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Ruby-throated Return

The hummingbirds are back! Sitting on the couch a few hours before sunset, trying to get a moment to rest while Ollie bounced around in front of me, trying to get me on my feet to go for a walk, … Continue reading

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How Much Wood Would a Woodpecker Peck?

Spotted this guy on the side of the road as I headed up to Jay Peak for a work function this week. He’s done a number on that tree!

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Signs of Spring

I took a moment this morning before rushing to the car to listen to all the birds chirping merrily. The snow is still on the ground, but to hear it from the birds, the season is changing. Blue jays chasing … Continue reading

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Oliver Discovers the Bird Feeders

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This Storm is For the Birds

Our garden had some special visitors today, flying in with Storm Euclid. A flock of redpolls!

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Birds and Berries

We had some visitors this past weekend. Four ladies showed up on Saturday morning to munch on our berries.     They hung around all weekend, doing their best to strip the trees. I believe these are female pine grosbeaks. … Continue reading

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Arctic Terns

With this Arctic air that has seeped into our region in the last few days, I thought I’d share a few photos of the Arctic terns that were so entertaining in Iceland this summer. I took a wrong turn on … Continue reading

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Rufous and Sandy

The center of Hurricane Sandy has not even made landfall on the east coast as I write this but it’s already causing major rain, wind, and flooding up and down the eastern seaboard.  Here in northern Vermont we still have … Continue reading

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The Dog Whimperer

We need the dog whisperer to help me out with our little dog whimperer. A few months ago, Ollie stole a toy from my parents’ dogs. One of those Audubon birds that squeak species-specific calls. He loved it. Until he … Continue reading

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The Social Lives of Hummingbirds

“That guy’s an asshole.” This statement was uttered, very matter-of-factly, by a neighbor of ours earlier this summer. Adrian was sitting on the old-timer’s porch, shooting the breeze, and remarked on the lovely hummingbirds flitting around the nearby feeder. That’s … Continue reading

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