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Painted Bunting

Painted Bunting at River of Life Farm

25.08.2010 in Blog Archive

I took this picture in 2007 with the ROLF property and was so surprised to see him. But in reality Ozark county is on the northwest edge of their range. I saw a second one in the Caney Mountain Refuge in 2009. I am sure…

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summertanager featured

Summer Tanagers in Missouri

12.07.2010 in Blog Archive

  Click on image to enlarge. These beautiful birds are spring and summer visitors across the southern part of the state. The are particularly common in Ozark County and I counted 5 pairs with the River of Life Farm property in June 2009. At first…

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Hot Days -- Ozark Birds bathing featured

Hot Days — Ozark Birds bathing

06.07.2010 in Blog Archive

Click on image to enlarge. Days are hot and long in July. Creeks are pretty dry except after a downpour. Where songbirds can find a creek with moving waters; they can be found bathing and preening feathers

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Blue Gray Gnatcatcher

30.06.2010 in Blog Archive

  Click to enlarge. One of my favorite birds. Extremely small, active, very inquisitive, and a native of Missouri and Ozark county in the summer. This one responds to whispering and comes to see what I’m doing.

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