Blogging 101

Blogging 101 – Day 4.5

Thought I’d do a bit more practicing uploading images and a couple of video clips.  All the participants are regular visitors.  Hope you enjoy!

At Home on the Lake

We’re very fortunate to reside on Lake Huron where we have an abundance (sometimes an over abundance) of visitors.  Some visit year-round, while others only stop by during warm or hot weather.

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Male Chipping Sparrow

The  Chipping Sparrow above seemed to be lost as normally they are a summer visitor.  It was still a treat to see–think it would make a great Christmas card!

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Male Red-Bellied Woodpecker

We’ve had four different types of woodpeckers visit.  The guy above isn’t being cooperative to show the red streak running down his belly, hence the name.  We’ve also had his wife (we think–no red on the head) as well as a pair of Downy Woodpeckers, Northern Flickers, Hairy Woodpeckers.

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Female Northern Cardinal

A male and female cardinal are year-round visitors, although when the temperature is too high, we rarely see them.  Occasionally, we’ve seen three males and two females at the same time.  The females usually keep back in the trees if other birds are around.

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White Tail Deer

Of course, it’s not just winged visitors who stop by to see what’s for dinner.  This one came on its own, but we’ve had as many as twelve at one time.

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Juvenile Male Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

This one only visits in the warm weather and likes a treat of red-colored sugar water.  We buy something especially designed for the little fella. When he matures, he’ll sport a red patch on his throat.

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Male Baltimore Oriole

This male Baltimore Oriole was a bit camera shy but visits again for supper. 

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Male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

A very infrequent visitor, the male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak didn’t seem hungry but wanted to check out the competition.

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Male Baltimore Oriole

Told you he’d be back!  We bought a very small swing, just for birds, and cut an orange in half.  Tasty dinner!

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Wild Turkeys

The last of our special visitors for this installment were this pair of wild turkeys. 

OOPS!  Almost forgot–I mentioned at the beginning there were a couple of video clips.  The first one is a female Downy Woodpecker, while the second one features one of our male cardinal, several juncos, and a sparrow.

I hope you enjoyed meetings our friends–we did!

7 thoughts on “Blogging 101 – Day 4.5”

    1. Many thanks! Still learning to use the blog tools so hopefully things will continue to improve. I do plan to keep the background plain so the subject matter takes center stage, especially if it’s only text. Thanks again.

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  1. I love the birds! This year here at home in northern Illinois we hung out two feeders, which I can watch from my writing room here. And at our summer cottage in Michigan my hummingbirds are my closest companions! (I’ve been caught having wonderful conversations with them!) Nice post! 🙂

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  2. I lived in Midwest for three winters. I think I have enough. Went to the mountains and tried skiing a few times but after I was horizontal most of the time, left it for the kids.
    By the way, I did not realize my comments were posted here and not in blogging 101 commons. Well, I still have to learn.

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