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Monthly Archive for July, 2012

 I finally made it Mirror Lake this summer.  We arrived around 1:00pm yesterday with a picnic lunch.  Just as we were finishing lunch the sky opened up and the heavens poured down.  It’s been such a strange summer because it usually never rains in Utah, and all the rain seems to occur during the weekend. […]

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Pine Warbler

Here’s the second best picture that I took in New Hampshire.     He looks like a Yellow Warbler from halfway down.  The females are all gray with a little bit of yellow in the upper half.     In Arizona we saw a ton of warblers and the Olive Warbler looks similar to the […]

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Stonewall

Stonewall has been experiencing all the benefits of living with us.  He’s eaten sprouts, taken showers and had nighttime snuggles.  I’m trying to get him to love being in the shower since it’s the most efficient way to bathe him.  I can’t take Conner in the shower anymore because he’s scared of the bathroom and […]

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Chipping Sparrow

This is the best photo that I took in New Hampshire.     I thought he was an American Tree Sparrow until a friend of mine said her place is surrounded by Chipping Sparrows.  Well!  It turns out that they look extremely similar because they both have rufous caps and lines through their eyes.  The […]

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Gray Catbird

Catbirds are everywhere.  I’ve seen them in Utah, I heard them in Arizona and now I’ve also seen them in New Hampshire.       On the first day I visited, I walked around, took pictures, packed up my gear and then as we were leaving there was a catbird in a bush only three feet […]

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Stonewall Update

Stonewall is a darling baby.  He’s had enough contact with us where he wants us to pick him up.  He snuggles with me and makes begging noises.  As you continue to cuddle him, he gets more and more insistent that you should feed him even though his crop is always full.  I adore him completely. […]

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Baby Duck Rescue

Yesterday we had some unexpected excitement.  Jon was on our porch and saw a cat stalking something.  He realized that it was a duck and her little babies.  We live in a residential neighborhood in the middle of two busy streets so the ducks couldn’t stay there.     I grabbed a box and scooped […]

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Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

Jon bought me this amazing setup for the camera for my birthday.  I had been using my old monopod, which uses a ball joint to move.  A ball joint is problematic when your camera weighs nine pounds because the camera will spin out of control.  So Jon got me a Wimberly sidemount, an attachment to […]

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July Garden

I don’t want to bore you with too many details of my garden this year so I’m condensing the posts.  Last year I used plastic cages to try and guide the tomatoes and it was a huge failure because the tomatoes were too heavy.  This year I bought a metal gate and used it for […]

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Stonewall Conner Bird

Why did we go all the way to Massachusetts for a baby cockatiel, you ask?  Well, as much as I love Trevor he’s kind of a spaz.  He came to us too old to be properly socialized and he freaks out at everything.  Trevor and Conner are friends but I want Conner to have a […]

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