Category Archives: birding

eBird – I guess there’s an app for everthing!

Reading a post today on an international birding group site to which I subscribe, I was introduced to eBird.  It’s an online checklist documenting birds internationally.  There is even a smart phone app for entering data!  Clever! Anyone can register … Continue reading

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Greetings from Las Vegas!

I’m visiting with a friend who lives in Las Vegas for a few days.  But I’m not too busy to think about you!  😉    May is Garden for Wildlife Month and when I get back home mid-week, I’ll be busy … 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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An Indigo Bunting Dropped In

It was supper time.  I was putting the finishing touches on a macaroni and cheese casserole and was ready to place it in the oven when the doorbell rang.  It was the neighbor.  She was holding three birds in her … Continue reading

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Junior foods for chickadee nestlings?

According to my Black-capped Chickadee lifecycle chart, tomorrow is the day my little chickadees may be fledging!  Well, I can’t believe they are ready to fly out of the nest box.  But, I am making plans to keep my binoculars trained on … Continue reading

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More baby pictures.

Neither Lucy nor Ricky were anywhere to be found when I peeked in to their apartment and snapped more photos of the children.  It was a lovely, warm, breezy day and they were both out feeding themselves and finding food for … Continue reading

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Black-capped Chickadees and Eastern Bluebirds … now how about something a little bigger?

Click the link for a view from a nestcam placed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in a Great Blue Heron nest in Sapsucker Woods, Ithaca, New York. Three eggs have hatched.  The remaining two are ready.  Watch during daylight hours in … Continue reading

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I hear a melody. And it strikes fear in my heart.

There were new sights, new sounds and exciting new discoveries along the Bluebird route.  The fragrance of flowering trees was fresh on the strong breeze.  The forest floor growth has completely covered spots made bare by winter.  Many dandelions have turned to balls of … Continue reading

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I think it’s safe now.

I think it’s safe to put out my second bird bath for the season.  I have one that I keep out all year around.  That one has a thermostatically controlled built-in heater that keeps the water open for the birds in … Continue reading

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Ricky and Lucy Chickadee Are Expecting Babies!

It’s been a week since I last looked in the chickadee nest box.  It’s a bit early for chickadees to be laying eggs and incubating, but with the early spring anything is possible.  My Black-capped Chickadee couple, Ricky and Lucy, … Continue reading

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