Category Archives: IT’S FOR THE BIRDS

Tom Horn

Written on January 8, 2019 at 12:16 pm, by

Happy New Year to all my readers.  2018 went quickly.  Its really hard to believe that it is 2019.  I will strive to make 2019 better than 2018 with many goals.  Take more time to do things I enjoy.  Be more productive, less time on cell phone, and more time with family and friends.  I […]

Christmas Trees

Written on December 18, 2018 at 2:06 pm, by

It’s that time of year when you either already have your tree up, or wanting to take a trip to a local tree farm and get one.  What fun it is for the kiddos to go tree shopping. All those candy canes and watching them shake the dead needles off the tree, excitement. There are […]

Busy Feeders

Written on December 11, 2018 at 10:48 am, by

Good Morning bird watchers. The feeders have been busy this past week.  Woodpeckers, Nuthatches,  Mourning Doves, Blue Jays, Black Capped Chickadees, Brown Creepers. These birds are great to watch, along with the Juncos of winter.  I have a Downy and a Red-bellied woodpecker that spend a lot of time at my feeder. They are always […]


Written on November 27, 2018 at 9:59 am, by

Today as I look out, with rain speckled windows, the weather is gloomy, and I have had a few winter birds at my feeder. It is Black Friday, and for many this means running from store to store trying to find a “bargain”.  Is it really a bargain?  I did venture out to Shopko in […]


Written on October 30, 2018 at 4:40 pm, by

This time of year is a beautiful time. Trees are forever changing and lighting up the days with colors of fall. Kids are excited to attend pumpkin patches, pick out their Halloween costumes, and attend parties during their fall break. You may think all of your pretty summer birds have disappeared. Soon and very soon, […]

Bye Bye Hummingbirds

Written on September 25, 2018 at 4:20 pm, by

This past week has been a busy one. We have been watching our Cardinals (St. Louis) play a lot of good ball. The last game we attended, Duane made ESPN TV. We enjoy those Cardinals and have been there a lot this season.  Now we are watching from our air conditioned living room. It has […]

Fast Times

Written on September 11, 2018 at 1:22 pm, by

As we always say times is going way too fast. As many of you read this, it will be September 12, with the month being on the way to being half over. I know many of you are still enjoying those hummingbirds at the feeders.  I know I am.  I had one person ask about […]

More hummingbirds

Written on September 4, 2018 at 11:50 am, by

More on hummingbirds. Firstly, the picture with this week’s column is a hummingbird nest found this summer at the Clark County RCF courtyard. Marilee Lipper had watched these hummingbirds all summer and knew something was up.  She told her children about it, and one day her grandson from out of town was visiting, and he […]


Written on August 28, 2018 at 4:59 pm, by

I know many of you have been having lots of Hummingbirds at your feeders this past two weeks. Mine has been keeping me busy.  I have to make four cups of sugar water per day. The last couple of days my population has decreased quite a bit. I am not sure why this has happened.  […]

Back to School

Written on August 21, 2018 at 5:54 pm, by

So much to do, so little time.  Do any of you ever feel that way?  All those kiddos going back to school, school shopping, preparing lunches, bedtimes, work schedules, last minute vacations.  Good luck to all those kiddos.  Especially my two kindergarten grandsons this year.  It will be exciting. I have one late nest of […]