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Announcement of Availability

I have been enjoying watching the male birds in the backyard announce their availability to the eligible females. Some, like the Cowbirds, perch on a branch and then poof their feathers while loudly serenading their perspective mates. The Red-winged Blackbirds … Continue reading

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Wooing and Pursuing

Mating season is upon us, and the male Bluebird is doing his darndest to capture the attention and win the affection of his female counterpart. His wooing and pursuing have taken the form of striking impressive poses… …poofing his handsome … Continue reading

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Clusters of Color

There is a house on the road leading into our neighborhood that is bursting with blooming tulips…thousands of them! The other day, hubby saw their garage door open and asked if his wife could come with her camera and traipse … Continue reading

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The Peanut Pole (It’s a Popular Place!)

The peanut pole is a recent addition to our backyard bird feeding set-up. It is a rather thick branch that is strapped to the side of the deck rails that has three holes drilled in it (courtesy of hubby) that … Continue reading

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A More Frequent Flicker

The Northern Flicker that I posted about earlier in the season, has (much to my delight!) become a frequent visitor to the backyard feeders. He is still a bit skittish, but occasionally his desire for food will surpass his uneasiness … Continue reading

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The Flavor of February: Thrashers and Thrush

Today’s featured guests for our “Flavor of February” series are the Brown Thrasher and the Hermit Thrush, two birds with tones of brown that make Crayola jealous! Let’s take them in reverse order of the title and begin with the … Continue reading

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A Wet Welcome

Rain…rain…and did I mention rain?  2019 has had a wet welcome! Despite the near constant drizzle that has accompanied the start of the new year, the birds have been dropping in to indulge in some soggy seed! Here are a … Continue reading

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