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Sunrise Special

Yesterday turned out to be a parenthetical day of sunshine sandwiched in between two days of torrential thunderstorms.  I went out in the early hours to spread some Bark Butter on several branches, and then filled the three “troughs” with a bottom layer … Continue reading

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Looking Rather Bird-legged

I have heard of one having a bow-legged appearance, but this Brown Thrasher landed in a rather bird-legged stance. He must have realized that this put quite a hurting on his intimidation factor, as he quickly remedied his position and … Continue reading

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Knowing Your Place in the Pecking Order

If you spend any time on my back deck watching the birds, it doesn’t take long to see that there is an obvious pecking order. For example, this male Downy Woodpecker showed up to enjoy a late lunch… …only to have … Continue reading

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Manly Yes, But She Likes It Too

The male Red-bellied Woodpecker that hangs about my backyard is addicted to Bark Butter.  He is probably the most frequent feeder on this delicacy. Occasionally (and can’t we all relate!) he gets this peanut butter-like spread stuck on the roof … Continue reading

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No Such Thing As A Gray Day

There’s really no such thing as a gray day in my backyard. Sure, the skies might be dull and overcast, but that just seems to make the bold colors of the birds all the more brilliant. Still, in the spirit … Continue reading

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The Food or the Female?

Every time I turned around yesterday, this fine fellow was occupying the Bark Butter branch. He was a bit more alert and aggressive than usual, which at first made me think he was simply declaring the territory as his own. … Continue reading

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A Pileated Pop-over

I went outside to fill the feeders yesterday afternoon and heard the unmistakable Woody Woodpecker call of a Pileated Woodpecker;  a moment later, this fellow flew overhead and landed on a neighbor’s pine tree. I didn’t have time to count to two … Continue reading

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