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A Happy and Prosperous New (Birding) Year!

Only a few more months and these little flying jewels will be visiting my garden again! The January-February 2015 issue of Bird Watcher’s Digest features an article written about an educator, friend, scientist, and birding mentor, Dr. Bill Hilton, Jr. I had the … Continue reading

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Meet Fluffy

Fluffy is a name you give a little white kitten or, in my case, a Ruby-throat Hummingbird whose feathers are visibly more “fluffed up” than its counterparts’. Most of these little birds are pretty sleek, even at this time of … Continue reading

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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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Purple Martins 101

Having become very familiar with my backyard birds and those on my bluebird route, I thought it high time to branch out and learn about some other species. One species I have an interest in is Purple Martins.  They’re related … Continue reading

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What would Red Barber have called it?

It’s one of those one-thing-leads-to-another evenings at my keyboard. The longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere is upon me and I’m settling into summer. Hummingbirds are now regulars at my nectar feeders and the catbird seat is … Continue reading

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Can you help?

A mystery blog reader needs help.  Today s/he commented with this question on one of my earlier posts, What big hips you have, Rose! And the question is …  I have a question for all and sundry! I want to … Continue reading

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Migrants arriving!

It’s migration time.  The time to be especially vigilant to see birds not otherwise native in the dead of winter or height of summer as they travel through to more distant breeding grounds.  It’s time also to welcome the return … Continue reading

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