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  • Birds, Winter February 13, 2021

    Pre-Flight

    Snow, cold, ice – happy to get the environment this awesome bird is able to thrive in – temps close to zero, windchill – 18 or so. The barge channel

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  • Birds February 12, 2021

    Behind the Buds

    At first I was annoyed that this one was behind the branches, but as I looked at it, I actually thing it adds a nice bit of texture and environ

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  • Birds January 13, 2021

    The Bronze

    Did another drive-by after lunch on the way back to work – was scoping for eagles hanging out on the ice, but no luck. However, this Cooper’s Hawk was there

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  • Birds, Winter January 8, 2021

    Eagles in Rome

    Swung down to the rivers edge in Rome this afternoon and found this pair hanging out, surveying the river. Another grayish-white day – about a week straight of this strange

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  • Birds November 26, 2020

    Tubbs

    Saw this “little” guy in a tree on my way to work a couple of days ago. Yep, always have my camera available at all times. I thought this dude

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  • Birds September 9, 2020

    Peek-a-boo

    Was walking Heidi tonight and this guy was keeping an eye on us – well we saw him too! The hawks and owls are out looking for squirrels and rabbits

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  • Birds August 23, 2020

    Growing Up

    This eagle is finally at the stage of being on its own. It has been soaring all over the lake this week – and actually terrorizing the young loon and

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  • Birds August 14, 2020

    Who, Me?

    This raven cracked me up. It was looking for bugs/things in this pine tree and it was making all sorts of hilarious clicks and chirps and warbles and sounds. I

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  • Birds August 14, 2020

    Prairie Finch

    I always carry my camera when I walk Heidi these days because you never know what you might see and miss.

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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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