arbor idea

Posted by Dindrane on December 3, 2007 in birds, gardens |

I want an arbor to shade part of the deck, double planted with wisteria, which will bloom in spring and scent the air with heaven, and with Campsis, which blooms in the summer, and will attract hummingbirds for hundreds of miles and is gorgeous. It would be awesome to sit under that with some rose-hip […]

birds in my backyard this very second

Posted by Dindrane on October 17, 2007 in animals & wildlife, birds |

Carolina wren mockingbirds tufted titmouse mourning doves blue jays calling from the trees black-capped chickadees purple finches Where o where have my grackles gone? I need corvids!

I used to think parrots were smarter than humans…

Posted by Dindrane on October 11, 2007 in animals & wildlife, birds, links |

… but apparently they like the Backstreet Boys, too. cockatoo rocks that body At least they can dance, though. (awesome)

Corvidae and starlings

Posted by Dindrane on October 6, 2007 in animals & wildlife, birds, links, literary |

This is a fascinating short journal article on the use of Sentinel crows by other crows, ravens, and starlings. Dates from 1974, but still relevant and absolutely marvelous. This article is also pretty interesting. By the way, for more information about these fascinating and wonderfuls, this site provides a short bibliography for getting started. Though […]

good nature day!

Posted by Dindrane on August 22, 2005 in animals & wildlife, birds, gardens |

four chickadees on my feeder at once! tiger swallowtail squirrel is back cabbage sulphurs and a white spotted admiral (I think)

birdwatch 6-20-05

Posted by Dindrane on June 20, 2005 in animals & wildlife, birds |

Getting very low on seed. Suet feeder is empty and needs replacing. * Northern cardinals * purple finch * grackles * brown bird… female cowbird? * house sparrows * song sparrows

Birdwatch, Tuesday June 14

Posted by Dindrane on June 15, 2005 in animals & wildlife, birds |

* red-winged blackbird * purple finches * mourning doves * common grackles * unknown sparrows * house sparrow * blue jays * cardinals * American robins * tufted titmouse * brown-headed cowbird pair * American robins * brown-headed cowbirds * rufeous-sided towhee

Birdwatch: Sunday, June 12

Posted by Dindrane on June 13, 2005 in animals & wildlife, birds |

Some new visitors! * red-winged blackbird * purple finches * mourning doves * common grackles * chipping sparrow * Savannah sparrow (?) * house sparrow * blue jay street gang * cardinal pair * black-capped chickadee * brown-headed cowbird pair * American robins I need to unpack my Audubon buttefly guide so I can do […]

my scrappy cardinal gentleman

Posted by Dindrane on June 10, 2005 in birds |

I can’t seem to take a decent picture lately to save my life. Doesn’t help that the little buggers move so darn fast.

bluejay, I promise

Posted by Dindrane on June 7, 2005 in birds |

Bluejays are impossibly quick, and mine are apparently a little camera-shy. I’ve been trying to get the little devil’s picture for days now, and this bluejay-like blur is the best I could do.

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