Kite-Man and Robin, 04-11-19

After breakfast, I noticed there was a fat Robin, Turdus migratorius, sitting on the fence in the backyard, so I ran to get my camera and got some photos of her. Then I could hear the neighborhood magpies fussing over something, so I looked around and saw a bird sitting in the top of a […]

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A Very Hot Squirrel

There’s a huge bracket fungus at the base of the Mulberry tree in the backyard, and I noticed that a neighborhood squirrel often sought it out in the heat of the day — like a little shelf it could lay on.  I took some ice and water out and left it on the bracket to […]

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Cedar Waxwings

When I got to the house after picking my car up from the garage, I found a large flock of Cedar Waxwings in the hackberry tree in the neighbors’ front yard. The birds flew down en masse to drink some street water and then flew back up into the tree again. I knew they were […]

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Nature Heals

I’d been cooped up in the house for most of the last week with what turns out to be a form of “walking pneumonia”, and couldn’t take it anymore, so, even though I was still feeling crappy, I took the dog with me for a walk at the Old Historic City Cemetery. This time of […]

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The Butterflies are Returning!

I was going to go to a tracking outing at Cache Creek this morning, but I got up too late, so I packed up the dog and we went to the American River Bend Park instead.  We walked for almost 3½ hours, which is a long walk for the both of us, but we got […]

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Mostly Big Soggy Vultures Today

I got up around 7:00 this morning and was out the door with the dog in about 15 minutes.  We headed off to the American River Bend Park.  It as overcast and chilly all morning, so a lot of the critters slept in.  I did get to see some Scrub Jays, Starlings, woodpeckers, and gulls […]

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