Category Archives: IT’S FOR THE BIRDS

Miss Ella

Written on September 19, 2017 at 1:53 pm, by

I don’t know about you, but I am ready for some fall weather. As October approaches, I am looking forward to cooler days and the possibility of some rain.  I know that the farmers are starting to get their crops out, but I feel we sure need a rain – dusty, dusty. The birds are […]

Miss Ella

Written on September 12, 2017 at 12:40 pm, by

Hello I hope your day is going well, and you are still enjoying a few birds, especially the hummingbirds. They are getting fewer here, but I still have several each day at the feeders. It will be lonely without their little squeaks at the feeders and the flitter of their little wings. More on the […]


Written on September 5, 2017 at 4:43 pm, by

Does anyone else think that time is marching on pretty fast? I can’t believe that it is September already.  The crops are drying down, hay is baled, gardening is winding down, and thoughts of fall are in our minds. Same goes for bird watching. Many of the migrating birds have gone.  A few robins remain, […]

Sugar Sappers

Written on August 29, 2017 at 2:18 pm, by

So many hummingbirds, so much sugar.  Wow.  I am loving it.  I still have a great many migrators and they are eating up their energy food. Amongst my other hobbies this summer, I have volunteered a few weeks at the Downing House, a museum in Memphis, Missouri.  It holds a wealth of historic information and […]

Summer Winding Down

Written on August 21, 2017 at 10:05 am, by

School starting, no way. Both of our youngest grandsons, Kameron and Russ are in their last year of preschool. Several of our older grandkids have taken off to college.  Times passes quickly. I hope you all have had a good summer and enjoyed being with kids and grandkids. I have managed a couple of road […]


Written on August 8, 2017 at 10:09 am, by

I know many of you are enjoying watching the Hummingbirds flock to your feeders right now.  They are done nesting and the young fledge, more birds will gather at the feeders again. As fall migrations commences in late summer, the numbers may decline. Although I have not noticed this, usually I get more through October.  […]

Purple Martins

Written on August 1, 2017 at 4:10 pm, by

As I sit on my deck and enjoy the early morning sound of the Purple Martins, it makes me think that in a few short weeks, they will be preparing to leave and go south to their winter homes. They are a very personable bird, thriving in close proximity to humans. This began centuries ago, […]

Bothersome Sparrows

Written on July 17, 2017 at 5:32 pm, by

July… can you believe the 4th is over, and the month will soon be half over. I am having trouble with the House Sparrows drinking my hummingbird food. I actually have never had this problem before. They will not leave it alone on the front porch anymore. I have put two feeders on the back deck, […]


Written on June 20, 2017 at 1:28 pm, by

Good morning, birders. June, right. How can the summer be moving along so swiftly? Time marches on. I had one sad note to report that my bluebird nest that was scheduled to hatch in a few days, has been compromised.  Sad for me. I could see egg all over the nest box. I thought I […]


Written on June 13, 2017 at 11:14 am, by

This time of year, I am lucky so far to have my windows open, and able to hear all the sounds of summer.  Robins, Bluebirds, Wrens, and an occasional Bob White.  We have two or three coveys on the trails, and they are so enjoyable to watch.  They frequent our front yard, and talk and […]