Category Archives: IT’S FOR THE BIRDS

Goodbye to Summer

Written on September 20, 2016 at 2:39 pm, by

As we bid goodbye to summer and fall arrives, we must reflect on what a beautiful summer it has truly been.  We had timely rains, plenty of warm sunshine, bountiful gardens, summer pool fun, road trips, visits with friends, quiet bird watching time and more.  Time passes all too quickly, and before we know it […]

Hummingbirds

Written on September 13, 2016 at 2:26 pm, by

I’m sure you all have been truly enjoying your hummingbirds these past few weeks.  I have used at least 20 pounds of sugar this summer and most of it has been in those nectar feeders. Their jewel-like colors, their fantastic flying abilities, and their size (a ruby-throat weighs 1/10 of an ounce and is only […]

Chickens

Written on August 30, 2016 at 5:03 pm, by

I know some of my articles are typical.  I try to stay in the subject, but my mind does wonder, and sometimes quite a ways off.  Doesn’t yours? Over the years, I have always had an opportunity to either gather the eggs, feed the chickens, go shut them up at dark, and on and on.  […]

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 […]