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Birdbrain Behavior

The numerous Maple tress and Blue Spruce in our yard provide ample and ideal nesting sites for various varieties of birds. Most noticeable are the Robins. This is because they throw a fit if you get anywhere close to their nest. Sometimes they fly full speed, straight at your head, veering off at the last moment. I’m not […]

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Springtime, Robins, and Snow

There are more signs that spring is arriving in Michigan — and I couldn’t be more excited. Over the weekend, I noticed an influx of birds — the kind not normally visibly present in the winter.  That is a most encouraging development.  Even more so is that this morning, I glimpsed a pair of robins, […]

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Animal Rescue 911

Last week, my daughter and I embarked on an animal rescue of prime importance. I’m not talking about the kind of liberation you might see on TV, like a beached whale, escaped circus animal, bear on an iceberg, or large game stuck in an inexplicable situation. This rescue was the backyard type; the predicament was […]

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Oh Deer!

After my Gopher post on Friday, I was contemplating a clever tongue-in-cheek entry about the assortment of “wildlife” in our back yard.  You see, we live in a subdivision in a decreasingly rural setting, which limits wild creatures to decidedly smaller and less wild varieties. In addition to gophers, rabbits are the most common, as […]