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Mid-November Monarchs

Maybe they’re the kind that are always the last to leave the party, or perhaps they are perpetual procrastinators, or maybe it’s just that they simply refuse to accept the reality that summer has ended – whatever the reason, this … Continue reading

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A Surprise Passerby

I was recently surprised by a visit from an unexpected passerby… …a female Scarlet Tanager. These birds are not common visitors to my backyard. The males, with their bright red bodies and bold black wings are easy to spot, but … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

The birds must have decided that it was “happy hour” in my backyard yesterday, as several showed up to enjoy a drink. Some were sippers… …some were drippers… …and all of them were lousy tippers! But hey – they enjoyed … Continue reading

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A Mob of Monarchs

I pulled into the driveway this afternoon and as I glanced over at the garden at the edge of the yard I saw a mob of Monarchs flitting about the blossoms. Okay, “mob” might be a bit of an overstatement, … Continue reading

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First Feathers of Fall

I was at Moss Lake when Autumn officially arrived, so today was my first chance of the new season to head outside and see which backyard bird would be the first to have a fall photo taken. This Red-bellied Woodpecker … Continue reading

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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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