Urban Birding

It would be nice if every bird was seen in his or her natural setting, but that is rarely going to be the case when you inhabit a world that has been radically altered by you-know-who (Man). Nevertheless, there are birds to be seen in parking lots, high voltage power lines, and highway overpasses. Herewith are two case […]

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Locals Only

There’s been some shenanigans going on in our backyard. First it was the Chestnut-backed Chickadees, settling in to the nest box and eventually fledging some fresh new CBC’s. Then it was the Dark-eyed Juncos, with three new little Juncos in tow, showing them the ropes at the bird feeder. Then the Nuttall’s Woodpeckers, a mating […]

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Winterizing

Over the past few months I’ve been preparing for Nature’s winter onslaught by sealing the deck and front fence, cleaning the gutters, stowing away the outdoor furniture cushions, and caulking and painting the window frames. My plan was to get all this done by the end of October, but I just did the windows today. […]

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