Posing

March 31, 2017 - Normally these small squirrels dash from point to point making it difficult to capture them. I think this little "guy" w...
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Almost There

March 30, 2017 - This downy woodpecker is a regular at the feeders, but his favorites are the suet cakes.
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Day Is Breaking

March 30, 2017 - A little bit of sun, a little bit of snow and a lot of wishes for warmer weather.
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Praying

March 29, 2017 - Don't know if this squirrel was praying for food or for the answer to how to get to the feeders. It has been foiled thus...
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Windblown

March 29, 2017 - This was the day after the big storm when we had 60mph winds and lots of power outages. Even though the winds had droppe...
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I Can't Hear You

March 28, 2017 - Trying to entice this doe to come a little closer. Guess she figured 20 feet was close enough.
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Almost There

March 28, 2017 - Hard to capture, but the opportunities are coming. Who knows, maybe spring will get here too!
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Morning Surprise

March 27, 2017 - Obviously, someone did not get the memo that spring is only 2 days away.
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Couch Potatoes

March 27, 2017 - Here's Manne totally adjusted and watching the Red Wings game with me. It's hard to believe Manne only has been here one...
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Return of the Mallards

March 27, 2017 - No, these ducks are not walking on water. The temperatures have dropped again to the point where we have skim ice in pla...
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Clean Up Crew

March 26, 2017 - Seems like the doves and the squirrels get along just fine when it comes to cleaning up the fallen seed from the feeders...
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Cardinalis

March 25, 2017 - This male cardinal looks like it is living up to its name which means "Important" in Latin.
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Incoming

March 24, 2017 - Finally figured out the name. It's a combination of the Scandinavian word for little and the suffix "mouse" from Old Eng...
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Perfect Couple

March 23, 2017 - This female and male cardinal seemed to have posed for this photo. It was a lot easier to capture them together than the...
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Inbound and Outbound

March 23, 2017 - Almost as busy at the feeder as it is on the runways at Detroit Metro Airport.
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Air Drying

March 22, 2017 - After a quick bathe it's time to dry off before taking off.
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Morning Bath

March 22, 2017 - Part of the morning ritual.
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Mannie at the Rescue

March 21, 2017 - This is Mannie, the 7 1/2 year old Westie we are going to meet and rescue/adopt later this week. They say good things co...
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Cardinalis - Male

March 21, 2017 - This northern cardinal essentially is an attractive all red bird with a black mask. It's easy to identify by sight and b...
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Hairy Woodpecker

March 20, 2017 - Just announced its arrival and scattered the other birds.
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Spring Is in the Air

March 20, 2017 - About 48 hours to go before spring officially arrives. Someone need s to get the message out!
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Lophodytes Cucullatus

March 19, 2017 - More commonly known as a hooded merganser female.
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Lophodytes Cucullatus - Male

March 18, 2017 - When the male merganser raises its hood, or crest, it will reveal a large white patch.
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Mallards

March 17, 2017 - Wonder which one of these male mallards will win her over.
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Cardinalis - Female

March 17, 2017 - Not quite as colorful as the red male, but the tinges of red on its crest and wings, and its large red bill make for int...
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Small Town Treasure

March 16, 2017 - An interesting collection of antiques (?)
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About to Fish

March 16, 2017 - Now that we are about to adopt a "Westie", I was just reflecting on how much fun and excitement Hooch had trying to grab...
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Mallard

March 15, 2017 - This male mallard seems to be out of the loop and looking for a mate.
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Nest Building

March 15, 2017 - Last year, the swans nested at the opposite end of the lake so we couldn't check the progress of the cygnets from egg la...
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I'm Baaack!

March 14, 2017 - Haven't seen this hawk or snow for several weeks now. The birds don't agree, but I think the hawk is fun; the snow I can...
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Tourist Treasure

March 14, 2017 - A Michigan fishing shack aka Tourist Trap.
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Could It Be?

March 13, 2017 - What a great sight on not such a great day. Temperature in the 20's, light snow falling and wind out of the north and pr...
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Beauty in the Alley

March 13, 2017 - More of the downtown Detroit "Graffiti" artwork.
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Pure Amusement

March 12, 2017 - A child's fascination with water trumps the carousel.
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Tournament Time

March 11, 2017 - Early morning and the fishermen are off to catch the prize. It's a 3 day tournament so we'll be seeing lots of action ou...
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Renaissance

March 10, 2017 - Originally built by Ford as the Renaissance Center, now owned by GM. A definite downtown landmark and presently the tall...
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Searching

March 10, 2017 - I was sitting at the desk working on taxes (ugh) when this magnificent swan flew by looking for open water. Almost misse...
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Red Bellied

March 09, 2017 - This Red-bellied woodpecker has become a daily visitor. It's sometimes referred to as a "zebra-backed" woodpecker.
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Not the Choo Choo

March 08, 2017 - Just in from Chattanooga, and docked right near the RR tracks. What's up with that!
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Here's What I Think

March 08, 2017 - Here's our biggest doe again, proving she could not care less if we are watching, or if we are trying to capture the mom...
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Too Tired to Eat

March 07, 2017 - Apparently one of the does had either worn herself out trying to get to the feeder, or she had eaten so much that sh nee...
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Eye on You

March 06, 2017 - This osprey nest is almost big enough to accommodate an eagle. Best guess is that there are either eggs to be hatched or...
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Back for More

March 06, 2017 - Now that the feeders have been discovered, they seem to be a regular stop on the daily trail.
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Merganser

March 05, 2017 - The ducks have returned home early as the ice is gone and temperatures have been above normal most days.
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No Fear

March 04, 2017 - This is the largest of the group of 5 or 6 does that visit us on a regular basis. Pretty obvious she has "no fear" of us...
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Floating on In

March 03, 2017 - The feeders are full and the lunchtime crowd is here, especially the flock of finches.
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Too Crowded for Me

March 03, 2017 - This squirrel was being very patient waiting for the deer to leave so it could get down on the ground and get to all tha...
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Bookends

March 02, 2017 - If not for a slight disparity in size, these two does would have been a matched set.
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Over the Shoulder

March 01, 2017 - Waiting to see if the rest of the herd is catching up or heading out.
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Corn Fed

March 01, 2017 - This bluejay discovered a new birdseed mix and obviously liked the corn. Of course, now the deer have discovered it too!...
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