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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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The Latest Little One

A juvenile Blue Jay has been loudly making his presence known in the backyard! The other day, he followed Mama to the feeders and perched on a nearby branch.  He kept a close eye on her… …while she gathered up … Continue reading

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First Hummer of the Summer

Okay…so it’s technically not summer yet…but for the sake of a rhyming title, I am taking the liberty of welcoming the season a few days early. And I did indeed get a picture of my first hummer of the summer … 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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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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Red, White, and…Black

Typically, a Memorial Day post would feature red, white and blue and be about defending our freedom (and I am truly grateful for the freedoms I have and those who have defended them!) but in my backyard, Memorial Day features … Continue reading

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