Category: Birds

Remembering the Beautiful Allen’s Hummingbirds

Another cold and rainy day in the Pacific Northwest and the blue skies and sunshine from Southern California are only a memory. Still memories are meant to be enjoyed, are they not? I love hummingbirds and one of my favorite memories from our recent… Continue Reading “Remembering the Beautiful Allen’s Hummingbirds”

SoCal Floral Beauty and Allen’s Hummingbirds!

When in need of sunshine and a respite from a wintery spring, we Northwesterners head to sunny Southern California! When it’s a road trip in April you may very well spend your first 2 days driving through rain in Washington and Oregon. But seriously,… Continue Reading “SoCal Floral Beauty and Allen’s Hummingbirds!”

Summoned by the Hummingbirds

It’s been a cold and rainy spring, so I haven’t been out in the garden much, nor paying enough attention to the hummingbirds. They let me know it. I was recently summoned from my office on the third floor of our house. I’d let… Continue Reading “Summoned by the Hummingbirds”

Birds of Coulon with a Shoutout to the Coot

Of all the waterfowl I’ve seen at Coulon Park – the seagulls the ducks canadian geese and great blue heron. The one with the greatest numbers gets the least respect from me – always in the background and never featured. Apologies to you american… Continue Reading “Birds of Coulon with a Shoutout to the Coot”

Bird Condos for Rent – Excavation Continues

Chickadees continue to move into cavities in the snag and I welcome them. In the meantime, excavation continues thanks to the Northern Flicker. Click on pictures in the gallery below to enlarge them. The rapid rat-a-tat-tat of the pecking resounds throughout the neighborhood, while… Continue Reading “Bird Condos for Rent – Excavation Continues”

Happy Home in the Snag!

I was SO thrilled to see a chestnut-backed chickadee building a nest in the snag we left standing for this very purpose! The cavity is under the highest bare branch near the top of the tree. This mama was singing while busily preparing the… Continue Reading “Happy Home in the Snag!”

A Visit to Carkeek Park

Yesterday we visited Carkeek Park. I don’t know how many years it’s been as we don’t get to Seattle much since we moved to Renton. I’d forgotten how you can almost reach out and touch the Olympics further north. It was clear, cold and… Continue Reading “A Visit to Carkeek Park”

Fresh as a Bird on the First Day of Spring!

After Monday’s deluge by an atmospheric river, Tuesday came along warm and clear, a foretaste of spring. The juncos dropped by for the fresh green grass. and the finches came to say hello. We were all happy. Sharing with Sunday Stills, Fresh. ~ Susanne

Gardening is for the Birds

I love gardening and I love birds and the two go hand in hand. At our last home in Seattle, our yard was a Certified Wildlife Habitat, which means it was wildlife friendly; we planted native shrubs and trees, had water sources, and feeders.… Continue Reading “Gardening is for the Birds”

The Odd Bird

It’s just an expression – like odd duck – odd ball – odd man out – but it seems to suit February, certainly an odd month! For starters, I can’t ever remember how many days it has! “Thirty days has September, April, June and… Continue Reading “The Odd Bird”

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