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Allan Block
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Coyote Pair (non-bird story)
Coyotes are cautious. I'm not sure this pair saw me, but they certainly heard my shutter click. This is our backyard. More precisely, three doors down. The neighbors put out water beyond the steel fence and the coyotes come to drink daily. The neighborhood ...
Coyote Pair (non-bird story)
Coyote Pair (non-bird story)
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Cooper's Hawk
A loud 'thud' alerts me to the surprise attack of a Cooper's Hawk. The low-flying Cooper's Hawk is targeting Mourning Doves feeding late one afternoon. Panicked, one Mourning Dove flies into the sky's reflection on our patio window. Striking it, the dove is...
Cooper's Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
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Broad-billed Hummingbird
Last night's frost put a curl in the bougainvillea leaves, but the Broad-billed Hummingbirds survived just fine. The warm morning sun jolts the Broad-billed Hummingbirds into the day's activities. Winter is a time for little more than staying alive. Resting...
Broad-billed Hummingbird
Broad-billed Hummingbird
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Hummingbirds
The natural hummingbird food sources are running low at this time of the year. If your flowers haven't experienced a frost so far, more than likely, frost is on the way soon. This Broad-billed Hummingbird inspects every flower and moves on quickly, so I bel...
Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds
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American Kestrel
I like to believe this American Kestrel was proudly showing me his latest catch, but I may be wrong about that. Rather, he seemed unimpressed and untroubled by my presence just below the roadside power line. That's a good thing. The zebra-tailed lizard in h...
American Kestrel
American Kestrel
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Northern Cardinal southwest (diseased)
A Northern Cardinal (southwest) lands on a chair in our back yard. He looks to be carrying a stick in his bill. It doesn't look right though. (Click any picture to enlarge.) There is a large growth on his lower bill and another on his right eye. He is activ...
Northern Cardinal southwest (diseased)
Northern Cardinal southwest (diseased)
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Red-tailed Hawk (Close Encounter)
A sharply-focused and single-minded Red-tailed Hawk plunges to the ground. Something moved in the grass below and he's on it. I imagine, if viewed from above, a mouse moving on the ground would be fairly easy to see, but catching it will take some expertise...
Red-tailed Hawk (Close Encounter)
Red-tailed Hawk (Close Encounter)
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Cedar Waxwings
If you also are 'easily entertained,' I would suggest visiting a park, open grassland, a forest edge or even a brushy garden to catch the out-migration happenings of the Cedar Waxwings. Thousands of these sleek, svelte birds are leaving their breeding groun...
Cedar Waxwings
Cedar Waxwings
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Great Blue Heron Fishing
Elegant, yet a touch prehistoric.  A Great Blue Heron lifts off a log to search for a better fishing spot. Common to fresh water and salt water marshes alike, they prefer to hunt alone.  Although he'll eat almost anything including mammals, grasshoppers and...
Great Blue Heron Fishing
Great Blue Heron Fishing
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Ospreys
Raptors captivate people. And the Osprey is a premier attention getting raptor. Common throughout North America, Ospreys live near water, which allows for great first-time raptor watching. Size matters. I suggest it's their imposing presence that makes the ...
Ospreys
Ospreys
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