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Butterfly Bait

Several months ago, hubby and I (And I am using the word “I” very loosely!) planted a zinnia garden with the hopes of luring more butterflies to the front yard. Today, the first bait-taker arrived. A beautiful male Tiger Swallowtail … Continue reading

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A Melodious Male

The other day, a handsome male House Finch landed on the end of the Bark Butter branch and proceeded to strike a pretty pose. Occasionally, he would poof out his feathers a bit… …and sing a melodious song. He was … Continue reading

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And Then There Was One

There was quite a bit of activity at the feeders this afternoon. A lot of the regulars (like these birds below) stopped by for some food. But when they all scattered and scurried away at the same time, it could … Continue reading

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Baby Maybe?

Usually, if I were to tell you that a bird of blue has been busy stuffing its beak with as much food as possible, you would rightfully picture this fellow below. But lately, it’s been my pair of Bluebirds who … Continue reading

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Return of the Handsome Red-Head

My handsome Red-headed Woodpecker has returned. He first showed up four years ago, and I have to say, it was love at first sighting! Now, every time April rolls around, I start watching and waiting and hoping that he will … Continue reading

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Return of the Red-bellied

Now that the Flicker who had been frequenting the feeders in the winter months has disappeared, the Red-bellied Woodpeckers have once again become regular backyard visitors. This fellow dropped in the other day to partake of some peanuts. He perched … Continue reading

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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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