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A Happy and Prosperous New (Birding) Year!

Only a few more months and these little flying jewels will be visiting my garden again! The January-February 2015 issue of Bird Watcher’s Digest features an article written about an educator, friend, scientist, and birding mentor, Dr. Bill Hilton, Jr. I had the … Continue reading

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Meet Fluffy

Fluffy is a name you give a little white kitten or, in my case, a Ruby-throat Hummingbird whose feathers are visibly more “fluffed up” than its counterparts’. Most of these little birds are pretty sleek, even at this time of … 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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Suddenly Gone

This year it’s the same only different. This year my first Ruby-throated hummingbird arrived fairly much on schedule on May 17th.  I didn’t see another until June 25th.  Thereafter, I had at least one sighting every day.  In previous years I didn’t see … Continue reading

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Here’s lookin’ at you, Kid!

It’s that time of year.  Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are beginning their migration south to the neotropics.  They need to fatten up for the long flight.  There are more of them at the feeders and they are very bold little birds. This … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Soup and Hummingbird Cupcakes

It happened this evening.  I had returned from monitoring my Eastern Bluebird route and was relaxing on the deck.  I was pleased to see the Cat Bird and Downy Woodpecker come to feed on the suet cake I hung from a low-hanging … Continue reading

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Way Ahead of Schedule

I cannot believe the Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration map!  The hummers arrived on the southern shores of the U.S. about the same time as usual – late February.  They continued to progress north at their usual pace.  Then, all of a … Continue reading

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