Category Archives: IT’S FOR THE BIRDS


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 […]


Written on May 30, 2017 at 1:29 pm, by

I am sure by now, you are noticing several hummingbirds at your feeders.  This evening, for instance, it was cool and rainy, and they need more energy, so my feeders were all full.  They were buzzing all over my front porch. Hummingbird feeders can add a lot of enjoyment to your porch, deck or patio.  […]


Written on May 16, 2017 at 11:41 am, by

How has your week been so far? The last week of school for 2016-17. Hard to believe that this year is already over. Lots of graduations and parties to attend. This past week has been a busy one here on the trails – mowing, planting, checking the bird houses, doing garden work and some landscaping. […]

Hummingbirds Finally

Written on May 9, 2017 at 9:01 am, by

May I say finally. I think the cold weather was keeping them in the southern part of state.  Now, I am excited to say, I have lots of hummingbirds. Got all my feeders filled yesterday. Five so far. I have been enjoying them this weekend. That sound reminds me of beautiful summer evenings watching those […]

Baltimore Orioles

Written on May 2, 2017 at 9:29 am, by

I have been writing this article for 15 years now.  It seems over time, I become repetitious I’m sure. If everyone ‘s memory is like mine, you won’t know what I wrote last year at the time. One of the many colorful birds I like to watch is the Baltimore Orioles. There are two different […]


Written on April 25, 2017 at 10:06 am, by

Ten days from now you can be putting out your hummingbird feeders, expecting to see a few stragglers and then a herd of those little beauties.  If you have a hummingbird friendly yard, you will most likely have nesting too. I so enjoy watching the little cuties, on the front porch, back deck, and patio. […]


Written on April 11, 2017 at 11:05 am, by

Wind, rain, wind, rain!  I am writing this the day after we had such a rainy, windy Wednesday, April 5.  It was a day I chose not to go outside. Finally some sunshine and blue sky. My little American Gold Finches were so cold and wet… and they are starting to get their beautiful color […]

Barometric Pressure

Written on April 4, 2017 at 9:23 am, by

Spring is here, and along with it comes variations in the barometric pressure.  I know that many people have issues with the pressure changes. The weather actually affects our feathered friends behavior also. I am a firm believer that pressure under 30 causes people to feel pressure in their sinuses, have various kinds of headaches […]


Written on March 28, 2017 at 11:59 am, by

So much to do, so little time. It feels as though spring and summer are upon us. With stores’ greenhouse buildings popping up all over and mulch appearing in the parking lots, it makes you feel that garden planting and flower planting are upon us. At Red Hatters today, we heard Cardinals singing when we […]