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Identifying Bird Eggs Is Easy

    Have you ever come across a a bird egg on the ground or in a nest and wondered what kind of bird laid that egg?  It can be a real puzzler especially if you do not see any bird activity nearby.   Here’s the good news…identifying bird eggs is easy if you know what […]

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Should You Feed Birds In Summer?

  Do you still feed the birds during the hot summer months?  I certainly do because I enjoy watching my backyard visitors all year long.  Plus, there are some birds that I only see in the summer time and if I didn’t have my bird feeders stocked with good food, I would probably miss them.  […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

What Do Goldfinches Eat?

You may not notice these beauties during the winter time as they are pretty dull looking, but come springtime the males plumage starts to pop into a vibrant yellow coloring that really stands out in your garden.  Do you know what bird I am talking about? Many people call them wild canaries but their actual […]

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Birds in Your Backyard

Have you checked in your backyard garden lately?  You might be surprised to see some new birds there.  Spring migration is at its prime right now and it sure is very exciting!   Just in the last few days here in  Northern Kentucky, we have had a Ruby-throated Hummingbird, a Rose-breasted Grosbeak, a Green Heron, a […]

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Birds That Nest In Birdhouses

I’m pretty sure that a pair of Carolina Chickadees are building a nest or already have a nest in a birdhouse out in my yard.  I thought it was the first time for a chickadee to build a nest in it but my husband reminded me that we had a pair two years ago.   That […]

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Attracting Rose-breasted Grosbeaks

Attracting Rose-breasted Grosbeaks was easy in our home over in Ohio.  This was on six and a half acres that was mostly wooded.  They were our welcome visitors for the entire summer there and I just loved them!  They would come in to our platform feeder and at our window feeder (photo left) that was […]