Tag: Birds

My Feathered Friends – It started with the Chickadees!

I’ve been a backyard birder for as long as I can remember, and it was the chickadees that first attracted me. I saw them flitting about in the trees and heard them calling their friendly greetings to one another and to me too, it… Continue Reading “My Feathered Friends – It started with the Chickadees!”

Stand Up for Blogging!

Maybe not how you think. In my case it’s a matter of ergonomics. My entire working life I spent in an office, in a chair, with a desk and a computer. Well, actually, I’m old enough to say the computer came later. But I… Continue Reading “Stand Up for Blogging!”

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”

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”

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