Flown Away~

Springtime calls for migration…even amongst we human beings! Cindy is visiting Greece and points further East – I can’t wait to see photos of her destinations!
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Yep, we just did it again. It seems as as normal as staying home.There is so much to miss leaving The Holler.

The year round Holler hummers are brave in an non-conformist way, they choose not to migrate thousands of miles across the Gulf of Mexico, but to stay year round with us at The Holler, despite winter temps that frequently fall well below freezing and could easily kill them.

Other migrating travelers visit us seasonally.


There are four hummers that lived at The Holler year-round this year. These are two of them. They rely on our feeders and bugs to keep them alive year round.

Now we have flown off before the full complement of spring unfolds, missing all The Holler spring has to offer. Don’t worry, family remain at The Holler while we are away, to take care of all our critters including the birds.


I look forward…

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Spring Fever~

Spring is springing…it is just around the corner! These flowers are as eager for Ostara as I am. Beautiful!
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Thousands

of ranunculus


bloom in early spring.

Capturing light.


Creating hope.

Bringing happiness,

on fragile petals.


Spring cheers to you,


from the Carlsbad Ranunculus fields~

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Holler Blues~

I love jay birds…the smallest members of the family Corvidae. Cindy captured this friendly little guy perfectly!
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All Holler critters are ecstatic drought is done!
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California Scrub Jay is normally quite shy.
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But winter drought seed shortages,
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draw him close for Holler hand-outs!
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Giving us an up-close glimpse,
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of happy winter blues!
Cheers to you from The Holler’s joyful jays~

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FOLLOW THE LEADER

Beautiful…majestic…spectacular…regal…perfect! I love these photos – I can’t get enough of them!
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I found Ernie & Ethel sitting side by side! I don’t see them doing that very often.It’s mating season so they tend to hang out a lot together.So much so that when Ethel took off,Ernie joined her seconds later!

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TRANQUIL RAINBOW

This, right here…absolute perfection.
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Came across a great rainbow today but couldn’t really take advantage of it.I couldn’t find a eagle anywhere?

I couldn’t see Tranquil valley due to the rain. In the second shot you can see a tall Sitka.That dead tree is huge btw.I’m waiting for a wind storm to bring it down.I’ve always thought that It would make a excellent eagle tree,but I’ve never seen one on it.

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JULIETTE JOINING HER ROMEO

Spectacular sunset silhouettes…beautiful!

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THE ROYAL COUPLE

Majestic and regal…quite the stunners!
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Wave Chasers~

Some fun photos of sandpipers strutting their stuff in the surf…thank you, Cindy!
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Sandpipers play,

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chasing waves.
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They catch lunch,
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on the run.

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For sandpipers,

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life is always a beach!
Cheers to you from the lucky sandpipers at Moro Bay California~

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MAGGIE COMES OVER

Watching a feathered friend fly over to greet you is an awesome experience…especially when that friend is an eagle – “Magnificent Maggie!”
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Pardon the pun,but when I’m around Maggie,she watches me like a Hawk. I called her over & she responded immediately! She’s such a joy!

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California Dreamin~

Some lovely sunny scenery…perfect for this Monday, don’t you think?
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Sunday is dog day afternoon in Moro Bay California in winter time!
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Squirrels come from all across America for their annual beach convention in Cambria California.
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Peli can cage fish from the fishermen,
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and is on the lookout for handouts.
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Vain egret keeps her feathers looking lovely.

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Oystercatcher snoozes in the sun,

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while pied billed grebe scouts the sea for supper.
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Winter sunset sends you cheers from Oxnard California~

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