Sunday, August 20, 2017
ruffed grouse

Thomas Felton of Kimbolton, Ohio, recently sent me some photos of a ruffed grouse he had been feeding twice a day since late November.
orange breasted bird on pine branch in snow

Birds battle the cold weather by eating during the day, burning the calories later on.
cardinal on snowy branch

When snow flies, activity at bird feeders peaks.

There are many fun things to do in winter, but remember to keep it safe.
chestnut tree with blight

The chestnut was a near perfect tree. It grew straight, tall, wide and fast. The wood was lightweight, rot resistant and easy to work.
owl photo

A new year brings new opportunities to explore birds, nature.
orange breasted bird on pine branch in snow

The best time to learn how to identify birds is now. This identification guide for 21 birds will help.
cardinal on snowy branch

Scott Shalaway shares a birding twist on the classic "The Night Before Christmas" poem.
deer photo

Over the last 30 years, deer and raccoons have cost me a small fortune. Though I never intentionally feed these backyard visitors, they're difficult to discourage.

Any one can become a bird watcher. The annual Christmas Bird Count and Great Backyard Bird Count offer bird enthusiasts an opportunity to contribute to science.
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