Category Archives: Wild Birds

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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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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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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