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Weekend Birdwatching

I’m an avid backyard birdwatcher (as you may have guessed), and had a wonderful weekend of it over Labor Day down on Cape Cod. First, the hummingbirds.  We’re Hummingbird Central (the three hummingbird feeders and multiple pots of blooming plants might have something to do with it) and take delight in sitting on the deck and… Read more »

An interesting visitor to my backyard feeder

I live kind of in the woods, with all the accompanying wildlife that entails–we’ve had everything from coyotes and foxes and fishercats to eastern cottontails (so cute!) and lots of deer. In the bird kingdom, the visitors are even more diverse: we’re inundated with ruby-throated hummingbirds and have a nesting pair of bluebirds this year,… Read more »