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hum along if you’re happy here

hum1 hum2so i’m from the cold and dark north (well, the summers are never dark and actually can be nice and warm too). but we don’t have hummingbirds. so i haven’t seen any before, in real life. but now i have, and managed to capture one too. hum along if you’re happy too…

north carolina ufo

ufoapart from the travel last week to and from north carolina being awful with weather caused delays, in chicago on the way in and almost everywhere on the way out, i got a bit of spring as temperatures in charlotte were in the 70’s (around 20 C). attempted a walk along mallard creek greenway one day after office to enjoy the temperature, but after 5 minutes it started to rain quite heavily :(. just enough time to meet this little fellow, nice singing – but unknown to me. someone native in the area, i know a few of you are nc’s, can tell me maybe?


blue tittwo blue tits working their way through the peanuts while a great tit waits for his turn. winter can be hard for the smaller birds so we keep our feeders filled, and get to see quite a few birds in our garden. admittedly though, this winter has so far not been much of a winter, and sometimes i wonder if they are just lazy coming here… but they’re cute, and it’s kind a nice having a bunch of tits close. and goldfinch, and bullfinch.

caspian tern

caspian ternthe caspian tern, formally known as sterna caspia, now hydroprogne caspia, is one of the most widely spread terns around the globe present on all continents less antarctica. however the european colony primarily based around the baltic sea is threatened and now classified as VU(lnerable).

Note: some of the north american caspian terns during winter move sometimes stays at the most northern part of south america, so even if not widely spread it resides also on this continent.