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Duck Out of Water

Ducks are supposed to be swimming in the water-right?  Well, not all ducks stay in the water all the time.  We just have a picture in our mind that ducks should be swimming around in a lake somewhere. The fine … Continue reading

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Fish for Breakfast

What better way to start off the day than having fresh fish for breakfast.  Now if you didn’t know better, you’d think this little bird might have gotten a little ambitious in catching that rather large perch.  How does he … Continue reading

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Vesper Sparrow

Vesper Sparrows can be found in northwest Louisiana during the winter months.  This bird was photographed at Red River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters Unit.  A Savannah Sparrow was on the same dead tree as this Vesper Sparrow.  Seems like Savannahs are plentiful, but … Continue reading

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White-crowned Pigeon

Here’s another lifer bird.  This is a White-crowned Pigeon (Columba leucocephala).  They are common in the Bahamas, Cuba, Florida Keys and even found in the southern Florida tip.  This particular image was taken in Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas at a … Continue reading

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Cuban Grassquit

One of several new life species encountered on a recent trip to the Carribean.  This bird is a male Cuban Grassquit (Tiarus canorus) and was photographed in the capital city of Nassau on the island of New Providence, Bahamas.  The … Continue reading

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Ibis I Am

This odd looking bird is pretty common around rivers and lakes throughout much of the year in northwest Louisiana.  The long decurved bill, white wings and black wingtips make for an easy identification of an adult White Ibis.  I see … Continue reading

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Summertime Blues

A nice colorful summer bird around northwest Louisiana is the male Blue Grosbeak.  This image was taken Sunday 5Aug12 at the Bayou Pierre Unit of Red River National Wildlife Refuge.  Grosbeaks are seed eaters, as might be implied by their … Continue reading

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Yellow All Over

August in northwest Louisiana.  It is hot!  But at least this summer is pretty typical.  Now last summer was brutally hot.  The central U.S. is getting it this summer.  For those who enjoy the outdoors, fall sports are getting started … Continue reading

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Puffin Stuffin’

Another new life bird from a recent trip to Maine.  This is an Atlantic Puffin.  They generally stay out to sea, but hang around shore to nest.  We took a Nature Cruise tour out of Bar Harbor.  The trip lasted … Continue reading

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Lookin’ for a Handout

This Herring Gull flew in and landed right next to our car just as we stopped for a “Kodak Moment” at a scenic overlook in Acadia National Park.  Sorry to disappoint the gull, but no handouts.  But it must have … Continue reading

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