Category Archives: IT’S FOR THE BIRDS

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]