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Another Zinnia Lover

So…turns out I’m not the only Zinnia lover around! This glorious male goldfinch (and a handful of his friends) have taken quite a liking to our colorful front yard flowers. So much beauty! Advertisements

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Same Kind of Different As Me

There’s a popular book that bears the title Same Kind of Different as Me, as well as a movie based on the book, but it also seemed a fitting title for this post. While in Orcas Island, I would wake-up … Continue reading

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Nutty Buddies

The Brown-headed Nuthatch is by far the friendliest bird in my backyard. This cheerful chirper is highly inquisitive and not the least bit shy. He loves peanuts and Bark Butter, with the remnants of the latter clearly seen around his … Continue reading

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Suspicion Confirmed

The last time I posted pictures of this juvenile Jay, he had followed his Mama to the feeders and was begging for food.  But I suspected that it wouldn’t be long before he was venturing out on his own. Well…suspicion … Continue reading

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An Unbalanced Diet

The Red-headed Woodpecker who comes to my feeders has been eating a steady diet of peanuts.  Typically, he lands on the squirrel proof feeder, but he has also discovered that this fine fare is available in the trays attached to … Continue reading

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Fight, Flight, or Out of Sight

The diminutive Downy Woodpecker is a delightful little bird that rarely makes a fuss. These cuties are regular visitors to the backyard Bark Butter branch. But when a bigger, bossier bird appears on the scene – like this female Red-winged … Continue reading

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Age of Discovery

Just like it is with humans, toddler-hood is an age of discovery for birds. This morning, a young Mockingbird ventured forth without Mom and Dad’s presence (and I think without their permission!) and landed on the Bark Butter Branch. He … Continue reading

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