Bill and Coo Offer Poop as Down Payment

Bill and Coo, the Mourning Doves, are still checking out our window box. Coo seems to like pecking at and smashing down the flowers on one side, which Bill readily aids and abets. The question is, can they afford it? Does this represent a "want" or a "need" sort of purchase? We're at best ambivalent … Continue reading Bill and Coo Offer Poop as Down Payment

The Robin Hams It Up

Most birds are pretty camera shy, but Robins seem to enjoy hamming it up. This one seemed to strut and pose for pictures. I got a couple of OK shots with a point and shoot. Frisky squirrels and Bluebirds are another matter. I don't know how much better I could get with a DSLR camera, … Continue reading The Robin Hams It Up

Nature’s Way: Bluebirds vs Sparrows and Humans vs Sparrows

This morning I noticed something sticking out of our neighbor’s homemade Bluebird nest box. I watched from our window and it was difficult to see what a Sparrow was doing with something stuck in the hole. Was it nest material? Hardly; it was completely blocking the hole. Was it a banana? That’s constipating! I had … Continue reading Nature’s Way: Bluebirds vs Sparrows and Humans vs Sparrows

I’m Dabbling These Days–and All Wet

Today I learned that mallard ducks are called dabblers. I'm a dabbler in another sense of that word as in I'm dabbling in nature photography lately. I got a couple of shots of a drake mallard out on the Clear Creek Trail. I've read that the drakes don't quack--they kreep, whatever that sounds like. I've also … Continue reading I’m Dabbling These Days–and All Wet