Summer in the upper Midwest has been pleasant and we are out and about! Summer Flowers and Activity And, Terry Pitts shared this video of an industrious bird making its nest. Likely a second brood.
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Reminiscing on some Haikus from the past. These seemed a good way to honor spring and welcome summer. March Quivering seed pods Last year’s fruit, This year’s promise Red buds produce life. April April ‘to Open’ Birds beckon, flowers unfold Hope, re-birth, re-new. May Dampness Awakens. Slow green shoots appear and grow. Spring bursts in […]
At Winding Pathways, we venture into our yard nearly every day, even if it’s raining, windy, or frigid out. Of all the times, early May is our favorite to linger outdoors. Why? It’s the best birding. Very late April and the first couple of weeks of May boast normally glorious weather, blooming flowers and birds. […]
A recent article in LIVING BIRD Magazine reported that cats kill more than 2.4 billion birds each year in the United States. Their numbers came from the book, CAT WARS, by Peter Marra and Chris Santella. use cats are fascinating animals that are loved by 600 million people worldwide who keep one or more as […]
Just ten days ago the wren parents fledged the babies from the box on our deck. After we knew they were safely gone, Rich unbolted and cleaned out the next. What an amazing feat of engineering! With just a beak and claws, the wrens fashioned a comfy, warm home to sit on eggs and raise […]
A joy of inviting beautiful wildlife to a yard is the periodic chance to see something new. That happened recently at Winding Pathways. We were astonished to spot a Black Poll warbler in our oaks. It was the first of this species we’d ever seen anywhere. Another amazing sight happened on a clear March morning […]
After an unusually mild winter we were hardly surprised by the early onset of spring’s symphony. At Winding Pathways in Iowa it usually starts on clear cold February days when male cardinals begin their beeker beeker beeker call. They were close to their normal schedule this late winter. Then red winged blackbirds arrived fully two […]