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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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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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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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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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