Saturday, January 30, 2010


Because the ground is covered with snow and the temp is below freezing, I thought I
add some butterflies to my blog. this a Common Orange Sulpher

Piano Key

Zebra Swallowtail

Brown Tip Page
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More butterflies

Zebra Longwing

Rice Paper

Indian Leaf

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More Butterflies


Thoas Swallowtail

Tropical Blue Wave

Ismenius (mating)
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More butterflies


Blue Morpho (outside 0f wings)

Blue Morpho (inside}

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More butterflies

Painted Lady

Hummingbird Moth

Black Swallowtail

Yellow Swallowtail
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Thursday, January 28, 2010

A few hours at the North Carolina Zoo

This was a real treat. As I entered the grounds this Cardinal decided to snack on
some berries and allowed me to get a number of nice images.

This mountain Lion was content to doze in the sun.

The Seals are always fun to watch as they swim along their "rocky coast".

I think I've seen this face before. Yes, it's the one in the committee who doesn't like anybodys
suggestions except his own. This is the face of the one "NO" vote.
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more birds...

Hooded merganser


Wood Duck ---male in non-breeding plumage

Marvelous Red-tailed Hawk
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More birds...

America's most beautiful duck, the Wood Duck

A pair of Victoria Crowned Pigeons

Ring-necked Teal

Mandarin Duck
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still more birds...

Mandarin Ducks

Eclectus Parrot

Blue Crowned Laughing Thrush

Blue Crowned Laughing Thrush
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...more birds

Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot


Red-faced Liocichla

Chilean Flamingo
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