Category Archives: Backyard Birds

My Friend Flicker

Okay…so the Flicker that has been flitting around the outskirts of my backyard isn’t really my friend yet, but I am hopeful. I first caught a glimpse of this guy on our recent snow day.  I was paying some bills … Continue reading

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Grab and Go (In the January Snow!)

What is happening in the south? In a state known for its fair weather winters, we woke up to eleven degree temperatures and our second snowfall in as many months.  So while the neighborhood kids were rejoicing over closed schools, … Continue reading

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And The Winner Is….

I tend to put out quite a banquet for my backyard birds, but I’m pretty sure if I had them vote for their favorite food the winner would be Bark Butter. This suety-spread (available at Wild Birds Unlimited) attracts a … Continue reading

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“Take Me Out to the Backyard”

As I was standing outside taking pictures in the subfreezing temperatures this morning, my frostbit brain started coming up with its own rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballpark.”  Feel free to sing along! Take me out to the … Continue reading

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Lighthearted Limericks – Mockingbird

This Mockingbird has been a constant fixture at the backyard feeders lately (probably because the current seed mix has raisins) so I decided to let him be the star of a lighthearted limerick. The Mockingbird perches on high And looks … Continue reading

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Marvelous Meteorologists

If I want to know the weather forecast, looking at the behavior of my backyard birds is often more accurate than asking Siri! The birds seem to sense when bad weather is coming and show up in a bit of … Continue reading

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A Seasonal Sparrow

One of the birds that winters here in our southern state of Georgia is the White-throated Sparrow. I don’t get many pictures of him since he rarely visits the feeders, preferring to scavenge what falls to the ground below the … Continue reading

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