Feeder Pics

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Tufted Titmouse – Sullivan County – May2015

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Hanging On – Sullivan County TN – May 2015

I have a few pictures from bird feeders. Those are big in Tennessee, sure brings the birds in – not sure if money would be better spent on wildflowers and habitat. Certainly the birds would not be as reliable – but….

Mockingbird Love

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Sitting in the Sun – Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge – May 2015

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Singing my Heart Out – Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge – May 2015

“Be like the bird in flight . . . pausing a while on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, yet sings knowing yet, that she has wings.” – Victor Marie Hugo

Decided to give a little love to the mockingbird – I tend to forget/dismiss the more common birds yet they too are beautiful

Quote found at http://www.allgreatquotes.com/bird_quotes.shtml

Eagle

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Eagle – Orlando Wetlands Park – April 2015

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Eagle Profile – Orlando Wetlands Park – April 2015

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Eagle on a Snag – Orlando Wetlands Park – April 2015

“The eyesight for an eagle is what thought is to a man” – Dejan Stojanovic, Serbian Poet

The eagles talons, eyesight, and beak are formidable however the sound it makes is somewhat weak. Listen at http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Bald_Eagle/sounds

Quote found at https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/eagles

Anhinga

anhingaAnhinga – Orlando Wetlands Park – April 2015

The anhinga – also known as a snake bird because it swims with it’s body completely below the water and looks like a snake. Also, in response to a question I was asked on Saturday anhinga is a Brazilian tupi word. And tupi was a prevalent language in Brazil prior to the arrival of the Portuguese.

Bird Day #7

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Bad Hair Day – Gatorland – March 2015

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BW Stork – Gatorland – March 2015

“But rational thoughts lead only to rational thoughts, whereas irrational thoughts lead to new experiences.”- Alan Lightman

Off on a new adventure, been reading Alan Lightman – more to come.

Decided to try the monochrome conversion on the wood stork, he seemed to have pretty good texture and the image didn’t come out flat – like most of my conversions.

Quote found at https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/8933.Alan_Lightman