Monthly Archives: March 2014

I’m outta here!

Headed to DC this weekend to spend some time with my sisters and see the cherry blossoms.  I don’t think there will be any cherry blossoms, but I know we will still have a great time.  I’ll leave you with … Continue reading

Posted in Woodpeckers | 2 Comments

All About Raptors

Saturday’s ornithology class that I attended at a local science and nature center was all about raptors.  This nature center houses previously injured raptors that have been rehabilitated but can no longer live in the wild.  I visit these raptors … Continue reading

Posted in Birds of Prey, Owls | 2 Comments

Spring is here!

Yeah, yeah I know.  There is snow on the ground, it’s still cold, and I actually saw snowflakes today.  But the calendar says spring and I’m going with it!  We actually have had a few brighter, sunnier days and it … Continue reading

Posted in American Sparrows, Orioles and Blackbirds, Thrushes, Waterfowl | 3 Comments


I’ve never been very good at identifying birds by their calls.  But I know the Chickadee.  It’s always very helpful when the bird just says it’s name for you!  Here in Michigan, we have the Black-capped Chickadee, and I think … Continue reading

Posted in Chickadees and Titmice | 3 Comments

Great Birding!

Yesterday was a fantastic day of birding for me.  I was away this past weekend, and right before I left I received my new lens–the Canon 100-400 4.5-5.6.  I was so anxious to play with it, and I finally had … Continue reading

Posted in Cardinal, Ducks, Owls, Rails, Squirrels | 7 Comments

Golden-Crowned Kinglet

The Golden-Crowned Kinglet is one bird that I had never really noticed prior to last summer.  In my experience, you really have to look for them to notice them–they are tiny and flit from place to place, seemingly never holding … Continue reading

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Busy weekend coming up

I’ll be away from the computer this weekend enjoying a family celebration.  I’ll leave you with this picture of one of the pair of Carolina Wrens that is in my yard every day.  I love these little birds and am … Continue reading

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