Tag Archives: nature

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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This Is What I Was Made For

Did you ever do something that you really enjoyed, something that was totally soul-satisfying, and find yourself thinking, “I was made for this!”? Well, I’m pretty sure Tucker makes that declaration anytime he gets let loose in a creek or … 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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Doggaversary

It’s hard to believe that one year ago today we adopted Tucker and brought him home with us.  Here is a flashback to when the beast was still a babe. And here he is today on a romp at Blankets … 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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