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Archive for April, 2013

Being Grateful for My Backyard Friends

Gratitude Is Good No matter who you are or what troubles you find yourself with, it’s always good to count your blessings. Here’s a quick run-down the things my backyard friends make me grateful for. Their connectedness Every time I watch siblings of any kind play and fight with each other I can’t help thinking […]


Just In Time Chickadee Housing

I have a quick story to share with you which further emphasizes the need to pay attention to your backyard I spoke of in my last post. It’s a story about seeing a need and filling it and the feeling you can get doing that. This story involves one of my favorite feeder birds, the […]


Top 5 Benefits of Paying Attention

Paying Attention Is Good For All Concerned I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard birders talking about something that’s happened to them that’s caught them by surprise. I’ve had people tell me how they turned around and their feeders were getting mobbed by birds they didn’t intend to feed. Or people like myself […]