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May 29, 2014


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The Zen Birdfeeder

Thanks Ellen. I have a hard time sometimes telling the difference between the Chipping Sparrow rattles and the Dark-eyed Junco rattles. I think they sound similar.


Cute! The female Chipping Sparrow is quite resourceful.

I love the sound that the fledgling Chipping Sparrows make as they follow their parents around in the grass.

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Become a Fan


  • 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.


  • Nature happens. We cannot MAKE natural things happen (or NOT happen). We can create habitats to encourage natural things to happen around us, but there are no guarantees.


  • Birdfeeding comes with responsibilities to the birds and the environment we share with them. If you are unwilling to accept these responsibilities, you shouldn’t feed the birds. We also have a responsibility to share these natural wonders with the next generation.