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Ed

Mr. Blue Grosbeak

June 02, 2017
One of my favorite birds, Mr. Blue Grosbeak continues to hang around the property giving me ample reasons to burn more pixels.
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Mr. & Mrs. Blue Grosbeak

June 02, 2017
I'm unsure if they're nesting close by, but they continue to make appearances in my yard. Hopefully they do have a nest and bring their fledglings out for a photo shoot....
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Mr. Baltimore Oriole

May 12, 2017
Wow! Are these guys ever striking!! I was treated to eight of them in my yard a couple mornings back. What a sight to see these incredibly colored birds contrasted agains...
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Orchard Oriole

May 12, 2017
A week ago I had never seen an Orchard Oriole. This male visited my area on two consecutive days, but was very timid and didn't allow many photo opportunities. He's a lit...
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Baltimore Oriole

May 07, 2017
The orioles have arrived! The Baltimore Oriole is a striking bird with nervous tendencies and a territorial attitude. They flit about hardly every sitting still for more...
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Rose-breasted Grosbeak

April 28, 2017
The grosbeaks are impressive with their oversized beaks and attractive colors and the Rose-breasted variety doesn't disappoint. I've seen three males and one female worki...
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Blue Grosbeak

April 28, 2017
The Blue Grosbeak is migratory in my area and quite a treat to see. They're not very tolerant of my camera noise, so photo opportunities are few. This one was surprised w...
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American Goldfinch

April 27, 2017
The goldfinches have arrived wearing their breeding plumage. This male resembled a flying jewel with his impressive display of yellow/gold feathers. They're one of my fav...
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First Hummer of the Season

April 20, 2017
The hummingbirds made their springtime debut at my house this past week. A solitary male Ruby-throated found my feeder just a few hours after first putting it out. It's a...
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The Heart Tree

February 10, 2017
It's amazing what you find when you get out and explore. This hollow beech tree with a heart-shaped hole was easy to spot while walking along a secluded little creek. Nea...
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Great Falls on the Potomac

January 07, 2017
Great Falls is located about 15 miles north of Washington, D.C. on the Potomac river. It falls about 75' in less than a mile and is a major attraction to photographers, s...
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Thirsty Elk Calf

October 28, 2016
This yearling elk calf appears to be on full alert as it sips water from a spring-fed watering hole. Its eyes are wide open and its ears are fully erect. It didn't take l...
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Elk Dippin'

October 22, 2016
The elk action in Boxley Valley had been almost nonexistent for nearly a week, but the herd has reappeared at the north end of the valley. The first and second fields sou...
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Bull Elk Fighting

October 09, 2016
Here we are into the second week of October and the rutting displays this year are some of the best I've seen. Multiple mature bulls competing for control of the harem ha...
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The Elk Rut 2016

October 06, 2016
The rut has started! There aren't a lot of elk in the valley, but I suspect that will change as the rut intensifies. I have found two separate herds and have seen four ma...
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