Category Archives: IT’S FOR THE BIRDS

Last Bluebird Hatch

Written on August 16, 2016 at 4:46 pm, by

Do I need even mention that August is now half over. I am enjoying the hummingbirds and the last bluebird hatch of summer. I am keeping my fingers crossed for them.  I have lots of baby wren’s and eggs.  Late summer doesn’t bother them. I have a nest  in the back hummingbird garden, and they […]

Busy Hummingbirds

Written on August 2, 2016 at 6:14 pm, by

I have been outside the past two days, enjoying this cool weather, tiding up the yard and flowers.  Right now, these past few days I have been busy filling the hummingbird feeders.  They are busy to say the least.  I have as many as six on one feeder at a time.  Such fun to watch […]

Song Birds

Written on July 19, 2016 at 3:15 pm, by

This time of year, the many song birds of our area begin to silence themselves.  Often times, I hear the gorgeous song of American Robins in early morning and late evening.  This to me, is a neat calming sound, good to meditate by.  Get up about 5:30 some morning, make your first cup of coffee […]

Birds of Summer

Written on July 12, 2016 at 3:15 pm, by

Happy belated 4th of July.  The birds of summer are still very busy raising their young.  I have several Wrens on the trails that are busy as can be raising their second hatch. One particular house raised four out of six and is already on their second nest with four eggs.  Many times wrens lay […]

Baby Birdies

Written on June 21, 2016 at 1:22 pm, by

There are so many things to do this time of year.  Garden to tend, hay to bale, yards to mow, flowers to manicure, vegetables to can, and on and on.  Take a little time to enjoy your front porch or deck and watch the hummingbirds, spend some quiet time with nature.  With that said, by […]

Nesting

Written on June 13, 2016 at 2:16 pm, by

Guess what June is half over, meaning summer is moving right along.  We talk of this so often.  Where does time go? Many of the song birds in your yard are on their second hatch. As many of you know, my deck Robin is on her second nest. She built a nice new one, and […]

Tom Horn

Written on June 7, 2016 at 10:14 am, by

Last week, I shared some history of the Etna area and Tom Horn. Tom Horm left home at a very young age, around 13. He is said to have walked the complete distance from here to Kansas City, Missouri. He had heard of the west, California, Texas and Kansas, but from all the geography that […]

Tom Horn Country

Written on May 31, 2016 at 2:56 pm, by

This article is a bit different, but I have been wanting to write a bit on Etna for a while. Last fall we finally put our sign up on the corner in Etna. We have a famous person that was born near here and we Etna people are proud of this history. Of course, there […]

Birdwatching

Written on May 10, 2016 at 8:52 pm, by

This past week, I have been noticing these happy little guys at my feeder.  They are usually under the feeder and on the front porch. Very alert, they forage on the ground, eating mostly seeds dropped by other feeder birds. In my case, these past few weeks, it has been grackles. They eat a verity […]

Grackles

Written on May 3, 2016 at 7:47 pm, by

I usually stop feeding the birds at the feeders about April. I have continued putting seed in them and providing suet due to my Cardinals and Red-bellied woodpeckers.  I also have the occasional finch.  I also have about 90 percent grackles and starlings. I mean my knuckles are sore from hitting the window.  Honestly. Watch […]