Category Archives: Backyard Birds

Beatin’ the Heat

Although fall has officially arrived, the weather is still on the warm side, which makes fresh water a lure for the birds. This White-breasted Nuthatch dropped in for a drink the other day. I’ve tried telling him he doesn’t need … Continue reading

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Revealing or Concealing?

I remember when my now 26 year old son was a toddler. Whenever he was out of my sight and was contemplating misbehaving he would call out, “Are you watching me?” The answer was, of course, “I am now!” He … Continue reading

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Pulling, Pruning, and Picture Taking

I took a couple of hours yesterday to pull up a mob of canna lilies that were determined to take over the front yard flower bed and to prune the butterfly bush and the zinia garden. Then, today, as if … Continue reading

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Cardinal Comb-over

Summer is the season where my Cardinals are not their usual stunning selves! The phrase “Bald is beautiful!” definitely does not apply to them! During this time of molting, some of them look like they are trying to use the … Continue reading

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A Triple Taste of Independence

Three juvenile Red-bellied Woodpeckers showed up today shortly after I filled the feeders. It seemed that each was getting its first “taste” of independence! The first youngster chose the peanut pole as his personal feeding place. I think this one … Continue reading

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Peanut Poachers

The other day I filled up the peanut pole and watched as one blue bandit after another swooped in to load up their beaks. These Jays made quick work of emptying what I had just filled! I’m pretty sure that … Continue reading

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A Commotion of Cuteness

The baby Bluebirds have arrived, and are causing a commotion of cuteness in my backyard! There are four youngsters this time around, and to say they are keeping Mama busy would be an understatement. While she is focused on feeding … Continue reading

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