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A Sunset Snack

Just before sunset this evening, the lighting outside was especially lovely so I thought I’d throw out a handful of fresh seed and see if any birds showed up. Apparently, several found the idea of a sunset snack rather appealing … 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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Feathered Foes

If you were to sit on my back deck for any length of time and observe the birds, it would quickly become evident that there are some who just can’t seem to get along. For example, just about every time … 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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Lighthearted Limericks: Ruby-crowned Kinglet

I think we are overdue for a lighthearted limerick, so here is one dedicated to my favorite fidgeter – the Ruby-crowned Kinglet. 🙂 There once was a wee little king who had flickety fidgety wings As he flew about town … Continue reading

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The Flavor of February: An Unexpected Flash Mob

I walked outside to get the mail yesterday afternoon and encountered an unexpected flash mob! A mob of Cedar Waxwings (they’re really called an “ear-full” or a “museum”) was swarming the three front yard Holly bushes, scarfing down the berries. … 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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