60 degrees and strawberries

  These strawberries, and the unusually warm weather, inspired me to get out and clear a bunch of the beds today.  The littles all being off school made for excellent garden help also, although only ice cream would persuade them really.  I guess only old moms like myself fall for the strawberry trick.  Oh who … Continue reading

Merlin… Catch of the Day!

How exciting to see this Merlin out in Ohio. My daughter spotted him when we pulled over in a park to eat our lunch after birding at a nature preserve all morning. We were actually just on our way home and not looking for birds at all.We drove directly under him, drove back by under … Continue reading

Finally a Hairy Woodpecker stopped by

Only got a couple photos before the Hairy Woodpecker flew off. This is the best one. The Hairy Woodpecker looks much like the Downey Woodpecker but it is larger over all (about 3″) and with a longer bill. I get multiple Downey Woodpeckers at the house daily but have been waiting for a Hairy to … Continue reading

Sunday Outing – February 1, 2009

It was a beautiful sunny, clear winter day. We hiked about 2.5 miles in a foot of snow. The paths weren’t very clear so it was a hard hike but it was a lot of fun and we saw all kinds of winter birds. Temperature was about 36 degrees F What we saw:MallardsCanada Geese (many)Great … Continue reading

Some of my photos from this week

Count for January 28 & 29

Mourning Dove 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Carolina Chickadee 4 Tufted Titmouse 3 White-breasted Nuthatch 1 Song Sparrow 1 Dark-eyed Junco 2 Northern Cardinal 1 House Finch 2 Pine Siskin 1 On a side note/count!I had 14 deer walk by while I was watching the feeders. 12 does and 2 bucks. I rarely see bucks so … Continue reading

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