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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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Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Did you ever look at someone and make a wrong assumption about them simply because of the way they looked?  I’ve (sadly) done it with people, and this past week, I did it with a bird. It was with this … Continue reading

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Another Peanut Packer

Typically, when I post about a backyard peanut packer, it’s the Blue Jay who has the starring role…like this fellow… But the Jays aren’t the only one with a preference for Planters.  Chipmunks are also nut lovers and will sit … Continue reading

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Hey Diddle Downy

The list of little ones showing up at the backyard feeders continues to grow. This week, several young Downy Woodpeckers have spread their wings and made their way out to dine on their own. This sweet little guy was quite … 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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Sunset Sip

This vibrant Pine Warbler showed up for a sip of water in the early evening hours. The setting sun highlighted his feathers, lending them an even gleamier golden glow than usual. Having this guy around always brightens my day. 🙂

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Beautiful Bandits Of Blue

The Blue Jays that seemed scarce at our feeders during the winter months have returned in full force, filling my backyard with raucous squawks as they greedily gobble up the peanut supply. These beautiful blue bandits are a delight to … Continue reading

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