Month: December 2022

Look-Back Discovery

While looking for a picture I had taken in the past but had no recollection where it might be, I was searching through old folders of photos. Had I known back in 2020 that I would quickly become an avid backyard birder, I would… Continue Reading “Look-Back Discovery”


Happy New Year, everybody. May it be filled with love, joy and lots of chocolate.

Unexpected Guest – Or Was It?

The frigid weather that, what seems the entire country endured over the past few days had an impact on everything; humans and our stuff, plants and animals. In preparation of the event, Robert installed a surface heater in the patio pond and made certain… Continue Reading “Unexpected Guest – Or Was It?”

2022 Merry Merry

When Goldfinches Dress Up As Elves

Blue Jay Contest

What do you do when it’s minus two degrees (wind chill -23) and you can’t go outside and play? You make cartoons! Enjoy!

Little better is better than nothing

There are a handful of birds that I’ve filmed on our property – but the pictures are just not very good. Some are just good enough that I feel confident in the ID of the species. Needless to say; I really want to get… Continue Reading “Little better is better than nothing”

Workin’ for it

Apparently, the Blue Jays in the north Pond Meadow this winter have accepted my presence, more so at least than in previous years. Last year I ached for one to land on the feeder so that I could film it. But, this year it… Continue Reading “Workin’ for it”

So That Just Happened

When Robert and I moved to our current property, we didn’t realize that life circumstances would soon throw a wrench into our plans. It meant that our tiny, 800 square feet house would also become the home-base for three different businesses, two of which… Continue Reading “So That Just Happened”

Winter Sparrows

Yesterday the sun came out – finally! with camera in tow, I bundled up to see what was happening around the property. The first bird I encountered was a Swamp Sparrow that I saw only briefly as I entered the pond area. It flitted… Continue Reading “Winter Sparrows”

Merry Winter

On the cusp of official “winter” I am sharing this wreath adorned with some of the wild birds that visited our feeder in the depths of cold winter, February 2020. Starting from top left corner and going clockwise: Carolina Wren, White-crowned Sparrow, Hoary Redpoll… Continue Reading “Merry Winter”