Putting down roots…

A Common Milkweed Seed as it begins germination… Quick Note that this seed (and the others planted with it) were left neglected for a year.  I set them to cold/moist stratify in my fridge last spring (2015).  They were in sealed ziploc bags with moist paper towels in a garage refrigerator.  Then I ran out...

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Caption Please?

I think this one could use a caption… makes me smile… There were lots of pairs around the feeders this morning.  This looks like a pair of House Finches I believe (please correct me if I’ve misidentified them).  

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American Goldfinch

These might be my favorite birds that visit our yard.  Well… except when something unexpected like a Hawk or a Heron flies through.  Still – these brightly colored birds were a thrill when we moved here.  I never saw them at our home in Sterling and their eyecatching bright color is something to see.  I...

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Fledgling and Adult

Yesterday I posted an image of a House Finch feeding a fledgling. Today it’s a House Sparrow and its fledgling.  Apparently, I’m learning this is a relatively unpopular species the more I read.  They seem to take over nesting boxes of other species and chase away other birds from feeder areas.  We certainly do see...

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Please, May I Have Some More????

We created a bird feeder area next to our front porch this spring, right outside of the large window that looks out from our front room.  Today is a dreary, overcast day and the feeder area is still covered with cardboard (to block out the briars that are fighting to grow back) and lacks mulch...

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