Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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Merry Christmas from the Old Permafrost Ranch located in North Pole Alaska, my home from 1976 to 2009.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

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113528-1.jpg by rgilcreasedatabrokers
113528-1.jpg, a photo by rgilcreasedatabrokers on Flickr.

He's wearing royal purple, one of the prettiest humming birds I've ever seen

Friday, December 16, 2011

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113531-1.jpg by rgilcreasedatabrokers
113531-1.jpg, a photo by rgilcreasedatabrokers on Flickr.

Life in the desert is hard, it's eat or be eaten. Nature in it's glory and in it's worst is always interesting to observe.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

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113494-1.jpg by rgilcreasedatabrokers
113494-1.jpg, a photo by rgilcreasedatabrokers on Flickr.

Hourse Wrens are abundant here int he desert. Many of them have facial anomalies it seems.

Monday, December 12, 2011

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113344-1.jpg by rgilcreasedatabrokers
113344-1.jpg, a photo by rgilcreasedatabrokers on Flickr.

Debbie says I should pick other subjects besides birds to photograph, to give everyone a change of view. Maybe, I should

Saturday, December 10, 2011

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113352-1.jpg by rgilcreasedatabrokers
113352-1.jpg, a photo by rgilcreasedatabrokers on Flickr.

A humming bird with unusual head colorations that I've never seen before

Friday, December 09, 2011

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113240-1.jpg by rgilcreasedatabrokers
113240-1.jpg, a photo by rgilcreasedatabrokers on Flickr.

I think this is a nice photograph of a female humming bird here in the high desert

Thursday, December 08, 2011

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113288-1.jpg by rgilcreasedatabrokers
113288-1.jpg, a photo by rgilcreasedatabrokers on Flickr.

The raven is a special bird, the trickster as he is called

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Saturday, December 03, 2011

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112973-1.jpg by rgilcreasedatabrokers
112973-1.jpg, a photo by rgilcreasedatabrokers on Flickr.

Orange colored House Finch, this color phase is quite different than the normal red color most birds of this species wear.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

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111690-1.jpg by rgilcreasedatabrokers
111690-1.jpg, a photo by rgilcreasedatabrokers on Flickr.

Hover is my name and my cheeks are so full I can't close my mouth

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

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112203-1.jpg by rgilcreasedatabrokers
112203-1.jpg, a photo by rgilcreasedatabrokers on Flickr.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, please don't forget to feed the wildlife around you.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

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8555-2.jpg by rgilcreasedatabrokers
8555-2.jpg, a photo by rgilcreasedatabrokers on Flickr.

California Scrub Jays like to play with their food. There are smart birds, and you can tell they enjoy themselves with such play

Friday, November 18, 2011

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111649-1.jpg by rgilcreasedatabrokers
111649-1.jpg, a photo by rgilcreasedatabrokers on Flickr.

A sap sucking wood pecker...look at the pink tongue. Female LadderBack Wood Pecker

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Homelessness

As I sit here in the heated comfort of my little RV, drinking my cup of hot coffee at the computer screen.  I look out  my back window.  There is a man I see out this window.  He lives there in the brush under a Yucca Tree in this vacant lot next to the RV Park.  It's close to a public transportation bus stop which he uses every day to go somewhere.  Still, almost every night he spends it under the Yucca Tree in this lot.  He's got a shopping cart which he loving packs and unpacks every day with his possessions.  I sit here and think just how fortunate I am as compared to this gentleman.  Then as the old saying goes, "for the grace of God"  comes to my mind.
How many people are living like this I wonder at times.  I heard a commercial on TV saying there was 50,000 people living on the streets of Los Angeles.  The talking head on the TV tells me that more people are slipping into poverty than any other time in the last half century.  Then on the presidential debate, I hear a participant state we need to roll back the war on poverty in this country that was started back in the sixties by a democratic president.
I'm not poor, neither am I rich, I live on the edge and I'm sure there is many more just like me in this country.  I don't go hungry, nor am I cold at night.  Nonetheless, when I can observe it every where I've been across this country so far, I start to question the state of our nation.  I know friends and acquaintances who are struggling every day just to put a roof over their heads and food on the table.    Our so called leaders are out of touch, they really should come down from those ivory towers of government and walk the streets of our country.
Maybe I'm too soft, and maybe we should just tell everyone to buck it up, tighten your belt and find a job.  Pull your self up out of poverty, why this country is full of opportunity right?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

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110711428-1.jpg by rgilcreasedatabrokers
110711428-1.jpg, a photo by rgilcreasedatabrokers on Flickr.

The Birds here wear fascinators on their heads. The girls there in London have nothing on these birds.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Sunday, November 06, 2011

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110511336-1.jpg by rgilcreasedatabrokers
110511336-1.jpg, a photo by rgilcreasedatabrokers on Flickr.

He tried and missed this morning when the picture was taken. He landed on the fence and looked back at me with this look. Then he flew off to search again for something to eat. The doves he hunts will return as soon as he leaves.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

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11031110-1.jpg by rgilcreasedatabrokers
11031110-1.jpg, a photo by rgilcreasedatabrokers on Flickr.
their tongue is so long it really shocks you top see it at times