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A Second Batch of Babies

My backyard has been bombarded by a second batch of babies. Some of these youngsters have been granted the privilege of venturing forth on their own – like this Red-bellied Woodpecker, this Red-headed Woodpecker, and this juvenile Blue Jay. Others … Continue reading

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A Regal Red-head

My Red-headed Woodpecker has returned! He is always a bit timid whenever he makes his first appearance of the season, hanging out on the trees at the edge of the yard so he can assess the scene. Eventually, he makes … Continue reading

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Sippers, Drippers, and a Triple Dipper

With the weather warmer and less rainy, the backyard birds aren’t just showing up for feasting, they are enjoying beverages and bathing as well. Some are sippers… Some are drippers… And this Brown Thrasher was a triple dipper! First he … 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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A Commotion of Cuteness

The baby Bluebirds have arrived, and are causing a commotion of cuteness in my backyard! There are four youngsters this time around, and to say they are keeping Mama busy would be an understatement. While she is focused on feeding … Continue reading

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Diamonds Are Not This Girl’s Best Friend

You’ve surely heard it said (or sung!) that “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” – well, not this girl! Call me quirky, but I get more joy from a beautiful dead branch than from a dazzling diamond. So, needless to … Continue reading

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Missing Manners

Manners seem to be missing these days – especially when it comes to my backyard Blue Jays! Oh, they may give the appearance of being the perfect guest, but appearances can definitely be deceiving! I’m pretty sure they never heard … Continue reading

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An After Shower Bath

After one of our (many) recent rain showers, I saw this slightly disheveled Mockingbird perched on the side of the front yard birdbath. Evidently, he had already sampled the water and found it satisfactory because he opted to hop back … Continue reading

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Foliage of Fall

Sometimes the fall foliage provides a lovely backdrop for bird pictures. Like these golden-green leaves blurring behind a chirpy Carolina Wren… …or the faded dusty-rose dogwood petals behind this Carolina Chickadee. My favorite background is this amber autumn oak-leaf glow … Continue reading

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A Lavishly Lathered Limb

It’s always fun to lather up the Bark Butter branch and then wait to see who shows up. Here are a handful that stopped in to enjoy a bountiful fall feast. And speaking of fall feasts…I hope you all have … Continue reading

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