Monthly Archives: April 2013

Can you help?

A mystery blog reader needs help.  Today s/he commented with this question on one of my earlier posts, What big hips you have, Rose! And the question is …  I have a question for all and sundry! I want to … Continue reading

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Migrants arriving!

It’s migration time.  The time to be especially vigilant to see birds not otherwise native in the dead of winter or height of summer as they travel through to more distant breeding grounds.  It’s time also to welcome the return … Continue reading

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Today’s Bluebird Monitor Trail Results

This was the first day on the route that the weather seemed spring-like.  I saw my first dandelion on the trail.  Only one dandelion – as if it was brave enough to come out while the others continued to snooze … Continue reading

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Nests!

It’s still unseasonably cold.  It was 32 degrees – freezing – when I stepped onto the Bluebird trail this morning to monitor the nest boxes.  Last week they were still empty with no sign of Bluebirds.  This morning I spied … Continue reading

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My new bluebird friend, Ralph and Alice, and more!

It’s been a crazy-busy weekend!  Our northern Illinois spring has been rather winter-like.  But the days are getting longer and I know one day the sun will shine, it will be warm, and dandelions will dot the landscape overnight. Saturday, … Continue reading

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Thank goodness they’re late!

You know the feeling.  You’re expecting company and you’re not quite ready.  A few last-minute details remain.  You think the doorbell will ring momentarily.  You panic. The phone rings.  “Hi, we’re running a bit late.  We’ll be there within a half-hour.” … Continue reading

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