Category Archives: Birds

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

  A few years ago, when we were still living in California, T.M. (Bob) connected up with his cousin Dennis. They were the same age and had participated in some coming of age hi-jinx during the summers that my husband … Continue reading

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BIRD BONANZA

  This was a very good week. After consulting the on-line hummingbird migration charts one month ago, I noted that they were on their way! Hurrah! I ferreted out the feeders from the jumble in the garage and soaked and … Continue reading

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BACTERIUM ADDENDUM

  Just after posting my bird feeder diatribe, I received a bit of synchronicity in the form of an email from Val Cunningham, the bird columnist in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Star Tribune. What great timing. I never expected to receive … Continue reading

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AVIAN BACTERIUM

On the first day of resurgence from the throes of illness, I still have bacteria on the brain. It’s been weeks since I cleaned the bird feeders and, much as I dislike the task, I made it a priority to … Continue reading

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THE IDES OF MARCH

  Whenever I thought of  Shakespeare’s soothsayer advising Julius Caesar to “Beware the Ides of March,” I hadn’t a clue. Ides could have been, for all I knew, a boogeyman of the nth degree. A hocus-pocus curse. A portent of … Continue reading

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SOUND THE TRUMPETS!

  “It sounded like the Gestapo coming for Anne Frank!” he said, as he described the flight of birds he had heard that day, flying directly over our house.  “Like a European siren you hear in foreign films – something … Continue reading

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BAFFLEMENT

I was finally forced to get baffles for the bird feeders. They look clumsy and odd and spoil the welcoming appearance of our seed supply which is meant to be an attractive addition to the garden. The shepherd’s hooks rise … Continue reading

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