All posts tagged “backyard birding

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Mourning Dove

birds out back….. This mourning dove was hanging out in the apple tree this morning. The doves don’t eat at the feeders but they do eat from the ground underneath.

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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

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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