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Monthly Archive for December, 2013

Spotted Towhee on Antelope Island

If you want to feel like you’re the only person at the edge of the world, you should go to Buffalo Point on Antelope Island.   Garr Ranch on Antelope Island has Spotted Towhees.  They found a patch of ground without snow and kicked up the ground to food underneath the leaves.     The […]

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!  We did nothing except sit around, except for a brief stint on the elliptical and a walk.  Also, we tried to tire Teddy Roosevelt out.  He gets tired quickly if you lift him up in the air by the toy.   Teddy loves cheese so he got camembert for Christmas.  This is the […]

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Toys for Young Boston Terriers

Teddy Roosevelt has a ridiculous number of toys because we have only pets to spoil.  Teddy is still teething so he likes soft chewable bones.  You can see him gumming it in the picture below.  It’s a little too small, but he enjoyed it for awhile.   This is the next size up in the […]

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Pied-billed Grebes

It’s been years since I’ve written about Pied-billed Grebes.  I’m so sorry I waited so long, but I have amazing pictures to show you.  At Farmington Bay last week there were a group of grebes milling around looking cute as usual.  Their big eyes make them look so young.  Wikipedia says they don’t swim very well […]

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Cross-Stitch Audrey

I finally finished making a cross-stitch Audrey for Jon.  I made one for my office two years ago.  It has a really nice location right now.  I point to it anytime a new employee starts to chat with me about my interests.  Birds.  Bam!   This is one of my favorite pictures because it’s Audrey […]

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Northern Harrier

I finished my final and the worst of my crunch-time work deadlines so I headed out to Farmington Bay today.  Today was a fantastic birding day.  The best picture was this male Northern Harrier.   This is an adult.  The juveniles are more rust colored.  Mia has lovely pictures of a female juvenile.  You know […]

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Studying with the Birds

I spend the weekend working on homework assignments and studying for my final next week. As a result, this was an awesome weekend for the birds. They love it when I hang out with them.     Conner was being a tattletale, though.  I’m not sure why but when Stonewall would go and do nesty […]

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Chinese Bulbul

The bulbul are one of those groups of birds that have a lot of sub-species in China.  I already mentioned the Red-whiskered Bulbul.  Today I’m talking about the Chinese Bulbul, also known as the Light-vented Bulbul.  These guys are ubiquitous.   They’re all over Asia.  I saw them both in Shenghen and Chengdu.  They even […]

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Green Finches in China

These little finches were everywhere in China.  I think they’re very charming, although I found them a bit frustrating when I’d be trying to get a shot of a rare bird and a finch would be in the way.  They look kind of bland when you see them on overcast days, which every day in […]

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