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I'm really thankful to for giving me a reason to go outside all year long.

I line up a row of in-shell unsalted peanuts every morning on my deck railing. I love watching the Tufted Titmice inspect them all then fly off holding a nut as big as their heads. The other takers are Blue Jays and squirrels. When a friend visited my house he said "your squirrels are so fat!"

Visited Bernheim Forest and Arboretum on Sunday and saw these beautiful purple flowers with seed pods that looked like purple snow peas.

How to become a birder:

Step 1: intentionally observe birds.

There is no step 2.

is such an accessible hobby. And so rewarding. Almost every time I go out I learn something. It feels great.

I got lucky and saw a whole bunch of different warblers this morning. I even got some good photos of some, which I'll post as soon as I get off my butt and sort through them.

Why are there not electrical outlets inside of closets?

@trumpet I want to use the mas.to relay. I run an single-user instance for myself. Do I need to write a CoC for just myself?

I just found out that eBird has a quiz to help you practice your bird IDs: ebird.org/quiz/ It'll show you photos for birds in your location from their massive photo library.

Rotted old bridge in the woods. You can see through the wood planks that make up the base, looks pretty dangerous to walk on.

I'm currently surrounded by 1,000 Common Grackles

Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

These little cuties hang out a lot more now that I make homemade hummingbird nectar for them! So spoiled!

A couple more photos of the juvenile Cooper's Hawk patrolling my backyard. I was excited to see it, but didn't want to eat my normal feeder birds.

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Here's a (shaky) video of the Juvenile Cooper's Hawk searching for the bird it dropped: youtube.com/watch?v=ogXbijyb0U

There's a 2sec part at 1:03 where it grabs the prey bird, if you want to skip over/to it.

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