Tag: Birds

Splish Splash Taking a Bath – Birds in my Garden

This week has definitely gone to the birds! After several days of record-breaking temperatures, I’ve been running the sprinklers in the early morning, which has drawn even more birds than usual. So, while I sit on the deck with my coffee and camera in… Continue Reading “Splish Splash Taking a Bath – Birds in my Garden”

A Visitation of Goldfinches! Updated!

Sorry to do another bird post so soon – it was only yesterday I shared with you the nesting house finches in my garden – but I couldn’t wait. Because even though the Goldfinch is the Washington State Bird, I rarely see them, especially… Continue Reading “A Visitation of Goldfinches! Updated!”

Nesting Finches in the Garden

I saw this couple of house finches nesting in the garden yesterday. I look for them each year as the clematis grows high, knowing that’s where I’ll find them in the shrubs and surrounding trees. The male looks dapper in his rust-colored tux, the… Continue Reading “Nesting Finches in the Garden”

What Lasts Seven Years?

My blog, that’s what! Seven years ago, I published my first post on CATS and TRAILS and GARDEN TALES. I’ve mostly stayed true to my vision – to share stories of my cats, travels, hikes, and gardens – though I admit I’m increasingly focused… Continue Reading “What Lasts Seven Years?”

Happy Spring in the Garden and the Finches are Courting!

Spring has finally arrived in the Great Northwest after a cold and rainy winter. We got a head start over the weekend when we hit 60 degrees for the first time since last November. It was worth waiting for. There’s much to be done… Continue Reading “Happy Spring in the Garden and the Finches are Courting!”

Junco in the Spring Garden

I love all the birds who call my garden home, including this year-round resident, the Dark-Eyed Junco, looking quite dapper surrounded by green. ~ Susanne

My Backyard Birds

In my last post I showed you the thousands of snow birds who call the Skagit Valley home during the winter. To the humans who live in the area, these are their backyard birds! My backyard on the other hand is smaller but I… Continue Reading “My Backyard Birds”

Thousands of Snow Birds in the Skagit Valley!

Have you ever visited the Skagit Valley during the winter to see the snowbirds? We did last week and discovered thousands of swans (trumpeter and tundra though I’m hard pressed to tell the difference) and snow geese, much easier to identify with the black… Continue Reading “Thousands of Snow Birds in the Skagit Valley!”

Gulls in Gray and White – at Coulon Park

For this week’s Sunday Stills Challenge, I thought of ‘seagulls’ and went to look for them yesterday at Coulon Park. It’s one of their favorite places – mine too – and it was a beautiful day for a walk. They were out in great… Continue Reading “Gulls in Gray and White – at Coulon Park”

One Spring Day in Winter – New Feeders, Happy Birds

One day earlier this week, the wind and rain had finally stopped, temperatures were in the 50’s and the sun was shining. Inside the house, our carpets were being cleaned so to stay out of the way I sat in the backyard to watch… Continue Reading “One Spring Day in Winter – New Feeders, Happy Birds”

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