Backyard birds during the holidays

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In the morning, I saw this great blue heron on my neighbor’s dock.

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Later in the afternoon, he was sleeping on our dock.

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Every once in a while he would look around. I call him Mr. Grumpy Face.

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Back to sleep.

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The neighborhood osprey was back again with lots of annoying visitors.

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A ring billed gull sat across the boat lift from the osprey. Watching his every bite.

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That’s a big fish. I don’t know why he wouldn’t share.

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Then a kingfisher landed on the same side.

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The kingfisher took off after a few minutes when he realized the osprey wasn’t giving up his lunch.

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Then a few minutes later, a little blue heron starts to bother him.

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Not in my backyard but in my in-laws front yard. A screech owl has been sleeping in the roof overhang on the corner of their house. He’s there sporadically. I finally put my camera and long lens in the car on Christmas day and was able to get the above when we pulled into the driveway. I think we’re going to have to name him.

All of the above except for the last picture were taken through the bedroom window during Christmas week.

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8 thoughts on “Backyard birds during the holidays

  1. You could just stay home and look out of your bedroom window and get better pictures than I do when I go out looking! (But I’m glad you don’t!)….. I especially love the Kingfisher with the osprey — amazing shot!!!

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