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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

One Afternoon

"Spend the afternoon. You can't take it with you."
- Annie Dillard

~click on picture to see it larger

Monday, January 28, 2008

Mt. Rainier

"I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center."
- Kurt Vonnegut

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Northern Flicker

Western Red-Shafted, Flicker, female.
notice no red mustache, only the male northern red-shafted Flicker has a red mustache

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Three Owl week

Barred Owl

Yes this picture was taken in the summer. I wanted to use it to brag about my three owl week. I heard and talked to a male Great-Horned Owl, and heard a Barn Owl at the same time. Then a few nights later a Barred Owl woke me up with his Hoo-aw call, a call a pair will hoot for long-distance communication. Even though we are in the middle of winter, these birds are getting ready to nest and breed. What a thrill!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Brown Creeper

I love these little birds. Very hard to photograph in the grey light and dark woods. They eat bugs from the live trees and nest under the bark in dieing trees. I feel lucky that we get to see them year around here in the PNW.