Category Archives: Birding

Three for Thursday: Winter Gifts for your Backyard Birds

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time you already know how much we love our backyard birds. With the colder weather upon us, food and water become scarce and we like to give them a little winter … Continue reading

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Three for Thursday: Fall Visitors

During the summer our yard is filled with Bluebirds, Killdeer, Swallows and Finch. Now that the summer is over, we’re starting to see some of our favorite fall/winter birds. Here are three of our favorites. Downy Woodpecker We don’t see … Continue reading

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The Bluebird Diaries – Late Summer Visit

I’ve been having bluebird withdrawal since our second 2012 bunch of babies left the nest box back on August 1. We haven’t seen them since then, which is not unusual. But I’d been wondering about them lately. This is a … Continue reading

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Late Summer Update

At about this time of year I get excited for autumn. The second half of summer is always a challenge for me. I love the beginning, but I get weary of the heat, the mosquitoes, the weeds, and the lack … Continue reading

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The Bluebird Diaries – 2012 Wrap Up

Our 2012 bluebird nesting season is a wrap! In our area, bluebirds produce two broods per year. We’d like to thank everyone who followed along with our coverage. We had a blast watching them (and I’m missing them already!) If … Continue reading

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The Bluebird Diaries – Vol. 2 No. 20 – Fledge!

If you followed our first 2012 bluebird nesting you’ll remember our mixed emotions when it’s time for the babies to leave the nest. On one hand we’re thrilled when they make it, sometimes seemingly against all odds. On the other … Continue reading

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The Bluebird Diaries – Vol. 2 No. 19

Last time we showed some funny pictures from Day 11 of our baby bluebirds’ young lives. Unfortunately Day 12 starts the period where looking inside the nest box is ill-advised. The babies are mobile enough to leave the nest, but … Continue reading

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