Tag: Birds

Springing with the Birds!

I love this time of year when color brightens up the garden, starting with the azaleas. The birds love it too as they woo a mate and look for nesting places. Wrens and chickadees visit the tiny houses, and the choices are endless. “How… Continue Reading “Springing with the Birds!”

Snowbirds of the Skagit Valley

Last week I visited the daffodil fields of the Skagit Valley and got to see the snowbirds too! Thousands of snowbirds including snow geese from Russia’s Wrangel Island and trumpeter swans from Canada and Alaska migrate south along the Pacific Flyway to spend the… Continue Reading “Snowbirds of the Skagit Valley”

My favorite Little Backyard Birds

I love birds, all kinds of birds, especially those that visit my garden. The little chickadees live in the evergreens surrounding my home and I’m continually charmed as I listen to their call – chicka-dee-dee-dee. I don’t feed them as they seem to be… Continue Reading “My favorite Little Backyard Birds”

Profiles in Hummingbirds

Yesterday I showed you the majestic Bald Eagles who come from as far away as Alaska to feed on the salmon in the Skagit River. Today I show you their tiny majestic cousins – the Anna’s Hummingbirds – who come to feed year-round in… Continue Reading “Profiles in Hummingbirds”

Plovers in Black and white

Yesterday we stopped by Potlatch State Park at the southern end of Hood Canal, on our way home from Port Townsend. While Bob practiced casting I enjoyed watching the shorebirds. I think they were Plovers though I’m not certain of the particular variety even… Continue Reading “Plovers in Black and white”

Thankful for the Beauty of the Natural World

There’s always something to be thankful for and if you don’t believe it, just look around at the beauty of the natural world. Earlier this month we visited Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, thousands of acres of salt and freshwater marshes, grasslands and forest that… Continue Reading “Thankful for the Beauty of the Natural World”

Hummingbirds Up Close

It’s been cold and damp here in the Northwest so it’s been a while since I’ve been outside watching the hummingbirds. I keep the feeders full of course and see them through the window but I haven’t gone out and waited for them with… Continue Reading “Hummingbirds Up Close”

Seagulls – Just Because

I looked for a photo challenge to share my seagull pictures but came up short – I decided to share them anyway. Seagulls, like crows, get no respect. I like them, but then I like crows too. According to Wikipedia, “Gulls are resourceful, inquisitive,… Continue Reading “Seagulls – Just Because”

The Hummers of Summer

No not this kind, though there was that too – a ride through the woods in a genuine surplus army rig – but that’s another story. I’m speaking of the other kind – the hummingbirds that live in my yard and frequent my feeders… Continue Reading “The Hummers of Summer”

Today’s Chickadees in the Garden

Before the hummingbirds won my heart the chickadees had it already. Tiny, cheerful, and talkative they call to one another while feasting among the evergreen trees. Today as I sat with my camera – waiting for the hummingbirds to come and drink from freshly… Continue Reading “Today’s Chickadees in the Garden”

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