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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 […]

Do Hummingbirds go to Heaven?

The hummingbirds have stopped gulping up that nectar, now using flowers for their nectar and taking care of their young.  Don’t despair, they will return in full force during late August and September. I have brought all of my feeders in and gave them a bath in the dishwasher. I keep two out with a […]

Late Fledglings

Late Fledglings

August is almost here. The months are flying by. Soon be school bus time again in the neighborhood. I have a nest of bluebird eggs almost ready to hatch. They are having some late fledglings. I so love to hear their soft cheerful song, and watch them bring their blue color into my yard in […]

Second Hatch

It’s amazing how many things of nature you can enjoy from a morning cup of coffee on one’s deck or front porch. I had been out of town last week, and all of my hummingbird feeders needed filling…. got that done and had them zooming around in no time. My flower garden in the back […]

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