Category Archives: Backyard Birds

The Ruin of Radiant

Ever since my elementary-aged self read Charlotte’s Web, the word “radiant” has been forever ruined for me. Whenever I hears that seven letter word, my mind imagines it masterfully woven into the web of that sagacious spider. And although the … Continue reading

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Birds of Fall

Gold and copper Rust and brown Right-side-up and Up-side-down Black and white Big and small My backyard’s filled with the birds of fall!

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First Feathers of Fall

Today was the first chance I’ve had to take my camera outside since the official arrival of fall.  Here is a sample of the backyard birds that showed up. I think it’s gonna be a great season for taking pictures … Continue reading

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Hello Handsome

This handsome male Pine Warbler dropped in today. It looks as if he is finished with his summer molting and beginning to show off his autumn glory. He grabbed a quick bite of Bark Butter and then disappeared into the … Continue reading

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Drab or Dashing?

The Grey Catbird is an occasional visitor to my backyard. Like his Mockingbird cousin, he is a mimic with a hearty collection of calls, the most common being the mew-like sound of a cat from whence he gets his name. … Continue reading

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A Welcome Weekend Warbler

A Hooded Warbler, who is not a common visitor to my backyard, showed up over the weekend. While this fellow was a delight to look at, he was difficult to photograph!  Flighty and flitty, he stayed at the edge of … Continue reading

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The Fine Art of Peanut Packing

One of the young Jays that frequents the backyard feeders has been learning the fine art of peanut packing! He used to show up, quickly grab a single peanut, and then fly off to eat it elsewhere, but now he … Continue reading

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