O for Orioles

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We love it when the orioles return in the spring.   Their vibrant orange makes them noticeable  high up in the pine trees.  The Northern orioles have two very closely related species … the Baltimore oriole and the Bullock’s oriole. … Continued

The Belted Kingfisher

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We have been lucky to spot the belted kingfisher in a tree across the road from the house for a couple of days – both the male and female. This one is the male belted kingfisher. My husband spotted them … Continued

Peanut Mail

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Several years ago we converted an old rural mailbox into a bird feeder.   We had put it down on an old tree stump and put a few peanuts in it thinking the chipmunk would like it, but to our … Continued