Birds

A SPECIAL TREE

The Mourning Dove’s Tree We have collected a lot of doves. Doves breed frequently, but usually they also die fast. The article I read about them the other day described their lives as “short and brutal.” They are plump and… Read More ›

TREES AROUND TOWN

TREES AROUND TOWN Most of the places I’ve lived have planted trees to decorate the village, city, or town. But here, in the wooded area of the Blackstone Valley, we spend more time trying to get the town to occasionally… Read More ›

RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER

Among the many pictures I downloaded today were almost 300 pictures of a Red-bellied Woodpecker. They were clearly taken on different days. The light was entirely different and the woodpecker was in different places — at least three different locations.

CHANGES

We had to take down the limb of the catalpa that stretched over our deck. Despite the passionate and enthusiastic intervention of every woodpecker in the area to dig out whatever had invaded it, the tree is dying. It has… Read More ›

FAVORITE PHOTOS

This is my Favorite Photo that I’ve Ever Taken. Show Us Yours! A mini-challenge from Judy Dykstra-Brown I’ve taken so many pictures, but these are in the top handful of pictures we’ve taken. One is Garry’s I took very similar pictures… Read More ›

BIRDS ON A PERCH

BIRD WEEKLY – PHOTO CHALLENGE – BIRDS PERCHED UP Talk about hard choices! I excluded all the birds on feeders because there are too many to choose from. I also excluded woodpeckers working on a tree because that isn’t perching. I… Read More ›