Category Archives: Birds

UP IN THE AIR

In a recent New Yorker Magazine, Nathan Heller nailed it in his article, “Air Head” when he wrote – “The rush is skittish and improbable. A freighted mass of metal rattling down the runway gains a sudden burst of speed … Continue reading

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NEVERMORE, REDUX

Back in April of 2011 after embracing the idea of moving from California to Minnesota, there were people, places and things that I knew would be deeply missed. Our children and grandchildren, of course. And in the over-all scheme of … Continue reading

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MISTER AND MISSUS

One morning just before dawn I was awakened by popping sounds. Three. And then four. A pause. Two more. It went on throughout first light, coming from all directions. I laid very still, awake now, focusing and straining to hear … Continue reading

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LIFE AND DEATH IN THE GARDEN

  In the midst of coffee and morning paper there was a sudden, sickening WHAM against the window. We have come to know that heart-rending sound too well, having picked up limp, broken bird bodies from time to time, and … Continue reading

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NO PLACE LIKE HOME

I’m a good hostess. Plus, I’m a Libra, so I naturally gravitate to plumping pillows at the same time I’m plying delectables and treats. I invariably worry that I won’t make enough and I pore over menus and plans, arrange … Continue reading

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SNOW GEESE IN MY LIFE

“It was the Snow Goose that I really had in mind when I designated us the Snowbirds-redux. Just the fact that the species has a mystic tie to the Aurora Borealis (which I long to experience now that we are … Continue reading

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GEESE PIECE

I was starting to get worried, but finally the Canada Geese are back. Thousands, maybe millions settling in for winter upon what I call our “bends.” The Otter Tail River spreads out across the street from our house and continues … Continue reading

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