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Hello, Miss Ruby

The image quality isn’t the greatest (saving for a longer-zoom camera), but I snapped pictures of this delightful little bird making its first appearance last evening.   17 more words

Corp Woods Redux

Following up on the Sunday birding bonanza at Corp Woods, here’s an update with Monday’s action.

Summer Tanager

This male Summer Tanager was resting on a utility wire in the back yard Monday afternoon. 529 more words

Galveston Birds

A Day of Firsts

No surprise, things are changing rapidly in my spring garden. The woods at the back of my property are suddenly green, and I can barely see the homes on the other side anymore. 155 more words


The chase is on!

We’re still in the grips of winter with far below average temperatures.

While the February average is in the high 30’s here in Chicagoland, we’re still experiencing bone-chilling minus-zero air temperatures with wind chills in the -20’s. 285 more words

Bird Watching

Brrrr...I Need Me Some Hummingbird Fluff

So much for our early spring weather! Temps are back into the 30’s (temporarily, I hope) so all of us near the Gulf Coast can experience a modicum of winter before the spring/summer temps are regularly back in the 90’s (which they normally are). 335 more words