Category Archives: bird watching

The chase is on!

We’re still in the grips of winter with far below average temperatures. While the February average is in the high 30’s here in Chicagoland, we’re still experiencing bone-chilling minus-zero air temperatures with wind chills in the -20’s. Snow mountains from the blizzard … Continue reading

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A Happy and Prosperous New (Birding) Year!

Only a few more months and these little flying jewels will be visiting my garden again! The January-February 2015 issue of Bird Watcher’s Digest features an article written about an educator, friend, scientist, and birding mentor, Dr. Bill Hilton, Jr. I had the … Continue reading

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Meet Fluffy

Fluffy is a name you give a little white kitten or, in my case, a Ruby-throat Hummingbird whose feathers are visibly more “fluffed up” than its counterparts’. Most of these little birds are pretty sleek, even at this time of … Continue reading

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To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store

Originally posted on My Patronus Is Coffee:
Dear woman behind me in line at the grocery store, You don’t know me. You have no clue what my life has been like since October 1, 2013. You have no clue that…

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Happy Bird Day – National Bird Day 2014

There is a PBS film presentation, Parrot Confidential, that is worth taking time to watch.  It will both break your heart and fill your heart with joy.  Access a link to the film and a video conversation with the filmmaker … Continue reading

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A new woodpecker species appeared in my mini-bird sanctuary!

That bird feeding station outside my window just never ceases to give pleasure and amaze. I was happy to show off my resident Red-bellied Woodpecker to Cousin Sally when she was over for Christmas dinner yesterday.  Or rather, he was … Continue reading

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Feeding Frenzy In The Snow

Snowy days always bring birds to the feeders in droves.  The ground and trees are covered with snow making it difficult for them to find food.  Open water in the heated bird bath is more than welcome – it can … Continue reading

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