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Monthly Archive for July, 2013

Garden 2013

I’ve been fretting all summer that my garden wasn’t growing.  Thank goodness for archives, though, because my garden is right along pace with last year’s garden.  For posterity, I took these pictures on July 28, 2013.   I’ve harvested about a pint of tomatoes, three zucchinis, one pattypan squash, lettuce and kale.  The squash are […]

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I took a break from studying this weekend to go to Red Butte Garden.  I saw a super cute juvenile Western Scrub Jay.  Below I’ve put a picture of an adult on top and the juvenile on the bottom.  Here’s a front view.     Side view.   Another front view to emphasize that the […]

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House Wren

In looking at my archives, I’ve never talked about House Wrens.  I saw a male and a female.  They look the same, but I’m assuming that dynamic because the presumed female watched the male sing.  This was the female.  From the front she looks like any little brown bird (lbb), but from the back you […]

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Cardboard Update

I know you’re dying to hear about whether the birds are still enjoying their cardboard.  The good news is that they are!  In fact, Conner is chewing a piece of cardboard in this picture.     Jon bought gray cardboard to see if Stonewall would prefer it to the yellow because he’d feel more camouflaged. […]

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Tree Swallow Nest

Tree Swallows are so beautiful.  Their iridescent feathers look green or blue depending on the angle.     I assumed that they built mud nests like the Barn Swallows and Cliff Swallows, but it turns out that they’re cavity nesters.  This articles says they often nest in woodpecker cavities.  I found a swallow nest inside […]

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Ospreys

Checkout the hook on this guy’s beak.  It’s for handling the fish.   Heber, UT has been putting up a lot more nests up for the Ospreys and they’re taking advantage.  Here’s a platform.   Can you spot the babies in the nest?  They blend incredibly well with the sticks.   Can you see them […]

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Bugs

As I mentioned in the previous post, we went back to Heber last weekend.  I saw a lot of birds and a lot of bugs. I brought you dinner     Everyone has bugs for you to eat!     In a variety of sizes.

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Black-billed Magpies

Heber, UT is filled with magpies.  I love them so much.  This picture of one strutting shows the essence of a magpie.   Juvenile magpies are the biggest babies.  They look just the adults except they go around begging for food.  It always amuses me to see parents patiently feeding juveniles that they know full […]

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I eat a lot of yogurt and recently I became obsessed with this yogurt drink called dough.  It’s yogurt, soda water, and mint.  Some people add cream.  Jon proposed we buy a yogurt maker.   I was completely on board with the yogurt maker, and then Jon wanted to make yogurt with raw yogurt.  I […]

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