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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. […]

Fall Migration Birds

    You know when summer is over when you begin to see migrating birds passing through in your backyard,  nearby park, or by the lake shore. Birders get a little bit excited about this since usually July and parts of August doesn’t have much to offer but the normal birds that you see.   Now all […]

Top 10 Places For Birding Southeast Arizona

Southeast Arizona is a very beautiful place as you can see and it has spectacular birding hot spots to boot.  My husband Jeff and I have been coming here for the past 4 years and we just love not only the birding, but the amazing views, landscaping, and wildlife.  Over time you get to know a […]

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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 […]

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When Should You Take Down Hummingbird Feeders?

Lots of Hummingbirds! I love this time of year because hummingbirds are very abundant at my feeders.  Just sitting on my deck being entertained by those Ruby-throated beauties as they zip around, chasing each other, and making their humming sound is enough to make anyone’s day.  This bustling activity started around late July and will […]

Keep Bees Off Hummingbird Feeders

Bees At Hummingbird Feeders     I have a new hummingbird feeder (it’s number 5), nothing fancy, that my husband decided to place on a tree limb right inside the tree that surrounds the front of our deck (in photo above).  I do not know why we didn’t think of this before but…what a great […]

Zeiss Conquest Binoculars Review

 Product: Zeiss Conquest Binoculars 10 x 42  Price:  $999.00 Where to Buy:  Amazon Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 4.7 x 6.5 inches ; 1.8 pounds Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds         My Rating:  9 out of 10 Zeiss Conquest Binoculars – Overview The design of binoculars as we know them today was invented more than 100 […]

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Where are the Hummingbirds?

Hummingbirds You know them well, those small, zippy birds that flap their wings so fast (80 times per second) and make a humming noise.  Those beautiful birds with iridescent feathers that can fly right… left.. up… down… backwards… and even upside down.  They also will hover over a flower, a feeder, or maybe even you […]