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Bird Break

Some days (Okay, most days!) I find I work better if I build in some rewards – like taking “bird breaks” to step outside and snap a few photos. Here are the first five birds that made an appearance during … Continue reading

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The Presence of a Pileated

I knew there was a Pileated Woodpecker in the area, as I’ve been hearing it’s call (which sounds a bit like maniacal laughter) for the last several weeks. Then yesterday, a pair blessed me with their presence in the backyard. … 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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Towhee Time

I was so glad I had my camera in hand when this beautiful female Towhee stopped in for a bath. Since they are ground feeders and rarely come up to the deck, I don’t get to take their picture as … Continue reading

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Feathered Foes

If you were to sit on my back deck for any length of time and observe the birds, it would quickly become evident that there are some who just can’t seem to get along. For example, just about every time … Continue reading

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Every Party’s Better With Planters

This afternoon, I (translate that to say “hubby”) filled the Dogwood cavity – aka, the peanut pantry – and waited to see who would show up. The first to arrive, and therefore awarded the starring role in this post, was … Continue reading

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