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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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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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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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Bluebird Season Begins Anew

Spring has sprung.  At least it says so on my March 2013 calendar.  But even though  I’m still wrapped in my hooded down jacket, winter boots and ski gloves for my week-day commutes, I decided it was “officially” time to change my … 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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Sealing my houses for winter

I went out on the bluebird trail this morning.  It was cool, cloudy and somewhat damp.  I took a guess at how many layers I needed to keep me snug.  My mission: to close the entry holes in the bluebird … Continue reading

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