Monthly Archives: September 2012

Inviting songbirds

My birding club just sent an email to let members know the local park district is inviting volunteers to join in a special project on Friday, September 28th.  The project will enhance the wild songbird habitat at a park that runs parallel to … Continue reading

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Sorry, Woody

I’ve spied this a few times before.  A Downy Woodpecker grabs on to one of the posts of my backyard deck.  It pecks at the wood, but to no avail. Thank goodness, no insects appeared to have been found in the … Continue reading

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Suddenly Gone

This year it’s the same only different. This year my first Ruby-throated hummingbird arrived fairly much on schedule on May 17th.  I didn’t see another until June 25th.  Thereafter, I had at least one sighting every day.  In previous years I didn’t see … Continue reading

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A death in the family

Things were not right on Thursday and Friday, September 6th & 7th. By the afternoon of Saturday the 8th, hospitalization was required. By the following Monday the prognosis was worse as the patient deteriorated. On Tuesday, September 11th, the decision was made to end life … Continue reading

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