Monthly Archives: October 2012

Bird watching by moonlight

Tonight is the night of the Hunter’s Moon and it looks lovely. This is the full moon whose light hunters found ideal for shooting night-flying migrating birds in Northern Europe.  Native American Indians also called this the hunter’s moon when they … Continue reading

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What big hips you have, Rose!

When I garden, I pay attention to deadheading spent blooms.  I cut off the old blooms so energy goes into producing more flowers rather than seeds.  In the past when I had a rose garden, I would dutifully cut off … Continue reading

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Another winter visitor

I just finished cleaning up the garden and put it to sleep for the winter.  It’s a picture perfect autumn day.  The birds are happily enjoying the treats I’ve got out for them.  The nuthatch toyed with me this morning.  While I … Continue reading

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Angry Birds

October 9th was my annual Day-After-Columbus-Day trip to the arboretum.  The peaceful day after the place goes crazy with bus loads of visitors and automobile grid-lock.  I arrived at 9:00 a.m., camera and binoculars in hand, feeling satisfied that I just came from … Continue reading

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Big Bird

Yes, I did watch the presidential debate last Wednesday evening.  And if you are not living under a rock, you know the Muppets’ Big Bird made an appearance of sorts that night.  Not to worry, this post isn’t about THAT Big … Continue reading

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A winter prediction

Last winter I did not spy one Red-breasted Nuthatch at my feeders!  They come down from up north in greater or lesser numbers depending on the food supply.  The pickings must have been pretty good in Wisconsin last winter. But … Continue reading

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