Monthly Archives: March 2012

Way Ahead of Schedule

I cannot believe the Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration map!  The hummers arrived on the southern shores of the U.S. about the same time as usual – late February.  They continued to progress north at their usual pace.  Then, all of a … Continue reading

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Ricky and Lucy are busy moving in.

I’m following Ricky and Lucy, my Black-capped Chickadee pair as they furnish the nest box they rented from me this spring. Over the last several days they have been busily taking turns popping in and out of their nest box. … Continue reading

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Warblers

  Many thanks to Lin who was so thoughtful as to send me the January/February issue of Wild Ohio Magazine which features Warblers.  Not being your run-of-the-mill “seed and suet feeder” back yard birds, they are best encountered on springtime woodland … Continue reading

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He’s wearing his little black cap!

What do you know about the American Goldfinch?  When I first began inviting goldfinches to my garden with a feeder, all I knew was that they were small, bright yellow birds that resembled canaries.  I had seen them zip by in … Continue reading

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Don’t watch this after dark!

If you’re lucky enough to get a close up view of a hawk hunting in the autumn, it can be pretty exciting.  But how about watching a hawk incubate her nest in the spring?  YOU are going to find this fascinating. Go to … 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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I’ve become influential!

I really appreciated the following email from my fellow Bluebird Monitor friend, Chris, the other day.  I thought it was a darling note and I am thrilled she is having fun with her Chickadees (who apparently have a mighty fancy … Continue reading

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Staging a Chickadee bird house for rent – Q & A

Q.  You’re pulling my leg, right?  Staging a wild bird house?  What do you do? Apply a fresh coast of paint?  Put a potted plant on the front door perch? A.  There is no perch.  A perch at the bird house … Continue reading

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March Madness Is Here!

March Madness is happening, folks!  It’s happening at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology where you can sign up and get printed brackets to see which bird wins the “Chirpionship” this year. It’s really cute.  Make yourself smile.  Give it a look!

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It’s Opening Day!

It’s Opening Day … and I bet you think this post is gonna be about baseball, huh?  Not a chance. I made a few brief notes over on the My Bluebird Journal page.  But because it’s Opening Day, the day I opened my Bluebird … Continue reading

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