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A Happy Little Hummer

As I was out stalking Swallowtails, this happy little hummer paid a visit. He spent half his time hovering, and the other half just hanging around. He helped himself to some nectar from the butterfly bush… …and then perched on … Continue reading

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Summer’s Here (I’m For That)

As I sat down to write this post, words from an old James Taylor song popped into my mind – Summer’s here, I’m for that Got my rubber sandals, got my straw hat Got my cold beer, I’m just glad … Continue reading

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Another Peanut Packer

Typically, when I post about a backyard peanut packer, it’s the Blue Jay who has the starring role…like this fellow… But the Jays aren’t the only one with a preference for Planters.  Chipmunks are also nut lovers and will sit … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Tone My Triceps

I hate to admit it, but I’m at that age and stage where whatever firmness my arm muscles once possessed has vanished without a trace.  But rather than succumb to this flabby fate without a fight, I’ve decided to take … Continue reading

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Scrub and Grub

This Blue Jay stopped in to sit and soak in the fountain. After his scrub (which left him drenched, drippy, and looking dirtier than when he started) he flew up to the deck rail to grab some grub. Then, with his feathers … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Jay

Happy Mother’s Jay! Okay…so…I could make up a story about how Blue Jays are my Mom’s favorite birds, but they’re not…nor do I think this particular Blue Jay is a mother…honestly, this picture has nothing to do with Mother’s Day, … Continue reading

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A Pileated Pop In

This Pileated Woodpecker popped in this morning.  He was on the ground in the backyard, pecking at a rotted tree stump, hoping to find some bugs for breakfast. He (you can tell it’s a male by the Cherry Koolaid mustache) is yet … Continue reading

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