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Bald Cardinals

What is Wrong With That Cardinal? They’re baaaack!  I am talking about those very ugly bald Cardinals coming in to my backyard bird feeder and in my tree.  You may have seen one or two bald Cardinals yourself or even a bald Blue Jay.  And it is not as pretty a sight to see as compared to the […]

How to Attract 7 Different Types of Woodpeckers to Your Backyard

More Than 180 Types of Woodpeckers in the World You know it is a woodpecker because of its unique behavior of pecking vertically on trees and holes.  Woodpeckers also have a distinct undulating flight that consists of a few rapid wing beats followed by a quick glide as the wings are tucked against the body […]

It’s A Great Horned Owl!

It’s A Fake! Follow Me Have you ever driven along a road when it is just starting to get dark outside or even later in the evening, and suddenly spot a Great Horned Owl up on the top of somebody’s roof.  Then after you really study it for a few minutes you realize that it is […]

What’s the hurry?

What’s The Hurry? Everyone is always in a hurry these days. Watch people when you are riding along in a car at the stop light or while on the road. People are either busy talking on their phones or gasp! texting while driving. Parents are either rushing in to work or running their kids off […]

It’s only rock-n- roll but I like it!

A few years ago  (back in the stone age when cell phones did not come with cameras) I lived in Ohio on six and a half acres on a wooded lot.  My husband and I were relaxing out on our second story deck which was right there among the trees.   It was a great place for […]

Hummingbirds are Back!

In my case it is the ruby-throated hummingbird (or Hummer as I call it) that is back.  The ruby-throated hummer is the only hummer you will find where I live in Northern Kentucky.   Yes, there have been other species  such as the Anna’s Hummingbird which somehow get lost in their migration  and end up […]

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Attracting Backyard Birds Is Easy

How do you Attract Backyard Birds? You might just be surprised at the birds that you can attract to your backyard.  The type of bird food that you choose makes all the difference in the world.    I purchase mine either at a local feed store or online, but some hardware stores sell it as well as […]