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A Fintastic Experience

When I was a little girl, I daydreamed of sailing the Calypso in search of dolphins and killer whales.  Creatures of the sea have always fascinated me, and while I never had the chance to join Cousteau’s crew, I did … Continue reading

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A Resolute Rodent

Who is the arch enemy of every bird-feeding human? Why this bushy-tailed thief, of course! The squirrels in my backyard are resolute rodents to say the least!  They wait until they think the coast is clear… …and then land on … Continue reading

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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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Dad’s on Duty: A Mother’s Day Post

Mother’s Day – a day where Dad’s everywhere take on the tasks that are typically handled by Mom, including feeding the little ones. And so, it only seemed fitting that my first baby bird of the season (at least the … Continue reading

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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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Happiness Is…A Whole Host Of Herons

My daughter and I spent the last two days on our semi-annual get away, this time choosing the Chattanooga area for our adventures.  We hiked and hiked (and ate and ate!) and spent some time strolling along the Tennessee River.  … Continue reading

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Perky But Not Picky

Carolina Wrens are such fun and friendly birds to have around. Garbed in coppers and creams, these little songsters are perpetually perky, but when it comes to food, not the least bit picky. They are mealworm munchers. And they are … Continue reading

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