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Announcement of Availability

I have been enjoying watching the male birds in the backyard announce their availability to the eligible females. Some, like the Cowbirds, perch on a branch and then poof their feathers while loudly serenading their perspective mates. The Red-winged Blackbirds … Continue reading

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Wooing and Pursuing

Mating season is upon us, and the male Bluebird is doing his darndest to capture the attention and win the affection of his female counterpart. His wooing and pursuing have taken the form of striking impressive poses… …poofing his handsome … 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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The Peanut Pole (It’s a Popular Place!)

The peanut pole is a recent addition to our backyard bird feeding set-up. It is a rather thick branch that is strapped to the side of the deck rails that has three holes drilled in it (courtesy of hubby) that … Continue reading

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It’s a Labra-ful Life!

Who needs Jimmy Stewart movies when you have two labra-mutts in your life? And I must say, this duo is a constant source of entertainment! Tucker turned two in January (we think) and is fondly referred to as our Beautiful … Continue reading

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A Sunset Snack

Just before sunset this evening, the lighting outside was especially lovely so I thought I’d throw out a handful of fresh seed and see if any birds showed up. Apparently, several found the idea of a sunset snack rather appealing … Continue reading

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Missing Manners

Manners seem to be missing these days – especially when it comes to my backyard Blue Jays! Oh, they may give the appearance of being the perfect guest, but appearances can definitely be deceiving! I’m pretty sure they never heard … Continue reading

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