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Baby Flickers and Turkeys in the yard!

This afternoon, Bob and I looked out the window, and he spotted something “different” – turned out we had 3 baby boy NORTHERN FLICKERS in the yard with their dad!!! I have never seen baby Flickers, let alone in our … Continue reading

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Acadia Birding Festival, May 30-June 2, 2013; Maine

We had such a special time at this festival and we met so many wonderful people: birders, trip leaders, and festival organizers alike. You can view our large photo album (all taken by Bob) by starting here at the beginning … Continue reading

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Green Heron hunting at Crystal Lake

I asked Bob to drive the car slowly past Crystal Lake in Englewood today to see what I could spot. Well, my NON-BIRDING husband gets a prize for pointing out the GREEN HERON fishing on the bank of the lake! … Continue reading

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Roxie the Red-tailed Hawk with Pigeon entree

Roxie was lunching directly under my window today. Click on any photo to bring you to the whole gruesome album: On a lighter note, Mary the Groundhog has been seen in my yard nearly every day for the past week … Continue reading

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Minus one Starling

Our immature Cooper’s Hawk, Lindsay, is at it again. Lindsay dove straight into the top of some shrubs and came out the bottom with this unfortunate Starling. After a few minutes of crushing it to death, Lindsay flew off with … Continue reading

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Saw-whet Owl life bird, Central Park, 4/1/13

I saw the cutest owl ever today, a Northern Saw-whet Owl, in Central Park. This was one of my most wanted life birds. I had a good spot standing on a bench peering through a gap in the tree about … Continue reading

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak is back today!

We are happy to report that the little fellow has returned today, so hopefully he will continue to be a regular for a little while. Bob and I both snapped a few pics – click any photo below to take … Continue reading

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Holy mackerel – ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK in the yard

I had a funny feeling that I was going to have a great yard bird today, and so it came to pass! As I glanced up and looked out the window, a flash of black wings with big white wing … Continue reading

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Blizzard birds

Along with our usual yard crew, the blizzard brought in 2 American Tree Sparrows and a Fox Sparrow this morning! We got at least a foot of snow, so the feeders were a happy refuge for everyone today. Click on … Continue reading

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White-winged Crossbills at Losen Slote (Little Ferry, NJ) 1/27/13

Bob and I went for a walk at Losen Slote on Sunday looking for White-winged Crossbills that had been reported, and with much thanks to Mike Newhouse for taking us to the spot they had been seen, we located two … Continue reading

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