As I had posted last week, it seemed like my house wrens had disappeared. They had built a nest, incubated eggs, fledged young and even rebuilt a nest for a second brood. Then, they were nowhere to be seen or heard. If you've ever had house wrens during mating season in your backyard then you know it's impossible to miss them. The male sings almost nonstop even after he's … [Read more...] about The House Wrens Have Returned
Archives for July 2009
I was so thrilled when a pair of bluebirds finally decided to make a home in my second bluebird box again this year. I hoped that my resident pair had moved on or died as cruel as that sounds. The reason is it is heartbreaking to see all their work go for near nothing. Thanks to Julie Zickefoose, I learned the pair probably had a genetic problem of some kind. These two have … [Read more...] about My Dark Bluebird Legacy Lives On
After my house wren pair set up a nest, laid eggs and fledged their first brood, I mentioned that I saw the male cleaning out the nest. Then I saw the female putting new soft nesting materials back into the nest box. When I checked around I was told this is how they do it and all was well. Convinced that they were just getting ready to have another brood, I stopped thinking … [Read more...] about My House Wrens Have Disappeared
I was absolutely thrilled when I finally got some titmice to feed from my hand. The best part about it is that it was completely unexpected. They are supposed to be way too busy with mating and child rearing to have time for such "foolishness" as buddying up to a human because he brings your favorite food. I just sensed an opportunity and seized it. Now, it seems, I may … [Read more...] about I’ve Created A Monster!
Since this blog began almost two years ago, I've tried to make a habit of visiting the top birding and birdwatching blogs on the internet. As I am a recent newcomer to the field, I know I have a lot to learn from these fine people who have made birding a major part of their lives for way longer than I have. I owe them a debt of gratitude I'll never be able to fully repay. I … [Read more...] about My Top 15 Birding Resources