Early June Garden Update

The veggie garden is off and growing! Here are a few of the details. Peas are really producing!  I love how you can see right into the tiny growing pods in the morning sun.  We should have a bunch of shelling to do soon. I am trying red cabbage this year and they really seem … 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

When house sparrows attack (graphic photos)

This is a Carolina Chickadee that dared to build it’s nest in my bird house. This is the reason I will likely be buying a repeating house sparrow trap. I hate those rats. They are ruthless and far outnumber the native songbirds. House sparrows are not sparrows like the rest of the kind we have … Continue reading

The Magnolia Bloomed!

So of course we had our photo session together.  Enjoy!

  • Blog Stats

    • 11,854 hits
  • Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites Nature Blog Network