Common Loon

April 30, 2017 - This year, we have been graced by a pair of loons, This looks like a breeding male.
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Happy Couple

April 29, 2017 - Looks like the pairings have begun just in time for spring.
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Icy Falls

April 28, 2017 - Several logs had floated down the river after a major windstorm a few days earlier. Now the cold ai had settled in; it o...
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Taking a Break

April 27, 2017 - After running at the dog park with the big dogs, I just couldn't keep up the pace without a break,
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Petunia Time

April 27, 2017 - Looking ahead to the warmer weather and the summer flowers.
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Domination

April 26, 2017 - After working over my toys, I like to roll over on them to let them know who is the boss.
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Morning Delight

April 25, 2017 - It's not very often when the day starts like this, but when it does, it makes my day!
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Kickin' Back

April 24, 2017 - Not to be outdone by its smaller cousins, the red bellied woodpecker dominates the suet cakes whenever its around.
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Color Burst

April 23, 2017 - Can't wait for summertime and all the blooms.
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Contemplation

April 22, 2017 - Here's a little bit of "Westie" attitude or "Westitude" coming out. They keep trying new names on me and I just look at...
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The Waiting Game

April 22, 2017 - The ducks have returned and it's mating season. There seem to be more male mallards than females, so the competition has...
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Scramble

April 21, 2017 - Reminds me of the activity when we used to scramble the fighter jets after an incoming unknown aircraft. Same flurry of...
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Respite

April 20, 2017 - After chewing on this "dental treat" for about half an hour, I decided it was time for a break. Don't you worry, I'll be...
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Weathering

April 19, 2017 - The way we were. Out in Amish country in Cuyahoga County Ohio. Notice there are no electrical cables to be sen, or to in...
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Chagrin River

April 18, 2017 - A beautiful, "almost spring" (except for the temperature which was about 22 degrees at mid-day) day in downtown Chagrin...
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Togetherness

April 17, 2017 - Once in a while this cardinal couple join together to dine. Normally they come and go independently.
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Pre-Rescue

April 16, 2017 - I was warming up Mom to make sure she got to know just how sweet I am. Also had to make sure I could rescue her, before...
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Amish Country

April 16, 2017 - Peaceful and quiet like in th old days. No vehicular traffic other than horse drawn carriages makes it a lot safer to st...
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The New Look

April 15, 2017 - Here I am all 'fluffed and buffed". There seems to be a difference of opinion at home as to the pre- or the post-groomin...
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Mannie the Wolf

April 14, 2017 - This was the night before I was taken to the groomer for a "fluff and buff". I'll show you the result later.
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Who Is That?

April 14, 2017 - Now there's the Westie in Manne showing up. That's a tree stump with various openings and hidden "chipmunk-size" squirre...
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Waiting for Spring

April 13, 2017 - On the verge of spring. It was quiet, it was calm and it was cold.
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Upper Falls

April 12, 2017 - A cold and breezy morning in downtown Chagrin Falls, Ohio. The icicles were hanging off the bottom of a log which had co...
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Practicing

April 11, 2017 - Mannie in one of his practice sessions with a "chipmunk-like" toy. Can hardly wait until he sees the real thing as we wi...
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Under Surveillance

April 11, 2017 - Manne was near the window looking out very quietly trying to figure out if this was a BIG DOG in his new backyard, or an...
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Lower Falls

April 10, 2017 - Early morning in downtown Chagrin Falls Ohio. Couldn't get down to the bottom of the falls as all accesses were closed t...
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Late Snow

April 09, 2017 - Just when it was warming up, here comes another snowfall. Oh well, at least there's a suet cake.
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Rest Stop

April 08, 2017 - The snow had started again, and this male cardinal was loading up for the long haul. Fortunately for all of us, it didn'...
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Sunbathing

April 07, 2017 - WOW! I can't believe it. The sun actually came out and we don't have to walk around in the rain and snow. They tell me p...
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Move It!

April 07, 2017 - Have you ever been there? This is the swan version of "back seat driver".
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Uh Oh!

April 06, 2017 - I have no idea what this doe heard, but it was enough to motivate her to leave the easy food supply.
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European Starling

April 05, 2017 - Another new visitor to our feeders. The yellow bill is an indication of spring. Apparently it will turn gray in the fall...
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Rare Tiffany Clock

April 04, 2017 - One of two Tiffany clocks in the Guardian Building in downtown Detroit. Reportedly there are only six of these remaining...
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Bed Test

April 03, 2017 - Manne was not too sure of what to do here. After a few minutes of sniffing, circling and trying different positions he g...
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Guardian Building

April 03, 2017 - A glimpse of the art deco interior of the Guardian Building in Downtown Detroit.
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Crashed

April 02, 2017 - This is Mannie, one week after he rescued us. It's been a great learning experience and I think we passed the test. YAY!...
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Carpodacus Purpureus

April 01, 2017 - This male purple finch is a welcome addition to the flock that visits our feeders on a daily basis. Always welcome newco...
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