All posts filed under “Birds

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Community Housing Upgrades

We’ve had a colony of house sparrows living in various housing units in our back and front yards for years. The most popular condo has been a 10-unit complex sitting on a flagpole high above our deck right near the feeding stations. It’s provided housing… Read More

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Community Housing

I want to try to renovate all the bird houses around here this fall. We have several of them, mostly serving the house sparrow community (with one comfy cottage for a family of black-capped chickadees). We bought this triplex, and it’s a good unit except… Read More

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Hello World

We’ve been hearing baby starlings chirping in the traffic light out on the back deck but this morning we got our first look at one of the babies.

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Living in a traffic light

Somehow or another we wound up with a traffic light on our back deck. It’s been rewired along the way so that when plugged in, all 3 lights come on. One spring a starling couple found the hole in the top of the light box… Read More