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Indigo Bunting

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Rose Breasted Grosbeak

Now that warm weather is back, my husband and I have  been spending the evening hours relaxing on the front porch and watching the birds that come in to the feeder. Some of them have been frequenting the feeder since their parents first brought them as fledglings. The people on the swing no longer frighten them. The chickadees in particular are courageous enough to occasionally use a human being as a landing strip. But the boldness that these two, rose breasted grosbeaks displayed was quite a surprise as they bounced around our feet picking up seeds. In spite of the fact that we had never seen them before, these two boys seemed almost tame. I think there is a chance they were a “raise and release,” and see humans as a safe food source. We are hoping they find lady grosbeaks and decide to stay for the summer. If anyone out there raised these little guys, we wanted to let you know that they are still safe and happy.

 

Daily meeting of the Kitten Bird Watching Society

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The Eastern Towhee (At last!)

I have been trying to get a photo of the elusive Eastern Towhee for years. For some reason they always seem to be in thick bushes, and even my new Nikon only wants to focus on the twigs and sticks rather than the bird. Today was my day. This shy, little beauty was out in the open!

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Totally Amazing Things Animals Do

Sing!

 

Hang upside down when eating

 

Touch their Adam’s Apple with their mouth???

Prepare dinner while standing on a thin branch

Build a home out of trash

 

Fly!!

And look so cute that people forgive you for sticking your paw in their mashed potatoes!

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The Robins are Back

The robins have come back to the hollow and we are hoping that spring will be shortly behind them. I’ve been monitoring the weather forecast, and it seems they are always promising fifty degree weather in the distant future, but that future never seems to grow nearer. After the family left yesterday, I used the final hour of good daylight to practice with the new camera, and I cannot believe the distance it will allow you to be from a subject and still take a clear photo. The little guy at the bottom was sitting at the top of the tallest tree in the yard.  These two robins were not at all disturbed by this amateur photographer, because I was quite a ways from them. Let’s hope these little fellows brought some warmer weather with them.

 

 

 

 

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Waiting for Spring

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January 19, 2018 · 11:47 pm