Monthly Archives: May 2013

Growing like weeds

Just to bring you up to date on Ralph and Alice’s brood. They were huddled in the deep nest cup and it was impossible to sort them out. I would guess there actually are seven in there!  Same as the … Continue reading

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Septuplets

Ralph and Alice have been flying in and out of their nest box.  There has been so much activity!  There MUST BE hatchlings in that box, I thought.  So, time for a monitoring. I really didn’t think enough time had … Continue reading

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Logistics

She arrived today.  On time.  On time being the 3rd weekend of May … more or less.  A bit less this year.  A few days before the 3rd weekend in May.  You can set your watch by her arrival, they … Continue reading

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She was camera shy

Last week I spied six eggs in Ralph and Alice Chickadee’s nest. I wondered if the clutch was complete or if there might be more eggs on the way. Last year, Lucy and Ricky had a clutch of seven eggs … Continue reading

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Hoot’s lookin’ at you, Kid!

Cousin Thelma and I decided to hold our occasional coffee date at the arboretum this morning.  The weather cooperated and we grabbed a table outdoors on the cafeteria patio to catch up on news.  Later, as we strolled through the … Continue reading

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Have you ever seen a Brown Headed Cowbird nest?

Probably not.  They don’t build nests.  They deposit their eggs in the nests of other wild bird species for the host species to raise their young. Don’t the hosts know they have a “foreign” egg or nestling?  Evidence suggests they … Continue reading

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