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Northern Cardinal :: Red Birds :: Bird Identification Guide :: Bird Watcher's Digest

Northern Cardinal :: Red Birds :: Bird Identification Guide :: Bird Watcher's Digest

I love the birds - so many varieties and so interisting to watch.

I love the birds - so many varieties and so interisting to watch.

Northern Cardinal :: Red Birds :: Bird Identification Guide :: Bird Watcher's Digest

Northern Cardinal :: Red Birds :: Bird Identification Guide :: Bird Watcher's Digest

This guy feeds awkwardly from my feeder that doesn't accommodate his size very well. He's a flash of blue against the white snow.

This guy feeds awkwardly from my feeder that doesn't accommodate his size very well. He's a flash of blue against the white snow.

The smallest bird in North America north of Mexico, the Calliope Hummingbird inhabits mountain areas of the northwestern United States.

The smallest bird in North America north of Mexico, the Calliope Hummingbird inhabits mountain areas of the northwestern United States.

Female Sharp-shinned Hawks are about a third bigger and heavier than males. This is common for hawks and owls, but otherwise uncommon amongst birds. The difference in size between the sexes reflects in the size of their prey. Nestlings feed first on small prey captured by the father, before moving on to the larger prey caught by the mother. One Sharp-shinned Hawk was found in Central Park in this year's Bird Count.

Female Sharp-shinned Hawks are about a third bigger and heavier than males. This is common for hawks and owls, but otherwise uncommon amongst birds. The difference in size between the sexes reflects in the size of their prey. Nestlings feed first on small prey captured by the father, before moving on to the larger prey caught by the mother. One Sharp-shinned Hawk was found in Central Park in this year's Bird Count.

Honor in Battle – The WW2 Spitfire Pilot Spared by Enemy Fighters

Honor in Battle – The WW2 Spitfire Pilot Spared by Enemy Fighters

Great Blue Heron. 6:00 pm - May 22, 2012.  West Lake Nature Preserve, Portage MI. Conditions - sunny, 70 degrees, in a bank of cattails along the edge of a wetlands preserve.    Just saw another pair on 5-25-2013 on a small marshy lake off of Winding Way and 12th Ave. here in Kalamazoo.

Great Blue Heron. 6:00 pm - May 22, 2012. West Lake Nature Preserve, Portage MI. Conditions - sunny, 70 degrees, in a bank of cattails along the edge of a wetlands preserve. Just saw another pair on 5-25-2013 on a small marshy lake off of Winding Way and 12th Ave. here in Kalamazoo.

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