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ONE OF THE most attractive and fascinating birds to visit our feeders is the Northern flicker. They’re big and handsomely marked. When a flicker lands… Continue reading
VALENTINES AND EAGLES are a strange combination, but in February, thoughts of both are in many minds. Bald eagles are thinking about nesting. It won’t… Continue reading
THE BEST PART of clear, cold winter weather is the bright sunshine and the lack of clouds or rain. That’s a given, but there is… Continue reading
CEDAR WAXWINGS ARE regular visitors and resident birds in Western Washington. They are unpredictable but they do show up at various times throughout the year.… Continue reading
THIS FIRST COLUMN for 2017 was retrieved from past columns. This will be the 50th year of the column’s existence and looking back over five… Continue reading
GUESTS DURING THE holidays can also be Christmas gifts, especially when one is a favorite cousin from Florida. A planned entertainment schedule isn’t needed, but… Continue reading
right? A little more tricky is knowing which race or subspecies you are looking at.… Continue reading
THIS IS A good time to sprinkle some mixed bird seed around the yard’s bushes or, where possible, under existing feeders. The golden-crowned sparrows arrived… Continue reading
A FEW DAYS ago, a “news flash” came across my desk. Actually, it was a bird-watcher’s news flash. Reporters in the field Joan and Chuck… Continue reading
POURING RAIN FOR too many days messes with your seasonal clock. On those rare days when the clouds suddenly part and the sunshine makes you… Continue reading
This is the perfect time to watch birds that have settled in for the winter.
There are 15 species on Washington’s bird checklist. That’s a lot of owls, more than enough to go around the entire state, and that’s just what they do.
Miles from nowhere, there is almost no visible life in Monument Valley except for one creature: a bird.