Quail Babies!

Ever since we finished the re-do of the yard at the end of last year, we’ve really enjoyed the way that a covey of California Quail have taken to using our yard to feed (specifically, the seed that gets spilled from our feeder).  You can see them here. We’d been reading up on them and…

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Bird Brains

It probably comes as little surprise to many of you, but I’ve always liked the Alfred Hitchcock movie “The Birds”.  In it, the avian population around Bodega Bay begin acting a little oddly.  Pretty soon, they all flock to put the hurt on the human population for no apparent reason.* Stop Touching The Nest, Jimmy!…

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Guess Who Stopped By For Breakfast?

The State Bird! This morning when I came downstairs at The Aerie to start coffee and mentally prepare for another difficult day of NFL Playoff watching, I noticed the usual assortment of little sparrows and mourning doves at the hanging feeder.  Except, one of those doves wasn’t a dove at all… Breakfast Happily, I observed,…

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Sentinel

One of the things that we enjoy in our tiny backyard at The Aerie is feeding the birds.  We have a couple of different feeders – one for seed that attracts all sorts of sparrow-like birds as well as some jays and another for the fairly rare (but seen) western orioles. But by far, our…

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