Chipping Sparrow – first migrant to my home & more

Saw this little guy at the feeders this morning! Chipping Sparrows tend to only be in my area during the summer so I am excited to see him and know his migrating friends will soon be joining. A Dark-eyed Junco is still out there this morning also. They normally leave for the summer. Robins all … Continue reading

Blogger Challenge: What’s in your bag?

The typical challenge is to dump your bag and tell what’s in it, with a photograph. I thought it would be fun to share the contents of my birding pack/bag.  Actually it is a hiking lumbar pack.  I hate the weight on my shoulders when I’m hiking. binoculars camera (used to take this photo) Sibley … Continue reading

Brown-headed Cowbirds… for shame!

Noticed this entourage early this morning out at the feeder.  Four brown-headed cowbirds (1 female & 3 males).  Seems they are staking claim since they were also here when we got home this evening.  I guess it is better than having 3 females & 1 male!  To understand why, you must understand the cowbird. Brown-headed … Continue reading

Adventure with the littles… take two

Knowing that the situation at the park yesterday had been resolved, we went back to have an adventure today.  65 degrees and sunny… yes, we are there! The littles are turning into great bird watchers!  They have learned these fine basics already: freeze! whispering walking softly on crunchy grass/sticks/leaves listening for birds to sing & … Continue reading

Adventure with the littles was ruined by a ‘bad guy’

Before I tell the whole story let me say, none of us had contact with a ‘bad guy’ and we are all ok. So the adventure begins like this.  We eat a little lunch in the car on the way to our adventure spot.  Of course upon arrival the littlest is asleep in her seat … Continue reading

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