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A Stick and a Fish

With the despair of the lost nest of Zorro and Esperanza, I have been hoping that they would rebuild. For the first few days after the wind storm, they sat at the nesting site with a look of confusion. Then one day the weather was favorable, and it appeared that nest building was once again…

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Small but Mighty

Along the trail in Patapsco Valley State Park is a small but mighty waterfall. Full with the early spring rain, it flowed over the moss covered rocks towards a small stream. Loud and bold it was, showing its little might. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though…

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A Fresh Start

Good morning ! A couple of manor guests wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Easter. And for those that don’t celebrate Easter, happy early spring day. They hope you are enjoying family and friends and doing something fun today. Perhaps today is a day of renewal. A day of a new start…

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The Night Buffet

NOTE: If you’re unable to view the video above, try the one below for an international version. The critters at the manor had a lovely evening dinner buffet. Click and watch the action as it plays out through the evening. It’s nice that they shared. May you have a wonderful Easter Weekend with your family…

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Horned Grebe

One of the many migrating birds that pass through the Chesapeake Bay is the Horned Grebe. Unique in their red eyes, and coloring around the males heads, it’s hard not to be mesmerized by these odd creatures. They dive for fish and are excellent underwater swimmers. Sometimes watching them, you wonder if they’ll ever come…

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National War Correspondents Memorial

Standing tall at Gathland State Park in Jefferson, Maryland is the National War Correspondents Memorial honoring journalists killed in combat. Built in 1896 at Crampton’s Gap, a location where the first major civil war battle occurred in Maryland at the Battle of South Mountain. A peculiar memorial with Roman influences including horse heads and Pan…

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The Lovely Couple

I have to admit that I am now obsessed with the couple that have moved in next door. Allow me to introduce you to Esperanza and Zorro, the Osprey couple that you met just a couple of days ago. I’ve been watching them daily, mainly Esperanza screaming for attention from Zorro, while Zorro adds to…

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Setting up House

Early in the morn the sound of a calling Osprey awakened me. Looking out the window I saw one fly by and land on my neighbors dock. Rather unusual as around the manor, the Osprey usually fly by for destinations unknown. Heading down to the water to investigate, with camera in hand, (Got to thank…