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World Awhirl

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There they were – thousands of them – like a late winter snow blanketing the landscape. A gregarious blanket, noisily chomping at shoots, honking and hissing and generally being obnoxious.

Then, in the blink of an eye, they were in the air, every last one of them. Thousands, moving as one. In less than a minute, they were gone.

I was stunned. “What did I do that so spooked them?” After all, I’d been there for a good 20 to 30 minutes and they had hardly seemed to mind.

Then, glancing high up into the blue sky, I spotted the real reason. A lone bald eagle, cruising in lazy circles in the thermals. I guess no one wanted to be dinner.

Skagit Valley, Washington, U.S.A.

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March 23, 2010 at 8:02 am

Pointer

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Pointer
After having spent the previous day accompanying the Southern Residents on their trip home, a male member of the Northern Community cruises lazily on the surface, resting and feeding. I’m pretty sure that this is A39, also known as Pointer.

Discovery Passage, British Columbia, Canada.

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October 23, 2009 at 6:02 am

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Today I

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Hummingbird
went for a short hike. Raucous hummingbirds flitted about me, sometimes so close that I can still feel the buzzing in my ears. I guess they were as excited about seeing me as I was about seeing them.

Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

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August 4, 2009 at 7:16 am

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Seeding the New Blog

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July 22, 2009 at 10:45 pm

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Seeding the New Blog

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July 22, 2009 at 10:28 pm

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