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Here’s Stubby

Except for the dozen or so Ruby-throated hummingbirds that are consuming about 6 cups of nectar every day as they attempt to put on sufficient weight for their outrageously long migration coming up, it’s been very quiet here regarding bird activity. I saw a… Continue Reading “Here’s Stubby”

Plenty of Hummers

Earlier this Spring/ Summer I was worried. Just like the Bluebirds, the Hummingbirds were very late in arriving. Even then, there were only a couple of individual birds coming to our feeders. I was afraid that the Deep Freeze in February had a seriously… Continue Reading “Plenty of Hummers”

A plethora of Pollinators

Get a load of all the insects taking advantage of the nectar that this single Milkweed blossom is offering up. I suppose it’s common knowledge that flowers provide nectar in order to attract pollinators to arrive, imbibe, and drive to another bloom. There, the… Continue Reading “A plethora of Pollinators”

Independence Day

I am so utterly grateful to have been born in this wondrous republic. It is a privileged that should never be taken for granted. As a citizen of this incredible country, we are afforded boundless opportunities to strive to achieve our highest purpose or… Continue Reading “Independence Day”

The Year Of The Bunny

I’ve never seen as many cotton tail rabbits than I have this year. They are everywhere. They come in all sizes from itty-bitty ones that would fit in the palm of my hand, to adults. Regardless of size, they are all adorable. Here are… Continue Reading “The Year Of The Bunny”

The Duck Box

Our Duck Box, located on the east side of the pond, has been a happening place. We initially put it up to entice Wood Ducks and/or Kestrels or small Owls to make a home and raise a brood. Through the use of a Trail… Continue Reading “The Duck Box”

Wow.

Yesterday I saw three ducks on our pond. Before I could get close enough to get a good photo, they flew off. However, I was able to snap some images from afar before they took flight. Although my distance vision isn’t very good, I… Continue Reading “Wow.”

Great Crested Flycatcher

Late last autumn, Robert and I put up a duck box near our pond. Personally, I didn’t really care if actual Wood Ducks used the box. I worry for their chicks when they leave the nest, since we have snapping turtles in the pond.… Continue Reading “Great Crested Flycatcher”

We Hungry, Mama

The Tree Swallows that have been using Box #14 on the East side of our property have made a lot of progress since I was last out to observe. Their chicks (two that I can see, but there could be more) are able to… Continue Reading “We Hungry, Mama”

Confirmed?

Back on May 8, 2021, Robert was driving the tractor past our pond and he saw a couple of large white birds. Unfortunately, he only had a cell phone camera with him. But, he shot these two photos, then came to ask me what… Continue Reading “Confirmed?”