Tag Archives: Bird

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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It’s National Wild Bird Feeding Month

Yes, it is! And I hope you’ve got your feeders up and well stocked because this is the time of year, in cold northern climates anyway, that birds are under most stress.  The days are short and nights long.  They … Continue reading

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What a coincidence!

This evening I received the birding club newsletter and by co-incidence the publication was filled with data seeking to answer this question:  are there actually more Red-tailed and Cooper’s Hawks in our county now than there used to be, or … 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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