Acorn And Black-headed

Pictures: Acorn Woodpecker and a couple more Black-headed Grosbeaks.

I didn’t get very close to the Acorn Woodpecker.

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I think this one is a young Male Black-headed Grosbeak.

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And I think this one is an adult Male.

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Moved: Not far still near Flagstaff but a little farther away and on a different road.

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Young Black-headed Grosbeak

Pictures: Here is a young Black-headed Grosbeak (I think it is a young bird because it’s head is kind of specked black). I had never notice the yellow on the belly before so maybe it is just on the young ones.
Update: No I was wrong the Adults have the yellow patch too, but not as bright.

As always, click on the image a couple of times for the big picture.

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Exercise: We walked just over 2.75 miles this morning.

Weather: It is nice weather with the only exception is it being a little Windy. Over all it was great this weekend.

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Black-headed Grosbeak

Pictures: Here is a couple of shots of a Black-headed Grosbeak. There will more of these birds.

As always click a couple of times for the bigger images.

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Chores : Today was chores day so I went into Flagstaff to do a little laundry and shopping.

Weather: It is just beautifully prefect! I think we will have a little more cooler nights but not bad over all.

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New theme

Blog update: I am still playing with the themes and I like this one “Scratchpad” except the header is a bit larger than I like and each post don’t have the number of comments or a place to start one ( you have to click the post to leave one or read the others). However, I think I will let this one ride for a bit and see if it grows on me.

Update; back to “Hemingway Rewritten” theme. I like everything about this one except the header image size ….. again! Yes, I can crop the image but the space dedicated to the image remains 😦 Well, when you do free you can’t fuss too much about it all 😉

Update; Now to “Big Brother” theme. Much smaller header image 🙂 and still very open.

Pictures: Today’s pictures are of a Female Black-headed Grosbeak.

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Weather: We are getting a hard rain today. We get a little about every day but some days it really comes down and today is one of the “coming down days”.

Exercise: I have been a little lazy for the last two days but today I did get out for a 2 mile walk.

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Black-headed Grosbeak

Pictures: This Black-headed Grosbeak would not come into the feeder area but watch with interest from afar. These are the best shots I could get in the distance. I also seen the female Grosbeak today but she wouldn’t come out to play 😦  She stayed hidden behind the limbs and such. Both the male and female Grosbeak are being shy.

Male, Black-headed Grosbeak.
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Little better but still not close enough.
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Exercise: I got my two miles in today. Yesterday I did a little better with two walks so maybe 3 our 4 miles.

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Looking ahead

Pictures: Some old shots for today. I have not taken many pictures over the last 3 weeks, so it is time for some old shots. A fellow blogger, Hien posted some great shots of the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak and made me realizes that I miss the eastern birds 🙂 After I made a commend on his blog, he mention that I had the Black-Headed GrosBeak in this area which reminded me of both the picture I posted today.

This Black-headed Grosbeak shot taken in Cloudcroft, NM maybe 4 years ago.
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And this Rose Breasted Grosbeak picture taken over 9 year ago, in KY.
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Swamp thing/Weather: Today I sold the Swamp thing and I am now using the AC which does a good job and I don’t have to add water ever couple hours, of course it cost more to run. Getting ready for a new and hopefully a cooler place 🙂 The whole south-west is hotter than normal now and it will be warmer than it should be about anywhere I go but I think it will get back to more normal temperatures as the summer goes alone. I sure hope so.

Diet/Exercise: I have been off my Atkins diet for some time now but I need to get back at it and maybe getting a little isolated will help, so I am keeping that in mind on this move. My exercise routine has not been up to power either, mostly due to my knees hurting so maybe a good diet with a little weight lost can help that too.

Exify plugin: Do you use plugins in your Browser? I use a good bunch of them and one of my favorites is Exify for the Firefox browser. If you have it install and hover over an image it will give you basic Exif info, but only if it is there of course. Sometimes I need a second plugin to see some Exif data in an image and I use Exif Viewer for that, by right clicking on the image and picking View Link Exif Data it gives you more detail, lots more. Neither work all the time but one or the other work most of the time.

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