The Life of a Female Hummingbird

She is a total badass

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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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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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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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Should you feed the birds?

This is a question that comes up often in conversations I have with folks.

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How Raptors Hunt

Something I spend a lot of time thinking about is making sense of the never ending story happening right in my neighborhood.

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How Birds Survive Winter

On a cold winter day my feeders will be loaded with birds.

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Branching

Did you know that in a behavior known as branching

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