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Hummingbird Moth Facts

The first time that I saw a Hummingbird Moth I was living in Paducah (2008/09) which is in Western Kentucky.  It was my first summer there (I only lived there for sixteen months) and I was standing on my back deck that had Glossy Abelia bushes right in front of it.    I heard a […]

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Why Do Hummingbirds Fight?

  Why do hummingbirds fight over the feeder?  You would think that these dainty little beauties would be nice to one another but not when it comes to their territory.  Hummingbirds are very territorial, especially the males, but the females can be just as aggressive.  They are defending their feeding and nesting area (about an […]

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What Is A Killdeer?

  What is a Killdeer?  A Killdeer is a type of shorebird in the plover family.  This bird is not necessarily found along the shoreline however.    You may have seen one on a gravel road, in an open field, on a golf course, in a parking lot or maybe in a baseball field.  It […]

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How To Find Owls

Have you ever been on a hike in the woods and hear a bunch of blue jays, chickadees, titmice, or blackbirds carrying on as if they are angry about something?    Whenever my husband and I do we try to locate where the birds are because there is a good possibility that there is an […]

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Red-winged Blackbird Attacks

  Red-winged Blackbird attacks are normal around my pond.  Whenever a Great Blue Heron decides to descend upon the cattails to do its fishing, out comes an aggressive Red-winged blackbird ready to take him on as it pecks at it continuously.  All the while the Great Blue continues to strut along until it finally takes […]

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What Birds Eat Mosquitoes?

I think that you will agree with me that most people do not like mosquitoes.  If you are like my husband you probably do not mind them because they do not bother you.   However, when I am outdoors at night in particular, those blood sucking pests eat me alive.  So I got to thinking, what […]

Keep Ants Out Of Hummingbird Feeders

  Hummingbirds are so fun to watch as they zip around your garden and hovering around your flowers sipping nectar.  Even your hummingbird feeders are surrounded by these beauties as they drink that sweet homemade nectar that you made with sugar and water.   What an added delight!  At least that is until those annoying ants […]

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What Do Birds Do At Night?

What Do Birds Do At Night?  Well some bird species who have been active all day (called diurnal birds) turn in for the night, just like we do, with every species sleeping or resting in its own way .  As for the nighttime birds (called nocturnal birds), they become very active and vocal.  Read on for […]

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Why Do Birds Hit Windows?

I am sure that you have heard it before…a sudden loud thump that you can only figure had to be a bird hitting your window.  It is never a pleasant thing to hear either because you know it may be a death sentence for the poor bird….or not. Why do birds hit windows?  There are […]

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The Best Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have been making their appearance in our gardens again and if you haven’t already  you should put out your nectar feeders, that is if you want them in your yard.  This migration map from my post in March will give you more details as to how far they have migrated now. We have had […]