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  • Birds August 11, 2020

    Long Time No See

    I haven’t seen any of these fabulous birds since May – here in Peoria on my nightly doggie walk of Heidi. Well lo-and-behold spotted this fine feathered creature looking down

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  • Birds August 8, 2020

    Hawk Take-off

    Yep, another big bird taking off from a power line. Standard fare – Red Tailed Hawk back here in gross central Illinois.

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  • Birds, Northwoods August 1, 2020

    High Altitude

    I posted a shot of this nest last year because I thought it was cool how high up and perfectly centered it is. Well sure enough it is now occupied

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  • Birds, Northwoods July 31, 2020

    Stretching

    Some day I’ll get a shot that is just right, with the sun in the right spot, with me in the right spot, and the loon at a perfect angle.

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  • Birds July 9, 2020

    Piggy Back

    Another loon shot, but this time these are the ones on our lake. It is actually a state statute that you must approach no closer than 200 feet to loons

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  • Birds July 9, 2020

    Loon Chicks

    Looks like early July is the time the baby loons hatch – as we have new chicks on our lake “Little Pike” and these here were taken from Trout Lake.

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  • Birds, Mercer July 5, 2020

    The Imposter

    This guy cracked me up – as we were driving along we saw this one and a few of his home boys hanging out in a yard. At first glance

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  • Birds July 4, 2020

    The Mom

    This is the mom of the 2 eaglets in the nest from the other day. She perches here every day – she has a straight shot view of her nest

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