The Best of 2013

Highlights of 2013 in Backyard Biology:

Ballet of the Swan - January 19, 2013

Trumpeter Swans at Lake Vadnais, St. Paul, MN – January 19, 2013

Spring Turkeys - March 23, 2013

Turkey in the snow – March 23, 2013

Regal Red Fox - April 4, 2013

Red Fox and kits – April 4, 2013

West Indian Woodpecker - May 1, 2013, from Cayo Coco, Cuba

West Indian Woodpecker – May 1, 2013, from Cayo Coco, Cuba

Horned Clubtail dragonfly - June 22, 2013

Horned Clubtail dragonfly – June 22, 2013

Cottonwood prairie SNA - July 28, 2013

Cottonwood prairie SNA – July 28, 2013

Ruby-throated Hummingbird approaching Cardinal flower - August 17, 2013

Ruby-throated Hummingbird approaching Cardinal flower – August 17, 2013

Bishop Pass on the Pacific Crest Trail, Sierra Nevada Mts. - September 17, 2013

Bishop Pass on the Pacific Crest Trail, Sierra Nevada Mts. – September 17, 2013

Red-bellied woodpecker storing acorns for the winter - November 8, 2013

Red-bellied woodpecker storing acorns for the winter – November 8, 2013

Coyote in the backyard - December 15, 2013

Coyote in the backyard – December 15, 2013

Happy New Year to all!

19 thoughts on “The Best of 2013

  1. These are only a few of your greatest hits. The photos that were the most memorable for me were almost certainly those of the foxes–what a wonderful series of shots you were able to get. By the way, are you setting up your game camera this year?

    • It’s always difficult to pick a few memorable photos. You have quite a surplus of great ones yourself. I did love the fox photos I was able to get from the blind, but haven’t set up the game camera yet this year. Frankly it was too darn cold to venture out before I left on this trip, and it looks like the cold will continue for the next couple of weeks.

    • Thanks Gillian. Yes, it was a good year, made so much richer by finding other bloggers trying the same sorts of things and passing on their helpful hints. Also, I bought a big lens that got me closer to my subjects!

    • Hi Walter. You can embed hyperlinks in the photo captions the same way that you would do it in the text. Click and drag over the words to highlight them, click on the image of the paperclip (chain link) in the menu above the text, or the word “link” if you see only the text version of your wordpress blog post. A new dialog box will appear (insert/edit link) in which you can enter the URL of the link you wish to make. Copy and paste or type the URL in, and give the link a title if you wish (something that describes the link when the mouse hovers over the text), click ADD LINK at the bottom of the dialog box, and you’re done. Hope that was helpful.

  2. I looked for, but did not find, a way to add hyperlinks to photo captions in the Media Library. Who knew photo captions are editable in the Visual editor? Problem solved. Thanks, Sue!

    • Thanks, Penelope. Glad you enjoyed them. It’s hard to choose “the best” when you have such a varied collection of subjects.

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