Category Archives: Birdwatching

Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Photos

This photo challenge was, well, challenging!   My family had a lot of fun this year.  We only left Ohio twice, and even then we just went over the border into Pennsylvania.  We went to a lot of beautiful and … Continue reading

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Turkey Trot

A couple of weeks ago I was mightily surprised to see a flock of wild turkeys in a field near Andy’s workplace.  Today I got a chance to see them up close.  I counted 16!  Only had my phone so … Continue reading

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Hocking County – More than caves and trails

Hiking on trails and through caves is not the only thing to do in the Hocking Hills.  You can zip-line through the trees, canoe, kayak, horseback ride, rent an ATV or a bicycle.  We didn’t do any of those things. … Continue reading

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Sunflowers and Hummingbirds

Some of you may not know this but my family owns acreage on three separate properties in Southern Ohio.  My parents live on one and we use all three for recreation.  Lots of it is put aside in a conservation … Continue reading

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Killdeer on the beach

Isn’t this a lovely watercolor of a killdeer?  But wait, it’s NOT a painting!  I took this photo at sunset on Headlands Beach using the digital zoom on my 10Mp Lumix camera.  This pretty bird led us on a merry … Continue reading

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Lake Erie Today – Erosion and Birds at Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve

Imagine losing 50 feet of your back yard.  That’s what has happened along Lake Erie over the past 10 years.  This winter was particularly damaging.  Because of the mild temperatures the lake did not freeze over allowing north winter winds … Continue reading

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Erie Bluffs – A long walk to a small spot

Just a few miles beyond the eastern border of Ohio is Pennsylvania’s newest state park, Erie Bluffs.   Dana and I found Erie Bluffs about a year ago when we were touring area wineries.   On that trip we only visited the lower section of the park, … Continue reading

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Live! Ospreys at Dunrovin Guest Ranch, Montana

Now here’s a real treat – the Cornell Lab has just added a bird cam of an Osprey nest! It’s amazing to see this beautiful raptor up close.  I’ve only glimpsed them in the treetops near the shore of Lake … Continue reading

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Pacific Loon, Alaska – New Bird Cam Link

Time marches on, babies grow up and leave the nest – The Eastern Bluebirds have fledged The Great Blue Herons are so big they block out the camera at times The Red-Tailed Hawks have become “branchers”, moving out onto the … Continue reading

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American Kestrels – New Nestbox Cam!

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology posted this new nestbox cam – American Kestrels!  This small raptor ranges across most of the United States and Canada and parts of Central and South America.  I’ve seen them occasionally in the fields of Southern Ohio and … Continue reading

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