Monthly Archives: February 2016

Higher fliers (sequel)

I think it would be interesting to show you a bit more of the spectacle of the snow geese (Anser caerulescens) that I was privileged to behold the other day.  In this version I have cropped only one third of … Continue reading

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Higher fliers

As I walked out the door earlier today, things were very quiet, except for many, many almost-subliminal calls coming from overhead.  As I looked up and searched for the source, I was finally able to find it: Literally thousands of … Continue reading

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Migratory mandate

It seems that the harbinger birds about whom I have posted recently are on the right track in anticipating an early arrival of spring, as the Canada geese are now confirming.  Thanks, in part, I’m pretty confident, to the warm … Continue reading

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Silly Saturday: Preciousss plaything

It was August 31, 2004, and my job had taken me to New Zealand.  I’d just flown into Wellington from Auckland and had been watching from my window as we taxied toward our gate, when what, to my wondering eyes, … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Remembering the rhinos

It’s been a while since I’ve done a flashback post; as I wait for more signs of an early spring, it seems a worthy endeavor. One of my last assignments before my retirement was to Uruguay. Exactly six years ago … Continue reading

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Springing ahead

It’s happening already.  I’m delighted to see it, of course, but there’s this uncomfortable niggling thought that it’s just too early.  I’ve reviewed my archives for the past six years, and the earliest our daffodil shoots have appeared was in … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: A touch of red…

…for Valentine’s Day.  Hope you’re having a great one!

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Big, bold bird

We’ve seen nothing of the local flock of turkeys that inhabit our part of Omaha for many months, until the past few days.  Two toms have recently appeared, and they were strolling outside our front windows early this afternoon.  I … Continue reading

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Hopeful harbinger (2)

Another warmer-weather bird has chosen to appear in the deep mid-winter, much to our continuing surprise.  This one is the house wren (Troglodytes aedon).  We normally would not expect to see one for another month or so, but here it … Continue reading

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Hopeful harbinger

We’re about halfway through another winter storm, though nothing as serious as what our eastern states have recently been through. It started around midnight last night and so far some four inches have fallen. None of that nice, fluffy stuff … Continue reading

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