riverwindphotography: Beauty in the Spruce©…

Sunday, April 11th, 2021


Beauty in the Spruce

© riverwindphotography, March 2021

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occasionallybirds:There are new birds for me to find even in the…

Sunday, April 11th, 2021


There are new birds for me to find even in the winter.

Winter wren (Troglodytes hiemalis)

March 7, 2021

Southeastern Pennsylvania

This bird is visually identical to but genetically different from the Pacific Wren and the Eurasian Wren. It will be heading to its Canadian (or very northern United States) breeding grounds soon.

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hiimlesphotos:Reddish Flyer

Thursday, April 8th, 2021


Reddish Flyer

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Thursday, April 1st, 2021

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Tuesday, March 30th, 2021


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Long-billed CurlewSan Simeon, 2021-03-03

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

Long-billed Curlew

San Simeon, 2021-03-03

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Thursday, March 25th, 2021


by Mary Oliver

He picks his pond, and the soft thicket of his world.
He bids his lady come, and she does,
flirting with her tail.
He begins early, and makes up his song as he goes.
He does not enter a house at night, or when it rains.
He is not afraid of the wind, though he is cautious.
He watches the snake, that stripe of black fire,
until it flows away.
He watches the hawk with her sharpest shins, aloft
in the high tree.
He keeps his prayer under his tongue.
In his whole life he has never missed the rising of the sun.
He dislikes snow.
But a few raisins give him the greatest delight.
He sits in the forelock of the lilac, or he struts
in its shadow.
He is neither the rare plover or the brilliant bunting,
but as common as the grass.
His black cap gives him a jaunty look, for which
we humans have learned to tilt our caps, in envy.
When he is not singing, he is listening.
Neither have I ever seen him with his eyes closed.
Though he may be looking at nothing more than a cloud
it brings to his mind several dozen new remarks.
From one branch to another, or across the path,
he dazzles with flight.
Since I see him every morning, I have rewarded myself
the pleasure of thinking that he knows me.
Yet never once has he answered my nod.
He seems, in fact, to find in me a kind of humor,
I am so vast, uncertain and strange.
I am the one who comes and goes,
and who knows why.
Will I ever understand him?
Certainly he will never understand me, or the world
I come from.
For he will never sing for the kingdom of dollars.
For he will never grow pockets in his gray wings.

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room for one more

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

room for one more

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Red-winged BlackbirdSedgwick Reserve, February 19, 2021

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Red-winged Blackbird

Sedgwick Reserve, February 19, 2021

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Clark’s NutcrackerMammoth Lakes, February 24, 2021

Sunday, March 14th, 2021

Clark’s Nutcracker

Mammoth Lakes, February 24, 2021

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Marbled Godwit, SanderlingsCarpinteria State Beach, February 20,…

Friday, March 12th, 2021

Marbled Godwit, Sanderlings

Carpinteria State Beach, February 20, 2021

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Snowy PloversSan Simeon, 2021-03-03

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Snowy Plovers

San Simeon, 2021-03-03

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hiimlesphotos:Golden Light

Sunday, March 7th, 2021


Golden Light

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Double-crested CormorantCarpinteria State Beach, February 10, 2021

Friday, March 5th, 2021

Double-crested Cormorant

Carpinteria State Beach, February 10, 2021

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shawnhnichols:2/11/21 | lacey, washington

Thursday, March 4th, 2021


2/11/21 | lacey, washington

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American White PelicanLake Cachuma, February 8, 2021

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

American White Pelican

Lake Cachuma, February 8, 2021

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Their vocalizations are even cuter. Check out this recording I…

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Their vocalizations are even cuter. Check out this recording I made of them yesterday:


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Pygmy NuthatchMammoth Lakes, February 24, 2021for @anonsally

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Pygmy Nuthatch

Mammoth Lakes, February 24, 2021

for @anonsally

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hand over the peanuts and no one gets hurt

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

hand over the peanuts and no one gets hurt

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California Scrub-JayLa Cumbre Peak, February 6, 2021

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

California Scrub-Jay

La Cumbre Peak, February 6, 2021

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