Frozen Food

January 31, 2017 - Everyone has to eat, but I think I'll stay in and get my food on dry land.
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Out Fishing

January 31, 2017 - It's a tough life, but some one has to catch dinner.
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Happy Couple

January 30, 2017 - Just before the lake froze over there were a lot of mallards stopping by to fatten up before their flight south. Maybe I...
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Preening before Dinner

January 30, 2017 - I don't think it's vanity but these swans do spend a lot of time bathing and preening.
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Finch Buffet

January 29, 2017 - Never let the weather slow you down.
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Surfing

January 28, 2017 - This swan was just coming in, but looked more like it was surfing.
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The Drifter

January 27, 2017 - his blue jay did not seem to be in any hurry to get to the feeder, nor did it announce that it was incoming. Must have b...
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Morning Reflections

January 27, 2017 - Kicking back reflecting on life this morning.
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Surrounded

January 26, 2017 - It was a real education watching the swans isolate and encircle the geese one=by-one and then chase them off the feeding...
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Over the Edge

January 26, 2017 - It just does not get any better than this. What a sight to start the day.
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Quiet Time

January 25, 2017 - After participating in the latest feeding frenzy, this finch decided to take a break.
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Not Welcome

January 25, 2017 - These Canadian Geese thought they could share in the feeding area in front of our home. The swans had s bit different pe...
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Family Dining

January 24, 2017 - The surviving cygnets are all grown up now. Hard to tell them from the parents as they are only slightly smaller.
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All Mine

January 24, 2017 - After dining alone, this nuthatch decided to return to the feeder and all its frenzied activity.
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Debate Time

January 23, 2017 - These finches are very protective, and aggressive, when feeding. Makes for a lot of interesting photo opportunities.
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Away They Go

January 23, 2017 - And who should appear overhead -- It wasn't Santa Claus, it was a Coopers Hawk looking for something to eat.
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Michigan Morning

January 22, 2017 - Very typical start to the day in Michigan this time of year. A brief glimpse of the sun and then, gray skies throughout...
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Where's the Ice

January 21, 2017 - This is not a sign of global warming but a captive polar bear in Jack Janna's Zoo in Ohio in the summertime.
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Security Check

January 20, 2017 - This hairy woodpecker sat apart from the feeders for quite some time before entering the foray. Cautious at first, but o...
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Two on One

January 20, 2017 - Looks like a kiss. Best guess is the fight for food is about to begin.
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Side by Side

January 19, 2017 - Late October and the color show continues.
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Bug Lookout

January 19, 2017 - This hairy woodpecker showed up within 15 minutes of the first suet cake getting hung out near the feeders.
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Woodpeckers in Winter

January 18, 2017 - This red bellied woodpecker has been hanging around ever since the first snowfall. Do you suppose it remembers the gourm...
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Streaking

January 18, 2017 - A different sort of streaking on the beach, and much more photogenic at that!
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Hairy Woodpecker

January 17, 2017 - Winter has arrived, the suet cakes are out and the woodpeckers are back.
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Tough Takeoff

January 17, 2017 - You could hear the wingbeat before this swan got off the water. They truly are magnificent birds.
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Don't Even Think About It

January 16, 2017 - If you look closely, you can read the woodpecker's mind.
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Off My Back

January 16, 2017 - This female mallard hung around a bit longer than most and got caught up in our first snowstorm. I don't think this will...
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Size Does Not Matter

January 15, 2017 - When it comes to food, the finches will even face off with a blue jay who are known to be aggressive.
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Poised

January 12, 2017 - The deer herd has expanded and the bucks are becoming less skittish.
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Patience

January 12, 2017 - This hawk -- a Coopers Hawk -- was a new arrival during our first snowstorm. Caught me by surprise as it came in low fro...
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All By Myself

January 11, 2017 - When they clean their feathers with their beaks, they often roll sideways on the water. Once again, I haven't been quite...
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On Edge

January 11, 2017 - The sun is on the edge not me.
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Tufted Ducks

January 10, 2017 - Sense of competition among these ducks "is highly prevalent as they compete with other aquatic creatures like fish for f...
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Snow Ballet

January 10, 2017 - The feeding frenzy never slows down. The pace might even have picked up with the change in weather.
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The Race Is On

January 09, 2017 - While readying themselves for flying these tufted ducks swiftly run on the surface of the water. So far, I haven't been...
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Peeking In

January 09, 2017 - Of all the wildlife on the property, the swans seem to have no fear of the people.
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Sneaky

January 08, 2017 - Oe of the four swans in the family that dominates our lake.
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Laggard

January 07, 2017 - The flock of geese that landed about a week ago, all took off suddenly before the fist snow. I don't think this "guy" go...
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In for A Landing

January 06, 2017 - This swan was making quite a splash coming in for the day.
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On the Beach

January 06, 2017 - Paradise found on the beach on N Hutchinson Island. Those wre the "daze".
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Male Mallard

January 05, 2017 - The sun sure made this mallard glow. A few days later it snowed, and the glow was gone.
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My Turn

January 05, 2017 - More finches than feeder access holes.
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Watching & Waiting

January 04, 2017 - This Coopers Hawk spent a long time watching and waiting for a meal to show up around the feeders. Must admit, I spent j...
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Weighted Down

January 04, 2017 - I think this may be the first clue that we're in for a long winter. Need to start planning an escape.
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Ebony & Ivory

January 03, 2017 - Interesting contrast. This is what keeps me occupied part of each day.
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Silverback

January 02, 2017 - This adult silverback gorilla seemed to be camera shy. As soon as I focused on him, he took off and hid behind a rock. T...
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Last Visit

January 02, 2017 - These geese arrived very suddenly, hung around off and on for a week, and took off just before the fist snow arrived on...
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At Home

January 01, 2017 - Penguins are flightless aquatic birds by nature, and in the wild, spend about 75% of their time in the water hunting for...
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