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Snowy Owl Facts

  It’s that time of year again.   Snowy Owls are on the move and being spotted in many locations.  In fact, I just saw the latest posting on my local birder site that there are two Snowy Owls just a half hour away from my house here in Northern Kentucky.  That is pretty far for […]

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Feeding Wild Squirrels

  In my last post I listed a few squirrel proof bird feeders that are pretty good at keeping the squirrels at bay.  One person commented that “the squirrels need to eat too!”  But many people, including me, do not appreciate squirrels at their bird feeders because they hog the feeder,keeping the birds from getting […]

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Best Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders

          Squirrels are very cute little critters that are so fun to watch as they scurry up trees or chase one another around the yard.  You might even like watching them all wrapped up around your bird feeder munching away on the wild bird food that you put out.  Then you […]

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American Robin Facts

American Robin Facts     I went walking with my husband Jeff and Millie (my Yorkie) at the park  over the weekend and saw and definitely heard nothing but American Robins.  You know the bird with the blackish brown head and wings and the orange breast.  It is probably the most familiar bird to many people. They […]

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Suet For The Birds

  Pileated Woodpecker at my Backyard Feeder   Suet is one of the best  types of food to feed your backyard birds especially in the winter.  It is usually made from fat such as rendered animal fat but peanut butter, high in fat, can also be used.  Both provide protein and carbohydrates which means energy for […]

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Birds in the Snow!

  I love to see birds in the snow don’t you?  In my backyard, in the woods, at the park….anywhere is fine with me.  The reason being is because you just never know what birds you are going to see.  You see when it snows birds have a harder time finding food and water because […]

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Great Blue Heron…or Crane?

Great Blue Heron   A lot of my family and friends know that I love the birds and know a little bit about them.  If I don’t my serious birder husband definitely does as he keeps bird lists of birds that he has seen in our backyard, in the county that we live in, the […]

Sandhill Crane Migration Time

    You can’t miss them.   If they are flying overhead you will hear a loud bugling type call that is very distinct.  Every year from mid November until mid to late December (even as late as January and February), the Sandhill Cranes can be seen and definitely heard in some parts of North America as […]

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Winter Birds Are Starting to Arrive!

Last Sunday Jeff noticed that the fish were swirling around a lot at the surface of our pond and decided it was a good time to go fishing.  He was right because he ending up catching  11 fish within a 15 minute period.  One of them was a pretty good size, a six pounder!  Nice catch indeed! […]

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No More Birds!

She commented on Facebook on the local birder’s page that there were no more birds in her backyard.   She just moved to a new home and for some reason wasn’t getting any Northern Cardinals in her backyard or Chickadees like she used to.  All she was getting was House Sparrows (they are a given) and Goldfinches.  […]