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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Northern Flicker Woodpecker

  One of the more interesting woodpeckers in my book is the Northern Flicker…aka Yellow-shafted Flicker.   It was once called the Yellow-shafted but a few years ago the name was changed to Northern Flicker (yellow-shafted form).  There is also a red-shafted form of the Northern Flicker woodpecker found out west.  They were two separate species […]

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Red-headed Woodpeckers North America

     Red-headed Woodpecker   It is a striking woodpecker with its flashy red head and neck, bright white belly and black-white-black wings.  When in flight that red, black, and white look so bold and brilliant against the landscape.  What a beautiful bird that Red-headed Woodpecker is. When someone who I know really doesn’t know […]

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Attract Pileated Woodpeckers

          Everyone loves to see this woodpecker.  You cannot miss its striking red head with black and white streaked face and black body!  Standing at 16 to 19 inches and with a wing span of 26 to 30 inches you will definitely know it is the Pileated Woodpecker. Mostly you will […]

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How to get rid of Starlings

There is only one positive thing that I can say about European Starlings and that is they are kind of pretty.  They have black wings with an irridescent bluish green on their feathers with hints of purple around their neck area.  Add some dots of white to this stocky bird and you have a nice […]

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How Do Birds Keep Warm?

The last few days have been pretty warm here in Kentucky with temperatures reaching near 61 degrees.  It was much needed too because I was about to go stir crazy (along with my little Millie dog) these past few weeks as the temperatures were hanging steady around zero degrees or a little below.  That’s too cold […]

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Northern Cardinal Bird

  Have you ever wondered where on earth all those Northern Cardinal birds (some people call them redbirds) come from when the temperatures start to freeze and snow is on the ground?  On a cold winter day you can look out your frosted window and spot dozens of these beautiful red birds mostly feeding on […]

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American Robin Facts

American Robin Facts     I went walking with my husband Jeff and Millie (my Yorkie) at the park  over the weekend and saw and definitely heard nothing but American Robins.  You know the bird with the blackish brown head and wings and the orange breast.  It is probably the most familiar bird to many people. They […]

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Birds in the Snow!

  I love to see birds in the snow don’t you?  In my backyard, in the woods, at the park….anywhere is fine with me.  The reason being is because you just never know what birds you are going to see.  You see when it snows birds have a harder time finding food and water because […]