Monthly Archives: December 2008

New Article out in Bird Watchers Digest

It’s pretty exciting for me. I’ve published a few articles over the years about my hobbies; Goat Packing, Showing dairy goats and country living. But those articles, while fun to see in print were all free lance emphasis on free. … Continue reading

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More Wingscapes BirdCam Surprises..

Here are a couple of interesting shots from the Wingscapes Bird Cam. You can see the dates below each photo. I’ve had Scrub Jays visit every fall, usually around August and September. This one I never saw, but the camera … Continue reading

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Christmas Candy Thievery

Our family went out for the evening last night at various places. Husband Al and I to a work gathering at one of his co-workers homes.We took our little puppy Winnie with us and left the older two mini dachshunds … Continue reading

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Some Serious Flicker Mugging; Experimenting with Wingscapes Bird Cam

It all started out quite innocently. I noticed at work, Wild Birds Unlimited in Fort Collins, CO. That our WingScape Bird Cam was loitering upon a shelf near my desk. Not owning one at present, I asked the owner of … Continue reading

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B-B-Boulder Christmas Bird Count

Wow, it was cold! But what a gorgeous day anyway. I joined Bill Schmoker, the compiler for the 67th annual Boulder Christmas Bird Count, Mike Freiberg, Dan Maynard, and David Alcock. We spent the day darting in and out of … Continue reading

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Christmas Bird Counts, Time To Find One And Get Out There!

I’m heading out brigh– no, DARK and early tomorrow to head down to Boulder, Colorado to join Bill Schmoker and crew for their annual CBC . We’re meeting at the Original Pancake House, then off we’ll go to see what’s … Continue reading

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Pedro-Maria’s White Christmas, Colorado’s First Streak-backed Oriole

Has it really been a year? December 8th, 2007 we had a very special visitor come to our yard. A Streak-backed Oriole, who was nick-named Pedro-Maria. This lovely, lost bird spent about 26 days at our feeders and in our … Continue reading

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New Things To Try; Winter Feeding

Ever since last December when a rare bird visited our yard I’ve changed the way I offer food to the birds. Now all year ’round I offer meal worms, dried fruit and jelly in addition to my regular offerings of … Continue reading

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A delicious snow fell today. I had plans to visit a good friend who lives above Stove Prairie west of Bellvue, Colorado. I loaded my Jeep Liberty (W)renegade with winter time gear and headed up. It took me about 2 … Continue reading

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To Borrow A Term; Disapproving Dachshunds

To borrow a term from Sharon Stiteler aka BirdChick, who apparently has rabbits. (or maybe they have her and she can post and write only with their approva.. um disapproval?) These aren’t just ordinary rabbits, mind you they have their … Continue reading

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