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Photos from MarbleRidge near FisherBranch on 2004-Jun05:
Swamp red currant (Ribes triste): flowers Fairy-slipper (Calypso bulbosa var americana): from below Fairy-slipper (Calypso bulbosa var americana): from below Ramshead ladyslipper (Cypripedium arietinum): clump with pods Ramshead ladyslipper (Cypripedium arietinum): flower Ramshead ladyslipper (Cypripedium arietinum): flower Ramshead ladyslipper (Cypripedium arietinum): flower Northern bush-honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera): flowers Wild valerian (Valeriana sp): plant Wild valerian (Valeriana sp): flowers Spider (Araneae sp): web Spider (Araneae sp): web closeup group-2004: at lunch group-2004: after lunch Cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum): Cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum): Cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum): pair Cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum): pair Cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum): pair Cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum): pair Cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum): pair Cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum): pair Cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum): pair Cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum): trio Cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum): duo Cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum):

Many of those "Cedar waxwing pair" photos resulted from my attempts to capture a strange ritual the pair was engaged in, involving very rapid beak-to-beak contact. Apparently the ritual is well-known, and they are passing morsels of food back and forth. All my attempts missed the beak to beak contact, but many of the photos do show one or the other with a small morsel in the beak.


Photos from near Alonsa on 2004-Jun05:
Red-headed woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus): on fencepost Red-headed woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus): on fencepost Red-headed woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus): on fencepost (digital-zoom) Red-headed woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus): flying (digital-zoom) Red-headed woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus): nesting Red-headed woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus): nesting Red-headed woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus): nesting Red-headed woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus): nesting Red-headed woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus): nesting