All posts tagged: Bird watching

Hummingbird Magic

Summer is here and so are the hummingbirds! Hummers rarely sit still. This one however just sat and sipped nectar for a few moments. Crocosmia is a favorite hummingbird flower! “Lecker!” Delicious! Check out the tongue down below! I never get tired of watching hummingbirds! And […]

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Up Close & Personal … The American Dipper

For Sandi! That same afternoon where I listend to Daniel’s fabulous cello music in Lithia Park, I had another unexpected encounter along one of the walking paths. Strolling south along Ashland Creek, I crossed the creek on one of the wooden bridges. Just past the […]

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Up Close & Personal … The Spotted Towhee

This spotted towhee visited my garden last Sunday after it had snowed. The clouds had mostly drifted off into the distance and sun rays were peeking through the forest. The afternoon lighting was beautiful and the neighborhood quiet. Suddenly this distinctly patterned bird hopped right […]

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Happy Friday the 13th from my Garden!

The northern, or as it used be called, the red-shafted flicker, is one of my very favorite fine feathered friends to visit the bird feeders in my garden. They are very shy and spooked by the slightest of sounds or movements. I love the dotted […]

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Happy Friday from my Garden!

This week I spent some time birdwatching in my garden. I made a makeshift “bird blind” using an old blanket, a beach chair and an outdoor plant shelf to sit behind/underneath to observe and photograph our backyard visitors. Many birds aren’t all that shy if […]

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Happy Friday from my Garden!

Earlier this afternoon I got caught in the flightpath of a delightful flock of bushtits. Dozens of these tiny birds suddenly appeared on the suet feeders in my garden. They chattered, ate and didn’t seem to mind me standing just about a meter from the […]

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Zunday Zen … A Winter Feast

Cold, hungry, thirsty The snowy table is set for a winter feast. This winter brought an unusual amount of snow to the Portland, Oregon area. Our backyard is a perfect restaurant for the many birds in our neighborhood. One of my favorite visitors is the […]

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Zunday Zen … Good Morning to you, too!

Spectacles sharpen the flitting blur at first light. Ruby-crowned Kinglet staring right at me. Wait!!! Where is my camera!?!     Thursday morning, when I first awoke, I noticed a tiny bird flitting about the butterfly bush outside my bedroom window. Instantly I jumped out […]

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Avian Food Bank

  Morning, noon and night, Much to my delight, The suet, the seed and the water fountain, Turn me into a binoculared spectator on the mountain. Keeping an eye on the happenings out back, These fine feathered friends sure demand their snacks! Solitary warbler dressed […]

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