Category Archives: Bird of the Week

Pileated Woodpeckers

Yesterday morning (along with a butt-ton of baby birds) I was blessed with the presence of a Pileated Woodpecker, so I thought, why not make him (in this case “her”) the bird of the week? The Pileated is the largest … Continue reading

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Dauntless Dive Bombers

The Brown-headed Nuthatch is hereby declared our “Bird of the Week” – though around my house we affectionately refer to them as “Dauntless Dive Bombers.” We nicknamed them after the Douglas SBD Dauntless, a World War II naval plane considered … Continue reading

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American Goldfinch

You can’t help but smile when you see an American Goldfinch – they’re like sunshine with wings. During mating season, the male is brilliant yellow. His wings are black with white streaks, and he sports a splotch of black on … Continue reading

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The Barnum and Bailey Bird

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the White-breasted Nuthatch, our honorary “Bird of the Week.” Although it wears the robes of the ringmaster, this bird, with its acrobatic antics, is better suited to play the role of a circus performer. Small, stocky, … Continue reading

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Da da da da da da da da…Catbird!

Okay, the title of this blog was meant to be sung to the Batman tune because, personally, I think the gray-garbed catbird appears much better suited to be Batman’s sidekick than the orange-breasted robin. But hey, even though this capped … Continue reading

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak

The Rose-breasted Grosbeak is hereby dubbed the “Bird of the Week.” I wish these birds were year round residents of Georgia, but we only get them for a short period of time when they are migrating. Right now they are … Continue reading

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Cowbirds – The Bird People Love to Hate

The Brown-headed Cowbird is a common, yet often unknown, variety of blackbird found throughout the United States. It most likely got its name from its tendency to hang out in fields where herds of animals (like cows) stir up loads … Continue reading

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