Tag Archives: Birds

Deer before Sandy

Yesterday–the day before Sandy was due to hit our area, I filled the bird feeders.  Lots of birds there this morning– Cardinals, Blue Jays, a Downy Woodpecker, a Red-bellied Woodpecker, Nuthatches . . . then at 2:30pm I looked out … Continue reading

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Birds and Writing

My basement office has a window with a view of our bird feeders, so I can take writing breaks by watching the birds . . . our regulars – – a red-bellied woodpecker, downy woodpecker, cardinals, titmice, nuthatches, sparrows, mourning … Continue reading

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Opera and Birds

Indulging in my lifelong habit of listening to the Saturday radio broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera.  Today is “Rigoletto” by Verdi . . . my basement office has windows, two of which give me a wonderful view of our bird … Continue reading

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Sophie’s Experiment

Sophie & I were working in the garden. (We both love gardening, in particular digging holes.) A cardinal was singing and singing. “Grammy, wouldn’t it be a good idea to make a nest for the birds?”

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Sophie, Bee-Eaters & Writing

We spent yesterday at the Bronx Zoo. Here are pictures and a brief video of the zoo biologist feeding crickets to the White-Throated-Bee-Eaters, birds that lives free in East Africa.

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At about 6 a.m., I awoke to the sound of a neighbor’s snow shovel. The weather predictions were correct! About 6 inches of snow & still falling & the bird feeders were empty. I put on my boots, grabbed a … Continue reading

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