In the Snow

February 27, 2024 - While I have no love of snow and freezing temperatures, I must admit that it provides a great backdrop for some bird pho...
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Easy Pickin's

February 26, 2024 - Red-bellied woodpeckers are pretty common here in Southeast Michigan. They inhabit a variety of wooded areas including f...
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Many Facets of Bathing

February 23, 2024 - Of the various rituals that swans engage in, bathing serves several purposes: - Feather maintenance -Social bonding as...
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Shaking It Off

February 21, 2024 - Bathing helps the mute swans maintain cleanliness and waterproofing of their feathers. As part of the bathing process, t...
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Daily Ritual

February 19, 2024 - Mute swans engage in a variety of interesting rituals including bathing. This daily ritual, which oftentimes occurs mult...
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Back to the Feeder

February 16, 2024 - This Red-bellied Woodpecker has a diverse diet including insects, fruits and seeds. Here in southeast Michigan during th...
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Up and Away

February 14, 2024 - A seen here, the male cardinal is known for is vibrant red plumage which covers most of their body. Other prominent feat...
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Leap of Faith

February 12, 2024 - In spite of their name - - "Red-bellied Woodpecker" - - the red belly of it is rarely seen. They are more easily recogni...
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Elegance

February 11, 2024 - In the midst of winter's icy grip on our small inland lake, the usually serene lake becomes more of a competitive battle...
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Toward the Sun

February 09, 2024 - In the South some folklore beliefs include one that says if you see a cardinal flying toward the sun then good fortune i...
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Crested Songbird

February 07, 2024 - Cardinals are easily recognized mainly by their plumage and their crested heads. Their crests can be raised or lowered d...
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Good Luck

February 05, 2024 - Cardinals are often associated with various beliefs about good fortune and good luck. In North American folklore the car...
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Double Pleasure

February 02, 2024 - These two female Merganser ducks truly showed off their fishing skills with both ducks coming up with a fish. Their fea...
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