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Red-bellied Regular

Red-bellied Woodpeckers are regular diners in my backyard. One of the reasons they are frequent feeders is because of the plentiful supply of peanuts that is usually available. When I really want to spoil them, I load up the cavity … 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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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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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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Granny’s Gauntlet

One of the joys of blogging is connecting and being inspired by other bloggers, like “Granny” over at Granny Shot It, ¬†who recently threw down the gauntlet, issuing a “Bird of the Day” challenge. Needless to say, that sounded right … Continue reading

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Sneak-a-Snack

I was outside filling the feeders with my two Lab assistants when “my” Red-headed Woodpecker dropped in for a visit. First he looked for peanuts in the Dogwood nook, since it was a safe distance from the dogs, but found … Continue reading

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