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Black-throated Blue Warbler in the Bur Oak
This year, I've really been diligent to glass the bur oak each day.  Earlier in the week, I saw a black-throated blue warbler, a first for the yard, during a quick morning scan.  I had to get to the office though, and didn't have time to photograph it.  For...
This year, I've really been diligent to glass the bur oak each day. Earlier in the week, I saw a black-throated blue warbler, a first for the yard, during a quick morning scan. I had to get to the office though, and didn't have time to photograph it. Fortunately, later in the week, ...
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Purple Martins at Slate Run
Two pairs of Purple Martins- The males are midnight blue, the females are much more drab. It had been a while since we last visited the historical farm at Slate Run Metropark.  Sometime since, several purple martin trees had been installed.  Our largest swa...
It had been a while since we last visited the historical farm at Slate Run Metropark. Sometime since, several purple martin trees had been installed. Our largest swallow nests almost exclusively in artificial nest structures in the east, while in the western part of their range, ...
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Black-throated Green Warbler
The distinctive call of the Black-throated Green Warbler is unmistakable.  There's just no other bird that has the loud, piercing, zoo-zee, zoo-zoo-zee song that immediately grabs my auditory attention. So when I woke up yesterday and heard it, I immediatel...
The distinctive call of the Black-throated Green Warbler is unmistakable. There's just no other bird that has the loud, piercing, zoo-zee, zoo-zoo-zee song that immediately grabs my auditory attention. So when I woke up yesterday and heard it, I immediately grabbed my camera.
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From the Archives
Now that I've posted all my bird photographs on my in-progress photo gallery site, I'm now scrolling through every digital photograph I've taken, sorting them into collections in Lightroom.  I came across this ultra-closeup of one of the spreadwing damselfl...
Now that I've posted all my bird photographs on my in-progress photo gallery site, I'm now scrolling through every digital photograph I've taken, sorting them into collections in Lightroom. I came across this ultra-closeup of one of the spreadwing damselflies I came across in Maine.
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Favorite Photos from Spring Break in Southwest Florida
Two weeks ago, we were wrapping up our spring break trip to Bonita Springs.  With trips to Corkscrew Swamp and Barefoot Beach, usually followed by afternoon trips to the pool, the boys were exhausted.  Here are a few of my favorite photographs from the trip...
Two weeks ago, we were wrapping up our spring break trip to Bonita Springs. With trips to Corkscrew Swamp and Barefoot Beach, usually followed by afternoon trips to the pool, the boys were exhausted. Here are a few of my favorite photographs from the trip. Florida. I can only imagine how awesome ...
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We Made it Through the Birthdays
We've made it through a busy stretch of the year we like to call "the birthdays". It all begins February 16, where I add one more year to my age, along with my mom. Then on the 25th comes Brody, who turned five this year. Isn't that crazy? And this year...
We've made it through a busy stretch of the year we like to call "the birthdays". It all begins February 16, where I add one more year to my age, along with my mom. Then on the 25th comes Brody, who turned five this year. Isn't that crazy? And this year, being a leap year, we had one extra day ...
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A Morning Mourning Dove
I spotted this mourning dove through the kitchen window yesterday morning as I was preparing for work. I've been successful recently to tighten up my morning routine. On this morning I had a few extra minutes to run upstairs, grab the step stool, open the s...
I spotted this mourning dove through the kitchen window yesterday morning as I was preparing for work. I've been successful recently to tighten up my morning routine. On this morning I had a few extra minutes to run upstairs, grab the step stool, open the small bathroom window, ...
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Barn Swallows
I don't believe this male barn swallow realized that it was Mother's day yesterday.  If he did, he wouldn't be scolding her like this.  At least that's what he appears to be doing.  Maybe he's just trying to impress her with his wide gape? Slate Run Metropa...
I don't believe this male barn swallow realized that it was Mother's day yesterday. If he did, he wouldn't be scolding her like this. At least that's what he appears to be doing. Maybe he's just trying to impress her with his wide gape? Slate Run Metropark, just south of Canal Winchester, ...
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It's Been a Birdy Week
The migration is on here in Central Ohio!  I have photographed black-throated blue warblers, tons of yellow-rumped warblers, one orange-crowned warbler, a black-and-white warbler, palm warblers, rose-breasted grosbeaks, orange-crowned warblers, and even an ...
The migration is on here in Central Ohio! I have photographed black-throated blue warblers, tons of yellow-rumped warblers, one orange-crowned warbler, a black-and-white warbler, palm warblers, rose-breasted grosbeaks, orange-crowned warblers, and even an American redstart.
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Birding at the Racetrack
Megan and I use an incentive system for the boys. When they do chores, behave well, etc., they get a marble placed in a mason jar.  When the jar is full, they get a reward. Weston has been wanting to go try the go-karts for a long time, and finally we had a...
Megan and I use an incentive system for the boys. When they do chores, behave well, etc., they get a marble placed in a mason jar. When the jar is full, they get a reward. Weston has been wanting to go try the go-karts for a long time, and finally we had a perfect day for it. He had a blast.
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Building My Nature Photography Archive
My new landing page at tomarbour.smugmug.com features every bird photography, nearly 500 images. At the beginning of the year, I came to this realization that the body of my work was sitting on my hard drive, very difficult to access.  Yes, this blog is a r...
At the beginning of the year, I came to this realization that the body of my work was sitting on my hard drive, very difficult to access. Yes, this blog is a record of my natural history activities since the mid-2000's, but it's sequential- not well organized by taxa, or natural history subject, ...
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J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge
After our two hours of paid parking at Sanibel Island's Lighthouse parking was up (parking there is $4 an hour), we headed to the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge's Wildlife Drive. The birding got better as the tide dropped throughout the day. Wh...
After our two hours of paid parking at Sanibel Island's Lighthouse parking was up (parking there is $4 an hour), we headed to the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge's Wildlife Drive. The birding got better as the tide dropped throughout the day.
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