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Pretty Petal Pickers

I spent time with the prettiest petal pickers the other day! My front yard was filled with busy Goldfinches visiting the flowers, relieving them of their petals in search of seeds. There were finches on the Black-eyed Susans… … finches … Continue reading

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Summer Wings Are Beautiful Things

Now that summer has officially arrived and the flowers are in full bloom, the front yard visitors have begun to make an appearance. Butterflies, though later than usual, are sampling the purple blossoms from the bush that bears their name … Continue reading

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Delightful Daredevils

White-breasted Nuthatches are always delightful backyard visitors. Though mine tend to be drippy drinkers… …these well dressed daredevils are highly entertaining to watch. This guy seemed to be giving me his best Batman impersonation! Friendly and fairly fearless are accurate … Continue reading

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3-D Bluebird Babies!

My backyard is swarming with Bluebird babies lately – little ones who are demanding, dangerous, yet oh so delightful! One of the easiest ways to spot a youngster is to watch for the one whose mouth is wide open and … Continue reading

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Backyard Babies

Spring is the season for backyard babies, and the Downy Woodpeckers were the first to bring their little one to the feeders. Dad had the early feeding duty… …and later Mom took a turn. The chickadees were the next to … Continue reading

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Corona Cuisine

In these days where Corona is creating chaos and disrupting our typical routines, dining out has been temporarily relegated to drive-through services or curb side delivery. This grab-and-go mentality is nothing new to my backyard birds. Many of them have … Continue reading

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Slightly Sleety

I was hoping for a snowy morning today, but instead got slightly sleety! The weather seemed to make the birds rather antsy (they are spoiled to our mild southern winters!) and they wasted no time showing up to gobble food … Continue reading

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Ghoulish or Gorgeous

At first glance, Grackles might seem to have a rather ghoulish appearance. Their gleaming gold eyes and midnight feathers make them fitting material for one one Poe’s poems! But if you look at them more closely, these birds are actually … Continue reading

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Curious and Glorious

Many of my backyard birds (like the Red-bellied Woodpecker and Blue Jay below) are curious creatures that show up ready to explore the area in search of peanuts… …but the Pine Warblers this time of year are positively glorious, mini-masterpieces … Continue reading

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Some Near-Freezing Feasting

The temperatures here in Not-So-Hotlanta have been hovering right around freezing, bringing a flurry of birds to the backyard in search of food and water…and one birdbrain to the backyard in hopes of taking their pictures! This morning, a handsome … Continue reading

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