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How To Get Rid Of Cowbirds

  You’ve seen it in your yard before I’m sure.  A little Carolina Wren feeding a big fat Cowbird baby.  Or replace the wren with a  Northern Cardinal or Eastern Bluebird.  It could be up to two hundred and twenty different species of birds that may end up fostering this parasitic bird.   That’s how it […]

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Canada Goose Nesting Habits

The other day I posted about a pair of Mallard Ducks that have been hanging around our pond which indicates to me that they are probably starting to nest somewhere around my property.   There has also been a pair of Canada Geese coming in but they haven’t been sticking around so much like the Mallards […]

Mallard Duck Nesting Habits

  It’s a sign of spring for me when I see a pair of Mallards hanging around our pond.  You can see them paddling in the water together, feeding on the vegetation together, and taking walks together around the pond.  I am not sure if they have a nesting spot yet but it sure seems […]

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Attract Bluebirds to Your Yard

  With its vibrant blue head and wings and reddish orange neck and chest who wouldn’t want the beautiful Eastern Bluebird in their backyard?  Not to mention the fact that this bird is great to have around for insect control. We have had them in our yard at our previous homes but it has been […]

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Purple Martin Bird House

    It won’t be long before Purple Martins return from their wintering home in South America.  The adults generally arrive anywhere from January to May depending on where you live.  Here in Kentucky we start to see them around the middle of March.  More south sooner and the more north you are add a […]

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Tree Swallow Bird Houses

      Do you have your Tree Swallow bird houses ready?  Now that it is March it won’t be long before they return.  If you want to attract them to your yard now is the time to check those nesting boxes and/or clean them out.  Okay, they prefer to be near water such as […]

Red-winged Blackbird Migration

Red-winged Blackbird Migration has begun around these parts in Kentucky.   It has just been in the last week or two that I started to notice more of them coming around and making themselves heard throughout the day.  I never mind them as they are such a beautiful blackbird. We  always have a few that hang […]

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Why Do Woodpeckers Peck Houses?

      Have you ever been awaken by a woodpecker drumming on your outside gutters, your house siding, or even your satellite dish?  Some woodpeckers can be pretty annoying in the early morning hours.  And…the damage they can make! In one of my previous posts I mentioned how one particular Northern Flicker did quite […]

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Sax-Zim Bog Birding

  Well we did it!  We found the Great Grey Owl while birding at Sax-Zim Bog in Minnesota last weekend!   With a little help from the Sax-Zim Bog Facebook group where people commented about their sitings, we were able to spot this guy (video above) hunting for breakfast at 7:15 AM last Saturday morning.   By […]

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Largest Owl North America

      My husband Jeff and I are going on an adventure to the Sax-Zim Bog which is about fifty miles north west of Duluth, Minnesota.   We will be traveling with my sister and brother- in- law.  Our goal is to see the largest owl in North America…the Great Grey Owl.  Sax-Zim Bog is […]