Painted Buntings – Stars of the show — Texas Tweeties by Bob Zeller

In the past couple of weeks we have visited Twin Buttes Reservoir on several occasions. Since the lake has received much needed water from storms the past few months, it has produced a plethora of birds. Also, it is the middle of migration, so birding there has been great fun. I have had some great […]

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Waiting for the Party to Start — Walking with Aki

Aki had to wait in the car while I dropped someone off at the hospital. There is not enough time this morning for a proper walk so I drive to the parking lot for our local radio station with plans to walk on the wetlands drained by Salmon Creek. The roar of in bound traffic […]

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Choreographed? — nature has no boss

Four American Avocets seemed to have choreographed this move just for the camera. They were just milling about when all of a sudden a couple took to the air for a brief hop, skip and jump. It was one of those photos you just didn’t know you took until you see it.. Fun stuff.

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Do Not Cross Me I Have My Fancy Pants On Today! — Through Open Lens

F/5.6, 1/500, ISO 200. Snowy Egret What did the triangle say to the circle? You are pointless! Interesting Fact: Male Snowy Egrets fight for breeding territories, choose nest sites, and perform noisy courtship displays to attract mates. A ring of other egrets often gathers around a displaying male as he pumps his body up and […]

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Chip And Dale! — Through Open Lens

F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 320. Eastern chipmunks What did the lawyer name his daughter? Sue. Interesting Fact: It can climb trees well, but constructs underground nests with extensive tunnel systems, often with several entrances. To hide the construction of its burrow, the eastern chipmunk carries soil to a different location in its cheek pouches. It also lines […]

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