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White-Winged Dove at Enchanted Rock near Austin, TX. Beautiful bird with a blue eye ring and bright reddish eyes. 

White-Winged Dove at Enchanted Rock near Austin, TX. Beautiful bird with a blue eye ring and bright reddish eyes. 

This Common Ground-Dove on Sapelo Island in Georgia was moving so fast and catching so many ants, it would drive an exterminator out of business!

This Common Ground-Dove on Sapelo Island in Georgia was moving so fast and catching so many ants, it would drive an exterminator out of business!

Nashville Warbler waving hello and giving a glimpse of the orange spots on his head.

Nashville Warbler waving hello and giving a glimpse of the orange spots on his head.

Considering I’m surrounded by corn and soy beans with no water in sight, it was surprising to see this Green Heron in my yard.  He grabbed a few goldfish from our tiny goldfish pond and went on his merry way.

Considering I’m surrounded by corn and soy beans with no water in sight, it was surprising to see this Green Heron in my yard.  He grabbed a few goldfish from our tiny goldfish pond and went on his merry way.

One of the most beautiful warblers: the Chestnut-Sided Warbler with its yellow highlights and distinctive rust-colored stripe.

One of the most beautiful warblers: the Chestnut-Sided Warbler with its yellow highlights and distinctive rust-colored stripe.

Magnolia Warbler, Blue-Winged Warbler and Veery at Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary.

Magnolia Warblers (top) are beautiful with patches and stripes of gold, black, white and gray.

Male Blue-Winged Warblers like this one (bottom left) have the brilliant gold of a goldfinch plus silvery blue wings.

The Veery (bottom right) is difficult to photograph. They are quite shy. I was fortunate that this one held still for a photograph.

Just a few of the beautiful birds I saw at Indiana Audubon’s Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary this weekend: Kentucky Warbler, Indigo Bunting, and a female Purple Finch who is a little late in migration.

Is there anything sweeter than watching a pair of Eastern Bluebirds building their nest?  This pair chose a bright red birdhouse right outside our living room window.

Is there anything sweeter than watching a pair of Eastern Bluebirds building their nest?  This pair chose a bright red birdhouse right outside our living room window.

This beautiful Cape May Warbler supervised while I was filling my feeders this morning.

This beautiful Cape May Warbler supervised while I was filling my feeders this morning.

We can’t use our grill for a while because we have Starlings nesting in it!

We can’t use our grill for a while because we have Starlings nesting in it!

Bobolink

Bobolink

2012bbiggish-year:

We did the three-hour drive over to Indiana Dunes State Park to check out the interpreter Brad’s saw-whet owl banding operation. The trip started in what has lately become typical Schools’ birding trip weather conditions. Nice enough to start followed by biblical rains. I suggest buying ark…

The 13-year old that gave the speech - that’s me!  I’m doing the Saw-Whet Owl Banding PowerPoint presentation again on November 3 (I created the PowerPoint for my 4-H project and Brad asked me to present it, plus he uses it now for school groups).  I’ll also be doing a presentation about all of the North American owls at Pokagon on November 11, and I’ll be helping Brad Bumgardner give a presentation to the Stockbridge Audubon at Pokagon on November 18.  Fun month!  Next year, I’ll be giving a speech at the Indiana Audubon Fall Conference.  Can’t wait!

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler


A Red-Tailed Hawk on a blustery day.

A Red-Tailed Hawk on a blustery day.