Category Archives: American Sparrows

Where are all the butterflies?

I keep looking, but rarely see one.  Are there fewer around?  Am I just having an unlucky year?  They are one of my favorite things to photograph and I’m just not seeing any. Yesterday, I decided to swing by the … Continue reading

Posted in American Sparrows, Flowers, Insects | 6 Comments

Kentucky!

We spent last week at a beautiful rental house on the edge of Rough River Lake in western Kentucky.  It was a week without internet just to connect as a family, visit nearby Mammoth Caves, and enjoy nature.  The very … Continue reading

Posted in American Sparrows, Birds of Prey, Butterflies, Chickadees and Titmice, Cowbirds, Ducks, Flowers, Ibises and Herons, Reptiles, Swallows, Thrushes, Wood-warblers, Wrens | 11 Comments

Two down, two to go

  Yesterday, two of the four baby robins on our porch left the nest.  The other two look ready to go also–probably today.  So sad to see them leave, but it really was fun to watch the nest for the … Continue reading

Posted in American Sparrows, Butterflies, Orioles and Blackbirds, Thrushes, Wood-warblers | 1 Comment

Birds, flowers, fish, and mammals

That wonderful few weeks when the spring migrants are back and the leaves are still not open on the trees are coming to an end.  It’s getting much harder for me to photograph the birds who insist on staying high … Continue reading

Posted in American Sparrows, Animals, Chipmunks, Fish, Flowers, Mimids, Orioles and Blackbirds, Thrushes, Wood-warblers | 6 Comments

Crazy week!

What a crazy week it has been.  All the migrating warblers are coming through, and all I want to do is go outside and find new-to-me birds.  As luck has it, this was also a busy week with kids’ activities … Continue reading

Posted in American Sparrows, Grosbeaks, Pigeons and Doves, Squirrels, Wood-warblers | 2 Comments

Oh, how I love May!

Yesterday morning started out cloudy, but I decided to try a new birding area anyway.  By the time I got there, the sun had come out and it was beautiful.  And boy, did this new park pay off!  I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

It’s Easter morning, and my how times have changed.  The kids are all still sleeping.  Years ago, by this time of the morning, they had already all woken us up, found their baskets, and inhaled pounds of sugar.  I miss … Continue reading

Posted in American Sparrows, Flowers, Raccoons, Thrushes, Woodpeckers | 2 Comments