Birds

Evening Grosbeak

Evening Grosbeak

Well FINALLY spring is arriving here the middle of May.  One more bird post before I can move on to actually blogging about gardening!    A gorgeous trio of Evening Grosbeaks visited my deck yesterday.    I don’t remember ever seeing this kind of bird before so had to dig out my Wisconsin bird book …

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Downy Woodpecker: A Reliable Deck Feeder Visitor

Still winter… so the birds are my only garden entertainment.   On February 23rd, this pretty Downy Woodpecker girl came to visit.   Thankfully all birds don’t fly south for the winter.   These woodpeckers are year-round visitors to our feeders. According to my daughter’s bird book, “The Downy Woodpecker is the smallest woodpecker in …

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White-Breasted Nuthatch

Check out the White-Breasted Nuthatch!   Not many visitors to my bird feeders the last few days.   Thought with the warmer temperatures (high of 41 yesterday!) and the snow melting off the feeders, there would be more yesterday.   Only noticed this guy – a male White-Breasted Nuthatch.  I love to watch how they feed …

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Last Day of January!

The end of another winter month means we are one month closer to spring!    Goodbye January!! I’m so excited to get outside and ‘play in the dirt’ but that will probably have to wait until April.   Thankfully, with the arrival of February, there’s a lot of other garden related things to do!  Planting seeds …

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