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Mama House Sparrow

We have a colony of house sparrows that stick around all year. We supply numerous housing opportunities for them and right now there is a lot of nesting going on. This female house sparrow and her bird-man have scored a choice penthouse apartment this spring.… Read More

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Guard Duty

Today we noticed this male cardinal staying on the same branch for a very long time. At one point he flew over to the feeders for a snack then went right back. I wonder if he and his partner have a nest in that tree… Read More

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The Starling Crew

A few years ago, a guy who was doing some work for us gave us a traffic light. It’s a real traffic light, which has been re-wired so that when you plug it into an ordinary outlet, all three lights come on. We rarely turn… Read More

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Birds out Back

This morning while I was enjoying my granola, I watched 2 pair of cardinals out back, along with several house finches, a chickadee, a few red-winged blackbirds along with the resident colony of house sparrows. I left to get a filling replaced at the dentist,… Read More

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Birds out Back

I continue to be fascinated with the various birds coming to the feeders. The regulars include at least 3 pair of cardinals, a huge gang of house sparrows, mourning doves, house finches, nuthatches, and chickadees.

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Triplex

More new housing on Twenty Seventh Street, but this triplex is strictly for the birds. We had a whirligig on this pole for quite a while – a fisherman who fishes more and more aggressively as the wind picks up. From time to time whirligigs… Read More

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Mourning Dove

Today there was a single mourning dove hanging out in the apple tree. Where were its friends? Some days there are 3 or 4 in the tree or feeding on the ground. When there is a single mourning dove around, it seems to be quite… Read More

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House Finches

We didn’t always have house finches visiting the feeders out back. For the first few years there were none. I remember one year we saw one. What’s that red bird? I had never seen one before. Now they are common visitors. This afternoon, there were… Read More