first birding expedition 2020 — The Write Side – South Dakota!

Originally posted on Best of the Midwest! Hiking – nature – photography:
We began at 6:50 a.m. on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 from our home in Madison, (Lake County) South Dakota. The sunrise was at 7:11 a.m. and we were hoping to get some good pictures of the sunrise as we headed out of town. On the highway near our old farmhouse we first saw… Continue reading first birding expedition 2020 — The Write Side – South Dakota!

Merlin (Female) — Guarding Her Territory? — Sonoran Images

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You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. I have had nothing but bad fortune seeking and photographing Merlins — until this winter. My luck has changed recently and I have had several productive encounters with these small falcons. I’m not doing anything… Continue reading Merlin (Female) — Guarding Her Territory? — Sonoran Images

Monk Parakeet — Feathered Focus

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Hey guys, welcome back! Today is our first parrot. That’s right, parrot. The monk parakeet is not native to the US. Some of you may be thinking there’s no parrots native to the US. Well, there are. Very few, and mostly just stragglers that wander north from Mexico and Central America. The eastern… Continue reading Monk Parakeet — Feathered Focus