Category Archives: IT’S FOR THE BIRDS


Written on January 17, 2017 at 9:29 am, by

How many of us weary hearing about that upcoming ice storm of last weekend.  We can’t stop Mother Nature. Ice is not good, but it’s winter. I for one, am ready to see my hummingbirds. May can’t come fast enough. I have been lacking colorful birds at my feeders this winter and will enjoy it […]

House Sparrows

Written on January 10, 2017 at 9:53 am, by

As I have said in other articles, I have an abundance of House Sparrows. They are one of our most common birds. They spend more time at my feeder right now than any other bird. I have several bushes and small trees near the house and they tend to congregate in these bushes.  I have […]

Happy New Year

Written on January 10, 2017 at 8:42 am, by

Happy New Year from Pine Ridge Bluebird Trails.  I have been lazy around the holidays to do much writing, as there always seems to be something to do. I have taken advantage of this warm weather to get a few things done outside. My birds are just not around. I have a few juncos and […]

Blue Jays

Written on December 13, 2016 at 10:42 am, by

With little or no snow cover recently, I am not seeing lots of different song birds at my feeder.  In recent days, I have had a Red-bellied woodpecker,  House Sparrows, Finches, Juncos, Blue Jays, and of course those ever present Starlings. I am offering water for all birds, which is a necessity and I serve […]

December Birds

Written on December 6, 2016 at 2:41 pm, by

December is here, along with all of the festivity, decorations, family gatherings, shopping, office parties, church programs, caroling, cookie exchanges, craft shows, I could go on and on.  Sometimes it seems we get our schedules so full, we do not leave time for ourselves, meditating, celebrating the birth of Christ and a simpler time. I […]

Roosting Boxes

Written on November 8, 2016 at 10:09 am, by

Needless to say this week, no more political advertisements.  What a whirlwind 16 months this has been.  Enough said. Many of you have been asking about roosting boxes.  If you want to make special roosting boxes for your wintering birds, it is certainly a good idea.  While the nest box entrance is high on the […]

Chicken Business

Written on November 1, 2016 at 2:52 pm, by

November has arrived, warmer than normal.  Kayla was born on November 3 and I can remember it was a bit of a cool, rainy day, 30 years ago!  She has never been found of birds or chickens. She and her family undertook to raise 90 meat chickens recently to butcher. It has been quite an […]

Farewell Hummingbirds

Written on October 18, 2016 at 3:48 pm, by

I know we are all missing all of our summer songbirds, but especially we miss the Ruby-throated hummingbird the most. We know I enjoy their daily visits to my feeders.  I have several so I can keep them zooming around in my whole yard.  It is by far Missouri’s smallest bird. There are certain large […]

October Birds

Written on October 11, 2016 at 4:21 pm, by

Time to take down the hummingbird feeders, clean them, and put away in a place you won’t forget. Bring out the suet feeders and sunflower seeds.  I have not had mine out at the house yet, but on the trails I am having a multitude of song birds. Here at the house, unfortunately my house […]

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 […]