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Hummingbird Feeder Cleaning

I hate cleaning my hummingbird feeders, but I do it every weekend. I’ve read it should be done more often, but my time during the week is so limited that … Continue reading

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The Boys Are Back

It’s been ten days now since they’ve returned – the boys of summer, aka the male hummingbirds. As I enjoyed coffee on the porch this weekend, this little fellow perched … Continue reading

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The First Robin of Spring

Enjoying my first cup of coffee while watching the flurry of activity at the bird feeders is a lovely way to start the day. I just about spilled said coffee … Continue reading

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Snowy Morning Visitors

Storm three of the week was still going strong this morning. I spent a couple of hours on the sofa with my coffee contemplating the real world. Today was Hannah’s … Continue reading

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Bird Tree Revisited

My post-Christmas recycled bird tree crashed and burned in the first snow storm after I set it up. I rescued all of the orange cup feeders and sunflower heads and … Continue reading

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A Tree for the Birds

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Despite the fact that my feeders are full, bird activity has been a little slow lately. The squirrels and the mourning doves have been my only regular visitors. With snow … Continue reading

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When Turkeys Fly!

It’s been a few years since we raised turkeys and I’ve missed having them around. They’re such funny creatures and have quite entertaining personalities. We often see wild turkeys around. … Continue reading

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New Goldfinch Feeder

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After spying my first Goldfinch of the season, I treated myself to a new feeder and a ridiculously expensive bag of Nyjer seed. It appears the investment was worth it. … Continue reading

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Early Morning Ruffed Grouse

Gidget gave me an early morning wake-up call. As I stood outside with her in my crocks and jammies, I spied what I first thought was a Mourning Dove in … Continue reading

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Phoebe Hatchlings

My last few sneak peeks at the phoebe nest with my iPhone yielded nothing but those five eggs tucked away. Until today. Perched precariously on a ladder, I slid the … Continue reading

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Hummer Profiles

This guy looks a tad bit disgruntled. I understand where the phrase “ruffled feathers” came from! I love the iridescent colors and the subtle patterns of their feathers. Different light, … Continue reading

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Suspended Animation

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Phoebe Nesting

There’s been a flurry of bird activity under the lean-to this week. Curious, I ventured out back and discovered that the phoebe nest I left untouched in the rafters last … Continue reading

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Of Mother’s Day and Hummingbirds

You know it’s going to be a good day when the hummingbirds return for the season. I’ve had the feeder filled and out for a week, ready for their arrival. … Continue reading

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A New Backyard of Birds

This week at my folks house in Pennsylvania has given me a new audience of birds to photograph. Each morning, this Carolina Wren (a first for me) perched on a … Continue reading

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Inky Beauty of the Crow

In search of bald eagles to photograph, I found only a crow on my latest outing. Common he may be, he’s beautiful all the same with his inky black feathers. … Continue reading

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Black Capped Chickadee Show

It took a little time, but my new bird feeder that delivered so much amusement with the squirrels last month, is finally dinky birds. The chickadees are providing me a … Continue reading

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Downy Woodpecker Pair Visits

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As I was lounging on the sofa working on my laptop when a flurry of activity on the porch distracted me. I looked up to see this misguided pair of … Continue reading

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Gone to the Birds

On New Year’s day, I discarded the Christmas tree on the front porch with plans to deal with it later. During some bitter cold days, it became a wind-break for … Continue reading

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Mourning Doves in Waiting

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What do you suppose they’re waiting for?

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