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The question.

The question dawned on me this evening.  May I still call myself Bluebird Annie?  After all, I went out last Saturday to close up the nest boxes on my bluebird route for the winter and for the last time.  I … Continue reading

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Septuplets

Ralph and Alice have been flying in and out of their nest box.  There has been so much activity!  There MUST BE hatchlings in that box, I thought.  So, time for a monitoring. I really didn’t think enough time had … Continue reading

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Hoot’s lookin’ at you, Kid!

Cousin Thelma and I decided to hold our occasional coffee date at the arboretum this morning.  The weather cooperated and we grabbed a table outdoors on the cafeteria patio to catch up on news.  Later, as we strolled through the … 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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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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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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Come back here, kids. Kids? Kids! Come back here right now!

That’s what I imagine these Spoon-billed Sandpipers are saying to their chicks. When you have time to relax and watch this offering from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, you’ll hope for the best for these birds that are among the … Continue reading

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