The Life of a Female Hummingbird

She is a total badass

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Praying Mantis Snags Hummingbird

"What?!"

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Hummingbird

 I often know they are in the yard less because of the buzz of their wings and more because of their territorial calls and epic territorial chases.

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Meet the Tiniest Owl in the World

Meet the Elf Owl.

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Why Bird Watch?

I wanted to experience that every day of my life.  And, I do.

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Identifying Hawks

This is a quick article from Audobon on Identiifying Red Tailed Hawks - it's a starting point at least if you can determine whether you're looking at a Red Tail or Red Shouldered if you can figure out it is Red Tailed or not.

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Mapping Migration

Science is so cool

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Nest Watch

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is looking for more citizen scientists.

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Migration Mysteries

When I was in school I learned in the winter birds fly south.  In the summer birds fly north.  This isn't exactly the case - in fact, it is really not the case at all.

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Native Plant Search Engine

Audobon has put together a native plants search engine specific to the birds they attract

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The Northern Flicker

Flickers are one of my favorite birds - let's just be honest here - they are all 'one of my favorites'..  

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Community Conservation and Science

"If you don’t know the place, the environment, then you don’t have love for it, and if you don’t love, you won’t protect,”

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Is it A Downy or a Hairy??

When I first began birding figuring out whether the woodpecker common to my feeder was a downy or a hairy was one of the most frustrating identifications I had to work through.

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Why Male House Finches Can Be Different Colors

House Finches are common at my feeders - especially this time of year.

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The Dawn Chorus

The Dawn Chorus is relatively easy to hear this time of year with everyone singing in the morning as they pair up, define territories, and begin nest building as Spring rapidly approaches.

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Attracting Birds

People often ask me - being an obsessive bird watcher - if I have bird feeders what kind of seed do I use.

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Screech Owls Keep Blind Snakes as Housekeepers

This article from Earth Touch News Network shares the story of a screech owl and a blind snake living together in the home of the screech owl..

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8 Extraordinary Facts About Bird Eggs

#5. Rufous hummingbird eggs are 1/2 inch long and fit snugly in the 2-inch-wide nest, which usually holds two eggs.

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How Butterflies and other Bugs Survive Winter

Have you ever wondered whether all butterflies migrate south like Monarchs?  Do they die?  Or if they don't.. what DO they do?  Me too!

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Bird Friendly Native Plants

Spring is springing here in Georgia - though I am personally hoping for some cold weather yet.. I can definitely feel my gardening thumb itching to dig in the soil and plant things.

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