At the community college today an osprey had its head up, looking out of the nest.

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And somewhat to my surprise, I saw the Loggerhead Shrike again. It was in the same area where I saw it the other day, and once again it was fairly cooperative at posing for the camera. Here’s my favorite shot of the Shrike today. I love its expression–as if it’s making evil plans!

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Another shot of the Shrike.

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One more of the Shrike.

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At home I saw this as I walked toward the trees by the back fence.

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Which couldn’t be anything except a butterbutt–a Yellow-rumped Warbler.

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I think this was a different Yellow-rumped Warbler, hopping around on the side fence.

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The warbler saw something down below and had something to say about it.

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Spring is definitely beginning. Leaves are sprouting from bare branches.

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I don’t know what kind of tree this is, just that it’s fast-growing and invasive–we don’t have any in our own yard but there are some near the fences in neighbors’ yards, so I keep an eye out for any sprouting up here. It puts out tiny flowers and lots of pollen on these long things shaped like caterpillars.

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Another branch from the same kind of tree.

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