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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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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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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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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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Spied laying traps for hawks

I was the one who was being spied on! A Cooper’s Hawk was keeping his eyes on me. I moved slowly toward him to see how close I could get. Hawk just looked at me as if to say, “Nice … 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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