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Fill Your Feeders

I am starting to dump about two cups of food in my feeders every day, and keeping my heated waterer full of fresh water.  I see most of my visitors are the ever-present house sparrow, messing in this sunflower seed, and drinking most of my water. I have had several American Goldfinches, and I spotted […]

Which Finch is it?

Which Finch is it? Purple finches and house finches are close relatives,  they have similar songs, breeding behaviors and appearances, and people often are confused as to which they have at their feeders. Distinguishing between the two species can be difficult.  We get both at our feeders, and so we enjoy trying to figure it […]

Waiting to Feed

I have not started feeding my birds yet.  I want to wait as long as I can and give them all a chance to forage for themselves. I keep a birdbath full of fresh water for them, but that is all, right now. I have a tremendous amount of House Sparrows right now visiting the […]

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Fall — a beautiful time of year, with so many bright colors, mixed with a few of summer flowers left blooming.  A mixture of God’s handy work for sure.  I enjoy fall.  It is one of my favorites.  No baby birds though.  A time when birds are migrating, quieting down, and preparing for a change […]


The Hummingbirds are still enjoying the feeders here at my house. Several have asked if you should stop feeding them this time of year. My suggestion would be to leave the feeders up as long as you have birds.  I so enjoy them this time of year.  Many of the birds you see are juveniles.  […]


September!  I won’t even ask where August went.  This month will be filled with football, Grandparents Day, first day of Autumn, fall decorating, and watching those busy hummingbirds. They will be traveling, and will be in need of extra energy.  You will need to keep fresh sugar water in those feeders.  I don’t fill the […]

Awesome Weather

Another absolutely beautiful week!  The weather has been awesome, with a touch of rain, smells of fresh mown hay, lovely flower beds, and of course our feathered friends. I don’t know about anyone else, but the Robins have been high in numbers this year.  Of course, I have my Cabin Robin, who is delightfully on […]

Libby the Cat

As I am sitting here writing this, it is a crisp, cool morning, clear blue sky, all my feathered friends are out and about!  I have 9 blue bird eggs/babies, so far with the second hatch for the summer.  We are enjoying watching their progress.  I have six Wren houses on Wren Avenue, and they […]

Birds Quieting Down

I have had such a good time watching the birds so far this summer.  Now that July is upon us, and summer is waning down on us, the birds will be quieting down and starting new patterns. I still have eggs in several of my bluebird houses, so far I have had five hatch in […]

Much Needed Rain

Much needed rain here on the trails. We have had to start mowing again.  Beautiful green grass.  Of course, weeds take off again too. I have had lots of action around the trails this week.  The bluebird nest in the front yard was overflowing with babes.  Five of them.  They flew this past week, and […]

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