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Septuplets

Ralph and Alice have been flying in and out of their nest box.  There has been so much activity!  There MUST BE hatchlings in that box, I thought.  So, time for a monitoring. I really didn’t think enough time had … Continue reading

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She was camera shy

Last week I spied six eggs in Ralph and Alice Chickadee’s nest. I wondered if the clutch was complete or if there might be more eggs on the way. Last year, Lucy and Ricky had a clutch of seven eggs … Continue reading

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Nests!

It’s still unseasonably cold.  It was 32 degrees – freezing – when I stepped onto the Bluebird trail this morning to monitor the nest boxes.  Last week they were still empty with no sign of Bluebirds.  This morning I spied … Continue reading

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Roosters

Ha!  You thought this was going to be about chickens.  Right? No, no chickens here. I’m just going to give you a quick report about the chickadee nest box I hung out on Valentine’s Day. I haven’t had any sightings.  … Continue reading

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For Rent …

… cozy cottage, birch bark covered floor, nestled among protective pine boughs.  Quiet neighborhood near ponds, fields and mature forested area perfect for raising fledglings.  Food and fresh water regularly available a short flight away. Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day!  The day I … Continue reading

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Sealing my houses for winter

I went out on the bluebird trail this morning.  It was cool, cloudy and somewhat damp.  I took a guess at how many layers I needed to keep me snug.  My mission: to close the entry holes in the bluebird … Continue reading

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Thank you, Thomas Jefferson

If you have never read a biography of Thomas Jefferson, America’s third President, do.  Find fault if you will.  There is plenty about which to find fault.  You will also find one of history’s most intriguing, brilliant scientific and political … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Soup and Hummingbird Cupcakes

It happened this evening.  I had returned from monitoring my Eastern Bluebird route and was relaxing on the deck.  I was pleased to see the Cat Bird and Downy Woodpecker come to feed on the suet cake I hung from a low-hanging … Continue reading

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Ricky and Lucy Chickadee Are Expecting Babies!

It’s been a week since I last looked in the chickadee nest box.  It’s a bit early for chickadees to be laying eggs and incubating, but with the early spring anything is possible.  My Black-capped Chickadee couple, Ricky and Lucy, … Continue reading

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Spying on Chickadees this morning, I saw…

…them flying about and into and out of their nest box in my back yard!  I raised the binoculars to get a better look and they seem to be a very happy couple. Yesterday evening I peered into their nest … Continue reading

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