting Room Only

July 12, 2016 - There are never just one or two finches and they seem to guard their spot at the feeder. Not the friendliest flock in to...
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Paradise Found

July 12, 2016 - This is where Hooch grew up. The beach is his backyard, and if you're nice, he'll let you use it.
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Guard Duty

July 11, 2016 - Just as with the swans, the adults stay very close and protective of their young. The main difference I see between the...
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Reservation Required

July 11, 2016 - When the finches arrive they come in flocks and there never seems to be enough access points for all of them. Even when...
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Rest Stop

July 10, 2016 - After a long time at the feeder, I think this cardinal was having a bit of a problem with lift off, or maybe he just dec...
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Pentas

July 09, 2016 - Imagine flocks of colorful butterflies and hummingbirds visiting your garden all summer long! That's what you'll get whe...
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Outstretched

July 09, 2016 - This oriole seemed to be putting on it's brakes as it came in to feed.
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Growing Up

July 08, 2016 - After 6 weeks the cygnets have grown quite a bit. These are the two survivors, of the original six, very closely guarded...
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Still Waters

July 08, 2016 - After spending time at Tahquamenon Falls, sitting beside this little pond in downtown Charlevoix Michigan was very peace...
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Hang Gliding

July 07, 2016 - Must have startled this goose as I approached "stealthily" -- or so I thought.
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Morris Lake Sunrise

July 07, 2016 - View from home at daybreak. Not quite an oceanside seat, but no complaints, just a different perspective.
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Ged Oudda Here

July 06, 2016 - These finches are not particularly nice to one another. I thought I detected an east coast accent.
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Up a Lazy River

July 06, 2016 - Another tranquil setting in the northern part of the lower peninsula of Michigan. In Petoskey along the Bear River to be...
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Cruisin'

July 05, 2016 - Looks like"Dad" is checking things out. He kept circling and returning to this area.
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Bigfoot

July 05, 2016 - Looked like a the leg of a sleeping giant to me. What do you see?
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Mixing It Up

July 04, 2016 - Variety of bird food is the key to a variety of birds. That's what you call an outstanding analysis of the obvious.
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Feet First

July 04, 2016 - Almost looks like this nuthatch changed his mind and put the brakes on.
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Profiled

July 03, 2016 - The blue jays are always present and always showing off their colors.
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Success

July 02, 2016 - Making a living the old way -- and the hard way -- but it looks like the effort paid off.
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Floating In

July 01, 2016 - No wasted motion, but constant action.
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Sunlit

July 01, 2016 - First one finch showed up and now there's a "flock" here on a daily basis. Must be the right food mix.
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