Category Archives: Nesting

Intimacy in the Parking Lot

I got home yesterday afternoon and am probably going to need a couple days to recuperate from all the excitement at the Biggest Week in American Birding. This year’s festival was the best yet, and I have lots of photos … Continue reading

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Leaving the Nest: Robins Take Flight

If you’ve kept up with my posts about our nesting robins, you’ve probably been wondering about the conclusion to the story. I’d been so sure they were going to leave on the weekend of the 27th/28th. They seemed to be … Continue reading

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Baby Bird Bonanza

Our yard is a crazy busy baby bird nursery right now and I absolutely love it. I can’t get anything else done because all I want to do is watch the nesting robins and all the other exciting activity out … Continue reading

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Sensitive Girl and the Robin’s Nest

Note: This is a follow-up to my post on June 30 about the nesting robin, so if you haven’t read it, you might want to go back and start there. (A Robin Nesting in my Yard!) This is one of … Continue reading

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A Robin Nesting in our Yard!

Friday: About a week ago I’d noticed some robins flying in and out of a particular oak tree in our yard; I was curious but didn’t think they were doing anything of a permanent nature in there and I quickly forgot … Continue reading

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Birding Closer to Home

The other day I got to go birding in two semi-local parks I’d never visited before. The first one was Beaudette Park in Pontiac, where my friend Dr. Bob showed me his favorite spots. We got there at 11:00 and … Continue reading

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Fresh Snow and a Fresh Perspective

Just after the remaining bits of snow finally melted from the lawn we got a couple inches of fresh powder last weekend. At first I was discouraged by this, but soon realized that the new snow provides better footing on … Continue reading

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A Day at Holland Ponds

A couple weeks ago the first of the Great Blue Herons arrived back on their nests at the Holland Ponds rookery. I only found out about this large communal nesting site last spring, so I still get very excited about … Continue reading

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The Darkest Hour is Just Before the Dawn

That’s how I think of this time of year, the last few weeks of winter. We know spring is coming eventually, but we still have to endure the frigid temperatures and stark winter scenery a while longer.  As February turns to … Continue reading

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Rare Bird on my List — and a Great Memory

We had success last weekend in finding the rare Kirtland’s Warbler. Not at the Tawas Point Birding Festival on Saturday, but the next day in Grayling. We took one of the tours that leave from the Ramada Inn, and were … Continue reading

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