POTD 6/27/22

June 27, 2022 - CHICK PIC - Heron chick has a goofy look when viewed head on.
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POTD 6/26/22

June 26, 2022 - CHIPPER - Eastern Chipmunk keeping an eye on me. We are overrun with the cute little rodents making their 2" wide burrow...
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POTD 6/25/22

June 25, 2022 - MOUTH FULL - Male Red-bellied Woodpecker heads away from the feeder with as many seeds as he can hold. This time of year...
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POTD 6/24/22

June 24, 2022 - PRACTICING - Heron chicks on the verge of fledging. Heron chicks grow quickly and seem eager to take wing and get out of...
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POTD 6/23/22

June 23, 2022 - LAND OF PLENTY - Cardinal taking advantage of a huge pile of black sunflower seeds. In the 1950s, Cardinals were found n...
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POTD 6/22/22

June 22, 2022 - IT'S NOT EASY BEING GREEN - Green Frog in our garden pond.
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POTD 6/21/22

June 21, 2022 - POINT OF VIEW - Some days I use the canoe to get a different angle on the beaver pond. The Heron nests are in the dead t...
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POTD 6/20/22

June 20, 2022 - BEAVER POND ORCHID - We watch for the Rose Pagonia to bloom on the beaver pond. Pogonia aphioglossoides is in the orchid...
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POTD 6/19/22

June 19, 2022 - INCOMING - Heron landing on a crowded nest on the beaver pond. A nest full of growing chicks makes landing a precision m...
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POTD 6/18/22

June 18, 2022 - EXACTLY HOW DO THESE WINGS WORK? - A just-fledged Eastern Phoebe works at getting the hang of spreading its' wings. It w...
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POTD 6/17/22

June 17, 2022 - JUST DAISY - A patch of Oxeye Daisies will brighten any view. They are in the Aster family and tend to form patches in f...
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POTD 6/16/22

June 16, 2022 - NESTING ROBIN STINK-EYE - Robin sitting on a nest under the solar array gives me a dirty look. This momma is on her seco...
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POTD 6/15/22

June 15, 2022 - FEED ME - A fledgling Downy Woodpecker gets fed by momma Downy Woodpecker in the annual Summer BabyBird-athon at Sundial...
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POTD 6/14/22

June 14, 2022 - JUST SPEAK UP - Heron chicks getting quite big and spend most of the time in the nest alone while both parents hunt to f...
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POTD 6/13/22

June 13, 2022 - THE BIG WOODPECKER - Female Pileated Woodpecker visited the yard. We hear them more than we see them...so always nice to...
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POTD 6/12/22

June 12, 2022 - CARDINAL ON THE FRINGE - Male Cardinal perched on a Fringe Tree bush branch. Fringe Tree, Chionanthus virginicus, gets i...
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POD 6/11/22

June 11, 2022 - TINY DANCER - A tiny sweat bee on a garden flower. Nature is cool close up.
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POTD 6/10/22

June 10, 2022 - NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK - Newly hatched Heron chicks in a nest on the beaver pond. Another nest on the beaver pond has Her...
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POD 6/9/22

June 09, 2022 - BEE THERE FOR ME - An American Bumble Bee buzzes a Cherry tree branch on the edge of the beaver pond.
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POTD 6/8/22

June 08, 2022 - FOUND A SPOT - A male Yellow-shafted Flicker checks out a nesting cavity in a tree on the beaver pond. Flickers, a type...
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POTD 6/7/22

June 07, 2022 - BEAR TICKS? - When the troublesome yearling bear came calling yesterday, we noticed engorged ticks on its' ears and abov...
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POTD 6/6/22

June 06, 2022 - ACROBAT - A Chipmunk munches on Maple tree "helicopter" seeds. Maybe a few of them won't sprout in my yard.;-)
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POTD 6/5/22

June 05, 2022 - ORANGE YOU GLAD - Female Red-Bellied Woodpecker enjoys the orange we put out to attract Orioles. The woodpeckers love th...
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POTD 6/4/22

June 04, 2022 - BUNCHBERRY BLOOMS - The path to the beaver pond is covered with Bunchberry blooms now. The low growing Cornus canadensis...
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POTD 6/3/22

June 03, 2022 - EAGER EATERS - Heron chicks eager to get the food the adult Heron is bringing to the nest.
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POTD 6/2/22

June 02, 2022 - BEAVER POND BLOOMS - A Larger Blue Flag Iris in bloom on the beaver pond.
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POTD 6/1/22

June 01, 2022 - HOME ALONE - Heron chicks are big enough to be left alone in the nest while the parents hunt. They grow really quickly b...
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