White Breasted Nuthatch Cardinal

The Benefits of Technology

Times have changed a lot when it comes to bird watching.  No doubt people have watched, been entertained by and learned important lessons from birds for centuries, but all they had were two eyes, which grow weak and blurry with age.  Technology has remedied that in dramatic ways. When I say technology I’m not just
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A Bird Bonanza

  Last week was a bird bonanza at our house.  I hope it was at yours too.  Between the 10th through the 12th birds both expected and unexpected arrived.  This is the very best part of springtime for my husband and me.  The days have been mostly sunny with   temperatures ranging from a low of
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American Nightingales

There is a large family of birds (over 300 species) known as the Thrushes. In North America, 19 species can be found, but here in the Midwest we’re limited to six species.  One member of this family is most likely the first bird that we as children learn to identify and name.  That would be
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Birds for our Mental Health

We’ve been looking out our windows for months watching the same species of birds. Those of us who really love bird watching are like people in the desert searching for water, only we are desperate for variety. In the last couple of weeks we have had American Robins, Red-winged Blackbirds, Common Grackle and a Yellow-bellied
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Watch The Birdie In The Camera

If you live in one of the states like ours, you have been told to stay home, except for the infrequent or necessary trip for groceries and medications.  As I wrote last time, we are living in a time that has no charted course and so we are left to dwell too often on the
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Saving Our Sanity

The Pileated Woodpecker has been hammering away on a dead aspen next to our deck.  He goes to the very top of the tree and in jackhammer motion announces to the world and any nearby females of his kind that he has established his territory for the breeding season and he hopes a curious female
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The Joy of Bird Watching

If you read this blog regularly then I know you enjoy seeing wild birds wherever they may be, but especially those you can see close to your home, through your windows.  You probably have one or more bird feeders set up around your yard and spend your hard earned money keeping them filled, at least
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