Are you fascinated by birds, their ability to escape the confines of earth with flight, their marvelous color patterns and not in the least, their song?

Have you complied a life list over the years? What are your favorites among those birds you have seen and heard?

Having watched and studied birds most of my life and compiled a substantial life list from various parts of the country and beyond, I have my favorites amongst the group and they are now prominently displayed on the wall in my great room as seen on the right.

It might even be fun to include your state bird in the center of that group. I am in the process of including all the state birds in my collection. Enter the gallery by clicking on any of the images or on the gallery link above, and see what you like.

Transition Time

Even if you didn’t know it was September, you would know there is a change in the air. The nights are cooler and the days take time to warm up. The sky is a clear blue and the humidity has vanished. The deciduous trees are not the same deep summer green; they have mellowed to a yellow-green now and there are isolated splashes of brilliant orange and red to the maple trees. The barn swallows are long gone and it is now time for the warblers to wander through as they head south to their winter destinations. They are a challenge to identify in their drab fall feathers, but I was excited to see a Black and White warbler exploring the trunks and limbs of the honeysuckle bush looking for tasty insect and grubs just outside the dining room window. You cannot call it summer anymore, but fall has not officially arrived either. We are transitioning from one to the other and this is the time to take on projects and tasks as we ready for the seasons to come

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