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MM 2-18 : Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

This female Rose-Breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) slowly crept closer to me, almost like it wanted me to photograph it. Then as it got real close it flew off. Such a tease! Each week Leanne Cole hosts Monochrome Madness over on … Continue reading

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American Redstart

I believe that this is a femaleĀ  American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla). I’m not 100% sure, it looks like it may be a juvenile. It’s still a little fuzzy. I finally had a beautiful weekend off of work and had some … Continue reading

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Bird Sitting on Birdhouse

As I said yesterday I took several photographs of this little bird. Clearly it was watching me also. I was attracted to the shininess of the blue feathers. Have a great day!

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MM 2-16

I took several photos of this bird sitting on its house. Usually they are flying around so fast you can get a shot of them. The sunlight was hitting it just right and the blue was nice and bright. I … Continue reading

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Great Day Part Two: Bald Eagles (5 photos)

First Let me point out that there are 5 photographs in this post. As I mentioned yesterday it turns out that there are three Bald Eagles living in the Kishwaukee River Forest Preserve that is not far from my house. … Continue reading

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Great Day: Waterfowl

I had a great outing yesterday. It began with having an extra day off of work. Even though it was very cold yet again, the sun was out and there were some interesting clouds in the sky. When I told … Continue reading

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In Flight

Today I started out early for Starved Rock State Park about an hour south of where I live. I did see several Bald Eagles, however they are not so easy to photograph. This photo seems to be the most clear … Continue reading

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Grey Catbird

It’s week 26 of Monochrome Madness Challenge put on by Leanne Cole and Laura Macky. I can’t believe it has been half a year already. This week we were asked to try something a little different. Take an image that … Continue reading

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Great Blue in Monochrome

I had been saving this photograph to use for this weeks Monochrome Madness Challenge before I knew that we were going to do something special for week 26 (half a year). I enjoyed the few minutes of time that I … Continue reading

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Great Blue Heron

Saturday morning I made a trip to Severson Dells Forest Preserve. The skies were overcast so I had to change my plans for the day a little bit. While I was walking back to where the dolomite cliffs can be … Continue reading

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