Critter of the Day: bird watching

Hello, September! After going through August's photos of our feeding station, I found we didn't actually take very many photos that month. I ended up with only a week's worth of critter of the day pictures worth posting, mostly of cats. Since I skipped at least one month's worth of photos entirely in the spring, … Continue reading Critter of the Day: bird watching

Critter of the Day: cooling down

It's rare enough to get photos of norther flickers at our feeding station. Rarer still is getting one at the bird bath! On hot days, we would sometimes leave a block of ice to melt in the bird bath. The ice disappeared quickly, but the birds really appreciated having nice cool water to help beat … Continue reading Critter of the Day: cooling down

Critter of the Day: spot the difference!

Yesterday, I posted a picture of a common grackle. I almost posted it together with this picture, but on closer inspection, I realized this was a different bird! This is a brown headed cow bird. The body looks a lot like the grackle! The differences are in the beak (which is shorter on the cow … Continue reading Critter of the Day: spot the difference!

Clean up: it’s for the birds, and planning ahead

Today, I continued my spring clean up around the yard. Now that we have yard equipment in the side of the garage we'd stored the foam insulation from around the house last summer, this year I've put them into the barn for storage. I'd love to empty that barn so we can actually use it. … Continue reading Clean up: it’s for the birds, and planning ahead