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Monthly Archive for May, 2012

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

I was going to write about birds from Costa Rica but I took a quick trip to Red Butte Garden today and I have fantastic pictures of a Broad-tailed Hummingbird.  Here’s the male from very far away.     They look a lot like the Anna’s Hummingbird because of the ruby throat, but the Broad-tailed […]

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Top 100 Bird Blog

Hey guys, thanks to you reading my website I’ve made it into the top 100 of bird blogs according to Nature Blog Network!     So thanks!  Someday I hope to be in the top 20.  I occasionally tell people at work that I’m going to become a famous blogger like Dooce and retire from […]

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American Robin

We have robins in Utah year round but they start to establish a presence starting in March.   The robins are especially vocal at night and I can hear them when I bike home from work.  They made little chips and around dusk they break into song.  It’s very idyllic. Yes?  Can I help you? […]

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Fun

As I mentioned, on Friday I was ridiculously sick.  This was good news for the cockatiels, though, because it meant they got to spend a whole working day outside their cage.   The birds very quickly get used to one of us being in the room with them.  When Jon or I leave, all of […]

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New Lens

I did it!  I bought the Nikon 500mm lens.  I will not be buying anything else for a very long time.  So as the first example of why it’s better to buy this lens over others, I’ve taken pictures of sparrows at my feeder from the same distance with the same camera body (Nikon d300s) […]

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Foster’s Tern

You guys, I have been so sick since yesterday.  I threw up.  I haven’t thrown up since we lived in California and that was the result of a wild night of having three glasses of wine.  The last time I threw up due to sickness was in law school and that was due to the […]

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D.C. Area

Jon and I have returned from a trip to the D.C. area.  We had a really busy trip full of tourist attractions and fantastic food.  I feel like I’m really becoming in expert in vegan/vegetarian food across the country.  On Saturday we toured the Capital, the National Portrait Gallery and had amazing Mexican food at […]

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Most of the images that I took with the 400mm f/2.8 lens weren’t that impressive but I was really happy with the quail shots.  If you want to find quails, Red Butte Garden is full of them.  I first found some in the same section where I posted about the Spotted Towhee a few weeks […]

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Cockatiels

Birds are very intuitive and they dislike change.     A few weeks ago Jon and I went to Las Vegas for an attorney event.  When I was packing, Conner got very upset.  He could tell that we were about to leave because all the clothing was going into a suitcase.  He wouldn’t let me […]

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Takashi Finches

There is a fantastic sushi restaurant downtown called Takashi that I visited last Friday.  As soon as we walked up to the building I could hear the baby House Finches.  This picture is so funny because someone put up a piece of cardboard with nails in it to discourage the birds from nesting.  So they […]

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