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Another Life Bird – Spruce Grouse!

I was driving home from work earlier this month and along a road I travel twice each day I saw a bird that I have never seen before, a Spruce Grouse!  The road is a two lane road with small working farms and fields.  Near the end of the road there is an area of […]

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BirdingatHome on the Road

Just got back from vacationing in Florida.  I took my camera, field guide and with open ears worked on my life list.  My life list is my list of birds that I have identified in my lifetime as a birder.  The new species that I was able to add this time was the Osprey.  I […]

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Wow!! An American Kestrel

Birding at home is all about watching and observing what’s outside your window.  I was sitting next to the window over the weekend and something caught my eye.  I looked out and in the distance over the field a bird was hovering over something.  I watched it fly to one of the small evergreens in […]

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Migration has started!!

Over the last three days I have seen many signs of spring migration.  It started with wave after wave of Canada Geese filling the skies and gathering in old corn fields from last year.  Then I saw my first American Robin of the year and many Red-winged Blackbirds near my feeders.

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Sharp-shinned or Cooper’s Hawk

This winter I have had a number of opportunities to photograph hawks as they check out our bird feeders for a snack of the “winged” kind.  I have found it a real challenge to tell the difference between the Sharp-shinned Hawk and Cooper’s Hawk.  They are so similar!  The field guide indicates that the Sharp-shinned […]

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Warning: Winter bird feeder intruder

Spotted a large bird in the tree at the north end of our yard.  Using my binoculars I was able to identify it as an adult Cooper’s Hawk.  It sat in the tree, quite majestically, looking around.  The Cooper’s Hawk frequents the feeders in the winter, not for the seed that they contain, but for […]

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Summer of the Hummer

The has been the summer of Hummingbirds in my garden this year. I have worked tirelessly to choose the most colorful and nectar filled flowers to attract these amazing birds and I really succeeded this year! At anytime during the day, I can look out in the backyard at my garden and see one or […]

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Have you checked your front door lately?

No need for a bird house, just put a wreath on your front door in early spring and in a short time you may have a bird’s nest.  Our daughter did just that and shortly afterward noticed a Robin had built her nest.  I encouraged her not to move it and just to watch and […]

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Perhaps too crowded for Bluebird nests

This year could be a year without a Bluebird nest again.  A pair has been at my mealworm feeder every day, throughout the day, however, they haven’t chosen either of the Bluebird houses in my yard for their nest.  I am thinking that the feeders I have are attracting too many birds to our rather […]

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Their Back!!!

Hummingbirds and Baltimore Orioles are back!  I was fortunate enough to see them both in one day at my feeders.  The Baltimore Oriole was still long enough for me to capture this grainy picture.  The Hummingbirds have been too quick for me to capture any shot, however I will make that my goal this summer!

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