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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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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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Thank goodness they’re late!

You know the feeling.  You’re expecting company and you’re not quite ready.  A few last-minute details remain.  You think the doorbell will ring momentarily.  You panic. The phone rings.  “Hi, we’re running a bit late.  We’ll be there within a half-hour.” … Continue reading

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Why don’t birds blow away?

A January Arctic Blast hit us this week.  Wind gusts up to  50 miles an hour in the evening.  The wind sounded like an airplane taking off in the yard.  How do birds hang on in the wind at night?  … Continue reading

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Spied laying traps for hawks

I was the one who was being spied on! A Cooper’s Hawk was keeping his eyes on me. I moved slowly toward him to see how close I could get. Hawk just looked at me as if to say, “Nice … Continue reading

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A winter prediction

Last winter I did not spy one Red-breasted Nuthatch at my feeders!  They come down from up north in greater or lesser numbers depending on the food supply.  The pickings must have been pretty good in Wisconsin last winter. But … Continue reading

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Splish Splash, I was takin’ a bath …

The earth is parched with our drought and high temperatures.  I’ve taken to regularly watering the lawns and trees.  My poor trees.  The garden flowers are being well taken care of.  The dryness has not stopped the Japanese Beetles from … Continue reading

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