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Bald Eagle

Another first along this journey – but not the last, not by a long shot!  Did you know the bald eagle is BOTH our national bird AND our national animal??  Furthermore, as kangaroos are to Australia, it is the only sea … Continue reading

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Chance Encounter #2

A hawk scoping things out at the water’s edge, and up close with another deer.

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Cooper’s Hawk – Part 3 of 3

Factoid: The oldest known Cooper’s Hawk was 20 years, 4 months old.  I’ve learned quite a lot about this predator, unfortunately first-hand.  That said, the Cooper’s Hawk can come across as a complete idiot, a goofball… looks harmless here, right? … Continue reading

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Cooper’s Hawk – Part 2 of 3

After momentarily standing post, the hawk did a rapid about-face and skirted about 3 feet to the tarp-covered wood pile, chasing something fleeing for its life into thick ground cover underneath.  As you scroll through these, apparently the camera noise … Continue reading

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Cooper’s Hawk – Part 1 of 3

This hawk series is being presented in 3 parts, not only to hopefully keep your interest piqued, but also allow it to build up and make it easier for me to get to the 3rd post. Pulling into the driveway … Continue reading

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Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron

Some more images of the other heron at the local Bog Garden – can’t wait to watch and see the transition to the adult colors!

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A Young, Handsome Black-Crowned Night Heron

Back to the Bog Garden watching this forager…  Juvenile black night herons are mostly brown, with heavy striping and pale spots, but as they grow towards the adult, plumage colors become more solid.  Prey includes small fish, crabs, crayfish, snakes, amphibians, … Continue reading

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