Monthly Archives: May 2012

Downy Daddy, Downy Youngster, Coffee break

I love it when I spy adult birds bringing their young to my feeders.  I keep most of the feeders very near windows where I can watch the wild birds up close.  Today as I ran down the stairs toward … Continue reading

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eBird – I guess there’s an app for everthing!

Reading a post today on an international birding group site to which I subscribe, I was introduced to eBird.  It’s an online checklist documenting birds internationally.  There is even a smart phone app for entering data!  Clever! Anyone can register … Continue reading

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Greetings from Las Vegas!

I’m visiting with a friend who lives in Las Vegas for a few days.  But I’m not too busy to think about you!  😉    May is Garden for Wildlife Month and when I get back home mid-week, I’ll be busy … 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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Bluebird Ankle Bracelets

I contacted Lisa several weeks ago when I received news that the forest preserve district natural resources department put my route on the list for having bluebird nestlings banded this season.  A first for me!  Lisa, a fellow volunteer bluebird monitor, is … Continue reading

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An Indigo Bunting Dropped In

It was supper time.  I was putting the finishing touches on a macaroni and cheese casserole and was ready to place it in the oven when the doorbell rang.  It was the neighbor.  She was holding three birds in her … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day Mom, Caroline, Carol … and you, too, Lucy

It’s Mother’s Day.  A day to celebrate our moms and recall what they’ve meant to us. I’m celebrating the day here by updating the “About” page.  Carol G. in Georgia … it’s our day to remember our mothers’ friendship. Today, … Continue reading

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