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364/366 | Crested Caracara

December 29, 2020 - This morning I got a wild hair and drove to Lacassine Wildlife Refuge, 2-1/2 hours southwest. It was a beautiful day and...
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362/366 | Savannah Sparrow

December 27, 2020 - The husband returned with me to Ben Hur Rd., the latest birding hotspot in town. The Vermilion Flycatcher was still ther...
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361/366 | Ben Hur

December 26, 2020 - A couple days ago I received notice from a birding group that a Vermilion Flycatcher was spotted in south Baton Rouge, a...
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357/366 | Double Trouble

December 24, 2020 - Image of 12/22/2020 The Black-bellied Whistling Ducks are multiplying like crazy. We used to see them mostly in bayous...
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356/366 | Snacking in Style

December 24, 2020 - Image of 12/21/2020 When Tri-colored Herons fish, they use their wings to shield glare, allowing them to see better. It...
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355/366 | Pretzel Pose

December 24, 2020 - Image of 12/20/2020 A Great Egret posing in front of colorful cypress trees. His stance reminded me of a pretzel. 40...
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354/366 | Blue-winged Teal

December 24, 2020 - Image of 12/19/2020 At LSU Lakes, the husband and I enjoyed some closer looks at the Blue-winged Teals. 400mm | f/6.
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353/366 | Juvenile Landing

December 24, 2020 - Image of 12/18/2020 Juvenile White Ibis coming in for a landing. 286mm | f/5.6 | ISO 200 | 1/1000 sec
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352/366 | Mrs. Ruby

December 24, 2020 - Image of 12/17/2020 The male Ruby-crowned Kinglet refused to make an appearance, but the Mrs. was intrigued. I think he...
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351/366 | They're Back!

December 24, 2020 - Image of 12/16/2020 The Ruby-crowned Kinglets have returned to winter with us. Two pairs were spotted at a nearby birdi...
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350/366 | Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

December 23, 2020 - Image of 12/15/2020 Another day of birding Harris Walking Trail at Woman's Hospital. While calling out the Ruby-crowned...
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347/366 | Rare

December 12, 2020 - The husband and I saw this duck at LSU Lakes on Thanksgiving Day. I couldn't identify it, but kept a photo for reference...
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345/366 | Third Eyelid

December 10, 2020 - The American White Ibis demonstrating his third eyelid, also known as a nictitating membrane. This translucent "eyelid"...
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344/366 | Berry Beautiful

December 09, 2020 - Another glorious day. In addition to sunshine and cool weather, God blessed me with the Cedar Waxwing as a bonus. Actual...
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342/366 | The Lookouts

December 07, 2020 - Always pressed for time on Mondays, plus I had a dental checkup on the extracted wisdom teeth, so I blame that for my la...
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340/366 | Buddy the Ruddy

December 05, 2020 - Audubon Field Guide describes this duck as "An odd little diver, the main North American representative of the group of...
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339/366 | Broken Wing Bryan

December 04, 2020 - Bless his heart, this American White Pelican has been stranded at the lakes by the governor's mansion for about three ye...
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338/366 | Striking

December 03, 2020 - What a day! I left bible study early in order to get some photographs before the rains came. While observing a Little Bl...
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337/366 | Dark-eyed Junco

December 02, 2020 - Two pairs of Dark-eyed Juncos appeared in our yard today, both male and female. This particular bird has not been seen i...
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336/366 | Hooded Merganser

December 01, 2020 - Cornell Lab of Ornithology describes this duck as a "small duck with slender bill and flamboyant oversized head." They s...
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335/366 | Soar

November 30, 2020 - Thank you God for the sun today. Another large colony of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks have found a home near the gover...
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334/366 | Tri-colored Heron

November 29, 2020 - The weather has continued its cloudy/rainy pattern for the last several days. Between showers, the husband and I drove o...
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333/366 | In the Still of the Day

November 28, 2020 - The Black-crowned Night Heron normally forages at night. They are very still and deliberate as they wait for prey. These...
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330/366 | Winter Migrant

November 25, 2020 - An Orange-crowned Warbler came to visit my satsuma tree. It poured rain most of the afternoon, so I didn't think I'd get...
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329/366 | Dustup

November 24, 2020 - Today I had several image choices to go with from my outing at LSU Lakes. The Black-bellied Whistling Ducks began breaki...
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328/366 | Fall Bokeh

November 23, 2020 - This Black-bellied Whistling Duck perched in front of a cypress tree sporting lovely orange needles. The duck was in the...
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327/366 | Northern Shoveler

November 22, 2020 - While I was photographing this duck, I kept thinking "This looks like a mallard, but I know it's not." Later, I remember...
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325/366 | Posing in the Fall Foliage

November 20, 2020 - As you can see, I'm still recuperating. The medication is really kicking my patootie. Another shot of the Yellow-rumped...
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324/366 | Goldfinch

November 19, 2020 - This is the earliest I've seen the American Goldfinch in my yard. Normally, we see them around March or April. Sadly, we...
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323/366 | Butter Butt

November 18, 2020 - Still taking it easy from the dental procedure. Today I sat outside enjoying the nice breeze and cooler temperatures. I...
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316/366 | Daily Bread

November 11, 2020 - Before I begin this post, I'd like to thank all the Veterans who make heavy sacrifices and serve our country. You have m...
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311/366 | Majestic

November 06, 2020 - Arising early this morning, I headed out for LSU Lakes to hopefully see some new birds in different light. Unfortunately...
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310/366 | Spooked

November 05, 2020 - After bible study I drove to LSU Lakes. Once I find a place with semi-willing subjects, I'll keep mining it until I find...
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309/366 | Serenity Now

November 04, 2020 - Is there a class action lawsuit to sue pollsters, mainstream media, government bureaucrats and politicians for mental an...
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304/366 | Snowy Snack

October 30, 2020 - Snowy Egret at LSU Lakes with a bream. The fish looks like "Oh nooooo!" 400mm | f/9 | ISO 400 | 1/3200 sec
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301/366 | Casper

October 29, 2020 - Image of 10/27/2020 Biloxi, MS On Tuesday, the 27th, we were advised by the beach rental owner to evacuate our cottage...
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300/366 | Sentry

October 29, 2020 - Image of 10/26/2020 Coden, AL Monday was our only day for sunshine and no rain. The day started out heavy with clouds,...
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299/366 | Sanderling

October 28, 2020 - Oct 25, 2020 Our trip to Dauphin Island was nearly canceled thanks to Hurricane Zeta, but we took a chance and went any...
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297/366 | Boude

October 24, 2020 - Photo of 10/23/20 Boude (pronounced 'boo DAY') is a Cajun term meaning "to pout" or "be angry." I noticed with the matu...
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296/366 | The Mafia

October 22, 2020 - The Brown-headed Cowbirds have returned to my yard in huge numbers. Sigh. I say I love all birds, but this species is m...
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294/366 | Sanctuary

October 20, 2020 - I never tire of photographing the Bluebirds. Our yard has become a sanctuary for dozens and dozens of these vividly blue...
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290/366 | Alert

October 16, 2020 - We were blessed to wake up to temps in the low 60s this morning. It enabled me to get my walk in early without sweating,...
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286/366 | The Red Dot

October 12, 2020 - On my way to Whole Foods this morning, I stopped off at Burden Gardens (where else?) to see if the juvenile Hummingbird...
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284/366 | So Juvenile

October 10, 2020 - Delta came blowing through last night, and at one point I thought a gust of wind was going to take my little 7 lb. chihu...
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280/366 | House Finch

October 06, 2020 - The House Finches made an appearance in our yard this afternoon. They aren't frequent visitors, so I decided to make thi...
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279/366 | Firebush

October 05, 2020 - My love for photographing Hummingbirds is pretty evident, I suppose. At Burden Gardens I counted nine different plants t...
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277/366 | God's Little Miracles

October 03, 2020 - They're still here! Burden Gardens, Baton Rouge, LA. Most elegantly finished in all parts, the Hummingbird is a miniatu...
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274/366 | Have A Cigar

September 30, 2020 - Late this afternoon I headed back out to Burden Gardens to see if my little Hummingbird friend was still there. The humm...
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273/366 | Hungry Hungry Hummer

September 29, 2020 - We were blessed with blue, sunny skies and cool temps this morning. Knowing the early morning sun would be illuminating...
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271/366 | Feisty

September 27, 2020 - Today I hung around the house to do some gardening and weeding. The heat is back and that always zaps my energy, so I en...
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264/366 | Fueling Up

September 20, 2020 - Today we woke up to a cool 68°, an overcast sky, and blustery winds. That's so rare for September. I got most of my step...
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253/366 | Mealworm Time!

September 09, 2020 - We have so many Bluebirds! I counted a dozen at one time and it looked like dozens more at the baseball backstop. Since...
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241/366 | High Alert

August 28, 2020 - We have the sweetest pair of Downy Woodpeckers who live in our neighbor's Chinese tallow tree. This is the first time I'...
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237/366 | Hanging On

August 24, 2020 - This morning I woke up expecting to see wind and rain from tropical storm Marco; however, it was sunny and slightly bree...
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235/366 | Heart Head

August 22, 2020 - This morning around 10:30 I decided the azaleas in front of the house had to go. It took 3 hours to uproot 12 of them. T...
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233/366 | Locust Breakfast

August 20, 2020 - This morning I awoke early, so I was able to get a head start on my steps by 8:30AM. It was a cool, refreshing 77ºF. Yes...
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229/366 | Mississippi Kite

August 16, 2020 - As summer winds down, the Mississippi Kites will be leaving us soon. I have probably taken 2000+ shots of this bird of p...
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228/366 | Bluebird Casulty

August 16, 2020 - Photo of Aug 15, 2020. I'm a little behind! I blame the heat. Yesterday I was in the backyard watering my poor, parched...
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223/366 | Scraggly

August 10, 2020 - This young male House Finch looks like he's been in a few fights. Scrappy little fella. 400mm | f/5.6 | ISO 800 | 1/8...
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219/366 | Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut

August 06, 2020 - Anyone remember that jingle for Almond Joy back in the day? Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't. It was q...
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216/366 | Vivid

August 03, 2020 - I am one tired puppy. In addition to laundry, I tackled some major areas of my backyard garden: transplanting from pots,...
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213/366 | Sentry

August 02, 2020 - July 31 we watched four Ruby-throated Hummingbirds zoom around the feeder. Their acrobatic flying maneuvers are simply a...
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212/366 | Eastern Kingbird

August 02, 2020 - July 30 daddy and I took a drive to Percy Quin State Park. Every day we took a leisurely country drive for about an hour...
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208/366 | Teenage Cardinal

July 26, 2020 - This morning I woke early to some heavy showers. It was peaceful sitting in the living room listening to the downpour. D...
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207/366 | Cooper

July 25, 2020 - The Cooper's Hawk is a year-round bird for our area. Two days in a row on my walk I spooked one out of a grove of pine t...
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204/366 | Bluer Than Blue

July 22, 2020 - It's so incredibly hot. I know I keep mentioning that in my posts, but it's rough, y'all! Like winter, I sometimes get t...
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201/366 | Immature

July 19, 2020 - Whew doggies, it is HOT. It's getting pretty intense lately. As I sat in my prayer chair, it felt like an inferno. Needl...
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197/366 | Crowded

July 15, 2020 - After my walk and after I cleaned the bathrooms, I put out mealworms, sat in my chair and waited. We have at least a doz...
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194/366 | Ask the Animals

July 12, 2020 - But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth,...
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193/366 | Missing

July 11, 2020 - On April 20 I documented a female Northern Cardinal with a crossed beak. On June 28, I observed a female Cardinal missin...
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182/366 | Crab. It's What's for Lunch

June 30, 2020 - Most Sunday evenings we watch a news segment by Dave McNamara called Heart of Louisiana. Unique areas of our state are s...
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181/366 | Baby Blue

June 29, 2020 - We have had a flurry of juvenile bluebird activity in the yard lately. They are lured by four mealworm feeders and two b...
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178/366 | Stealthy

June 26, 2020 - Two days ago I received a text from FedEx that I would be required to sign for my camera delivery. All day yesterday I w...
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175/366 | Green Heron Brunch

June 23, 2020 - Feeling completely stuck and uninspired lately, I drove to LSU Lakes to try my luck there. Listened to some good devotio...
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172/366 | Eastern Bluebird

June 20, 2020 - Today I was so busy getting the inside and outside of the house ready for company, that I almost neglected to get a phot...
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169/366 | White-crested Laughingthrush

June 17, 2020 - A notice was put out on social media earlier in the week that the Baton Rouge Zoo would charge a special 50 cents admiss...
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167/366 | Friendly Competition

June 15, 2020 - My efforts to get crisp shots of the Mississippi Kite failed again. Actually, the shot I had planned for was the Monarch...
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164/366 | House Finch

June 12, 2020 - The House Finches paid us a visit today. I believe this is a young male due to some faint red patches on other shots. Bu...
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161/366 | Great Egret Knee Deep

June 09, 2020 - Word on the street is that Tropical Storm Cristobal blew in Frigatebirds and Sooty Terns, with some landing at LSU Lakes...
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157/366 | Red-bellied Woodpecker

June 05, 2020 - This Woodpecker is the easiest to identify, although you might not think the name is appropriate. Rarely showing their u...
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156/366 | Hairy?

June 04, 2020 - The Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers are strikingly similar. Three main differences are the size of the beak, overall bird si...
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153/366 | Blue Jay

June 01, 2020 - The Blue Jay is a frequent visitor to our back yard, but a challenge to shoot. For a fairly large, bossy, and boisterous...
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150/366 | Downy Woodpecker

May 29, 2020 - Put out the suet and they will come. Not only were we blessed with the Downy, the Tufted Titmouse made a couple of cameo...
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148/366 | Hiding

May 27, 2020 - LSU Rural Life Museum and surrounding grounds have been closed for a couple of months due to the Wuhan Virus. Since we a...
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145/366 | Rosie

May 25, 2020 - Yesterday, May 24, the husband drove me about 80 miles southwest to Rip's Rookery in New Iberia. On our last trip, March...
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143/366 | Mouthful

May 22, 2020 - My prayer corner has not provided me the peaceful experience I had anticipated. First, the baseball games commenced, wit...
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141/366 | Canada Geese in Field

May 20, 2020 - Today I tromped around vacant lots looking for something to shoot. I happened upon a flock of Canada Geese in a field of...
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132/366 | Feeding Time!

May 18, 2020 - More bird watching on the patio, May 11. It was fascinating watching all the different insects brought to the Carolina W...
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131/366 | Swallow-tailed Kite

May 18, 2020 - May 10. A gorgeous, spectacular day! Prior to seeing the Kite which flew right by the house, we had taken a drive in the...
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130/366 | Red-winged Blackbird

May 18, 2020 - May 9, daddy and I drove to Percy Quin State Park. Not much bird activity to observe. Kind of disappointed with lack of...
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128/366 | Stunned

May 17, 2020 - I have a lot of catching up to do for this project! On the day I arrived to care for my dad, May 7, we were enjoying th...
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116/366 | Bath Time

April 26, 2020 - Almost every day I clean out the bird bath and afterwards enjoy watching all the different species drinking and bathing.
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111/366 | Special Girl

April 20, 2020 - In between loads of laundry I observed the birds coming to my feeders. This female Northern Cardinal was acting strange.
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110/366 | Starling Darling

April 19, 2020 - Although regarded as pests with a boisterous, noisy presence, these birds possess beautiful colors. The main problem wit...
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109/366 | Chickadee Fledglings

April 18, 2020 - This is probably my last time to see the Carolina Chickadee babies. They will probably fledge (leave the nest) tomorrow...
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105/366 | Carolina Chickadee

April 14, 2020 - Today I did a lot of work in the yard. Planted an herb garden, removed old metal edging from a bed replacing it with mon...
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94/366 | Chickadee Hatchlings

April 03, 2020 - We have four Bluebird boxes on poles in our yard and one standard box with a side opening attached to the fence. With al...
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93/366 | Killdeer

April 02, 2020 - With all the gardening done, I took today to play. Of course, I could've cleaned inside the house, but hey, the dirt wil...
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89/366 | Showy Snowy

March 30, 2020 - The husband was kind enough to drive me 70 miles southwest yesterday so we could see what the wading birds were up to. W...
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67/366 | Kinglet Surprise

March 07, 2020 - Feeling uninspired with photography, I asked GOD during prayer time to bless me with a photo. Something told me to go to...
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65/366 | Museum

March 05, 2020 - The collective noun for Cedar Waxwings is an Ear-Full or Museum. These are social birds and can sometimes be observed pa...
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64/366 | Cedar Waxwing

March 04, 2020 - Every year I look forward to the Cedar Waxwings that visit our Holly berry trees in the backyard. I've been told it's no...
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54/366 | Bald Eagle

February 24, 2020 - Yesterday was an amazing day spent with my friend near Houma, Louisiana doing an eagle tour with Cajun Man's Swamp Tours...
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50/366 | Between the Lines

February 19, 2020 - Today had so much promise. On my daily walk with the Lord I saw a leucistic squirrel, miniature orange mushrooms, and sn...
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32/366 | Robin in the Clover

February 01, 2020 - The sun was in and out today, an improvement over the previous gloomy days. Temperature was 55F, but the wind was chilli...
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28/366 | Grooming White Ibis

January 28, 2020 - Rain is coming overnight, so I went to LSU Lakes to take advantage of the light. I was excited to photograph a Pod of Wh...
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22/366 | White-throated Sparrow

January 22, 2020 - Today was cold and overcast, but I soldiered on and went to nearby Trees and Trails to shoot winter flower macros outsid...
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17/366 | Belted Kingfisher

January 17, 2020 - It was a GREAT day to kayak Lake Martin. And thankfully the weather app was wrong. I was photographing an 8' alligator s...
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9/366 | White Ibis

January 09, 2020 - Looks like I'll be mining LSU Lakes for a while. I went hoping to see some White Pelicans; instead I saw and photographe...
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8/366 | Tri-colored Heron

January 08, 2020 - Today almost seemed too easy! Decided to visit LSU Lakes, praying along the way that I'd find something. Yes, I literall...
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7/366 | Eastern Bluebird

January 07, 2020 - In 2017 we inadvertently hosted a pair of Easter Bluebirds. Since then we've wholeheartedly embraced these birds, making...
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6/366 | Ruby-crowned Kinglet

January 06, 2020 - Every January I look forward to seeing the Ruby-crowned Kinglet. This tiny bird is a winter migrant for our area, often...
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4/366 | Loggerhead Shrike

January 04, 2020 - Day four. I feel I've lost my mojo; however, I shall continue on! Weather was perfect, lots of birds, so no excuses. I h...
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