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Monthly Archive for March, 2013

Robins

Spring has been coming in fits and starts.  Last weekend I went to Red Butte Garden hoping to get some good bird pictures.  Since it’s at a higher elevation, there was still a lot of snow on the ground so the flowers looked like this.       But there was a lot of bird […]

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Brown-flanked Bush Warbler

Do you know who’s cute?  This guy!       This guy was so hard to photograph.  You’d think it was easy because I have some nice shots of him, but he spent a lot of time diving into bushes.  The only reason I have good captures is because he didn’t think he was very […]

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Stonewall Whistles

My darling Stonewall is a happy bird.  He has not mastered the cockatiel complaining noise.  In fact, I’m not sure Stonewall knows how to complain.     He knows how to say no, as in “No, I will NOT get on your finger,” “No, Trevor, you cannot be on that perch!” and “No, Conner, that […]

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Tibetan Macaques on Mt. Emei

On Mount Emei, if you hike for about five miles you can find some Tibetan Macaques.  When the females are ready to mate, their faces turn red.         These monkeys live in the wild, but tourists feed them.  As a result, they jump on people so that they can search their pockets […]

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White-browed Laughingthrush

I looked through my pictures from China to find a longer bird for Tiffany.  Behold the White-browed Laughingthrush!       These guys are very common and can be found in several countries.  But they’re shy and therefore hard to photograph.  They like to travel in flocks and they really like foraging on the ground. […]

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Laptop

Conner loves Jon’s laptops, which I’ve apparently mentioned before.  His favorite thing is to try to pry the keys off. He managed to pop one off last week. Look at his little red tongue!  You can also see Stonewall studying his technique.       Where Conner goes, Trevor goes, and then Stonewall follows until […]

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Gray-headed Bullfinch

Do you want to see another bird with a strange beak?  These bullfinches have beaks that are proportionately large, but they don’t open very wide.  Here’s the female:           They are so precious!  I came across this group of them on top of a mountain eating on the ground.  We hiked […]

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Spotted Dove

Before we left for China I bought a 1.4 teleconverter for my lens.  Here’s some pigeons.  I think they look too soft.  And very cold.  The one on the left is so puffed up he must have trouble seeing.       China has feral pigeons too, but they also have this much lovelier version. […]

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Plumbeous Water Redstart

When you see a Plumbeous Water Redstart on the ground, he looks like a beautiful but somewhat plain bird.       But if you catch him flashing his tail, you can tell how special he is.       In China I saw a male Plumbeous Water Redstart nearly everytime I was near a […]

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Conner Is Generous

Conner has always been the nicest, most loving of the cockatiels towards me.  It kills me to take trips because I know he misses me.  His favorite thing is when I change the newspapers in their cages because I crawl under the table to clean and Conner gets really curious about the process.  He also […]

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