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Archive for February, 2010

Are Your Birds Warming Up For Spring?

I’ve been listening to my backyard since I’ve started feeding birds years ago. No matter what season it is I always try to pay attention to what’s going on back there. Last weekend we almost hit 70 degrees on Sunday and I’ve been hearing a whole lot more of the calling you hear in the […]


Bushnell Excursion EX 10×42 Binoculars Review

First Look You’re out in the woods, enjoying the first sparkling rays of sunshine hitting the tree tops and adding color to the landscape when you hear the stiletto, tailing call of the Hairy Woodpecker. You know their habit is to move rapidly from tree to tree, looking for choice morsels at each stop, so […]


Bushnell Powerview 20×50 Binoculars Review

First Look Many of the birds we head out to hunt with our binoculars are small, shy creatures that keep their distance. When viewing Warblers and other varieties with these characteristics, it helps to have very high magnification, which is also great for watching hawks circle overhead or swans drift in the lake. Finding the […]


Yellow Rumped Warbler Feeder Sentry

Every winter, I get an interesting mixture of wintering and migrating species to my backyard. Every year, Yellow Rumped Warblers are among these. I’ll see them but not think much about it because they have been generally non-aggressive and somewhat passive feeder customers. They pick around the ground for tidbits here and there and don’t […]