Monthly Archives: November 2011

Birder News from Costa Rica Hits Close to the Heart

I mentioned in an earlier post that I had been in Costa Rica a few years ago for 9 days on a citizen scientist expedition to support the study of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird in its wintering grounds.  On that trip … Continue reading

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Flying Green Alien Invades West-Suburban Chicago!

It’s absolutely true!  It must be true if I heard it on news radio before leaving for the office this morning.  The “alien” is a hummingbird whose species has yet to be identified but is thought to perhaps be a … Continue reading

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Powering Up The Winter Hot Tub

It’s the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend when many folks are putting up their outdoor holiday decorations.  I see strings of lights hanging over some neighbors’ garage doors awaiting their official “throw the switch” ceremony.  Yesterday I saw the folks across the street placing green wreaths … Continue reading

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Bluebird Annie is posting at least weekly!

I’ve decided I really like blogging about my passion for enjoying birding and being a Bluebird nest monitor. So, I’m committing to posting on this blog a minimum of once a week for the remainder of 2011…and hopefully well beyond. And, I’ll be … Continue reading

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Nest Monitor Certification Success!

I looked forward to spending this Thanksgiving Day relaxing.  The freshly baked pumpkin pie made the house smell wonderful this morning.  I can’t wait to slather butter on the baked sweet potatoes infusing the air with their perfume.  And I love the taste of the … Continue reading

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Keeping Up Their Interest

The first thing that caught my eye as I descended the stairs this morning, was a Chickadee sipping water from the bird bath.  He lingered a while and took many sips.  A short time later, I saw “Mister Bird” sipping … Continue reading

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The Hawk Is Here!

Those familiar with Chicago trivia know that when Chicagoans speak of “The Hawk” they are referring to their city’s biting winter winds.  (“I was born in a city they called the Windy City.  And they called it the Windy City … Continue reading

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