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Allan Block
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Barred Owls
Only two now, but once they were three. These young Barred Owls seem confused as to where their nest mate has gone. Nesting together in the aging ash tree is the extent of what they know and it's just not the same now. Something draws them forward into the ...

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Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owls are common, yet seldom seen. This adult female with staring yellow eyes seems to prefer things that way. If you see an owl in the daytime it's probably resting comfortably or startled into fleeing. Owls are around us all the time, they're ...

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Barn Owl
The Barn Owl is the ubiquitous, but seldom seen, owl of the nighttime. If you see one in the daylight it was probably flushed...fortunate for you, but a nuisance for the owl. Owls sleep during the day and hunt at night, although 'sleeping' is probably not a...

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Phainopepla
The glossy black desert bird with a commanding treetop presence and a taste for mistletoe berries is the Phainopepla. Gleaming black from tip to tail this medium sized songbird doesn't retreat. Instead he proudly sings his varied song, sometimes including t...

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Curve-billed Thrasher
By observation alone, I've concluded the Curved-billed Thrasher is a bit of a bully. My observations holds no scientific weight, as it's only my opinion. Still you might agree, he has a bent to intimidate. It's unknown what other birds see in the Curved-bil...

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Northern Cardinal (Southwest)
I have nothing more to offer today than a bright red bird. If it is cold where you are, he's an offering of warmth. If it is sunny where you are...be happy for that. The male Northern Cardinal (the Southwest variety, above) is not as bright red as the typic...

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