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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 […]

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The Best Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have been making their appearance in our gardens again and if you haven’t already  you should put out your nectar feeders, that is if you want them in your yard.  This migration map from my post in March will give you more details as to how far they have migrated now. We have had […]

10 Interesting Facts About Hummingbirds

I love hummingbirds!  I first became aware of them when I was very young while visiting my aunt and uncle at their house out in the country.  She absolutely loved hummingbirds and every summer I remember seeing her hummingbird feeders hanging on her deck with hummers all around feeding at them. Hummingbirds are probably a […]

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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Aruba Flamingo Beach

  Well I did it!  I went to Aruba, Flamingo Beach,  about a week ago and got to see the flamingos!  Was it everything that I had hoped it would be?  Absolutely!  It was definitely the highlight of the trip that I took with my husband to celebrate our thirty-five years together.  Okay, it was […]

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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 […]

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How to Attract Orioles

Spring is such an exciting time for bird watching around my house here in Kentucky.  Song birds are starting to arrive such as the Eastern Phoebe which has been here for about two weeks now, the Tree Swallow which I spotted just last week, and over this past weekend,  the Chipping Sparrow.    Warblers are […]