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Black-crowned night herons

Over the past several days, there have been black-crowned night herons hanging out in Sam Smith Park. If you want to see them, head for the bridge just to the west of the yacht club and look north. You will likely see a couple people… Read More

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What the Crow Said

It was chaos up in the spruces out back yesterday. There is a colony of red-winged blackbirds living up there somewhere in the high branches. Mid-afternoon a raiding party of crows showed up, creating havoc. The blackbirds did not take this sitting down. The whole… Read More

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Sneaky Robins

I was out messing about in the back yard this afternoon, doing some early garden work, when I noticed robins flying over to a basket which is part of our first Imagination Station. The birds were perching on the edge of the basket then hopping… Read More

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Bird is the Word

Two starlings stopped by the feeders today. They’re so pushy and rude and they don’t like to share. We also had a mourning dove enjoying seeds spilled on the ground by the starlings. Some of the sparrow colony stayed inside the condo today, enjoying some… Read More

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Snow Birds

The snow is coming down pretty good around here but the local birds are quite active. I dropped Tuffy P at the GO Station this morning and when I returned home I took a few minutes to refill a couple of the backyard feeders. They’ve… Read More

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Back in Black

The red-winged blackbirds are back. Over the past few days they’ve been making an appearance in the back yard, bullying the smaller birds from the feeder. Inside, the cats watch them intently. We call it bird TV. They watch out the windows for hours. There… Read More