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Today’s Bluebird Monitor Trail Results

This was the first day on the route that the weather seemed spring-like.  I saw my first dandelion on the trail.  Only one dandelion – as if it was brave enough to come out while the others continued to snooze … 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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Seeing Red

I worked from home today.  That gave me a chance to look out at my wild bird feeders from time to time as I made trips to the kitchen to refill my coffee mug and have lunch.     I … Continue reading

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Roosters

Ha!  You thought this was going to be about chickens.  Right? No, no chickens here. I’m just going to give you a quick report about the chickadee nest box I hung out on Valentine’s Day. I haven’t had any sightings.  … Continue reading

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Magical

It’s 5:30 in the morning and still pitch dark at this time of year.  I drive the 10-minute journey to the commuter train station where I know there’ll be a scant few “good” parking spots still to be had on the street … Continue reading

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For Rent …

… cozy cottage, birch bark covered floor, nestled among protective pine boughs.  Quiet neighborhood near ponds, fields and mature forested area perfect for raising fledglings.  Food and fresh water regularly available a short flight away. Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day!  The day I … Continue reading

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Stop! Listen!

The air temperature was above the freezing mark.  The snow and ice were melting on the dark parking lot pavement at the forest preserve district operations complex.  As I got out of the car at the site of the annual Bluebird … Continue reading

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