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

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

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