Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #225: Wildlife Close to Home

My back yard is teeming with local wildlife, and I try to get photos of as many creatures as I can.  We have a seed bird-feeder, and two suet feeders; one with regular suet, and one with a hot-pepper suet that squirrels hate but the birds love. This pair of Steller's Jays drank from the …

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Sunday Stills: Am I a #Bird Feeder?

Let's see, am I a Bird Feeder?  The photos and video below should give the answer. Pine Siskin. Downy Woodpecker.  Blurry since I took the picture through a glass door. Red-breasted Nuthatch. Various birds at the seed and suet feeders, in the snow. Red-shafted Flicker. Top: Townsend's Warbler.  This is one of my very favorite …

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Happy Bird-days!

Our yard this week has been a bird madhouse.  We have had flocks of bushtits, a rufous-sided towhee, black-capped and chestnut-backed chickadees, a Bewick's wren, red-breasted nuthatch, and juncos.  And who should put in an early appearance?  Our Townsend's Warbler!  He usually doesn't arrive until late December.  Sorry for the reflections, but the picture was …

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