Tag Archives: Bird migration

I’ve been spying on young males. But they’re leaving me.

Female hummingbirds outnumber male hummingbirds in nature. Young Ruby-throated hummingbird males look like females during their first summer.  They don’t have ruby-red throats and they have white markings on the tips of their tails like the females. Some of these … Continue reading

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See? I told you so.

I have a philosophy.  I will not harp on the fact that I was right over and over and over again.  But I always reserve the right to make my point by saying, “I told you so.” one time.  On … Continue reading

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Bird watching by moonlight

Tonight is the night of the Hunter’s Moon and it looks lovely. This is the full moon whose light hunters found ideal for shooting night-flying migrating birds in Northern Europe.  Native American Indians also called this the hunter’s moon when they … 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 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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