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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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Weekends Are Meant For Water

Ahhh….weekends… For some folks it’s a time for errands, while for others it’s a time for entertainment. Some opt to grab a little rest and relaxation, while others catch up on some housework or yard work. But if you’re a … 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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Han, the One-legged Wonder

One of the Robins that has been frequenting the backyard feeders is missing a leg – or at least part of one – but it doesn’t seem to slow him down in the least. I call him Han…after Han Solo…because, … 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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