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A new woodpecker species appeared in my mini-bird sanctuary!

That bird feeding station outside my window just never ceases to give pleasure and amaze. I was happy to show off my resident Red-bellied Woodpecker to Cousin Sally when she was over for Christmas dinner yesterday.  Or rather, he was … Continue reading

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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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Cinnamons

At the height of the summer season it was broad daylight at 5:30 a.m.  Now as I drive out of the garage and head for the train station at that time, the darkness is broken by front porch lights and … Continue reading

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Sadly, I need to let you know …

… that this 2013 season will be my last as a Bluebird Monitor. Yes, after five seasons I’ve determined that I can’t continue to devote the necessary time.  I need to free up some hours for my new priorities that … Continue reading

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Logistics

She arrived today.  On time.  On time being the 3rd weekend of May … more or less.  A bit less this year.  A few days before the 3rd weekend in May.  You can set your watch by her arrival, they … Continue reading

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She was camera shy

Last week I spied six eggs in Ralph and Alice Chickadee’s nest. I wondered if the clutch was complete or if there might be more eggs on the way. Last year, Lucy and Ricky had a clutch of seven eggs … Continue reading

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Have you ever seen a Brown Headed Cowbird nest?

Probably not.  They don’t build nests.  They deposit their eggs in the nests of other wild bird species for the host species to raise their young. Don’t the hosts know they have a “foreign” egg or nestling?  Evidence suggests they … Continue reading

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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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Nests!

It’s still unseasonably cold.  It was 32 degrees – freezing – when I stepped onto the Bluebird trail this morning to monitor the nest boxes.  Last week they were still empty with no sign of Bluebirds.  This morning I spied … 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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