White Breasted Nuthatch Cardinal

Living with Loss

  Two weeks ago news broke that the U.S. and Canada have lost 3 billion birds since 1970.  The headline alone was enough to send me into a dark mood.  If you are reading this blog than I believe that you too love birds and all they bring to the world.  Over the years we
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Hurricane Dorian

Two years ago Hurricane Harvey roared onto the Texas coast leaving behind death and devastation.  It ravaged cities and countryside, including the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge where the rare Whooping Cranes spend the winter.  Another particularly vulnerable species, the seaside sparrow, may have been eradicated from the area, as its habitat was flattened and flooded. 
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All Because of Feathers

While we may think that the ability to fly makes birds unique among all animals, but there are bats that also fly.  So while flight is remarkable and birds have perfected it, it is really feathers that set birds aside from all other animals.  There are a lot of different anatomical features that aid flight,
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Keep Feeding the Birds

I know there are some people who stop feeding the birds in the summer months for various reasons; some are going to be gone too much to keep the feeders filled, others remove the temptation for raccoons and bears, while others have the mistaken belief that the birds don’t need our help in the warm,
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More Than Good Intentions Needed

If  you’re reading this blog, then you are one of millions of people in this country who find pleasure and rewards watching and feeding birds that come to your yards.  Americans do truly love the birds that fill the skies and trees throughout the year. And we should feel good about the help we give
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Our National Symbol

We have just celebrated our countries birthday – a day to remind ourselves of the great gift of freedom; freedom from oppression, freedom to speak freely, freedom of religion, and freedom to pursue the best life can offer.  These freedoms have been protected for more than 200 years and countless Americans have given their lives
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The Pretty (But Poorly Named) Purple Finch

Sometimes you’re just in the right place at the right time – but without the video camera. I was standing at the kitchen window watching all the bird action out on the deck.  We had been putting sunflower bird seeds on the flat board of the deck railing and it was very popular with the
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