Tag Archives: birds

new birdies

Ron and I saw some new birds in the honeysuckle bush this past Monday. Neither of us had seen them before, either at our old house or at White Pine Farm. They were about cardinal or towhee size, but a … Continue reading

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early birds

For a long time I’ve noticed that the sweet little juncos are usually the first to the bird feeder in the mornings, but somehow it hasn’t quite sunk in. It’s been one of those things that I’ve seen and noticed, … Continue reading

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goldfinches and catnip

I have a looming deadline (hence the radio–blog??–silence), but goldfinches in the catnip plants this morning are reminding me to write about, well, goldfinches in the catnip. I planted some catnip in the garden of our old house.  Baby catnip … Continue reading

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new things

Spring moves so quickly and brings so many new things daily, even hourly. Yesterday Ms. Fox made a brief appearance in the morning.  I didn’t see her until she was in the middle of the lower meadow.  Not sure how … Continue reading

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bluebird on my batbox

Each day seems to bring a new critter or sign of spring. Today’s sign: a male bluebird was on the top of the pole where we’ve installed a bat box (yes, a house for bats) this morning.  He’s the first … Continue reading

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spring birds

The first robins showed up two weekends ago.  There are big flocks all over the place these days.  Meant to write about them then.  Oh well.  I heard red-winged blackbirds a few days ago, but didn’t see them until this … Continue reading

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new birds

I’m an amateur ornithologist, but not very good and not very motivated either.  That said, I’ve been learning the names of more birds since moving to Ithaca.  I learned a new one this morning. Common redpole. In the same genus … Continue reading

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