Yellow-bellied sapsucker and other backyard visitors

Now that we have the feeders up, our list of backyard visitors is incredible. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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The young ones

While the heat has made everyone a bit scarce these days, there are still quite a few young ones out in the morning, following their parents around, and taking advantage of the cooler temperatures (if one can call 80 cool!). Click on pictures to enlarge.

 

Starlings

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Robin

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Northern Cardinal

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Gray Catbird

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Frosty Robins

I ran across hundreds of robins, quite a few starlings, and one lone grackle drinking and bathing in the icy water on the east side of Clinton Lake the other day. They were fun to watch until I realized I’d been standing there so long my face was frozen. 🙂 Of course, the beauty of Kansas is that it will reach 62 today. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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Robins

The robins are getting together in their winter groups. It’s nice to see them coming through the neighborhood. It’s particularly nice to see so many young ones in the group. They love bathing. 🙂 Click on pictures to enlarge.

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Wonderful Wakarusa Wetlands

Sadly, my camera is off getting fixed and I have no idea how long it will be away. I’ve been so busy with work these last few weeks that I am way behind on updating the blog. The good news is, I have a nice assortment of pictures to post over the next few days and can’t wait to share them. 🙂 These are from a long walk in the Wetlands on August 16. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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