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Wordless Wednesday: Summer Visitor

Almost wordless: This is a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak. She has none of the bright coloring of the male, and at first glance looks like a large sparrow or finch. 42 more words


This Week's Plans & Last Week's Birds

This coming weekend I will give my annual green list a huge jolt. I am going on a three-day, five-county birding bike trip dubbed the Big Green Weekend! 252 more words

Birds of our Neighborhood

My back yard brings me great joy–and with my chemo depression continuing to lift nearly two months after my last dose–I have been keeping an eye on our bird feeder. 35 more words


Good backyard visitors so far this spring

We still have a few weeks left of peak spring migration, so this list is not inclusive (I hope not anyway), but the feeder has been active recently with the following birds: rose-breasted grosbeak (male and female); chipping sparrow; goldfinch; gray catbird; blue jay; cardinal (male and female); indigo bunting (first spring male); red-bellied woodpecker; white-breasted nuthatch; tufted titmouse; black-capped chickadee; downy woodpecker; hairy woodpecker; mourning dove; house finch; ruby-throated hummingbird (male and female); wild turkey; and probably one or two more that aren’t coming to mind at the moment. 61 more words

Backyard Birding

Thank you, Mother Nature

After work my husband and I were relaxing on the deck before going out to celebrate my 50th birthday. It was amazing how many birds we saw this evening. 127 more words

The rest of the summer birds have returned.

A few weeks ago the first of the summer birds returned. More summer birds have returned. Normally these birds return withing a day or two of one another. 37 more words

Bird Photography

Wordless Wednesday: Summer Visitor

Almost wordless: This is a Rose-breasted Grosbeak, a summer migrant that spends the breeding season in the north. I was pleased that he and the Mrs stopped by my yard for a few days. 27 more words