Tag Archives: Dark-Eyed Junco

Feeding Frenzy In The Snow

Snowy days always bring birds to the feeders in droves.  The ground and trees are covered with snow making it difficult for them to find food.  Open water in the heated bird bath is more than welcome – it can … Continue reading

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Thank goodness they’re late!

You know the feeling.  You’re expecting company and you’re not quite ready.  A few last-minute details remain.  You think the doorbell will ring momentarily.  You panic. The phone rings.  “Hi, we’re running a bit late.  We’ll be there within a half-hour.” … Continue reading

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Another winter visitor

I just finished cleaning up the garden and put it to sleep for the winter.  It’s a picture perfect autumn day.  The birds are happily enjoying the treats I’ve got out for them.  The nuthatch toyed with me this morning.  While I … Continue reading

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Any port in a (snow) storm!

We’ve had an unseasonably warm and snowless winter-to-date in these parts.  Until today.  The snow began steadily about day-break and is expected to continue through the night.  Four inches or more of blowing snow.  Temperatures in the lower twenties and … Continue reading

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Today Was My First Christmas

My first Christmas Bird Count, that is.  I was not sure what to expect other than to learn how to contribute to the citizen scientist community’s annual attempt to count birds. I laid out my clothes and gear yesterday evening including: my … Continue reading

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