Some more pictures from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Eagle standing on frozen creek

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02 February 2016 · Comments Off on Turtles and Turtle-Like · Categories: Seen on the Street

We went to the gardens on Sunday and strolled around Mirror Lake, the only remaining portion of the original gardens, as we learned from one of the signs.

One turtle sunning itself

Close-up of one turtle sunning itself

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15 January 2016 · Comments Off on On the Wing · Categories: Seen on the Street

Another picture from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Eagle in flight

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02 January 2016 · Comments Off on And Now for Something Completely Different · Categories: Seen on the Street

close-up of waterbug

Another picture from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.

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11 October 2015 · Comments Off on Spidey Powers · Categories: Seen on the Street

We haven’t been able to identify this. In behavior, it seemed most like a Bolas Spider, but it didn’t quite match the picture.

It was letting out a single long strand of web. Once the web caught on an object, the spider secured her end of it and scurried suspended upside down along the web to its destination (which just happened to be the chair I had been sitting in when I noticed a strand of web floating by my face). (Click any picture for a larger image.)

Close-up of spider

Close-up of spider

Close-up of spider

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07 September 2015 · Comments Off on Figurehead, U. S. S. Lancaster · Categories: Seen on the Street

Eagle ship's figurehead

Taken at the Mariner’s Museum. Learn more about the eagle.

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26 August 2015 · Comments Off on Now That’s the Ticket! · Categories: Seen on the Street

Bumper Sticker:

Via Juanita Jean.

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25 August 2015 · Comments Off on Where the Wild Things Are · Categories: Seen on the Street

Some more pictures from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Osprey in tree with fishin talons

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18 August 2015 · Comments Off on Boids · Categories: Seen on the Street

Some pictures from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Hawk in flight

Eagle in tree

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02 August 2015 · Comments Off on Pond Life · Categories: Seen on the Street

Unfortunately, all I had was my cell phone to take these.

Young Dragonfly

Young Dragonfly

Fish and turtles just under the surface of the water.

Look closely and you can see the fish islightly to the left of center, plus a tutle to the right. They are feasting on Cheerios.

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29 July 2015 · Comments Off on It’s a Boid · Categories: Seen on the Street

Another picture from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Goldfinch in tree

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25 July 2015 · Comments Off on Totally Tubular · Categories: Seen on the Street

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The condo association is having the decks and balconies power-washed and stained, something that happens every I’m not sure how many years, so all objects have to be removed. When we took down the hanging ferns over the balcony, we found something unexpected; that dark object in the center is a bird’s nest. A family of birds came and went without our noticing them.

Hanging fern with birds' nest in it.

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17 June 2015 · Comments Off on Blue Heron · Categories: Seen on the Street

Another picture from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Blue Heron on shore with wings spread

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15 June 2015 · Comments Off on Fever! · Categories: Seen on the Street

At about 3:30 p. m. this afternoon on the railing of the balcony on the north side of the unit . . .

Fever thermometer on balustrade of deck reading 100.8 in the shade

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09 June 2015 · Comments Off on Mating Dancers · Categories: Seen on the Street

It’s not a great picture, but these two finches were doing a mating dance on the balcony yesterday evening.

finches

We gave them their privacy.

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Another picture from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Bluebird flying directly towards camera

Absolutely brilliant.

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27 May 2015 · Comments Off on Literate Cat · Categories: Seen on the Street

Cat resting head on book

Fool cat’s holding the book (a Bennett Cerf collection) upside-down.

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05 May 2015 · Comments Off on Taking the Kiddies for a Swim · Categories: Seen on the Street

Some more pictures from my brother in Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Geese and goslings swimming in creek

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26 April 2015 · Comments Off on You Otter Be in Pictures · Categories: Seen on the Street

My brother spotted some otters feeding on eels near his place in Virginia’s Northern Neck.

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