Rhapsody in Bluebird

My very productive afternoon of house cleaning came to a screeching halt when I happened upon this: We get Eastern Bluebirds from time to time zipping across the yard but it’s not common at all to witness them just hanging out on the deck. Clean or watch pretty birds? Clean or watch pretty birds? Let…

Cardinal Couple Courtship Male Feeding Female

Birdie Went a-Courtin’

Love; Exciting and New I was typing away at my computer when some unusually boisterous tweeting outside the office window grabbed my attention. There on the deck was a male house finch energetically bowing, curtsying, flashing some tail, and singing up a storm while a lady perched opposite him looked on. Because I had a mouthful of…

Dishpan Talons

It finally dawned on me why the birds dart away more often than not when I start to wash dishes at the sink. No dishpan talons for me! I am so sorry little friends! It never occurred to me that it must be confusing that the same nice lady who provides you with a bounty…

Birds in Their Holiday Finery

What makes a bird lover’s holiday merry and bright? Why, feathered friends conveniently cloaked in colors befitting of the season of course! Surely these winged lovelies could coax even the most obstinate scrooge into chirping out a holiday tune or two:  Australian King Parrot Santa honey, there’s one more thing I really do need…the seed.…