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The Feather Files Name: Mountain Bluebird Species: Sialia currucoides Native to and Migration: Mountain Bluebirds breed in western North America as far north as Alaska. They winter as far south as central Mexico Date Seen: May 2016; May 2017 Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA; North of Calgary, Alberta, Canada Notes: Mountain Bluebirds will use … Continue reading Mountain Bluebird – Attracting Bluebirds (Video)
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The last nestling watched the previous nestling hop across the ground. Both babies were chirping, as were the two adults who were stationed nearby at the edge of the woods. After a few minutes of indecision, the last baby was suddenly air born! It flew almost to the edge of the woods - an impressive … Continue reading American Robins Raise Another Batch of Babies
Two years ago, a pair of American Robins built a nest on top of the electric meter box near our front door. (See this post: The Endless Quest for Food.) Yesterday, a pair of robins were checking out the same location, but almost immediately afterward, a magpie landed on the meter. This seemed to dampen … Continue reading American Robin Welcome Wagon
Bluebirds have taught me a few things. First, the more you think you know, the more you have to learn. Second, never say never because they will fool you every time! Third, they have taught me to stop sweating details in my life and learn to enjoy the simple things. There are things far greater … Continue reading Mountain Bluebirds in Utah
A pair of American Robins built a nest on top of the electric meter at our house. For just over a month we watched (and worried) while the parents hunted for food (an endless quest), protected the nest, and raised their two chicks. We were very careful to keep our distance for the entire time, … Continue reading American Robin – The Endless Quest for Food
... and I'll drop bugs in your mouth. If I had known that a baby could grow to 'almost ready to leave the nest' in only 13 days - by eating worms and bugs - well, I'd have raised my own children a lot differently... The Feather Files Name: American Robin Species: Turdus migratorius Native … Continue reading American Robin Look Up – Waaay Up…
The Robins just returned to my part of the world on Monday. The day was sunny and warm. Tuesday was relatively nice too. It started to snow on Wednesday afternoon. This poor Robin was hunkered down on the patio, all puffed up with it's wingtips lowered. I've read that this is a sign of aggression, … Continue reading American Robin – Dampened Spirits in the Rain