Thursday, July 22, 2010

Be the One.

Be the One. Sign the petition. Restore the Gulf.

Friday, March 5, 2010

New bird!

Spring is about to spring here in Chicago, but today, I saw a new bird - but one that spends the winter here: a horned lark! Such a cool looking bird, with its little face mask and horns.

The mourning doves started coo-ing 3 weeks early here - I am still hoping that means an early spring!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Go, Downies!

The male downy woodpecker that has been coming to my house for the past 3 winters found a mate!! He brought his new female friend with him today :)

Go, downies!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Snowflake on his cap

It's a black capped chickadee with a snowflake on his cap! :)

Chickadee with a snowflake on his cap

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!


May your holidays be safe and bright!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

More returning friends

You saw in my last post that the first dark eyed junco of the season returned a week early on October 18th... well, on November 13th, 3 weeks later, his first friend arrived!

Today (Nov 14th), the Downy Woodpecker made his return to the suet feeder in my yard. That got me thinking about suet...

Check out this video from Sharon Stiteler, the BirdChick, on no-melt peanut butter suet, available from the BirdChick Store on the OpenSky Project.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dark Eyed Juncos Return

They left 6 months ago to the day... and today, the dark eyed juncos have returned - 7 days earlier this year than last year. They're so cute, but I am not ready for winter!

It's 54 degrees and partly cloudy. Fall weather kicked in early this year. We didn't have much of a summer, and I'm wondering if that has anything to do with their early return this year. The white crowned sparrow returned last week.