Featured Bird Blogger of the week

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by dAwN FiNe on November 5, 2010 · 15 comments

in Birding North America

Howdee all,

I have so many blogs that I love to read, it was very difficult deciding which one to feature for the first Featured Bird Blogger of the Week.   A blog that immediately came to mind was Kelly Riccetti’s Red and the Peanut.  Kelly is a passionate birder, photographer and artist, she has a keen eye and a great love of nature. I adore Kelly’s photos and paintings.  Kelly seems to read as many if not more blogs than I do..I always see her face in the comment sections of other bloggers. A very kind and social blogger.

Kelly Riccetti Cincinnati, Ohio

The Story Behind “Red and the Peanut”

Red and the Peanut is named after my first bird memory. When I was about six, I was at my Great Aunt Mary’s house and she was telling me about Red and the peanut. “Red” was a Northern Cardinal that had trained Aunt Mary to feed it peanuts on demand. Since Aunt Mary’s “Red” started it all, what better name could I choose?

Below are links to several of Kelly’s Blog posts. I pulled out a few of my favorites…..You can click on the links to go to the original posts.  I Love the last photo!
Enjoy!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

It’s all about cuteness tonight… (BPW #38)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

For young Tricolored Herons, it’s all about the spike…

Birding Hilton Head Island, SC and Pinckney Island at the Ibis Pond Rookery

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Those beautiful Snowy Egrets…

Birding Longboat Key, Florida

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Painting #32 – Prothonotary Warbler on the Little Miami River

Thursday, January 7, 2010

What a face…what a face…

Red-Starling6

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Three Little Blue Heron Chicks at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge (Near Hilton Head Island, SC)

Red-LittleBlueChick3

Wonderful..dont you think?

So…. go now and give Kelly a visit.. She just put up a new post yesterday….You must go see the photos!

Black-crowned Night Heron feeding a juvenile

Leave Kelly a comment if you will. Comments are always appreciated by bloggers!

Red and the Peanut

Permissions for the photos and post were given by Kelly Riccetti



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  • http://redandthepeanut.blogspot.com/ Kelly

    Haha! Thank you, Dawn!! You are soooooooo nice!!!! (It’s so cool to be your first Blogger of the Week. It makes me feel like a tiny celeb. I’m going to demand royal treatment from Rick and Matty today–maybe the whole weekend! Thank you, again…you do so much out in blogland!)

    • http://twitter.com/DawnFine Dawn

      Makes you feel like a celeb? You ARE A Celebrity! Your Birding blog is read by many. ..You have lots of fans…and I am sure you will have many more soon. Thank you….for sharing your photos, paintings and you!

  • Anonymous

    Dawn, I am glad you featured Kelly’s blog. She is writing one of my all-time favorite blogs! So much talent as photographer and artist! and so generous in her comments on other’s blogs, mine included. All this has brought her to near the top of the Bird list on Nature Blog Network.

    • http://twitter.com/DawnFine Dawn

      I agree with all your comments about Kelly! I think you made an important point to remember. As a blogger, it makes the Cyber world a little better, personal and intimate…..if you respond to comments and to also return the courtesy of visiting your “neighbor in cyberspace”.
      Kelly is a pro at this!

  • Arthearts

    Yay!! Kelly!!! Such a talented woman and aren’t we all very fortunate that she chooses to share her many talents with us on her blog?!!

  • Anonymous

    She is one talented lady! I sure enjoy following her blog…each and every post.

  • http://birdgalalcatraz.blogspot.com/ BirdGalAlcatraz

    Wonderful choice, Dawn. Kelly, your posts and images are always a delight!

  • Kenn Kaufman

    Dawn, Great choice! We love Kelly’s blog and we’re proud that she’s part of the Ohio scene, as well as being a star of the world scene in cyberspace.

  • holdingmoments

    Yea, Kelly is a great photographer, artist, and a great blogger. One very talented lady.

  • http://twitter.com/NaturFramingham NaturFramingham

    Kelly’s blog IS amazing! She’s an incredibly talented artist, photographer, and writer. Her blog is one of my very favorites. Great choice!

  • http://www.birdingmaine.com MaineBirder

    I love Kelly’s blog! Her art and photography are amazing!

  • Appalachian Lady

    Good choice–Kelly’s work is amazing.

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  • http://twitter.com/soaringfalcon1 soaringfalcon1

    You couldn’t have made a better choice in my humble opinion Dawn. Kelly is one of my faves! How does she get all those incredible photographs? You folks are doing a great job on Birding Blogs! So much to see.

  • http://brownstonebirder.blogspot.com/ Lvn600

    Oh yeah-I definitely know about this blog. Kelly is so talented! That was the first time I read about where the Blog title originated from. It makes more sens to me now that I know.

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