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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Bouquet of Birds

Trying to do paperwork for assignments- have to make this quick. Here are the best birds of the last few days.

Just a handsome mourning dove, but on a branch instead of the ground.

mourning dove

Here's a female hairy woodpecker. O wait, I said the "best." This isn't so good, she's hammering on MY house.

hairy woodpecker

Here's a nifty surprise. On the marshy end of Arcadia Lake I thought I saw some large birds. Took some pix, and had to wait till I could see them on the computer to be sure of what I had. But, yes, more sandhill cranes! I never seem to get tired of them.

sandhill cranes

Back to work for me!

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rainfield61 said...

I think she's curing on MY house.

Lin said...

Such pretty birds today! I haven't seen sandhill cranes in person. I just hope they don't come to my pond!

betchai said...

haha, that picture of woodpecker is sure funny when you mentioned it can't be best coz it is hammering your house :) and i love those sand hill cranes, though i don't think i saw them here.

Ann said...

Birds, good. Birds hammering on your house, not so good

Sharkbytes said...

rainfield- she flew a long way to do that for you.

Lin- Oh- wouldn't it be great if you saw some on your trip to MI?

betchai- my book says they also breed in Idaho and maybe eastern Oregon, and winter in S Cal and Mexico. Keep your eyes open and maybe you'll get lucky!

Ann- I shooed her off after taking the pic.