White Breasted Nuthatch Cardinal

First Day of Spring

It is the first day of spring and for those of us who live in the northern states, it is a day to celebrate, even as we realize we may very well see more snow fall in the next month. On this particular day however, the sun is shining and the temperatures are almost balmy
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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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Winter Finches

On Tuesday another snowstorm blew in, carrying with it a flurry of finches. I admit that my enthusiasm was a bit less for the snow, since shoveling the deck has become a much more tedious task, but the arrival of the Common Redpolls at the birdfeeders was a delight to see.  The action was fast
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