Category Archives: Birds

Ruby-throated hummingbird at dusk

I did not realize this was a male until I saw the flash of red.  I sat outside near the feeder for a hour at sunset into dusk, and I saw the hummingbird visit the feeder 8-10 times.  He was … Continue reading

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Nest count: a jewel among the rhubarb

Nests as of May 20, 2011 American robin – in rhubarb plant, 1 egg Eastern phoebe – in garage, 4 nestlings, 1 unhatched egg (hatched today or yesterday) Carolina wren – in garage, 5 eggs Baltimore oriole – in sugar … Continue reading

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Pine Siskin

Pine siskin, March 18, 2011 Pine siskins are small finches that often travel with their cousins, the American goldfinches.  This particular finch must have hit the window glass as it sat stunned on the feeder and lacked the normal “zippy” … Continue reading

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