Category Archives: Birdwatching

Not a Chickadee

I have a little microphone and speaker set-up that allows me to listen to the birds and chattering critters when my windows are closed. It really helps me battle cabin fever both during winter when it’s too cold to open … Continue reading

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The Omen

We’ve always had crows in our neighborhood, but we usually only see them flock together to mob a hawk or mourn the loss of a family member. Lately there’s been a murder of crows hanging out regularly in the tops … Continue reading

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Redpolls Return!

It’s that time of year when you need to check those finch feeders carefully. From a distance you may think you’re seeing goldfinches or Pine Siskins, but grab those binoculars to be sure because there might just be a Common … Continue reading

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The All-Clear

The hawks or the owl or a monster or whatever it was that was causing all the birds to go into hiding lately must be gone, because it’s business-as-usual again in my backyard. Yesterday the Mourning Dove gang even showed … Continue reading

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Where Did All the Birds Go?

For the last few days in a row I’ve had no birds at my feeders which has never happened to me in more than two decades of backyard birding. Someone in the neighborhood has been posting on a social media … Continue reading

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A Multitude of Mourning Doves and a House Sparrow to Rule Them All

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Surviving the Chill

I go outside to refill the birdfeeders in 12-below-zero (F) weather and I can’t feel my fingers long after I’m back inside the house where it’s cozy and warm, but somehow tiny birds can survive the frigid conditions night after … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Mourning Dove

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Scourge of Starlings

Have you ever watched a starling eat? They can gulp down peanuts whole: When you have a large flock of them in the neighborhood (I last counted 40 birds), it doesn’t take long for them to “vacuum” every last peanut … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

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