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Late Fledglings

Late Fledglings

August is almost here. The months are flying by. Soon be school bus time again in the neighborhood. I have a nest of bluebird eggs almost ready to hatch. They are having some late fledglings. I so love to hear their soft cheerful song, and watch them bring their blue color into my yard in […]

Second Hatch

It’s amazing how many things of nature you can enjoy from a morning cup of coffee on one’s deck or front porch. I had been out of town last week, and all of my hummingbird feeders needed filling…. got that done and had them zooming around in no time. My flower garden in the back […]

June

June

June — one of the wettest that we have had.  Lots of flooding, wind, and wet yards to mow.  No hay has been put up for a great many people as well. The baby bird in the picture is a Chipping Sparrow. The momma built a nest right outside our back door in one of […]

The Fledge

The Fledge

It’s always a busy summer here at the trails.  The mowing in itself has been taking a lot of time.  Trying to get it done between rains, whew.  We had 6.07 inches of precipitation in May and well on our way to catching that here in the middle of June.  We have also been devoting […]

Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds

Rain, rain, rain.  This cooler weather brings those hummingbirds to the feeders.  I have been filling my feeders every day. I make four cups each time. I have been enjoying them. I have between 8-10 here zooming around the house. The flowers they enjoy are slow to take off due to the cold, rainy weather.  […]

Hummingbirds Have Arrived

I bet you are seeing your hummingbirds now. They arrived at my house near Wyaconda on May  1. These cute little guys love a cool rainy morning and stay close to the feeders.  Make sure you keep them clean and replace the sugar water often.  Mine are empty almost daily, so I make new quite […]

Busy Robins

Busy Robins

Windy Northeast Missouri. This past week has been a trying week for working in your yard and getting your landscaping ready for summer.  Chilly too. This time of year the Robins at my house are busy, busy. Working from sun up to sun down preparing their nests and laying.  Those beautiful, vibrant blue eggs are […]

American Kestrel

This past week I have noticed an American Kestrel spending a lot of time in my yard. I often don’t even have to see it, just listen for its calls.  So far, it has killed a dove from my front porch, a red-winged black bird, an unknown dark colored bird, and several mice. The Kestrel […]

Landscaping for the Birds

What can I say?  It’s tax day.  On a brighter note, you should be scoping out the green houses and stores for those plants and flowers that attract your feathered friends. I have older trees in my yard, so I am trying to plant new trees and shrubs that will not only have longevity, but […]

Red-Winged Blackbird

One of the first “spring” birds you will hear this spring is the Red-Winged Blackbird singing Okaleee. This sound you hear is given only by the male.  When he sings this on his territory, he usually spreads his wings at the same time. Ch’ch’ch’chee is heard only from the female. The female is a very […]

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