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Great Blue Heron…or Crane?

Great Blue Heron   A lot of my family and friends know that I love the birds and know a little bit about them.  If I don’t my serious birder husband definitely does as he keeps bird lists of birds that he has seen in our backyard, in the county that we live in, the […]

Sandhill Crane Migration Time

    You can’t miss them.   If they are flying overhead you will hear a loud bugling type call that is very distinct.  Every year from mid November until mid to late December (even as late as January and February), the Sandhill Cranes can be seen and definitely heard in some parts of North America as […]

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Winter Birds Are Starting to Arrive!

Last Sunday Jeff noticed that the fish were swirling around a lot at the surface of our pond and decided it was a good time to go fishing.  He was right because he ending up catching  11 fish within a 15 minute period.  One of them was a pretty good size, a six pounder!  Nice catch indeed! […]

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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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Birding Belize – By The Sea

      The last day in the jungle at Chan Chich Lodge started out pretty ugly weather-wise.  Jeff and I woke up to heavy rain that morning.  It stopped just long enough for us to get a good walk in along the road to the suspension bridge and around the grounds of the lodge.  […]

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Birding in Belize….The Jungle

Birding In Belize Is An Adventure! Last week Jeff (my husband) and I went on an adventure trip to the jungles of Belize.  The Jungle, where at any time you could run in to such wild animals as the Margay, the Ocelot, the secretive Puma, or even the dangerous Jaguar with its powerful bite.  Then there is the Fer-de -lance pit […]

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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, […]

15 Great Gifts For Bird Lovers

Bird lovers are people who love to be outdoors enjoying the sights and sounds of birds in their natural habitat.  Whether it is in their own backyard, at a local park, out in the field, or at the water’s edge, birders are there  searching for their next avian delight. This is the time of year when we start to […]

API 650 Heated Bird Bath with Mounting Bracket

Heated Bird Bath Review

 Product: API 650 Heated Bird Bath with Mounting Bracket Price:  $69.95 Where to Purchase:  Amazon Product Dimensions:  20 in diameter, 2 inch depth Color:  Light stone color Shipping Weight:  5.8 LBS   Heated Bird Bath Overview The API 650 Heated Bird Bath comes with a railing mount.  It is constructed of plastic with a built-in thermostat under the surface to prevent […]

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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 […]