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About birdsandbenjamin

I am a resident of the North Carolina foothills and visitor to the mountains who finds great joy in observing and living with one of man's best friends, birds! I have limited photographic equipment, only a Nikon L810 and a pair of binoculars (for long-distance images). Nonetheless, I hope you see the heart behind the images and enjoy the beauty of birds on this blog.

Hummingbirds

The Hummingbirds Jewels in the air, fluttering of Olympian wings, oh tiny bird so fair, removes care of Earthly things. Some take note of you, and some others not, each and every sight is a wonder that can’t be bought. … Continue reading

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Bird-bath bonanza

I am embarking today upon a remarkable introspective journey. We all got problems, right? Well, I am defining for 2018 that my problems will not define me. I am working in a meditation group to grow spiritually, attending a men’s … Continue reading

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Big Bend National Park

Some time in 2016, I started throwing around  a rumor with my coworker that if we ever got done with the largest work project ever, we need to reward ourselves with a big trip. Well that trip came about April 10, … Continue reading

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An amazing day at home

I am generally too clumsy to claim any real bird-stalking prowess. So I am grateful to God for the amazing experiences just outside my window. Just yesterday, I had the delight of seeing a beautiful, very shy bird in my … Continue reading

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An amazing trip – Day 1

Here are some photographs from a May 2016 trip to Delaware (Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge). This trip was during migration. And we are just getting started. This was the evening before the actual day out. It was raining lightly, … Continue reading

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Holiday Bird Sightings

About this last one, I must say a little more.  Notice the NC specification (not just Carolina, but North Carolina Wren).  When I first got my car, I knew it would fit me perfectly to drive around with the license … Continue reading

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Dead or alive? Does it matter for a bird sighting?

The question sounds cold, but sticks in my mind, because a Fox Sparrow is an interesting find, not endangered by any means, but not common either.  Certain birders have a sort of pride about stalking and then “pishing” or flushing … Continue reading

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