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A New Record!

We have a new champion! This young squirrel has finally mastered the leap from the tree to the bird feeder. It’s a new backyard record! Time to cut the branch again and give him a new challenge.   Advertisements

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It’s the first day of spring!  Such an incredibly magical time when every day brings changes.  The migrating birds are starting to come through, crocuses are popping up, I saw the first flowers of the Skunk Cabbage, and we’ve had … Continue reading

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My favorite Flicker yet!

Every once in a while, you get a picture you’ve been dreaming of.  I can’t tell you how much I love this bird!

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Another Flicker at my feeder

  I am completely mesmerized by these birds!

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We’re getting a big snowstorm today in SE Michigan.  They have been predicting this for a few days, so I made an effort to spend some time by the river yesterday morning when it was nice and sunny.  I was … Continue reading

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There have been so many deer coming to our yard this winter.  They keep eating the seed out of my sunflower feeders.  One night last week I looked out and there were 8 deer in our garden.  We’ve had a … Continue reading

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A Flicker at my feeder

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