Monthly Archives: April 2012

Black-capped Chickadees and Eastern Bluebirds … now how about something a little bigger?

Click the link for a view from a nestcam placed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in a Great Blue Heron nest in Sapsucker Woods, Ithaca, New York. Three eggs have hatched.  The remaining two are ready.  Watch during daylight hours in … Continue reading

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Lucy is warming up to me. I think.

The Chickadee nest box was empty of parent birds when I opened it today.  The babies were snug and dreaming sweet dreams.  Eyes not yet opened, they were not even begging for food.  Contentment!  Like that cat sound asleep and … Continue reading

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A second bluebird route for Annie.

  Last season I was asked to take over a second bluebird monitor route from another volunteer who was unable to complete the season.  It’s happened again this season.  So, if you hop over to my bluebird journal – you’ll … Continue reading

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I’ve been published and I got a star!

When you were a kid, did your teachers reward you with those little paper gold and silver stars pasted on the top of your essay?  You know – the one you wrote on a sheet of paper?  Do they even give gold … Continue reading

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Sh-h-h-h-h-h-h. The babies are sleeping.

I decided to check up on Lucy and the kids this afternoon.  At times it’s very quiet around the nest box.  At other times Ricky and Lucy are visible flying about and in and out.  At this point, Lucy is brooding … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Ricky and Lucy, proud parents of …

… six hatchling chickadee babies. I counted the days on the calendar from when I assumed Lucy laid her first and last egg and thought for sure I would see hatchlings in the nest box at this next monitoring.  And … Continue reading

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I hear a melody. And it strikes fear in my heart.

There were new sights, new sounds and exciting new discoveries along the Bluebird route.  The fragrance of flowering trees was fresh on the strong breeze.  The forest floor growth has completely covered spots made bare by winter.  Many dandelions have turned to balls of … Continue reading

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