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My Backyard Has Gone To The Birds

August 17, 2018

I have been wildlife gardening in my backyard without even know it. The definition of wildlife gardening according to Wikipedia – “A wildlife garden is an environment created by a gardener that serves as a sustainable haven for surrounding wildlife.” It goes on to say: Building a successful garden suitable for local wildlife is best accomplished […]

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Two Must Have Flowers To Attract Hummingbirds To Your Yard

August 8, 2018

This year I have found two must have flowers to attract hummingbirds to your yard. That’s not to say that other flowers won’t do the same thing, but from my past experiences, these 2 flowers top the list. The first one I found at a flower centre this year and thought it would be some nice […]

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The Largest Spruce Tree In Canada

June 27, 2018

I live close to the largest spruce tree in Canada. And for me, this is a treat as trees are my favourite people. Actually, I live within a 90-minute drive of the largest spruce tree in Canada as well as the world’s largest Douglas Fir tree (Red Creek Fir) and the gnarliest tree in Canada. In […]

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Birds Of South Padre Island, Texas

April 14, 2018

The birds of South Padre Island, Texas are numerous and spectacular. and so different than the birds we get here on the west coast of Canada. Well… not entirely different as there are a few species that travel through our neighbourhood on their way too and from the nesting grounds. Birds like the American coot, black-bellied […]

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Fencing Hummingbirds

January 25, 2018

If you’ve never seen fencing hummingbirds you’re missing out! It’s that time of year… at least for the Anna’s hummingbird. Nests and babies have been spotted in previous years in late February. So the other day, I hung out fluff and wool and bits of string for the birds to use in their nests. I’m usually […]

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Pileated Woodpecker And An American Dipper

December 21, 2017

The other day I headed down to Goldstream Park and saw two birds that I rarely see a Pileated Woodpecker and an American Dipper. I had specifically gone to see the dipper as at this time of year after the salmon spawn they are usually quite visible as they eat the eggs. In the past, […]

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Day 11 – Tombstone to Willcox, AZ

November 17, 2017

Tombstone to Willcox, AZ is one of the greatest birding areas in southeastern Arizona. Of course, that is only my opinion. Lots of hawks, ducks, and sandhill cranes dot the countryside as well as numerous passerines that winter here. After visiting the town of Tombstone for a look see we headed out and turned left on […]

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Day 10 – Nogales to Tombstone, AZ

November 16, 2017

Today we went from Nogales to Tombstone, AZ and it was a 2-B day. Great Birthday and Good Birding. After breakfast, we drove to Patagonia Lake State Park. This is a place that we go to every time we are in Arizona as it is so pretty and the lake is full of birds. Perfect spot […]

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Glaucous-Winged Gull Eating A Starfish

October 18, 2017

Yesterday while I was enjoying a walk down Whiffin Spit I stumbled across a Glaucous-winged gull eating a starfish. I had been scouring the parking lot and nearby area just to see if the Lark sparrow was still there, but either its flown away or was somewhere I couldn’t see. Thought I might just continue […]

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Red-breasted Sapsucker – An Unexpected Visitor

September 30, 2017

Unexpectedly a Red-breasted Sapsucker arrived in the yard today. Not just one sapsucker, but two of them. In the past, I have sometimes seen them in the cedar trees here, but they are usually quite high up and you can hear them more than see them. I was just coming in the house and heard a […]

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