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

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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

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

List it out: Garden accomplishments

Grow mix is being delivered this week! Started the fencing between posts around garden. Seeds/plants so far: garlic broccoli leaks bunching onions chives tomatoes cherry tomatoes bell peppers jalapeno peppers strawberries, bare roots blueberry bushes, plants cilantro oregano basil marigolds Perennials all cut back and some weeding done. Bird houses cleared/cleaned and set out. ** … Continue reading

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