Monthly Archives: April 2012

House Wren destroys neighbor’s nest

The House Wren is a known house wrecker. It’s just part of his strategy for success, I guess. Not only, “Don’t get along with your neighbors,” but “wipe them off the face of the map.” Eastern Towhees made a nest … Continue reading

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My Day in the Park

I birded Bond Park today, both this morning and briefly late this afternoon. The highlights for this morning were the owl chicks at bridge #6. The light was better so I came away with better shots. Caroline showed up too, … Continue reading

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Owl Chicks

“Males do all the hunting while the female is on eggs (about 30 days) and probably most of the hunting during the first 2 weeks after the young hatch. As the young get larger and more demanding, the female will … Continue reading

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Big-footed Coots

American Coots just have a funny look. And that has to come from their feet. Big, clumsy-looking, lobe-toed feet. I watched three coots walking on a log at Lake Betz last week. The coot at the end of the line … Continue reading

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Do birds get sleepy?

I’ll let you be the judge:

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Howell Woods

At the western edge of the coastal plain, this 2800-acre natural area features some of the most diverse habitat that I have observed in one location. And the birds flock to it. We had a great time there today. Mike, … Continue reading

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Every house should have one

They’re feisty alright. Last year, a House Wren moved into our backyard and ruled it. He destroyed the titmouse eggs in the bluebird box and tore up the nest. He chased away other potential nesters, too. He’s smaller than a … Continue reading

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