Day of the Chicken

Today I had some unexpected visitors looking to get their share from a bird feeder’s overflow. They didn’t seem to mind my photographing them at the time as long as they got their lunch. Although the rooster gave me a pretty tough look as he walked away seeming to warn me not to mess with him or those under his protection 🙂

Photos Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

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Eastern Bluebird

The royal blue of the Eastern Bluebird is always a pleasure to see this time of year. Their sweet songs and vibrant colors are a welcome sign of Spring. You may notice birdhouse boxes in many parks and backyards built for them which has helped to boost their population over recent decades. This has followed a long decline due to loss of habitat.

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Photos Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

Look Up

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

Sometimes all you need to do is look up, as I did when this green heron flew right above me in a wetland area in Southwest Michigan near sunset.

Owl as the Sun Set

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Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I was happy to find this Great Horned Owl near where I live in Southwest Michigan. I liked the golden light from the setting sun that enhanced the color of its feathers.