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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.  […]

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Backyard Bird Watching

  Have you ever wondered about the different species of birds that visit your backyard? I did today when I came home from a nice, sunny walk with my Millie (Yorkie), looked out the glass sliding doors, and happened to see an abundance of different species of birds hopping around in the trees and bushes, […]

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Great Horned Owl Call

  A GREAT HORNED OWL CALL We finally heard it Sunday morning around 7 AM.  The Great Horned Owl was calling to its mate and its mate was calling back.  Jeff (my husband) said that he had heard one a few weeks ago and was diligent about getting outside on our deck early on the weekend […]

Northern Mockingbird Sounds

Northern Mockingbird Sounds     I was walking at the park today with my little Millie, a Yorkie, and thought I heard a Blue Jay.  I started to look around for it but then instantly I heard an American Robin’s call and immediately following that was the call of a Red-winged blackbird.   That’s when I […]

Facts About Sparrows

FACTS ABOUT SPARROWS   Some people think of sparrows as that annoying bird that makes a lot of noise and that eats anything it gets its beak on.   This is actually the House Sparrow which is the most widespread and abundant sparrow throughout the world.  It survives practically anywhere in a city but can be found in rural areas too.  […]

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Identify Birds By Sound

Who’s Calling? Can you recognize someone’s voice just by hearing them on the phone?   Most people can but did you know that you can do the same thing with birds?  Every bird species has its own call and/or song and by knowing that sound it helps you to identify it.  So how do you identify birds […]

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Owls of North America

Owls Owls have always fascinated people, including me,  with their eerie sounding calls that they make at night and the way they quietly fly through the woods coming just inches from their prey without even being detected.    There is such a mysterious way about them the way they turn their heads at 270 degrees and […]

Goose Poop!

  Jeff (my husband) and I were sitting out on our deck last Saturday morning enjoying a cup of coffee and watching the birds.  In front of us is our river birch, our pond is mostly to the left of us from where we are sitting, and we have bird feeders on all sides.  We […]

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Do All Birds Fly South For The Winter?

  Bird migration is a regular seasonal journey in both spring and fall that many species of birds undertake.  The reason that birds migrate  can be due to temperature changes, seasonal fluctuations in food supplies, breeding needs, and territorial considerations.  But do all birds migrate or as many people say, “fly south for the winter?”  […]

Cooper’s Hawk Looking For Breakfast

  I was in my bedroom this morning that has a big picture window with a good view of our yard and pond.  Off to the right you will see my rose bush garden that has a fountain and of course a platform feeder for the birds.  When suddenly, I hear a small thunder type sound. […]