Suicide Warblers

I don’t know what it is about spring and my house… oh, and the warblers!  Two years ago a Bay-breasted Warbler somehow got stuck on my porch.  We found him (a beautiful male) while doing some spring cleaning.  I have yet to see a live Bay-breasted Warbler, which really is at the top of my … Continue reading

I have always been a bird lover

My dad gave me an old box of family albums and loose photos to go through and copy for my genealogy project I have been working on for 10 years or so.  He has a lot of old newspaper clippings and things like that in there.  Lots of great stuff really.  Imagine my excitement though … Continue reading

White-collared Robin is back!

I was so excited yesterday to see that we have a white-collared American Robin back this year.  I really am not certain it is the same robin from last year but I will say this, I have never seen a Robin with a white-collar (ever) until last year and this one has returned to the … Continue reading

Proof spring is right around the corner!

Look at those beautiful colors peaking through!  I just love seeing the goldfinches molt. Also today, I spotted a pair of Brown-headed Cowbirds at the feeder.  Haven’t seen any all winter.  They usually are only around briefly in spring/summer.  Definitely not year round residents.  I really hope they choose the HOSP to raise their young … Continue reading

Great Backyard Bird Count 2011 – The Numbers

I have to say, it was probably the worst GBBC on record here at my house.  All four days of it.  I know the weather surely had something to do with it.  We had a crazy warm week (saw the first insects of the year, outside the house that is) followed by sleet, rain and … Continue reading

American Robin with white collar

This robin has been hanging out around the back of the house for weeks.  The two others are dominating the front of the property pretty well.  This white-collared robin has a pretty nice set-up in the back but today I caught him/her (having a hard time figuring that out, looks more female to me but…) … Continue reading

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