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Archive for April, 2013

Zoo trip!

Bear by ambermae
Bear, a photo by ambermae on Flickr.

We took a trip to the North Carolina Zoo today. Check out my photos here.

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Hawk

Hawk by ambermae
Hawk, a photo by ambermae on Flickr.

One of my favorites from this morning’s photo walk at nearby Shelley Lake.

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So long, ducks

I forgot to mention earlier that the arrival of spring also means the departure of our buffleheads and other winter ducks. So long, funny ducks. I’ll miss you.

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Welcome Spring

Today it finally feels like we’ve turned the corner on spring. I thought the winter would never end. Some photos —

Rainy cardinal:

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A carolina wren sounds an alarm:

 

 

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Pine siskins:

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Kitten antics:

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And squirrel antics:

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Dinner for ten:

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Easter at the Lake

Yesterday before the family settled in for Easter dinner I grabbed a few minutes to sit outside with my camera. It was a beautiful spring day and the birds were quite active. This yellow rumped warbler preened right in front of me for a while, which is why he’s so fluffy:

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This is what they look like when they’re not so ruffled:

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My kitten enjoyed a little time outside, too:

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The big surprise yesterday was that this double crested cormorant seems to have moved to our lake. I saw a few recently at another nearby lake, but this was the first one I saw here:

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And today I found this shy bullfrog hiding in my pool cover. He’s safe from the heron up here!

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