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Lookout, It’s an Ambush!

After my walk in the woods today, I stopped to admire the flower garden at my local metropark. It’s a beautiful garden of both natives and non-natives, and I was checking to see if there were any interesting insects hanging … Continue reading

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Dragonfly Rescue

Dragonflies are fierce predators of other insects, seemingly invincible as they zip around ponds and meadows at warp speed. But they themselves fall prey to birds and even other dragonflies, in the dog-eat-dog (dragon-eat-dragon?) insect world. One predator you might … Continue reading

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Quick, Make Like a Statue!

I’ve got an interesting series of photos to show you today, sort of a follow up to my recent post titled┬áThe Hunter and the Hunted. The other day I glanced out the kitchen window and saw a red-breasted nuthatch (Sitta … Continue reading

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The Hunter and the Hunted

There’s been a young Cooper’s hawk frequenting my yard recently. I see this species in my neighborhood throughout the year, but their visits become more frequent in the winter when I have the bird feeders out. An active bird feeder … Continue reading

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You mean THAT’S gotta fit in HERE?

You may remember my teaser photo of this Great Blue Heron eating a fish a couple weeks ago, where I showed you the close-up view of the fish’s eye as it entered the mouth of the heron. This one: Well … Continue reading

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Here’s lookin’ at you, kid

I’m seeing lots of amazing things at the Biggest Week in American Birding, but can only show you this for now. I took a series of photos of this Great Blue Heron as he caught and ate a huge fish. … Continue reading

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