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Springtime Nature, May 2016

Earlier, the month of May was rainy and cold. But the developing peaches and other fruit survived some frosts and a torrential hail storm that tore leaves off the trees. Now, things have warmed-up, and everything is as beautiful as one can imagine. The … Continue reading

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Today’s Western Tanager and Western Bluebird juvenile, May 22, 2015

The re-stocked suet feeder has brought the birds back – in this case, the male Western Tanager. The juvenile Western Bluebird was a surprise, since I hadn’t noticed nesting Bluebird adults in the area. We’re having a wet and cool … Continue reading

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Western Tanager

I had been awaiting the arrival of these very colorful birds, who migrate through here in the Spring, on the way to their favored breeding locale in higher-elevation coniferous forests. Being fruit eaters, they’ve been attracted to our compost pile, … Continue reading

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Spring on the Rio Grande, NM

Spring is springing along the Rio Grande. The wintering bald eagles must have heard the predictions for an early Spring, because they up and left in the first half of March. The other winter residents – the goldeneye ducks – … Continue reading

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