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Eurasian Eagle Owl

The Eurasian Eagle Owl is native to Europe and Asia, but not found in North America. Several do exist in America in exhibits, allowing those that can’t travel to foreign lands to set eyes on them. Considered one of the largest owls in the world, their pumpkin colored eyes are captivating. In the Netherlands, there…

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A Sad Tale Indeed

With great despair today’s update for Zorro and Esperanza isn’t cheerful. I visited them two days ago, sitting in their high rise apartment, tending to it, making it perfect for the kids to come. Esperanza appeared that she was about to lay her first egg, but hadn’t quite done so as she was moving around…

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Adorable Little Fox Kits

Ok, so are you ready for cuteness overload? Well I certainly am! Determined to have a “baby week” last week, I went in search of babies. It took traveling to three states, but totally worth the effort. Today’s darlings are the fox kits at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Smyrna, Delaware. There are two…

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A Little Who-Let

There is a little town in Pennsylvania, where along a quiet stream in the middle of town stands a tree. This tree holds treasures within. These treasures? Three Great Horned Owlets! Quickly becoming well-known in the birding and bird photography community in our area, of course I had to make the sojourn to go and…

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Tree Swallows

SWALLOWS travel to and fro, And the great winds come and go, And the steady breezes blow, Bearing perfume, bearing love. Breezes hasten, swallows fly, Towered clouds forever ply, And at noonday, you and I See the same sunshine above. Robert Louis Stevenson

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It’s a High Rise

While I haven’t been looking this week, Zorro and Esperanza have been busy building their high rise apartment. Compared to their nest not too long ago after the wind storm, they have been really working hard. Within ten days, in between fishing and lovemaking they’ve managed to create quite the hacienda. Captured April 7, 2015…

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The Unexpected

You never know when something exciting may cross your path. I was in the grocery store parking lot, starting to leave and saw a hawk in the middle of the aisle. Ready to park and pull out the camera, I saw him flush up from a passing car. Of course, my eye followed where he…

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In the Rain

It was raining, and someone came out with an appetite. Not sure if I’ve mentioned that I’ve learned that Mr. Fox is actually a Miss Fox. After the Evening Buffet, and watching a short clip, I saw the fox squat for, well..a pee. Seems these foxes leave a urine mark when the food source is…

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Along the Tidal Basin

The Cherry trees are now in full bloom in Washington D.C. and area photographers wait anxiously for when they are in their full glory. A four a.m. departure had me arrive at the Tidal Basin at 5:15 a.m. I thought I had gotten there quite early as sunrise wasn’t until 6:30. But it seemed that…