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Flycatcher Fever

Posted Wednesday 30th October 2019 at 23:09 by armadillo
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My vote goes to the Tyrant Flycatchers as just about the nicest birds anyone could hope to meet. Standing in their presence provides them with a perfect excuse to fly close and perch on a nearby tree.

Many species regularly frequent residential areas and consequently do not spook easily in the presence of humans. Don't expect them around the feeder because they're mostly insectivores.

Experience tells me they tend to act a bit...
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Three Steps to Better Butterfly Pictures

Posted Thursday 7th April 2016 at 22:28 by armadillo
Updated Wednesday 30th October 2019 at 22:42 by armadillo (update the category)
Spring and summer usually bring out butterflies, and with them the widespread use of digital cameras for butterfly pictures.

see also: Green Nature

A quick tour of relevant internet sites easily shows that all butterfly pictures are not created equal. Some butterfly pictures look stunning while others look as if they represent stunned butterflies.

If your butterfly pictures more often than not fit into the latter category, three simple tips might be all...
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Knowing Your State Birds Still Fun

Posted Thursday 7th April 2016 at 22:14 by armadillo
Updated Wednesday 30th October 2019 at 22:51 by armadillo
Knowing your state birds reached the level of parlor game some time ago. Here's a refresher on three different state birds.

New Jersey Birds

Most bird quizzes covering New Jersey begin and end with a question of the state bird, the American Goldfinch, also called the Eastern Goldfinch. A brightly colored bird often seen as backyard feeders, the American Goldfinch fits the state's self identification as the Garden State. A garden large or small will certainly draw its...
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