The Orioles have long left, and we haven’t see a Hummingbird for well over a week. Obviously they have all left for good reason.
Let’s hope hurricane season is behind us for this year. It has been an appalling one for millions of people living in Florida, the Caribbean and U.S. along the Gulf …
During one of the very few really hot days we had this summer, a lady asked me how birds keep cool during those conditions.
They have a number of methods of beating the heat.
I also was delighted by the farm houses, because in those days, most had a cuckoo clock.? I was also thrilled, with a little help, to pull the long chains which wound up the clock mechanisms. Little did I know that there was a real bird called a Cuckoo!
We are blessed by Woodpeckers! Worldwide, there are 210 different species, but in Ontario we only have 9 of them.
After a minute or so listening and watching, the noise stopped and from out of the undergrowth, a male Eastern Towhee flew up to the rail fence, tipped his head up and began to sing his heart out….”drink your tea…drink your tea!”
How vitally important that we introduce our youth to meaningful experiences which may have profound impact on their lives.
Reading an article on woodpeckers, the author referred to a Pileated woodpecker as a “Logcock”. That was a term I had never heard and it got me thinking. How many birds do I know that have nicknames?
I must clarify something. I am not a Birder – I am just a Bird Watcher! What’s the difference?
It can really be an exciting time of the year, especially if you live by a lake as we do, for you never know from one day to the next, what species of bird will appear on the lake.
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