The Wind Must Be Free

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No more can we grasp the wind passing through the trees on a chilled winter night Than quell the need for freedom in the face of life that attempts to drain every ounce of individuality Life that demands balance to earn the … Read More

The Answer From Canada —

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Well the answer to the entry “Perplexed” came from Canada.  The bird was identified as a “House Finch” and the description fits nicely.  The real give-away should have been the difference between the Finch’s beak that is conical and lighter … Read More

Perplexed —

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Anna and I have become pretty good at identifying the critters and birds we now see in our yard, but we are Perplexed about one bird we cannot positively identify.  It looks like a Thrasher, has some color and characteristics … Read More

House Sparrow —

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Yes, we also have the ever present House Sparrows that pop-in for a quick snack and get into the oddest places.  Unlike more prominent flyers, they seem to hide in bushes and head for the bird feeder if the coast … Read More

The Thrasher is "OR" —

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You may recall from a previous entry that Anna was helping a Thrasher that did not fly because of an injured leg.  Well, in military terms I can report that the Thrasher is now back and “Operationally Ready.”  Though we … Read More

Yes, It's Happening —

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A week or so ago Anna mentioned to me she thought the Cardinals would probably be having little ones in the near future.  Seems birds use the trees for everything and activities were observed that lead one to conclude all … Read More

Born Interloper —

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The Blue jay is beautiful, but probably a Born Interloper.  In the case of our yard, the ever present territorial Cardinal would probably agree.  Where other birds might have a problem with peanuts, the Blue jay seems to be quite … Read More

"Grandmother" —

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I mentioned “Grandmother” in the previous entry and thought I should let you know why the work “haggared” applies.  Unlike the female Cardinal in the previous entry, this bird does not have the smooth coloration and although it seems to … Read More

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