Category Archives: Bird of the Month

September 2016 Bird of the Month

Green Heron (Click on images to enlarge.) Information coming soon!                                             To learn more about this member of the … Continue reading

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August 2016 Bird of the Month

Red-Tailed Hawk (Click on each image to enlarge it.) Look up! See that large bird with wings spread, soaring effortlessly overhead in wide circles?  If you live in North America, chances are you’ve seen a Red-tailed Hawk while looking skyward.  … Continue reading

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June – July 2016 Birds of the Months

Gray Catbird and Northern Mockingbird Gray Catbird (Click on images to enlarge them.) It’s summertime in North America—a time for outdoor activities, family reunions, and new places to explore. My feeder birds are right on schedule with their seasonal activity.  … Continue reading

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May 2016 Bird of the Month

American Robin (Click on images to enlarge them.) The American Robin – the first sign of spring, in the minds of many people.  “I saw my first Robin!” we proclaim with joy. We look for this busy bird as the … Continue reading

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April 2016 Bird of the Month

Eastern Bluebird (Click on images to enlarge them.) April showers bring May flowers.  April also brings on a flurry of activity in the bird world, with migrants returning to their nesting grounds for the breeding season, songbirds sounding off to … Continue reading

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March 2016 Bird of the Month

American Oystercatcher (Click on images to enlarge them.) The American Oystercatcher is unmistakable when seen, with its bold pattern–a large red-orange bill and eye ring against a black head, dark brown back, white belly and light pink legs. It is … Continue reading

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February 2016 Bird of the Month

Carolina Chickadee (Click on images to enlarge them.) February is “National Bird Feeding Month” (though my birds inform me that EVERY month is bird feeding month), so in honor of all birds who visit our feeders, this month’s Bird of … Continue reading

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January 2016 Bird of the Month

Wood Stork Happy New Year! In honor of the iconic image of a stork bringing in the New Year baby, the January bird of the month is the Wood Stork.  Unlike some former birds of the month that can be … Continue reading

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December 2015 Bird of the Month

Northern Cardinal Northern Cardinal male on an icy branch (Click on any image to enlarge it.) To many people, the quintessential image of a wintertime bird is the brilliant red of a male Northern Cardinal in the snow. The Northern … Continue reading

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November 2015 Bird of the Month

Osprey Back to big birds this month! (Click on any of the images to enlarge.) This is the time of year when Osprey lovers in the upper parts of the Northern Hemisphere start counting the days till they can once … Continue reading

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October 2015 Bird of the Month

Ruby-throated Hummingbird On the opposite end of the size spectrum from September’s Bird of the Month, the Great Blue Heron, is the Ruby-throated Hummingbird.  October is the month during which many people in the northeastern United  States say, “Farewell!” to … Continue reading

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September 2015 Bird of the Month

Great Blue Heron If you live in North America and are anywhere near water, chances are you’ve shared space with the Great Blue Heron … a great BIG bird! How tall are you?  A Great Blue Heron can stand at … Continue reading

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