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Backyard Buddies

Posted by Monica VanHarn June 2016 on Sep 12th 2017

American Goldfinch photo MV2016Finches are fun. These colorful little acrobats will catch your eye flitting through the yard and hanging in nearly any position to reach some seed. You will hear … read more

Can Flamingos Swim?

Posted by Monica VanHarn July 2016 on Sep 12th 2017

Chilean Flamingo - John Ball Zoo Grand Rapids, Michigan photo MV2016While more commonly seen wading, flamingos do swim. They have webbed feet to help them swim out to reach food, as well as suppo … read more

American White Pelicans dabble but do not dive.

Posted by Monica VanHarn September 2016 on Sep 12th 2017

At 5 ft long, 14 lbs with a 9 ft wingspan, this is one big bird. - John Ball Zoo Grand Rapids, Michigan photo MV2016Unlike their their brown cousins, American White Pelicans scoop up food with the … read more

Bird Haikus

Posted by Monica VanHarn September 2017 on Sep 12th 2017

sandhill cranes migratethrough nebraska water wayswhat a primal sightphotography Monica VanHarnas the spring time nearswhooping cranes will jump for joydancing two by twophotography Monica VanHarnto c … read more

There are 15 species of cranes on planet earth.

Posted by Monica VanHarn May 2016 on Sep 12th 2017

We recently traveled to Baraboo Wisconsin to see all the cranes of the world. The International Crane Foundation is partnering with people who share their home lands with cranes to protect and sa … read more