The Chickadees are Building a Nest

I just noticed yesterday that a chickadee was peering into the birdhouse I’ve had hanging on the slanted post out back. I was so excited to see that maybe she was considering using it to raise a family, so I watched for a while and sure enough she went in. And another chickadee came along […]

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A Visit From Three Deer, Backyard Photos

We had three deer that visited the backyard a few weeks ago. Back before our week long summer weather preview, with temps in the 80’s, we had some snow on the ground and one morning I noticed my cat sitting on the deck and peering intently¬† into the woods. I knew that she saw something […]

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Make the Winter Birds Happy With Homemade Suet

Just about this freezing time of year, I usually begin to make up batches of homemade suet to feed my backyard birds. I bought some beef suet at the local grocery store and stuck it in the freezer for winter feeding and now that it’s January and finally getting quite cold, it’s time to give […]

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Yes! I Have Cardinals!!

In the three years I lived in my rental house just north of where I live now, I saw a red Cardinal bird one time. I had previously lived just down the road and used to feed many cardinals, but for some reason, the rental had none. No matter what I did I couldn’t get […]

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Little Red Squirrel Christmas Greeting Card

This little red squirrel was chowing down on the birdseed in a hanging feeder next to the house when I captured this shot. I took a series of photos while he happily stuffed his little face but thought this one was cute to add to a Christmas card. I especially love the snow flakes on […]

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