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The snowfall has been beautiful. I have enjoyed watching my many birds visit my feeders during the morning hours. Lots of Purple Finches, American Goldfinches, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Blue Jays, Doves and a few sparrows.  Russ and I shell corn off the cob for the doves.  He loves to help, and really is like a sponge […]

New Year

Once again, Christmas has been celebrated in grand fashion in most homes for 2015. God bless each home who celebrated His birth with family and friends.  A great time to visit, reflect, sit back and enjoy the little ones and the sparkle in their eyes as they open gifts and wait for Santa. Maybe some […]

Mild Winter

This winter season has been mild so far.  I am almost afraid to say that.  The birds have been finding for themselves for the most part.  I have been putting out some food, but almost all I have are House Sparrows.  I feed a bit of suet and 100 percent black oil sunflower seed.  It […]


Do you all plan Thanksgiving dinners centered around a roasted turkey?  Many households prepare their turkeys the day before, carve them, refrigerate and reheat before the meal.  Others carve them fresh out of the oven, ready to set on the table. Missouri’s wild turkey population start nesting in April.  Hens generally select nest sites in […]


No doubt most of you that have hobbies end up making a few friends through those pursuits. I have made several bird watching friends since I began watching bluebirds several years ago. One in particular, my neighbor and good friend, Nancy. She lived not far from me here in the country. Being from Wisconsin, and […]


Many of you are  looking back on the summer of 2015 and wondering the same thing that I am.  Where did the summer go?  As most of you remember we had several inches of rain in the beginning of the spring and summer season.  Our tabulations were May – 6.09; June – 12.4; July – […]


I know many of you enjoy listening and watching the quail of Missouri. They start their first nest in May.  Hens select a site that provides a weedy canopy of cover to hide in, often within 30-50 feet of a woodland edge or field with care soil for easy access to foraging and dusty habitat.  […]

Seasonal Holdovers

As cooler weather approaches and we find our yards colorless, and trees bare it will be time to turn our thoughts to preparing to feed our winter feathered friends.  Many have left for the season, but there will be those showing up soon for a winter snack. Right now, I still have this noisy killdeer […]


Join me in wishing September the best, and looking on to October. Already???? The birds have been hushed by fall, and migration.  I still have House Sparrows, Doves, a few hummingbirds, Canada Geese, a few Killdeer, Nuthatch, and more.  It has been a beautiful month on a whole, and the fall is sure to be […]

Late Nests

Late Nests

My usual question for this time.. Where did August go? I have been enjoying this marvelous fall like weather, even, as my husband tells me, too cold for August.  Will be warm again I am sure. The hummingbirds have slowed down, but I have been having several at the feeders during this cold snap. Keep […]

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