Category Archives: IT’S FOR THE BIRDS

Masked Bandits

Written on July 2, 2018 at 12:06 pm, by

Summer is in full swing.  I took a break from mowing during that dry spell. My dry to say the least. We have received three plus inches of rain in the last 10 days or so, but still need to keep raining over the summer to catch up. I have had so much happen here […]

Rain Please

Written on June 19, 2018 at 3:50 pm, by

This weather! Need I say more? It seems like I always have something to say about the weather or how fast time goes. It was not too long ago, on April 1, that we experienced a cold, snowy Easter. Then April was an unusually cold month. I now am thinking that we need a wet […]

Bird Songs

Written on May 22, 2018 at 1:28 pm, by

This morning I am enjoying writing this on my deck early in the morning, a gentle breeze blowing, the smell of coffee at my side, Purple Martins greeting me, and hummingbirds keeping me company. My morning started early today, as I woke around five to the Robins early morning song, and my wren on the […]

Grosbeak

Written on May 15, 2018 at 11:24 am, by

These past few days I have had several people mention the Rose Breasted Grosbeak. I have not had any at the house, but do have several on the trails.  They are beautiful. The male is very colorful, black head, white and red breast, and black and white wings.  Of course, the same as with many […]

House Sparrows

Written on May 8, 2018 at 2:19 pm, by

I have had several reports of Hummingbirds. I have not had any yet. I put two feeders out on my front porch, and within two days, the House Sparrows had managed to suck all the nectar out of the feeders. Needless to say, I am not happy about House Sparrows.  They also love grape jelly […]

Staying Cool

Written on April 24, 2018 at 10:40 am, by

I guess this week I am not going to mention that we had two days in the high 70’s, and enjoyed those two days.  Once again, we had a Sunday with some sort of precipitation.  This time, it was mostly the nasty white stuff with no sticking.  I think there is something else on the […]

Unpredictable

Written on April 17, 2018 at 11:23 am, by

What a change a week makes. Although, as I sit here writing this, rain is falling, and the temperature is 48 degrees, several degrees less than the last two days.  I have noticed several comments on Facebook to get your hummingbird feeders out.  I am still holding out for May 1.  I had a friend […]

Lion’s Roar

Written on April 10, 2018 at 11:57 am, by

Just as I said in last week’s article – I knew that lion was going to roar. It did indeed, with 5 inches of snow here on the trails, and more elsewhere. On a good note, I have had a multitude of birds at the feeder. I knew the Goldfinches would be getting their color […]

April Showers

Written on April 3, 2018 at 5:25 pm, by

April showers brings May flowers. I have not been enjoying these cold, chilly days.  It seems like it just chills a person to the bone. Of course, it would help if the sun shone at least twice a week. I am still seeing quite a bit of activity with my feathered friends.  I actually think […]

Bird Nests

Written on March 27, 2018 at 3:52 pm, by

Where are you spring?  I am getting anxious for the leaves and flowers of spring.  I also enjoy watching those birds build their nests.  From Robins to Baltimore Orioles, there is something different about all birds and their nests. If you pay close attention in the spring, I bet you can at least locate a […]