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Deer Spy

by Mark E. Schrull

4/30/14 Richland County, Ohio – Deer looking to see if it is safe to cross the field.

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Downy Woodpecker 1-22-14 Lorain Ohio USA

by Mark E. Schrull

1/22/14 Lorain – It was cold this morning here.  When I filled my wild bird feeder it was 6 degrees (F).  Total cloud cover to the east blocked the sun at sunrise.  We got a dusting of snow over night.  It is currently mostly sunny.

A Downy Woodpecker visited the feeder this morning around 9:30 AM.

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I identified the woodpecker with the help of the bird watcher’s book National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds Eastern Region.

Snow Last Night 1-17-14 Lorain County Ohio USA

by Mark E. Schrull
Reporting today, Blue Jay Ben

1/17/2014 Lorain, Ohio USA – Good morning and TGIF! This is Blue Jay Ben bird microphone 2crreporting and I’d first like to thank LifeInLorain for this opportunity.  It’s always good to get back home.

I found upon awaking in my nest near the Black River, a light snow had fallen overnight.  Nothing much to worry about since it was only about an inch and 1/2 and it sure made the woods look beautiful.  I started making the usual rounds at 7:30 AM, – EST of course.  The rising of the sun was obscured this morning by the last of the snow clouds to the east.  It looked, though, as if it was going to rise above the bank sometime mid-morning.

a bluejay 1crTo begin with, I flew to a favorite tree over looking the public feed station.
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a bird feeder 1crThe station was open, but the owner had yet to clear the snow away front the front door.  Looked like it was going to be a while before breakfast.

By the time I arrived the station was in full sun.  Golden rays shown on the snow bank in the front and sparkled in the snow like diamonds.  There is something wonderful about these clear crisp mornings when the air is so clean.
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a park snow 1crThe walk way to the park had yet to receive her first visitor and no ground creature, great or small, had yet to leave a foot print.

The only evidence of humans stirring were foot prints on the residential walk.  The mailman had walked his route, delivering pieces of importance to each domicile.  He’s at it every morning, except on Sundays.
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All in all, we received about inch to inch and 1/2 over night and all seems calm at the moment.  For LifeInLorain, this is Blue Jay Ben reporting.

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The blue jay photo with the microphone is graphic art created by Mark E. Schrull – Microphone image inserted within the art was obtained by doing a “Google image search” of public domain images and copied from the wed-site : http://www.music123.com