Category Archives: Birding

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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My mini-refuge or, what to do with an old broomstick handle

I promised to post a photo once I placed the Certified Wildlife Habitat sign in my yard.  It’s taken a while, I know.  It languished in the “things to do” pile on my desk.  As it rose slowly to the … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Soup and Hummingbird Cupcakes

It happened this evening.  I had returned from monitoring my Eastern Bluebird route and was relaxing on the deck.  I was pleased to see the Cat Bird and Downy Woodpecker come to feed on the suet cake I hung from a low-hanging … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day Mom, Caroline, Carol … and you, too, Lucy

It’s Mother’s Day.  A day to celebrate our moms and recall what they’ve meant to us. I’m celebrating the day here by updating the “About” page.  Carol G. in Georgia … it’s our day to remember our mothers’ friendship. Today, … Continue reading

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Happy International Migratory Bird Day!

Happy Bird Day to you!  May 12th! No, I didn’t know there was such a thing as International Migratory Bird Day either until very recently.  It’s celebrated on the second Saturday of May in the United States and Canada.  In … Continue reading

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Houston, we have lift-off.

You’ve heard those words, uttered with calm confidence while travel to a strange, new world never seen, and from which there may be no return, looms dead ahead.  FIVE This past week was nerve-wracking awaiting chickadee baby fledging day.  Ricky … Continue reading

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I can see Russia from my home office!

Yes, I’m poking fun.  But, it’s true!  I got an email with this link on the computer in my home office today and I thought the video at the other end of this link was worth taking three minutes to … Continue reading

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