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Suddenly....there was song

Although it was supposed to rain on Saturday, I decided to go out birding when I saw that the rain hadn’t started yet. The sky was gray and overcast, and a strong, cold wind was gusting across the open fields, but I managed to spend three hours looking for new migrants before the wind drove me back inside. 973 more words

Birding

The Surreality of Three O'Clock in the Morning

Today is our daughter Autumn’s first birthday. I thought, in honor of this fact, I’d write up her birth story and post it here (thereby re-entering this blog). 2,944 more words

Kinglets

Golden-Crowned Kinglet

The Golden-Crowned Kinglet is one bird that I had never really noticed prior to last summer.  In my experience, you really have to look for them to notice them–they are tiny and flit from place to place, seemingly never holding still for a minute.  225 more words

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Bird Feeding Strategies, part 2 - In the Trees.

Golden-Crowned Kinglet

Last week we saw how diligent ground feeders were, particularly in the winter when food is greatly needed.  Another strategy some birds use is to scour trees for their meals. 254 more words

Nature

Windows can pose danger to kinglets, other songbirds

A thin pane of glass can be bad news for many of our songbirds. Trees and other vegetation reflected in a glass window can confused birds, leading to window strikes. 761 more words

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