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November 12, 2008


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Margaret - carbonated swamp warbler, huh? A little too much of the bubbly??


Yes, and I hope they stay common. It's sad to thumb through old Audubon plates and realize that you will never be able to add a carbonated swamp warbler or a Washington sea-eagle to your life list. Wouldn't it be awful to have someone in a future generation bemoaning the fact that they only knew a chickadee from a book! Especially when these little ones are so delightful to watch in action. :)

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Margaret - they are so so common but you just gotta love 'em!
ScienceGuy - yeah, kinda like me.
Toni - they stick fine in the winter. In fact I just hung mine back up the other day where I had the hummingbird feeder. Install it on a warmer day (not when it is freezing cold). Clean the window, let it dry. "Season" the cups by rubbing a little oil off your fact onto the cups. Press on. Periodically "burp". I love mine! And if we can drive a cat crazy with it, that's even better! (I'm a cat lover too)


I often thought about getting one of those feeders. Do you keep it out all winter? I wasn't sure it would stick in the cold.
Also it most likely would drive my cat crazy ha
love the chickadee


What a nice little guy. Getting some last minute fat before the winter I see.


I love 'em. Such intelligent, curious little spirits, cheerful in all weathers. They certainly demonstrate that the bird (any bird) is much so more than the sum of his field markings!

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mamc - chickadees are so reliable. I think that's why I like them so much. Thanks for visiting.

me ann my camera

Chickadees are always so nice and friendly. Nice photo. They were the first species at our feeders today.

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  • Our eyes and ears should be open and alert to the natural wonders that surround us every day. Take time to look out our windows to see the birds that visit us and open our windows to hear them. Walk around whatever space we have to enjoy the birds in nature. Every day, work on improving our powers of observation.


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